Conferences & Presentations

Sorbonne-ASSAS International Law School, LL.M. International Business Law 2016-2017 Intellectual Property in Asia, December 2016

Teaching “Intellectual Property in Asia” to the class of Sorbonne-ASSAS International Law School, LL.M. International Business Law 2016-2017 in December 2016 was again a great experience for our Managing Partner, Caroline Berube. She is a Canadian New York/Singapore attorney who has been based in Asia and handling corporate/ commercial law with technology companies from all over the world dealing with their IP matters in the Asia Pacific region for more than 18 years. She has built up a well-respected  level of expertise and is especially well-regarded for her practical advice on technology transfer, IP special vehicles and IP matters in Asian countries.

Primerus Global Conference 2016, Washington D.C., October 13th to October 16th, 2016

Primerus, society of world’s top independent boutique law firms, held its Global Conference 2016 in Washington D.C.. Caroline Berube, the Managing Partner of HJM Asia Law, was a panellist at a session titled “Commercial Leasing – Cross Border Pitfalls to Avoid”.  Caroline covered risks arising when negotiating a commercial lease when setting up a factory or warehouse in various countries in Asia. The conference programme can be viewed here .

International Bar Association 2016 Law Firm Management Conference , Evolution or revolution – growth and international expansion of law firms in Asia, Tokyo, October 17th, 2016

As Co- Chair of Asia Pacific Regional Forum of the International Bar Association, Caroline Berube, the Managing Partner of HJM Asia Law moderated a session on “Talent management: best practices for keeping your people happy at Law Firm Management Conference held in Tokyo. The session focussed on retaining the best talents and creating a better place to work in boutique and international law firm in India, Hong Kong, Japan and China. There were speakers from renowned law firms from all over Asia. For more information about the event, click here.

Interlegal General Assembly Meeting, Barcelona, October 23rd, 2016

Caroline Berube, the Managing Partner of HJM Asia Law as the Chairperson of the Corporate Group of Interlegal, was a speaker at the Interlegal General Assembly Meeting held in Barcelona. The session focussed on 10 key points in a M&A Technology Transaction in China. Interlegal with its significant presence caters to full range of corporate services, completed by knowledge of business, customs and local culture within each country and held its annual meeting with EURA Audit, a group of accounting firms from all over the world. More information on the event can be viewed here.

International Bar Association, 2nd Annual M&A in the Technology Sector Conference 2016, Tel Aviv, October 28th/29th, 2016

The conference was jointly presented by the IBA Corporate and M&A Law Committee and the IBA Technology Law committee. Caroline Berube, given her experience in IP, her position as Officer of the Intellectual Property Committee and her corporate law experience, spoke at a session titled “Due Diligence in Technology transactions, with a focus on privacy and big data issues”. The session focused on end to end execution of IP transactions and challenges in cross-border asset transactions. The full programme of the event can be viewed here.

19th Annual IBA International Arbitration Day, March 3rd-4th, 2016 (Shanghai)

Given the strong commitment of the IBA (International Bar Association) to increasing membership and engagement in China, the 19th Annual IBA International Arbitration day was held in China. Additionally, David Rivkin, the President of the IBA jointly with the IBA China Working Group (which Caroline Berube co-chairs), organized exclusive lunch events in Beijing and Shanghai ahead of the conference which were attended by local legal experts and leaders. All of the events, the lunches and the conference, were a huge success. Caroline looks forward to chairing the China Working Group in the year ahead and increasing IBA’s awareness and presence in China. You can view the conference programme here: Shanghai Arbitration 2016 programme

Interlegal General Meeting, May 12-16th, 2016 (New York)

Caroline Berube attended the Interlegal General Meeting in New York where she, as a member of the corporate specialist group, organized a presentation on “Pitfalls in Commercial Contracts in Asia: Focus on China and Singapore”. Caroline’s presentation included topics such as assessing distributors and manufacturers, key clauses in contracts and protecting your IP in Asia. You can view the Interlegal website here: http://www.interlegal.net

IPBA 2016 Annual Meeting and Conference, April 13th-16th, 2016 (Kuala Lumpur)

Caroline Berube, the Managing Partner of HJM, attended the IPBA 2016 Annual Meeting & Conference which took place in Kuala Lumpur in May 2016. Caroline was a speaker at the “Labor law issues in the M&A transactions “ session during the conference where she covered Singapore and China and spoke on the topics such as the validity of the employment contract and applicable labour law. You can view more information on the conference here: http://www.ipba2016.com/

Teaching Assignment at the Executive Legal International Spring Class, Sorbonne Assas International Law School, March 2016

Caroline Berube taught a 10 hour “Legal Environment for Doing Business in Asia” class at the Sorbonne ASSAS Law School, Asia Campus. Caroline has over 18 years of experience of working in China and is well versed in local “ways of doing business”. As Caroline is a Western foreign lawyer in China, she also provides a unique perspective which her Western clients appreciate when expanding into China. Caroline covered topics such as Laws/regulation and court system in China, legal frameworks, various contracts, legal structure, corporate law, labor and employment law and IP in China. You can view more information on the course here: Seminar Doing legal business in China_final_SAILS-Asia

McGill MBA International Study Trip, April 26th, 2016 (Singapore)

Every year the Desautels Faculty of Management- McGill University organizes a 10-day international study trip which aims to provide MBA students with a comprehensive understanding of business and its practice in a specific non-North American context. For the second year in a row, this trip has taken place to Singapore. It is designed to be a mid-program capstone course that builds on the other 3 pillars of our MBA Program: Core, Specialization and Experiential components. The trip is a key vehicle for delivering the program’s objective of cultivating and refining a worldly mindset among our MBA constituents. As part of this trip, Caroline spoke to the MBA students on the topic of “The Ins and Outs of Doing Business in Singapore and South East Asia – a legal insider’s perspective”. There were also various networking events organized for the students and the McGill Alumni in Singapore, including a cocktail evening held at the High Commission of Canada. Below is a photo of Caroline with the students after her presentation earlier this week.

McGill MBA Trip April 2016

19th Annual IBA International Arbitration Day, March 3rd-4th, 2016 (Shanghai)

Given IBA’s strong commitment to increasing membership and engagement in China, the 19th Annual IBA International Arbitration day was held in China. Additionally, David Rivkin, the President of the IBA jointly with the IBA China Working Group (which Caroline co-chairs), organized exclusive lunch events in Beijing and Shanghai ahead of the conference which were attended by local legal experts and leaders. All of the events, the lunches and the conference, were a huge success. Caroline looks forward to chairing the China Working Group in the year ahead and increasing IBA’a awareness and presence in China. You can view the conference programme here: Shanghai Arbitration 2016 programme

International School of Asia, Karuizawa (ISAK) Presentation, February 21st, 2016 (Karuizawa, Japan)

HJM and Caroline pride themselves in giving back to the community. To do, Caroline was a guest speaker at the International School of Asia, Karuizawa (ISAK). ISAK is a fully residential, 3-year international high school located in Karuizawa, Japan. Caroline got to visit the school and talk to the students about her professional, entrepreneurship and her personal journey. She talked about becoming a lawyer, overcoming challenges of opening her firm in China and her passion for her career. Caroline loves talking to the younger generation and hopefully inspiring some of them to pursue a career in law. ISAK is set up by another Young Global Leader.

Women in Leadership Summit, January 18-19th, 2016 (Singapore)

The Women in Leadership Summit, organized by the Avent Edge, took place for the second time in January 2016 in Singapore.  Caroline Berube was once again a speaker on a distinguished panel “Striving for the right work-life integration” where panelists shared their life-work balance insights and personal stories.You can view the working agenda of the summit here: Conference Agenda- 2016 Women in Leadership Summit Singapore

Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors (AM&AA) Winter Conference, January 2016 (Orlando)

Caroline Berube attended a AM&AA conference in Florida this January. AM&AA is the premiere International Organization serving the educational and resource needs of the middle market M&A profession (website: http://www.amaaonline.com/). Caroline attended her first conference as a speaker at the “Cross Border M&A Roundtable: An International Update On Deal Making Abroad” session where she lead the group discussion on recent trends in international mergers & acquisitions and addressed questions such as challenges and best business practices with cross-border M&A, expectations around pricing, structure, value creation and post-merger integration, triggers for cross border M&A among other topics. Caroline has extensive experience with mergers & acquisitions in Asia and enjoyed sharing her expertise with the sessions’ participants.

You can view the conference program here: http://www.themiddlemarket.com/conferences/1_9/

Teaching Assignment at the Executive Legal International Fall Class, Sorbonne Assas International Law School, November 2015

Are Technology transfers possible in Asia?- LLM Sorbonne-Assas Law School Singapore Campus students will find out on November 24th and 25th, 2015 by discussing different aspects of IP in Asia, restrictions, rights and pitfalls to avoid when dealing with technology transfers, licensing, trademarks, patents, copyrights in Asia from a corporate perspective. Caroline will highlight practical aspects of dealing with these topics in the Asia Pac region and is excited to be back in the classroom at Sorbonne.

You can find more information on this LLM program on the Sorbonne website: http://www.sorbonne-assas-ils.org/programme/

Do IP rights exist in China?- 2015 Asia Forum, November 16-17th, 2015 (Beijing)

The American Bar Association (ABA) organised the conference on various aspects of IP rights in Beijing conference on November 16th and 17th, 2015. Caroline Berube was on the organizing committee and HJM Asia Law was a proud sponsor of this 2015 Asia Intellectual Property Forum focusing on the hot Intellectual Property issues when representing clients in Asia and touching upon five hot topics in Asia: Antitrust, Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Legal Ethics/Compliance and Outbound Investments.

You can view the forum program here: 2015AsiaForumBeijingBrochure

IBA Annual Conference, October 5-9th, 2015 (Vienna)

In October Caroline Berube attended the International Bar Association (IBA) Annual Conference in Vienna. She was involved with several sessions this year-  “Around the tables – breakfast and a taste of hot topics in the Intellectual Property, Communications and Technology Section” where she moderated the “Open and closed source licensing; share and share alike” table and the “Supply chain management challenges” session where Caroline was a speaker and covered the Asia Pacific region. Additionally, Caroline was a moderator of the “Plagues! From the Black Death to Ebola” session supported by the Asia Pacific Forum.

Caroline is a senior vice-chair for Asia-Pacific Regional Forum and the Publication Officer for the Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee. You can view more about the International Bar Association’s Annual Conference in Vienna on the conference website: www.ibanet.org/Conferences/Vienna2015

2015 Primerus Global Conference, Sept 30th- Oct 2nd, 2015 (Amsterdam)

Caroline Berube attended the 2015 Primerus Global Conference which was held in Amsterdam. Caroline moderated the Comparative Approach to Employment Law panel during the Primerus Legal Risk Seminar which took place one day before the conference. The panel consisted of speakers from USA, Mexico, Australia, Taiwan and Hungary, in addition to China and Singapore which Caroline covered herself.  The panel covered the following topics:

A. Key terms in employment agreements in your jurisdiction: the atypical clauses!;
B.Is Firing possible and if so, cost/process involved?;
C.Sending expats to other jurisdictions; and
D.Social media role in recruiting and termination process.

Caroline is the Chair of Primerus Business Law Institute of Asia Pacific and a member of the Ambassadors Committee and Women Lawyers Section. You can view more information on the event here: http://www.primerus.com/event/2015-primerus-global-conference/

Teaching Assignment at the Executive Legal International Summer Class, Sorbonne Assas International Law School, July 2015

Caroline Berube, the Managing Partner of HJM Asia Law, taught a 17-hour summer executive course at the Sorbonne Assas International Law School, Singapore Campus for the second summer in a row. Caroline was one of three professors teaching executives on legal corporate structures in Asia, M&A and restructuring deals, IP and tax, taking into account legal and compliance requirements in China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and Hong Kong.  Caroline is looking forward to teaching a similar course at Sorbonne in the Summer 2016. You can view the full course information here: http://www.sorbonne-assas-ils.org/international-summer-courses-june-29th-2015-to-july-16th-2015/

Sorbonne 2015

La Commission Chine du Barreau de Paris, May 18th, 2015 (Paris)

Caroline Berube was a guest speaker at the La Commission Chine du Barreau de Paris (China Commission of the Paris Bar). Caroline spoke on the topic of “How to make sure to get paid by your Chinese customers and ‘must have’ clauses in contracts” and discussed topics such as ensuring the payment- preventative measures, means of payment, and dispute resolution; creditors’ rights; and showcased various study cases. The presentation was conducted in French. You can view the different modules offered by the La Commission Chine du Barreau de Paris in 2015 here: Programme Module 2015 droit chinois

IPBA 2015 Annual Meeting & Conference, May 5-9th, 2015 (Hong Kong)

Caroline Berube, the Managing Partner of HJM, attended the IPBA 2015 Annual Meeting & Conference which took place in Hong Kong in May 2015. Caroline was a speaker at two sessions-the Cross Border Investment Committee session on “Analyzing China’s Global Ambitions” and the Women Business Lawyers Committee on “How we can use law to change the future for women in law.”  You can view more information on the conference here: http://www.ipba2015hk.org/en/

“Anti-corruption for Foreign Companies in China”, CanCham HK, May 7th, 2015 (Hong Kong)

Caroline Berube presented on “Anti-corruption for Foreign Companies in China” for the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. The Anti- Corruption campaign has been gaining momentum ever since the new chairman Xi Jing Ping took over the position. The “shock and awe” approach has achieved significant results across different sections of the Party, the government, and the military. The consequences of being found guilty of corruption in China are greater for foreign companies than for domestic firms, and prosecutions could cause serious damage to overseas investors’ development in the country. Foreign companies should be aware of serious consequences such as huge fines, blacklisting, imprisonment of key people and effects on continuing operations in China. The seminar provided all the necessary information about Anti-Bribery & Anti-Corruption Actions in China for foreign companies and what the companies and their employees need to avoid. You can view the event advertisement here: CanCham HK May 7th, 2015

Primerus Defense Institute Convocation, April 23-25th, 2015 (Jacksonville)

Caroline Berube attended the Primerus Defense Institute Convocation held in Jacksonville, Florida on behalf of Primerus Business Law Institute- Asia Pacific. Caroline participated in the session on “Domestic and International Implications for Cybersecurity and Data Breaches – Problems and Solutions” and covered China, Hong Kong and Singapore regions. Caroline was part of the diverse international panel from Asia, Europe and North America. You can view the complete Primerus Convocation Agenda here: 2015 PDI Convocation Agenda

Kane County Bar Association- Pitfalls in Commercial Contracts and IP risks in China and other Asian jurisdictions, April 20th, 2015 (Chicago)

Caroline Berube was a guest speaker at the Kane County Bar Association’s (KCBA) monthly committee meeting. Caroline presented on “Pitfalls in Commercial Contracts and IP risks in China and other Asian jurisdictions.” Established in 1858, KCBA is a professional legal organization with membership of over 1200 attorneys, judges, paralegals and students. Caroline discussed topics such as assessing a distributor or manufacturer, key terms in sales and purchase agreements, distribution agreements and NDAs, how to get paid by your Asian clients and protection of IP in Asia.

IBLC Business Meeting, April 16-19th, 2015 (Chicago)

HJM Asia Law is an active member of the International Business Law Consortium (IBLC). Caroline Berube participated in the IBLC Business Meeting which took place in Chicago this year. Caroline made a presentation on the latest developments in mediation in China and Singapore to the attendees in addition to attending daily meetings. You can view the meeting information here.

Regional Employment Law Asia Masterclass, April 8-9th, 2015 (Singapore)

For the second year in a row, Caroline Berube was a speaker at the « Regional Employment Law Asia Masterclass » which took place in Singapore.  Caroline lead the session titled « Employment Issues and Legislative Changes in China » which included topics such as recent legal developments in PRC, understanding collective labour actions, common mistakes in failing to enact company rules and policies, handling of termination under the law, labour dispute resolutions, notable case studies, HR policies and engaging unions and industrial relations.

IBA 4th Asia Pacific Regional Forum Conference: Borderless Asia, Cross-Border Commercial Agreements, March 20th, 2015 (Singapore)

Caroline Berube was on the organizing committee for the IBA 4th Asia Pacific Regional Forum Conference: Borderless Asia which took place in Singapore from March 18th-20th, 2015. Caroline is the Senior Vice-Chair of the IBA Asia Pacific Forum (APF) and was the chair of the “Cross-Border Commercial Agreements” session which took place during the conference. Caroline arranged a diverse group of speakers (General Counsels and Lawyers) from different backgrounds and regions. Topics included General Commercial Contracts, Specific Contracts, Negotiation and a case study of the panellists’ most challenging negotiation from their careers. You can view the complete conference programme here: Singapore APF 2015 programme

IBA 4th Asia Pacific Regional Forum Conference: Borderless Asia, Women’s Networking Breakfast, March 18th-20th, 2015 (Singapore)

Caroline Berube was on the organizing committee for the IBA 4th Asia Pacific Regional Forum Conference: Borderless Asia which took place in Singapore in March 2015. Caroline is the Senior Vice-Chair of the Asia Pacific Forum (APF) and was the major driving force behind the Women’s Networking Breakfast which took place during the conference. The Women’s networking breakfast is part of an ongoing initiative of the Asia Pacific Forum to bring women members of the IBA together to discuss a range of opportunities and challenges that impact professional women. The event was a huge success with over sixty attendees and featured a panel with speakers of various backgrounds (SMU, LinkedIn, Stamford Law, Clarkson Securities Ltd and Pioneer Marine) who shared their insights on topics such as their leadership journey, rising the ranks as a woman and diversity agenda in their industries. The even also added a nice touch by adding a man’s perspective in the legal field. You can view the complete conference programme here: Singapore APF 2015 programme

IBA, The Fundamentals of International Legal Business Practice, March 18th, 2015 (Singapore)

Caroline Berube participated in a young lawyer training program which took place in Singapore and was a speaker at the “Roundtable Discussion- Career Models for Young Lawyers in the Modern Law Firm.” The traditional career model for law firms of either becoming a partner or leaving the firm appears to have become less attractive. Has the career model for young lawyers changed in Asia? Will modern law firms in the future have non-partner lawyers who are successfully involved in client work on a permanent basis? What are the pros and cons of introducing such alternative models in Asia? All of these issues were addressed during the session. You can view the complete event programme here: Singapore Fundamentals of Business Practice 2015 programme

Global Inspirational Leadership Award- Caroline Berube, World Women Leadership Congress and Awards (February 2015)

Caroline Berube, the Managing Partner of HJM Asia Law, was awarded the Global Inspirational Leadership Award during the World Women Leadership Congress which took place in Mumbai in February 2015. In addition to receiving the award, Caroline was also a speaker on a panel titled “Women Leaders as Architects of Change.” As debates on the empowerment of women takes place around the world, the conference in Mumbai aimed to bring to the forefront of business the importance of having women in positions of change. You can view more information on the congress on the website:www.worldwomenleadershipcongress.org

Women in Leadership Congress, CBerube Award

World Women Leadership Congress: Women Leaders As Architects of Change, February 13-14th, 2015 (Mumbai)

In line with her speaking engagement earlier in the year at the Women in Leadership Summit, Caroline will be part of a distinguished panel of speakers in Mumbai. As debates on the empowerment of women takes place around the world, the conference in Mumbai aims to bring to the forefront of business the importance of having women in positions of change. You can view more information on the congress on the website: www.worldwomenleadershipcongress.org

Women in Leadership Summit, January 29-30th, 2015 (Singapore)

The Women in Leadership Summit, organized by Avent Edge, took place on the 29-30th of January 2015. Featuring Caroline Berube as a speaker on the distinguished panel, insights were shared by the speakers of the tribulations that women have overcome to become the forerunners of businesses in the ever changing industry today.  Caroline was a panellist on the “Designing policies in the workplace to promote women leaders” discussion which addressed important issues such as role models, networking, work-life balance and women’s role in determining the agenda in the workplace. You can view the working agenda of the summit here: Women in Leadership Summit Singapore – Working Agenda

SMU Due Diligence in China Symposium, January 28th, 2015 (Singapore)

Caroline Berube was invited to be part of a distinguished panel of speakers at the Due Diligence in China Symposium organised by Singapore Management University which took place on January 28th, 2015. Caroline shared valuable insights on the Chinese business landscape and potential problems that might be encountered when conducting due diligence in China. You can view the complete event program here: China Due Diligence Symposium

World IP Forum, January 10-12th, 2015 (New Delhi)

Caroline Berube was a guest speaker at the World IP Forum which took place in New Delhi from January 10th-12th, 2015. Caroline’s session took place on January 12th and was titled “Most common pitfalls for IP in Asia Pacific (China, Singapore, Malaysia, etc)”. You can view more information about the conference on the webiste: http://in.ipllp.in/ and  the complete forum agenda here: WIPF – World IP Forum 2015

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IBA Annual Conference, October 17-24th, 2014 (Tokyo)

Caroline Berube attended the International Bar Association (IBA) Annual Conference in Tokyo. Caroline was a co-chair of two sessions this year-“Targeting the Asian market: setting-up or taking-over a sales and distribution network in Asia” and “China: Dealing with challenges”. Caroline is a senior vice-chair for Asia-Pacific Regional Forum and an officer for the Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee. You can view more about the International Bar Association’s Annual Conference in Tokyo on the conference website: http://www.ibanet.org/Conferences/Tokyo2014.aspx

Primerus 2014 Global Conference, October 9-12th, 2014 (Monterey)

Caroline Berube attended the Primerus 2014 Global Conference which took place in Monterey. Caroline represented the Primerus Business Law Institute – Asia Pacific (PBLI-AP) at the conference and was a moderator during the International Session which was attended by other international members from the Europe, Middle East & Africa and Latin America & Carribean institutes . Caroline’s term as the newest chair of the Primerus Business Law Institute – Asia Pacific (PBLI-AP) commenced at the conference.

Additionally, Caroline joined the new Cross Border Development Committee and attended the first meeting which took place in San Francisco ahead of the conference.

La Commission Chine du Barreau de Paris & l’Association Franco-Chinoise pour le Droit Economique Presentation, October 1st, 2014 (Paris)

Last week Caroline Berube was a speaker for the La Commission Chine du Barreau de Paris on the topic of “Le droit de l’énergie en Chine et les projets d’infrastructure qui y sont associés” or as translated in English- “Chinese Energy Law and Infrastructure Associated With These Laws.”  The workshop was part of a series organized by the l’Association Franco-Chinoise pour le Droit Economiquet (Franco-Chinese Law Association). Caroline’s presentation was in French and the presentation was attended by various lawyers from Paris and France. You can view the complete list of the events organied by the l’Association Franco-Chinoise pour le Droit Economique for 2014 here: Programme Module 2014 droit chinois 30 mai 2014

“Doing Business in China”, Banque Martin Maurel, September 30th, 2014 (Paris)

HJM Asia’s Managing Partner, Caroline Berube, was the key speaker at the “Doing Business in China” event organised by the Banque Martin Maurel, a privately owned French bank. Banque Martin Maurel was established in Marseille, France, which is where Caroline gave the original presentation back in February 2014 as part of its speakers’ series organized in joint forces with the internationally renowned sculpture Bernar Venet (who’s sculptures are displayed at Villa Marveyre, Marseille). Banque Martin Maurel wanted to extend a similar opportunity to their clients in Paris which is where the second event took place last week.

Professional Women’s Association (PWA)- Milan, September 24th, 2014 (Milan)

Last week Caroline Berube was a guest speaker at the monthly meeting for the Professional Women’s Association (PWA) of Milan. Caroline spoke on the topic of “China’s Business Landscape – What You Need to Know to Succeed.” Caroline shared her personal and professional experiences and her legal knowledge of navigating the business landscape in China. You can view the event information here: PWA 24 sept 14 Caroline Berube

Singapore HR Congress & Business-Connect Exposition, September 9th, 2014 (Singapore)

This week the Managing Partner of HJM, Caroline Berube, was a panellist at the Singapore HR Congress & Business-Connect Exposition organized by the Singapore Human Resource Institute.  Caroline took part in the session titled “Panel Discussion on Managing the Needs of  Diverse Workforce – An International Perspective.” Caroline added a unique legal point of view to the congress. You can view further event information here: http://www.shri.org.sg/hrcongress/. The complete program and other speakers’ biographies can be found here: Singapore_HR_Congress_2014_Fact_Sheet

Some photos from the event are below:

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Teaching Assignment at the Executive Legal International Summer Class, Sorbonne Assas International Law School, July 2014

Caroline Berube, Managing Partner of HJM Asia Law, taught a 20-hour summer executive course at the Sorbonne Assas International Law School, Singapore Campus. Caroline was one of three professors teaching executives on legal corporate structures in Asia, M&A and restructuring deals, IP and tax, taking into account legal and compliance requirements in China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and Hong Kong.  Caroline is looking forward to teaching a similar course at Sorbonne in the Summer 2015. You can view the full course information here: http://www.sorbonne-assas-ils.org/international-summer-courses-june-30th-2014-to-july-18th-2014/

2014 Primerus International Conference & EMEA Institute Conference: Legal Management of International Business, June 19-21st, 2014 (Zurich)

Caroline Berube, the Managing Partner of HJM Asia Law, attended the Primerus International Conference & EMEA Institute Conference in Zurich last week. Caroline was a speaker during the Partner’s Perspective Panel where topics such as international transactions, working with other law firms, dealing with different jurisdictions and logistics of international business were discussed. You can view the complete conference agenda here: 2014 Primerus International Conference EMEA Institute Conference Agenda. All speakers’ biographies can be viewed here: Primerus Zurich The Partner’s Perspective Panel, Speakers

Interlegal Assembly, May 14-18th, 2014 (Barcelona)

Caroline Berube was delighted to attend the Interlegal Assembly in Barcelona where she, as the chair of the corporate specialist group, organised a panel discussion on corporate issues in China. Caroline’s presentation covered topics such as HR and employment, pitfalls in contracts, and disputes. You can view the Interlegal website here: http://www.interlegal.net/hjm-asia-law-and-co-llc

A group photo from the assembly:

Interlegal Assembly Barcelona

Wisconsin International Trade Conference, May 13th, 2014 (Milwaukee)

Caroline Berube was a speaker at the 50th annual Wisconsin Trade Conference which took place today in Milwaukee. Caroline lead an afternoon session titled “China and India.” The session touched upon the opportunities and challenges of China and India and discussed why and how you should be including these mega markets in your business strategy. Speakers also talked about intellectual property rights issues; cultural differences that may be holding you back; new government leaders and what they mean to your bottom line; and “getting in the door.”

You can find out more information about the conference on the conference website (www.wisconsintradeconference.org). Additionally, the complete conference agenda can be found here and biographies all of the speakers can be found here.

Inter-Pacific Bar Association 24th Annual Meeting & Conference, May 5-11th, 2014 (Vancouver)

Last week Caroline Berube, managing partner of HJM Asia Law, attended the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) 24th Annual Meeting & Conference in Vancouver.  This was Caroline’s last conference as the IPBA Publications Committee Chair where she handed off the responsibilities to Maxine Chiang, formerly a Vice-Chair of the Committee.  Additionally, Caroline was a speaker at two sessions: “CBIC Session: The Asian-Canadian-Latin American Investment Triangle” which took place on May 9th and “Sustainability of Women in the Legal Profession” which took place on May 10th. You can view more information about the conference here.

Regional Employment Law Asia Masterclass, April 7-8th, 2014 (Singapore)

This week, Caroline Berube was a speaker at the “Regional Employment Law Asia Masterclass” which took place in Singapore.  Caroline lead the session titled “Employment Issues and Legislative Changes in China” which included topics such as recent legal developments in PRC, understanding collective labour actions, common mistakes in failing to enact company rules and policies, handling of termination under the law, labour dispute resolutions, notable case studies, HR policies and engaging unions and industrial relations. You can view the complete program here.

Sorbonne-ASSAS International Law School Presentation, March 14th, 2014 (Singapore)

Last Friday the managing partner of HJM Asia Law, Caroline Berube, spoke to LLM students at the Sorbonne-ASSAS International Law School about her experiences as a lawyer. She covered topics such as her background- studies, admission, languages and extra curricular activities; type of work HJM Asia Law does in China and South East Asia; our niche and industries; and of course her passion for law.  Caroline is a firm believer in passing on the knowledge to the younger generation and was honoured to be a guest speaker at the event.

International Women’s Day at Alliance Française de Singapour, March 8th, 2014 (Singapore)

Caroline Berube is one of the guest speakers at the International Women’s Day event organized by the Alliance Française de Singapour. The Alliance française de Singapour is organizing a series of events in celebration of International Women’s Day – starting with a film screening of My Heart is My Witness, followed by a panel discussion (organised in collaboration with Singapore Committee for UN Women); champagne brunch exhibition opening of Ordinary Lives, Women of the Middle East.; an eco-fashion presentation; make-over and styling; and a conference on the gastronomy of Provence to close the day’s events.  Caroline Berube will participate in the panel discussion.  You can view the event poster here.

Primerus Asia Pacific Regional Meeting and AmCham Event, March 5-6th, 2014 (Shanghai)

Caroline Berube is participating in the panel and leading the discussion at the Primerus Asia Pacific Regional Meeting in Shanghai. She is a moderator of the session titled “Cross Border Contract Pitfalls: Management and Prevention” as well as a representative of the Primerus Asia Pacific Executive Committee. You can view the complete meeting agenda here.

National University of Singapore Business School, March 4th, 2014 (Singapore)

Caroline Berube is a guest speaker for one of the classes at the NUS Business School and will be speaking on the subject of  Outsourcing in China and Contract and IP Protection. The class is taught by Prof. Neale O’Connor who is the Visiting Associate Professor, Accounting at NUS. During this session, Caroline will speak to students about the legal environment, contracts, IP, dispute resolutions and HR issues in China.

“Doing Business in China”, Banque Martin Maurel, February 12th, 2014 (Marseille)

HJM Asia Managing Partner, Caroline Berube, is the key speaker at the “Doing Business in China” event organised by the Banque Martin Maurel, a privately owned French bank.  As Marseille was voted the European Capital of Culture in 2013, Banque Martin Maurel has joined forces with the internationally renowned sculpture Bernar Venet (who’s sculptures are displayed at Villa Marveyre) to organize a speaker series, including the one on “Doing Business in China”,  for its clients and business partners at the beautiful Villa Marveyre.  You can view the invitation to the event here: Banque Martin Maurel, Doing Business in China invitation (in French).

Primerus Young Lawyers Section Boot Camp, International Communications Session, February 7th, 2014

Managing Partner of HJM Asia Law, Caroline Berube, is one of the panellists for the “International Communications” session, taking place at the Primerus 2014 Young Lawyers Section Boot Camp via online streaming. Caroline will discuss topics such as “a Day in the Life” of a foreign lawyer, interacting with clients, getting business, cultural norms and language issues, communication with a foreign co-counsel and communication with foreign clients. You can view the session outline here: International Communication Outline – 2014 Boot Camp

IBA APF/KBA//YLC Training Day, November 21-22nd, 2013 (Seoul)

This week Caroline Berube is speaking at the IBA conference titled “The Fundamentals of International Legal Business Practice Changing Times: Legal Trends in the Asia Pacific Region” in Seoul, Korea. Caroline is speaking at the “Cross-border M&A in Asia” session where she will elaborate on China’s foreign investment, trends around due diligence, development of shareholder activism and other related topics. The conference aims to provide young Korean lawyers with practical training on a range of international business practice issues. The conference is organized by the IBA Young Lawyers’ Committee (YLC) and Asia Pacific Regional Forum (APF) and the Korean Bar Association (KBA). The complete programme can be viewed here: Seoul Young Lawyers 2013 programme.

POPAI Shopper Marketing and Insights Asia Conference, November 18-19th, 2013 (Singapore)

Caroline Berube will be a speaker for the session titled “Evolving Intellectual Property Rights and Protections” which is taking place from 3pm-3:45pm on Monday, November 18th in Singapore. POPAI is an international trade association for the marketing at retail industry and is preparing to celebrate its 77th anniversary with over 1,400 member companies representing Fortune 500 brand manufacturers and retailers. You can find out more about the POPAI association and the event here: http://popai.com/SMIA/

IBA-JFBA Joint Conference, November 12-13th, 2013 (Tokyo)

This week Caroline Berube is attending the IBA-JFBA joint conference in Tokyo, Japan. Caroline was a speaker at the Plenary Session One on the topic of “Strategy and planning: considerations and issues involving cross-border legal services in Asia.”  Caroline talked about challenges and issues faced by law firms involved in cross-border legal services in Asia from a boutique law firm perspective. She also talked about globalization and how it affects boutique law firms in Asia. You can view the complete conference programme here.

Milan Chamber of Arbitration, the Colloquium on “Arbitration in China”, October 29th, 2013 (Milan)

Caroline Berube is hosting a colloquim for the Milan Chamber of Arbitration on “Arbitration in China”. The Colloquium of today deals with the latest development in arbitration in China with the aim of setting a bridge on the legal and cultural sides of doing business in China. You can view further event information here: colloquium_china_program.

Alliott Group 2013 Worldwide Conference, October 22-25th, 2013 (Hong Kong)

HJM Asia Law Managing Partner, Caroline Berube, will join a panel discussion on “Everything you wanted to know about Business in Asia Pacific that you will not find on Google.”  Caroline will provide her insights on the China perspective along with other selected members and colleagues who will share their view from their respective regions.

Additionally, Caroline organized a “Client Visit Tour” to mainland China on Tuesday, October 22nd.  Alliott Group members will visit factories of  EXFOHerrenknecht and Komaspec. You can view the Alliott Group press release here.

Interlegal Assembly, October 11th to 13th, 2013 (Mexico)

Caroline Berube is delighted to attend the Interlegal Assembly where she, as the chair of the corporate specialist group, will organise a panel discussion on corporate issues. Five panellists selected from Interlegal members and from different jurisdiction will discuss their views and perspective on hot topic in corporate law going on in their respective jurisdictions.

IBA Boston Annual Conference, October 6th to 11th, 2013

International Bar Association will hold its Annual Conference in Boston in October. Caroline Berube, as an officer of the Asia-Pacific Regional Forum and the Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee, will co-chair two sessions  namely- “Intellectual property rights concerns upon importation session” and “Getting from Point A to Point B: supply chain  logistics and agreements session.” More information can be found on the IBA Boston website.

International Business Law Consortium (IBLC) Annual General Meeting, September 19th to the 22nd, 2013 (Dublin)

HJM Asia Law Managing Partner, Caroline Berube, will join a panel discussion on “Attorney Fees and Alternative Fee Arrangements.” Caroline will provide her insights on China and the Asian markets perspective along with other selected members and colleagues who will share their view from their respective regions.  Please find additional information on the IBLC website.

Commission Ouverte du Barreau de Paris, September 18th, 2013 (Paris)

Caroline Berube will speak on the following topic: “Singapore: a legal and tax platform for your business in Asia” for the Bar Commission of Paris and provide her insight on the legal system in Singapore.

August 12th, 2013- Global Vision Junior Team Canada

Caroline Berube presented to Global Vision Junior Team Canada on the Legal Environment in ASEAN during a trade and development mission in Singapore in August. Junior Team Canada is a national youth delegation that represents Canadian business interests on the national and international stage. 20-30 delegates are selected through a nationwide selection process to participate in the program each year, designed to prepare these future Canadian leaders  for success in the global marketplace. You can find out more about Junior Team Canada here: http://jtc.globalvision.ca/

Primerus Business Law Institute Symposium – June 19-20th, 2013 (Atlanta)

Caroline Berube will be attending as a speaker during the 2013 Primerus Business Law Institute Symposium held in Atlanta, Georgia.  Ms. Berube joins a panel of specialists to discuss the enforcement of foreign judgments, where she will provide a Chinese perspective to an engaging dialogue of what typically happens after clients win cases in a foreign jurisdiction.  More information is available at: http://www.primerus.com/events/primerus-business-law-institute-symposium.htm

The Hong Kong Canada Business Association – A Legal comparison in doing business in Hong Kong and China – June 18th, 2013 (Montreal)

This week, HJM Asia Law will be in Montreal to present a talk on the legal comparisons between Hong Kong and China when it comes to doing business.  Managing Partner, Caroline Berube, attends as the key speaker to discuss various aspects of business, such as intellectual property protection, dispute resolution and employment matters.  Mr. Francis HE, Consul and Chief of the Economic & Commercial Section of the Consulate General of People’s Republic of China in Montreal, will also be present to briefly address the attendees. Information on the event can be found at the following links: HKCBA event and Post HKCBA event and , as well as on the HKCBA website: http://montreal.hkcba.com/.

April 10th, 2013 (Montréal, Canada)

On April 10th, HJM Asia Law Managing Partner, Caroline Berube, will attend as a guest speaker for a McGill University course on doing business in Asia.  Attending as an expert with extensive legal knowledge in Asian markets, Caroline will share her views and outlook of the business, labor and legal environments in China.

April 9th, 2013 (Montréal, Canada)

HJM Asia Law is pleased to announce an upcoming morning session on conducting business safely in China with CASI (Coopérative d’achats stratégiques région de Montréal).  Managing Partner, Caroline Berube, will discuss the importance of having the right knowledge and understanding of the Chinese business and legal landscapes.  Other topics such as knowing who your business partners are, and whether intellectual property is respected in China will also be covered.  More information about CASI is available at: http://www.coopcasi.com/main+en+01_100+Home.html.

Asia Pacific Forum News, March 2013

Caroline Berube, the Managing Partner of HJM, is the vice-chair for the Asia-Pacific Regional Forum for the International Bar Association (IBA). Part of her duties include being the editor of the frequent APF newsletter. This issue outlined the APF Committee sessions at the IBA Annual Conference in Dublin last September 2012 as well as focused on a few other APF conference which took place in the last year.  Caroline was a speaker at the annual conference and co-chaired a one day training course on the fundamentals of international legal business practice at the 3rd IBA Asia Pacific Regional Forum Conference in Kuala Lumpur. You can find a copy of the newsletter here: Asia Pacific Forum News (March 2013)

February 18th, 2013 (Singapore)

We are pleased to announce HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube’s attendance as guest speaker at an upcoming SMU Asia Pacific Business course on Feburary 18th, 2013.  During this session, Caroline will speak to students about the legal environment regarding contracts, IP, dispute resolutations and HR issues in China.  Additional information about the course is available at: (http://researchguides.smu.edu.sg/mgmt312_linda_low).

February 27th, 2013 (Guangzhou, China)

Reliance on Chinese suppliers has increased as companies continue to grow their Asian operations.  SME business leaders in this region have the responsibility for ensuring operational growth and maintaining supplier relationships in the complex Chinese business environment.  Hosted by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Guangzhou, HJM Asia & Cajola Managing Partner, Caroline Berube, will provide expert insights on optimizing results with Chinese suppliers, practical legal advice when preparing POs/contracts, discuss various issues to consider and how to protect your intellectual property rights.  We invite you to find more information at: (http://www.cameraitacina.com/index.php?nav0=125&viewevent=1097).

March 14th-17th, 2013 (Paris, France)

As part of the upcoming International Business Law Consortium (IBLC) meeting in Paris from March 14th to 17th, HJM Asia Law Managing Partner, Caroline Berube, will join a panel discussion with the Corporate/M&A Group on Corporate Governance, focusing on the need for more women in boardrooms and the possible ways to get there.  Caroline will provide her insights on the Asian perspective along with other selected members and colleagues who will share their view from their respective regions.  Please find additional information at the IBLC website.

January 23rd, 2013 (Montréal, Canada)

HJM Asia Managing Partner, Caroline Berube, is a confirmed speaker for an upcoming session hosted by the Quebec-Asia Law and Business Association (AQADA/QALBA).  AQADA is an exclusive network in Quebec that provides an opportunity for young business and legal professionals to share ideas and experiences with renowned leaders and experts from Asia.  At this event, Ms. Berube will discuss the practice of Business Law in Singapore from the perspective of young professionals interested in working in Asia.  More information is available at their website: http://www.qalba-aqada.org.

June 12th, 2013 (Montréal, Canada)

HJM Asia Managing Partner, Caroline Berube, is scheduled to present a talk at the Montreal Chamber of Commerce (CCMM), a hot topic for enterprises interested in expanding into China – Ensuring that you get paid by your clients in China. Caroline will share her practical and legal advice to equip you with knowledge on how to defend your business’ rights when you enter an agreement with a Chinese business partner. Please find additional information on the event via the CCMM’s training calendar: http://www.btmm.qc.ca/en/formation.

January 31st – February 2nd, 2013 (New Delhi, India)

HJM Asia Managing Partner, Caroline Berube, is a confirmed moderator for the plenary session: “The New Asian Market” at the International Bar Association (IBA) Conference in New Delhi: “Dancing with Tigers and Dragons”: International Sales, Public Procurement, Franchising & Distribution in the Asian Region.  During this session, Caroline will help moderate the “Export Angle”, where to grow your sales from Asia and the “Import Angle”, selling goods to the World’s largest and most competitive markets. For more information, please view the conference page at the IBA: http://www.ibanet.org/Article/Detail.aspx?ArticleUid=9e88a1a9-c6ae-4f66-b0c3-9bd02b445089

January 24th, 2013 (Montréal, Canada)

HJM Asia Managing Partner, Caroline Berube, is a confirmed speaker for an upcoming training session at the Montreal Chamber of Commerce (CCMM) where she will share expertise on Singapore. At this training session, Ms. Berube will discuss:

  • All of the conditions and requirements to establish an entity in Singapore, whether to set up a representative office or a locally incorporated company;
  • The advantages compared to Canada (income tax treaty) and other Asian territories (trade treaties, including ASEAN);
  • Singapore’s advantages as the focal point of Asia; and
  • The legal and commercial aspects of Singapore.

We invite you to find more information at the following links to the Montreal Chamber of Commerce website:

http://www.btmm.qc.ca/en/calendrier-formation_commerceIntl_affaires_Singapour_0113

http://www.ccmm.qc.ca/fr/calendrier-formation_commerceIntl_affaires_Singapour_0113

(Please note the course will be held in French.)

November 28th, 2012 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

Following the IBA Asia Pacific Forum meeting in KL, Caroline Berube will be coordinating with Mr. Ng Swee Kee of Shearn Delamore to moderate a training session for young lawyers titled: “Due Diligence and Transaction Structuring in Cross-Obrder Transactions in Southeast Asia”.  The session involves a round-table discussion involving in-house counsel and lawyers with an Asian practice. It will cover, amongst others, the different focus of due diligence exercises depending on the nature of the transaction, for example, whether an M&A, IPO or Greenfield project and the challenges, pitfalls, regulatory/compliance and investment requirements in different countries in Asia. The session will highlight how the data and information from a due diligence may be used to structure a transaction or investment to minimise investment risks. For more information, please view the conference page at the IBA: http://www.ibanet.org/Article/Detail.aspx?ArticleUid=2f926d3f-c4aa-451e-8a24-8f184f1a00a1

September 13th, 2012 (Montréal, Canada)

HJM Asia Managing Partner, Caroline Berube, recently organized a presentation for the International Services Team at Desjardins in Montreal, providing an introduction to our firm and closing with a case study, referring to one of our clients as a successful business model for expanding into Asia.  The meeting with Desjardins was an excellent opportunity to showcase our firm’s expertise and illustrate some of  the advantages clients gain from choosing HJM Asia Law as their partner to meet their business needs in Asia. Please find the powerpoint presentation here.

November 27th, 2012 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube will co-chair a discussion on “Business law: Investment Strategies of Asian State Owned Enterprises and Multinationals – Challenges and Pitfalls when Implementing Investment Decisions” at the Third Regional Conference of the Internal Bar Association Asia Pacific Forum.

October 2nd, 2012 (Dublin, Ireland)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube will present the topic “Buying big things – acquiring and financing complex capital equipment” on behalf of the IBA Asia Pacific Forum at the Annual Conference of the International Bar Association.

September 11th, 2012 (Montreal, Canada)

HJM Asia Managing Partner, Caroline Berube, will participate in an interesting roundtable discussion at McGill University with students from Desautels Faculty of Management and the Faculty of Law. Caroline will discuss important considerations when doing business in China, examining scenarios from legal and business perspectives.

June 12th, 2012 (Montreal, Canada)

Achieving Business Success with a Chinese Partner: An overview of legal and commercial aspects (in French)
HJM Asia Managing Partner, Caroline Berube, will be giving a talk in Montreal, Canada, on the legal and commercial aspects of dealing with a customer, supplier or distributor in China.

April 27th – April 29th 2012 (Bali, Indonesia)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube will be speaking on “Importing Goods into your Country” and “Significant thing that happened to your firm during the last year” at the Alliott Group Asia Pacific Regional Conference and will also facilitate the session “Focus on China”.

March 22nd – March 24th 2012 (Guangzhou, China)

HJM Asia was proud to host the International Business Law Consortium meeting held over three days in Guangzhou. Delegates were taken on a factory tour visiting three facilities located in Huadu district on the outskirts of the city, where they witnessed firsthand the manufacturing process in China. Delegates also attended a seminar, chaired by Managing Partner Caroline Berube, which focused on the unique aspects and challenges of doing business in China.

March 21st, 2012 (Guangzhou, China)

HJM Asia Associate Brad Alexander spoke at a conference organized by the China – Italy Chamber of Commerce on the “Influences of tax and labour law in your business structure: recent and upcoming changes in China.” Brad touched on the Shanghai Pilot VAT Reform Program and discussed how the new Social Insurance Law will affect foreigners working in China.

February 29th – March 3rd, 2012 (New Delhi, India)

At the recent Annual General Meeting of the Inter Pacific Bar Association, HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube has been appointed as the Chair of the IPBA Publications Committee. Also at the AGM, Caroline spoke on “China’s approach to FTA’s with Islamic countries and Islamic Financing” and “FTA’s in Asia – A Trade Perspective” and HJM Asia Law Associate Brad Alexander discussed “Resolution of Trade Secret Disputes” from a China perspective.

November 30th, 2011 (Hong Kong)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube will be speaking at an event organized by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.

November 14th-15th, 2011 (Singapore) February 19th-20th, 2012 (Dubai)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube will be speaking at a conference organized by Marcus Evans on “Doing business in China”. Caroline will be touching on the uniqueness of the Chinese market, organizations and social structure, how does the geography of China impact on the pricing of raw material and final products, cross-cultural management issues, the real meaning of “guangxi”, how to know about your Chinese partners, hints on how to gain bargaining power, negotiation skills to have when dealing with Chinese businessman, pitfalls to avoid when doing business in China, corporate structure in China, how to get paid by your Chinese clients, key clauses to protect you when purchasing goods in China, to be successful in human resources, practical ways to protect your intellectual property rights and case studies in this two (2) days conference!

November 3rd, 2011 (Dubai)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube, as an officer of the Asia Pacific Regional Forum, will co-chair the talk on “Overcoming barriers to sales into exciting markets: Iraq, the U.A.E., India and China” organized by the International Bar Association during the Annual Conference. This session will explore the legal problems, hurdles and issues on a comparative basis and assessment of the relative strengths of each market.

Trade Visit to China, October 2011 (Guangzhou)

Caroline Berube, Managing Partner of HJM Asia Law, participated at the Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises round table in Guangzhou with the Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway. You can view the whole Flicker gallery of his visit here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/dfait-maeci/6226641859/

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July 29th, 2011 (Singapore)

HJM Asia Associate Bradley Alexander spoke at the Professionalism Course for experienced actuaries organized by the Singapore Actuarial Society.

June 22nd, 2011 (Singapore)

HJM Asia Associate Bradley Alexander presented the topic on “Are IP rights a myth or a reality in China – how to protect your trademark and patent” organized by the International Enterprise Singapore. Bradley covered practical ways to protect trademarks, domains, patents and copyrights with a focus on the provinces in Central China such as Anhui, Henan, Hubei and Hunan.

June 15th, 2011 (Montréal, Canada)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was conducting a workshop on “How to get paid by your PRC clients” organized by the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montréal. Caroline shared her business and legal experience on doing business in China by maximizing the benefits while minimizing the risks and getting paid by Chinese clients.

June 1st, 2011 (Québec, Canada)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was invited for the second year to teach a forty-five (45) hour course on Chinese Law at University Laval.

October 2011- Trade Visit to China (Guangzhou)

The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, with participants at the Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises round table in Guangzhou.

First row (from left to right): Tony Lau, Chief Executive Officer, Fireswirl; Caroline Berube, Partner-Attorney-at-law (New York), H.J.M. Asia Law & Co LLC; Minister Fast; Ken Cai, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Minco Silver Corporation; and Sebastien Bourassa, President, Savaria Huizhou. Second row (from left to right): Sheldon Xie, Vice-President and Chief Representative , China, SNC-Lavalin International Inc.; Dwayne Lucas, Executive Vice-President, Cascade Aerospace; Isaac Ho, Vice-President, Operations, and Legal Representative , EPM; Jun Tang, Director, Nuclear Sales and Marketing (B&W Canada Executive), Babcock & Wilcox Canada Ltd.; Aloysius Tan, JV China General Manager, CIC-CSA International Certification Co., Ltd.; and Chungsen Leung, Member of Parliament and Parliamentary Secretary for Multiculturalism. (To learn more)

Trade Visit to China 2011

March 21st, 2011 (Shenzhen, China)

HJM Asia Associate Eric Barrieu was a speaker together with Kevin Wennekes, Gabriel Lee and Chris Liu at the Invest in Canada Hi-tech Industry Conference organized by the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance on the legal issues to pay attention to when investing in Canada. Eric focused on the issues relating to the legal system, intellectual property and employment in Canada.

March 4th, 2011 (Singapore)

HJM Asia & Cajola Managing Partner Caroline Berube was speaking at the Missione Padova Promex organized by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore on practical aspects of doing business in Singapore in relation to taxes, labour, corporate and IP.

February 25th, 2011 (Singapore)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube as an officer of the Asia Pacific Forum of the International Bar Association co-organized the Asia Pacific Energy Breakfast during the joint AMPLA / IBA Resources and Energy Law Conference in South East Asia. For more information of AMPLA.

February 15th, 2011 (Singapore)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was one of the speakers at the conference on “China: market entry, distribution & franchising” organized by the SFIC Institute. Caroline talked on how to set up business in China and also the important elements of IP Law when setting up distribution channels and franchises in China. Other guest speakers were Ms. Ong Lay Bin, Senior Consultant of O&L Consultancy Services Pte Ltd  and Mr. Tony Lin, President of Eurosa Furniture Co Pte Ltd.

February 9th, 2011 (Montréal,Canada)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was one of the speakers at the conference “Discover the emerging economies of the Southeast Asian nations (Asean)” organized by the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montréal. Caroline shared her business and legal views on business opportunities in Singapore and Malaysia.

November 19th, 2010 (Tokyo, Japan)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube, as an officer of the Asia Pacific Forum of the International Bar Association, acted as co-chair at the business law session on “Foreign investment and trade by Asian multinational champions and state-owned enterprises and national security considerations of target countries” during the Asia Pacific Forum Conference organized by the International Bar Association

November 3rd, 2010 (Hong Kong)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was speaking at a luncheon organized by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong on the practical and legal ways to get paid by Chinese clients.

October 28th, 2010 (Singapore)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube, as advisory counsel of the Alliot Group, was one of the speakers to the Alliott Group members during their Annual Conference held in Singapore. Caroline talked on how to do business in China, Singapore and Vietnam.

October 20th, 2010 (Lévis, Canada)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was speaking at a luncheon organized by the Cooperative d’Achats Stratégiques Industriels on “How to purchase in China and protect yourself and your technology”.

October 19th, 2010 (Montréal, Canada)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was speaking to one of the largest Canadian venture capital firm about the pitfalls on doing business in China and how to take advantage of the Chinese market and sell in China while protecting IP interests.

October 7th, 2010 (Vancouver, Canada)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was a co-chair at the conference on “Trade-related developments in the Pacific Rim” organized by the Asia Pacific Forum and the International Trade Committee, part of the International Bar Association.

October 6th, 2010 (Vancouver, Canada)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was speaking at the International Bar Association Annual Meeting at the session on “China in Africa”.

September 29th, 2010 (Montréal, Canada)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube, a graduate from McGill Law School, gave a talk at the Faculty of Law of McGill University to the students on the legal structures and pitfalls when doing business in China and also on life in Asia as a Canadian lawyer. Our firm strongly believes in informing law students about the different opportunities they have in various parts of the world.

August 26th, 2010 (Shenzhen, China)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was a speaker at the Legal Roundtable event organized by the German Chamber of Commerce in China.

July 29th, 2010 (Montréal, Canada)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was a speaker on “IP Law in China – how to protect yourself in practice?”. The event was organized by the Montréal Chamber of Commerce.

June 30th, 2010 (Shanghai, China)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube gave an informative talk to a group of business students led by leading Professor Pierre Toth from the HEC, University of Montréal, on “How to structure a business in China”.

June 29th, 2010 (Shanghai, China)

HJM Asia & Cajola Partners Riccardo Cajola and Caroline Berube were two of the panelists speaking about “Setting up business in China” at the Italian Pavilion of the Shanghai Expo together with 12 other lawyers from Italy during the “Roundtable on foreign investments in Italy: legal aspects”.

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June 17th, 2010 (Montréal, Canada)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was a speaker at the one day conference organized by the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montréal on “How to set up your company in China”. For more information, please click here.

May 13th, 2010 (Milan, Italy)

HJM Asia & Cajola Partners Riccardo Cajola and Caroline Berube were the speakers at a conference organized by ANIE on “How to structure business from a legal and tax perspective in China?”. ANIE Federation represents the electrotechnical and electronic companies operating in Italy.

May 5th, 2010 (Singapore)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was a speaker at the IP Committee Session during the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) Annual Conference. The panel discussed on “Case study of the impact of updated IP laws on IP litigation in China”.

April 15th and 16th, 2010 (London, United Kingdom)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was one of the associate social event sponsors for the 4th World Women Lawyers Conference, which was held at the Grand Connaught Rooms, London, England. The conference was organized by the IBA Women Lawyers Interest Group (WIG) and supported by the IBA European Regional Forum.

March 16th, 2010 (Montréal, Canada)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was speaking at a conference organized by the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montréal on “Practical aspects of intellectual property in China”.

March 10th, 2010 (Québec, Canada)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was a speaker at a conference organized by the Faculty of Law of Laval University on “Commercial agreements and the analysis of three types of legal structure in China”.

February 18th, 2010 (Hamburg, Germany)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was a speaker at a dinner organized by INSEAD Hamburg, Harvard Club Hamburg and Brödermann & Jahn Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH. Caroline spoke on the topics “Pitfalls to avoid when doing business in China”, “Are contracts enforceable in China?” and “How to protect your IP rights in China?” For more information, please click on www.hjmbroedermann.com.

February 18th, 2010 (Hamburg, Germany)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was a speaker at a Luncheon organized by Brödermann & Jahn Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH on the topic of “Pitfalls to avoid when doing business in China”.  For more information, please visit: www.hjmbroedermann.com.

February 10th, 2010 (Lyon, France)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was a speaker at a conference organised by the Banque Martin Maurel on “How to set up a company in Singapore and China”.

September 30th, 2009 (Milan, Italy)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was a speaker at a conference on “The Rules and statutory regulations concerning the ‘Made In’ product labelling in various jurisdictions (EU, China, Italy, Middle East and the USA)” organised by the International Business Law ConsortiumCajola & Associates and the National Organisation of Electric and Electronic Products.

September 28th, 2009 (Paris, France)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was a speaker at a conference organised by the Banque Martin Maurel on “How to set up a company in Singapore and China”.

September 25th, 2009 (Montréal, Canada)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was a speaker at a conference organized by Robic, a Canadian law firm on “Are IP law a myth in China”.

September 23rd, 2009 (Montréal, Canada)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was a speaker at a conference organized by the faculty of law of the University of Montréal on “How to build a legal practice in Asia as a woman”.

July 9th, 2009 (Montréal, Canada)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was a speaker at a conference organized by the Montréal Chamber of Commerce on “How to protect your IP rights in China”.

May 19th-20th, 2009 (Porto and Lisbon, Portugal)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was a speaker at a conference organized by the National Association of Young Entrepreneurs on “The pitfalls and solutions when doing business in China”.

April 2nd, 2009 (Montréal, Canada)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was a speaker at a conference organized by Robic, a Canadian law firm on “Commercial vehicles for doing business in China”.

November 18th, 2008 (Guangzhou, China)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was a speaker at a breakfast talk organized by the Women in Business. The discussion focused on how professional women need to do careful self marketing by looking for board directorships or other opportunities within associations. For more information, please click here.
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October 29th-30th, 2008 (Shanghai, China)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was a speaker at a conference organized by the Asia Business Forum (China Law Group) on “M&A in China with a focus on energy projects”.

June 11th, 2008 (Montréal, Canada)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was a speaker at a conference organized by the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montréal on “What are the practical ways to deal with trademarks and patents infringements in China”.

June 10th, 2008 (Québec, Canada)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was a speaker at a conference organized by Ogilvy Renault for their clients on “Doing business in China”.

September 21st, 2007 (Québec, Canada)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was a speaker at a conference organized by Ogilvy Renault for their clients on “Doing business in China”.

September 20th, 2007 (Ottawa, Canada)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was a speaker at a conference organized by the Business Development Bank of Canada to their clients on “Are we ready to do business in China?”

September 19th, 2007 (Montréal, Canada)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was a speaker at a conference organized by the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montréal on “The success stories in China”.

September 18th, 2007 (Toronto, Canada)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was a speaker at a conference organized by the Business Development Bank of Canada to their clients on “Are we ready to do business in China?”.

June 7th, 2007 (Montréal, Canada)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was a speaker at a conference organized by the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montréal on “What are the practical ways to deal with trademarks and patents infringements in China”.

March 1st, 2007 (Québec, Canada)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was a speaker at a conference organized by the Business Development Bank of Canada to their clients on “How to be profitable in China?”.

February 28th, 2007 (Montréal, Canada)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was a speaker at a conference organized by the National Bank of Canada and Standard Chartered New York on “Which corporate structure to adopt in China?”.

December 14th, 2006 (Québec, Canada)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was a speaker at a conference organized by the Business Development Bank of Canada to their directors’ team on “How to be successful in China?”.

November 15th, 2006 (Québec, Canada)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was a speaker at a conference organized by the Team of Subordinated Finance Directors of the Business Development Bank of Canada on “Practical ways to conduct business in China?”.

December 6th, 2005 (Montréal, Canada)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was a speaker at a conference on “Pitfalls to avoid when doing business in China” organized by Fonds de solidarité.