Networking

Canada China Business Council, Navigating Intellectual Property in China, Montreal, May 21st, 2019

Caroline Berube, Managing Partner of HJM Asia Law, together with Jean-François Lépine, Director of Quebec Representation in China, participated as a panellist on the session “Navigating Intellectual Property in China”  they explained, the different aspects of IP in China, restrictions, rights and pitfalls to avoid when dealing with trademarks, patents, copyrights in China from a corporate perspective. You can find more information about the event on the following link:

https://ccbc.com/event/210519_montreal/?instance_id=372

Inter-Pacific Bar Association (“IPBA”) Annual Meeting and Conference in Singapore, April 25th to 27th, 2019

Caroline Berube, Managing Partner of HJM Asia Law and Secretary General of IPBA, had a wonderful conference having  the Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong as key note speaker at the Plenary Session and the Chief Justice of Singapore Sundaresh Menon also gave a speech at the Gala Dinner and Caroline was lucky enough to sit at the same table!

 

Caroline, appointed as Secretary General of the IPBA from April 2017 to April 2019, handed over the role of Secretary General to Michael Burian on April 27th at the IPBA AGM. You can find more information about the conference and organisation on the following link: https://ipba2019.org/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terry Fox Run, Singapore March 31st, 2019

HJM Asia Law Singapore office was pleased to support the Terry Fox Run on March 31st in Singapore. Each year, many people in Singapore honor Terry’s legacy by supporting his noble cause of raising funds for cancer research by joining the Terry Fox Run Singapore – an inclusive fun run event that brings all supporters of this cause together to raise funds for cancer research conducted in Singapore. HJM team in Singapore participated in the annual Terry Fox Run. It is an annual tradition for HJM’s staff to participate in the run. You can find more information about Terry Fox Singapore https://www.terryfoxrunsg.com/

 

 

Caroline Berube, Canadian based in Asia, author of the book “Doing Business in China” and Managing Partner of HJM Asia Law was pleased to support Commonwealth Day 2019. The event was held at the historical colonial Eden Hall, British High Commissioner’s Residence in Singapore. Other major supporters included Prudential UK and Dyson. The evening was well attended by over 300 guests and officials from Singapore and other Commonwealth countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Americas, the Pacific and Europe.

HJM Asia Law Women Luncheon 2019, Singapore, March 22nd, 2019

“International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8th every year. … After women gained suffrage in Soviet Russia in 1917, March 8th became a national holiday there. The day was then predominantly celebrated by the socialist movement and communist countries until it was adopted in 1975 by the United Nations!” HJM Asia Law proudly pursued the tradition and hosted its annual women’s lunch on March 22nd, 2019. This year, HJM invited a group of more than 35 professional women coming from 25 different countries and with various backgrounds and expertise. We celebrated women leadership and business successes of this amazing group! This was another great network opportunity and forum to share each other’s accomplishments and achievements. 

Annual Canada Night at the Races 2019 in Singapore, February 22nd, 2019

Caroline Berube, Managing Partner of HJM Asia Law, hosted 20 guests at the annual Canada Night at the Races at the end of February 2019. HJM Asia Law had its own HJM Asia Cup! Canada Night at the Races is an event organised by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore and held at the Singapore Turf Club annually. Canada Night at the Races is one of the biggest Canadian events in Singapore and once again, it was a huge success with about 250 Canadian, local and expat attendees.

Canadian Alumni Singapore, #Plastikophobia: Driving Environment & Social Impact Conversations to Action, Singapore, March 9th, 2019

HJM Asia Law is proud to be one of the supporting partners of the #Plastikophobia: Driving Environment & Social Impact Conversations to Action”, featuring Benjamin Von Wong,  a McGill graduate, is an event organized by the Canadian Alumni Singapore. Benjamin Von Wong has been making waves around the world with his epic photography, hyper-realistic art style and innovative concepts, specifically designed to go viral and drive conversations. Ben will be launching #PLASTIKOPHOBIA, his first exhibition in Singapore to mark World Wildlife Day, and raise awareness of the scale and severity of the problem of plastics in our oceans, and inspire visitors to take action to combat this threat to our planet. You can find more information about the event on the following link: https://www.canalumsg.com/events-1/plastikophobia-driving-environment-social-impact-conversations-to-action

Canadian Alumni Singapore, Chinese New Year Reunion Dinner, Singapore, February 11th, 2019

Caroline Berube, Managing Partner of HJM Asia Law, and author of the book “Doing Business in China” has agreed to be one of the main sponsors of the Chinese New Year Reunion Dinner, organized by the Canadian Alumni Singapore. The Canadian Alumni Singapore (CA-S) was formed by a volunteer group of Colombo Plan scholars in 1979. It is managed by an elected Executive Committee with guidance from a Board of Advisors. The High Commissioner of Canada to Singapore was invited to serve as Vice-Chair in the founding Board of Advisors, a tradition which continues today.

Reception with the Prime Minister of Canada in Singapore, November 13th, 2018

Caroline Berube, Managing Partner of HJM Asia Law, was privileged to attend a reception hosted by Her Excellency Lynn McDonald, High Commissioner of Canada in Singapore, at her official residence, on the occasion of the visit to Singapore by The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada. Caroline is seen here presenting the Prime Minister with a copy of her new book “Guide pratique pour faire des affaires en Chine” (published by Lexis Nexis in English too and titled “Doing Business in China”).

Young Global Leaders collaborate on world energy challenges

New energy challenges? Caroline Berube attended the Young Global Leaders at Princeton University and was one of the 30 participants together with Sofana Dahlan, another YGL from Saudi Arabia. Please click the link to read about Sofana’s proposal using a traditional solution from her home in Saudi Arabia
https://www.princeton.edu/news/2018/08/02/young-global-leaders-collaborate-world-energy-challenges

Africa Singapore Business Forum 2018, August 28th and August 29th, 2018

Caroline Berube, Managing Partner of HJM Asia Law, attended Africa Singapore Business Forum 2018, organized by Enterprise Singapore. The Africa Singapore Business Forum (ASBF) is the premier platform for business exchange and fostering trade between Africa and Asia. The forum exposed the critical issues and identify opportunities in key sectors, including real estate, manufacturing, digital technology, oil and gas, and financing. There were more than 500 business leaders from Africa and Singapore. More details about the program: https://gems.gevme.com/africa-singapore-business-forum-asbf-2018

Canadian Alumni Singapore Chinese New Year Dinner 2018, Singapore, January 31st, 2018

Caroline Berube, Managing Partner and Kelly Vouvoussiras, Partner of HJM Asia Law, hosted a McGill Alumni Table at the Canadian Alumni Singapore (CAS) Chinese New Year dinner held at The Glass House at the Fort Canning Hotel. The event was a huge success and brought Canadian Alumni and clients based in Singapore to celebrate the start of the Year of the Dog!

 

One Belt, One Road: What is happening – Inter-Pacific Bar Association (“IPBA”) Regional Conference, London, November 13th, 2017.

The IPBA held a full day conference in London after its mid-year council meeting in London at CMS London office. Caroline Bérubé, the managing partner of HJM Asia Law and also Secretary General of the IPBA, participated as speaker on the panel called “Opportunities ahead? Anticipating challenges for infrastructure projects on the Belt and Road Initiative”. You can view more information on the conference here:

https://ipba.org/media/fck/files/2017/IPBA%20Mid-Year%20Regional%20Conference%202017%20REV.pdf

Singapore-China Trade & Investment Forum, Singapore, 11th to 13th November, 2017

Michelle Ye, the compliance associate of HJM Asia Law, attended the  “Singapore-China Trade & Investment Forum” organized by the Singapore Business Federation and China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) in Singapore. Spearheaded by the Singapore Business Federation (SBF), the Belt and Road Initiative (“BRI”) Connect Platform consisted of a series of business matching and networking events. Michelle represented HJM amongst approximately 80 top business leaders from various industries across China, including logistics & transportation, finance, ICT, hospitality and tourism.

International Bar Association, Asia Pacific Mergers and Acquisitions Conference, Hong Kong, 2nd to 3rd November, 2017

Caroline Bérubé, the managing partner of HJM Asia Law and Co-Chair of the IBA Asia Pacific Regional Forum, moderated the session, “Key lessons in post-merger integration”, where panellists including General Counsel and private practice lawyers with a wealth of experience in Asia shared their transactional experience and advice on post-merger integration. https://www.int-bar.org/Conferences/conf831/binary/Hong%20Kong%20M&A%202017%20programme.pdf

International Association of Accountants, Auditors and Tax Consultants, Annual General Meeting, Singapore, 12th to 14th October, 2017

HJM Asia Law, as a member of IBLC and its alliance with IECnet since 2015, was represented by Francisco Colomer Baldo from HJM Asia Law Singapore office. Francisco attended the IECnet Annual General Meeting in Singapore. It was a great opportunity to meet other international lawyers, accountants and tax advisors.

International Bar Association Annual Conference, the legal profession’s largest international event, Sydney, Australia, 8th to 13th October, 2017

Caroline Bérubé, the managing partner of HJM Asia Law and Co-Chair of IBA Asia Pacific Regional Forum, participated as speaker in the session, “Is Europe ready for increased levels of Chinese investment?” where she examined investment considerations from a Chinese perspective. You can find more information about the event on the following link:

https://www.ibanet.org/Conferences/Sydney2017.aspx

Ms. Bérubé, also participated as a speaker on the roundtable  “The future of trade agreements: have they been ‘Trumped’?” The roundtable discussion focused on the challenges to, and developments in: 1) the TPP, 2) Brexit, 3) NAFTA, 4) Mercosur and Latin America, 5) Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and 6) the WTO. You can view the entire interview here:

https://www.int-bar.org/Conferences/conf673/ProgrammeSearch/Results/Detail.cfm?FunctionGuid=EB6FAA93-AEC2-43AF-9EE5-6CEB321DEEBD&Search=ListSessionsByDay

 

International Business Law Consortium, Annual General Meeting, Cincinnati, 7th to 10th September, 2017

Caroline Bérubé, the managing partner of HJM Asia Law, attended the IBLC Annual General Meeting in Cincinnati.  You can find more information about the event on the following link: http://iblc.com/meeting.php?Start=2017-09-07

China 13th Five Year Plan & Foreign Investment Environment Roundtable, Beijing, August 31st, 2017

Michelle Ye, the compliance associate of HJM Asia Law China office, attended the “China 13th Five Year Plan & Foreign Investment Environment Roundtable” organized by Global Intelligence Communications in Beijing, China. The roundtable talked about the latest legislative and policy development of 13th Five Year Plan, investment models and approached in the new foreign investment landscape in China.

HJM Asia Law Women Luncheon 2017, Singapore, May 30th, 2017

HJM Asia Law proudly pursued the tradition and hosted its annual women’s lunch on May 30th, 2017.  This year, HJM invited a group of more than forty (40) women with various backgrounds and expertise to this event, which celebrates women leadership and business successes.  This was another great network opportunity and forum to share each other’s accomplishments and achievements.  HJM’s team is already planning the 2018 edition!

Canadian Alumni Singapore Inter-University Annual Bowling Championship, Singapore, May 13th, 2017

This year, HJM Asia Law’s team participated to the Canadian Alumni Singapore Inter-University Bowling Championship, which took place at SuperBowl, SAFRA Toa Payoh.  Despite not being crowned champions, our team had a lot of fun and will come back stronger next year!

McGill MBA International Study Trip, Singapore, April 18th to 28th, 2017

On the occasion of McGill University, Desautels Faculty of Management, MBA International Study Trip 2017 to Singapore, Caroline Berube was a speaker on the topic “The Ins and Outs of Doing Business in Singapore and South-East Asia – a Legal Insider’s Perspective”, which session took place on April 23rd, 2017.  Caroline also attended the networking reception organized by the High Commission of Canada to Singapore, to meet with MBA students, on April 26th, 2017.  As President of the McGill alumni, it is always with great pleasure that Caroline participates in events involving McGill students.

World Economic Forum Young Global Leaders: Leading for Transformation, December 4th to December 7th , 2016 (South Africa)

Caroline, together with 30 Young Global Leaders (YGLs) from around the world met in Johannesburg for a special education module organised by the WITS Business School (WBS). Under the theme ‘Leading for Transformation’, the module introduced 30 dynamic YGLs to the concept of leadership in the African political and economic context.  It also aims to offer YGLs an intense, immersive personal development experience with regard to African societal and leadership opportunities, and practical networks for developing links between African and Rest-of-World leadership projects.

The young leaders began their tour with a visit to the Cradle of Humankind followed by a welcome dinner hosted by Wits Vice-chancellor Professor Adam Habib at his official residence, Savernake. The group also visited Johannesburg’s Maboneng District, the Origins Centre and the Tshimologong Innovation Hub at WITS University, and the Kliptown Youth Programme (KYP).  The full programme of the event can be viewed here.

Annual HJM Women’s Lunch, May 2016

Every year HJM Asia Law organizes the Annual HJM Women’s Lunch to recognize the women leaders in the community and celebrate the successful and ambitious women around us. This was another huge success with women from various backgrounds and industries getting together to connect, form valuable relationships and of course, celebrate their achievements. HJM Asia Law and Caroline love being part of a huge women’s network and share each other’s accomplishments.

March 16th, 2011 (Singapore)

HJM Asia invited a group of twenty-five (25) leading women in Singapore to a luncheon at the Tower Club for the occasion of the Women Day (which was on March 8th, 2011). This luncheon was a good occasion for the group to exchange about business, finance and challenges.

February 25th, 2011 (Singapore)

HJM Asia was one of the sponsors of a most anticipated and awaiting event, the Canada Night at the Races 2011 hosted by the Five Pillars of Canada in Singapore (the High Commission of Canada, the Canadian Alumni, the Canadian International School, the Canadian Association and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce) to meet, mingle and make new contacts and friends while taking a gamble and having fun!.

March 29th, 2010 (Singapore)

HJM Asia invited fifteen (15) leading women in Singapore to a luncheon at the Tower Club for the occasion of the Women Day (which was on March 8th, 2010). This luncheon was a good opportunity for the group to exchange about business, finance and challenges.