Networking

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.