Chinese Desk

Chinese clients desk for investing in the West

Over the past decades, China has grown into one of the world’s largest economies. China is now undergoing humongous changes with a transformation from a manufacturing economy to an innovative economy in developing technologies and/or acquiring technologies in China and overseas. Though China has a gigantic growing middle class market, Chinese companies are also simultaneously their share of the international market by acquiring distribution channels overseas.

HJM Asia Law and the Managing Partner, Caroline Berube, with a robust presence in China and Singapore for more than 19 years know their Asian clients and their needs and presents capabilities with our Chinese and international lawyers to assist Chinese and Asian clients with their cross border projects in Europe and North America. Our dedicated professionals are able to offer these legal services in Mandarin, Cantonese, French, Spanish and Italian and help when dealing with acquisitions, contract negotiation and IP matters in various countries with our partners in France, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Belgium, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the US and Canada in the retail, technology, manufacturing, entertainment and natural resources industries.

Our Managing Partner, Caroline Berube, is admitted to practice in New York and Singapore and is assisted by a team of specialized lawyers from several jurisdictions in the West and Chinese lawyers understand the East and the West cultures and tradition when negotiating contracts and doing business overseas.

HJM’s areas of practice include:

  • Cross border Merger and Acquisitions, Corporate Restructuring, Incorporation of companies and compliance work (company set ups, legal and regulatory compliance work with the different authorities in different countries);
  • Commercial law including advice on drafting different commercial agreements like distribution agreement, franchise agreement, SPA and OEM agreements;
  • Intellectual property (registration, opposition and infringement proceedings, licensing of intellectual property rights and technology transfers); and
  • Regulatory and compliance advice, including advising on the licensing regime and set up business in various Western countries.

We truly believe that the practice of law requires an understanding of our clients’ industry, culture and strategy combining knowledge of the European and North American local legal requirements. HJM is a multicultural boutique law firm with a personalised feel and we take pride in our innovative legal solutions and business adaptability to deal with the diversity and varied requirements of our Chinese clients, in their own language and assisting in growing in the West.