Primerus Asia Pacific Client Seminar 2017, Hong Kong, March 1st and 2nd, 2017 – Employment Law in Asia– Strategies for Protecting Your Greatest Asset

Moderating a session on hiring and firing staff in Asia using a comparative approach with my panellists Edward Sun from Hengtai Law Offices in Shanghai, LiPu Lee from Formosan Brothers in Taiwan, and Suwit Suwan from Navinlaw LLC Primerus in Thailand was interesting and done in a very interactive way including input and questions from some of the 60 attendees involved in legal practices in Hong Kong.  This session was part of the program organised by Primerus, society of world’s top independent boutique law firms. The program was held in conjunction with the Association of Corporate Counsel International Legal Affairs Committee in Hong Kong. The full program of the seminar can be viewed here.

Asia Strategies: Protecting your IP, Enforcing Contracts & Defining Hong Kong’s Role, the International Trade Association of Greater Chicago, May 11th, 2016 (Chicago)

The special luncheon program was held and sponsored by the International Trade Association of Greater Chicago with the Hong Kong Business Association of the Midwest.  Caroline Berube, Managing Partner, HJM Asia Law, and Kristina Koehler-Coluccia, Director, Koehler Group were guest speakers at the seminar.  As China’s economy matures and slows, and Southeast Asian countries seek greater economic integration among themselves and through the Trans-Pacific Partnership, they provided fresh insight on some key strategic issues faced by U.S. exporters, importers and investors. Caroline, in particular, covered the topic of “Pitfalls in Commercial Contracts and IP Risks in Asian Jurisdictions”.  You can find out more event information here: Asia Strategies Event