Seminars

The International Bar Association held its 3rd Annual “Investing in Africa” Conference in Paris, France on June 22nd to 23rd, 2017.

Convinced that the next big wave is Asia in Africa, HJM managing partner, Caroline Berube, spoke at the session : “Opportunities and Challenges for Investors and how advisors can assist” sharing her experience about Chinese, Singaporean and other Asian investors doing business in Africa.
The panel was composed of investors and advisors offering insight on best advices for corporate clients seeking opportunities on the African continent emphasizing also on the diversity of the continent on which Caroline agreed given her knowledge of the Asia Pacific region and its diverse cultural and economic diversity similar to Africa. Panellists were very diversified, knowledgeable on the topic as well as international coming from China, the USA, South Africa, Switzerland and Belgium.

You can view the conference programme here
https://www.int-bar.org/Conferences/conf792/binary/Paris%20Investing%20in%20Africa%202017%20programme.pdf

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

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

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

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

“Risks Related to Commercial Contracts in Asia” seminar, YULEX, June 22nd, 2016 (Montreal)

HJM Asia Law partnered with Yulex Attorneys in the Montreal, both Interlegal members, an international legal association, to bring the “Risks related to commercial contracts in Asia” seminar to their contacts and clients. Caroline focused on topics such as getting paid by your clients in Asia, dispute resolution and cultural differences. The event was a great success with the legal community in Montreal and we look forward to organizing more events with Yulex in the near future.

Doing Business in Asia Seminar, hosted by BakerHostetler, The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) and the Washington, D.C. Chinese Legal Association (WCLA), May 17th, 2016 (Washington, D.C.)

BakerHostetler hosted a luncheon presentation with Caroline Berube on Doing Business in Asia during her latest visit to Washington. In addition to addressing commercial and intellectual property risks for foreign investors in China and Singapore, Caroline also shared her personal story as a female pioneer in the Asian professional market. The event was a huge success with the legal community in DC and we look forward to organizing more events with BakerHostetler  in the near future. You can view the event invitation here: Doing Business in Asia, May 17th, 2016

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

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

Temple University, Investors Beware! – Pitfalls in Commercial Contracts in Asia: Focus on China and Singapore, February 22nd, 2016 (Tokyo)

Caroline Berube was a guest speaker at the seminar organized by the Temple University Japan Campus. The seminar was titled “Investors Beware! – Pitfalls in Commercial Contracts in Asia: Focus on China and Singapore” and covered topics such as 1. Key terms in sale and purchase agreements, distribution agreements and joint ventures; 2. Validity and meaning of MOU, Letter of Intent and NDA: their consequences; 3. How to find the right International sales agents/ distributors and tools to assess your partner; 4. How to get paid by your clients overseas?; and 5. Suing in the US or overseas: the challenges, costs and timeframe. It was Caroline’s first time working with Temple University and she looks forward to future joint events together.

AIJA & UIA joined “Under African Skies – Investment, Financing and Natural Resources in Africa and beyond” Seminar, February 11-13th, 2016 (Cape Town)

The AIJA/UIA Under African Skies Seminar taking place in Cape Town, South Africa was the first seminar organized in this thriving country by both organizations. Caroline was participating in the employment law panel titled “Employment issues for businesses in natural resources and emerging markets.” And she covered the pitfalls of employment in China, an emerging market.  The panel represents speakers from Africa, Asia, China and Europe and covered topics such as common employment issues, contract formation, employment relationship, termination and redundancy issues and employment disputes. You can view the complete programme here: AIJA-UIA Under African Skies Seminar

“Doing Business in Asia” seminar organized by the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, January 12th, 2016 (Chicago)

Women’s Bar Association of Illinois organized the “Doing Business in Asia” seminar which was moderated by Caroline Berube. Other guest speakers included lawyers and General Counsel from Chicago, China and Japan.  Topics such as IP risks associated with outsourcing to Asia, pros and cons of holding assets in Asia, defending US lawsuits from overseas and a comparison of the dispute resolution systems and employment law restrictions in Asia were discussed. The event was a huge success and Caroline looks forward to working with the Women’s Bar Association again in the near future. You can view further event information here: http://wbaillinois.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/WBAI_PresPrg_BusAsia_w_o-1.jpg

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Kane County Bar Association Commercial Law Seminar, December 2nd, 2015 (Geneva, IL)

Caroline was a speaker at the KCBA’s Commercial Law seminar which took place in Geneva, Illinois. She was a speaker on the topic of “Investors Beware! – Pitfalls in Commercial/UCC Contracts and IP Risks in China and Asia in General”. Caroline has extensive experience with cross-border contracts in Asia and shared her knowledge on China and South East Asia in particular. Topics covered inlcuded assessing distributors and manufacturers, key clauses in contracts, getting paid by Asian clients, protecting IP in Asia and dispute resolution.

You can view the complete seminar information here: KCBA Commercial Law Seminar 2015

“Professionalism and Ethics: Considerations for the Actuarial Expert Witness”, Singapore Actuarial Society Practising Certificate Seminar, November 23rd, 2015 (Singapore)

Caroline Berube presented at the Singapore Actuarial Society (SAS) Seminar on “Professionalism and Ethics: Considerations for the Actuarial Expert Witness”. This is Caroline’s third time speaking for the growing organization. Caroline covered topics such as sources of professional and ethical obligation and duties, being an actuarial expert witness – can you and should you, direct testimony issues, cross-examination issues, and discovery of error among others. You can view more information about SAS on their website: http://www.actuaries.org.sg/

You can view the complete seminar information here: http://www.actuaries.org.sg/files/events/PCS%202015-11-23/PractisingCertificateSeminar23Nov2015.pdf

Evolving IP Rights and Protections in China and Singapore Seminar, Chicagoland, October 27th, 2015 (Chicago)

On October 27th 2015, Caroline Berube discussed the implications of changing intellectual property rights and protections in China and Singapore on the business activities in Asia. The talk was convened at the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce in Chicago with Caroline as the keynote speaker. The talk touched on topics such as Trademarks, Contracts, Industrial Designs and the Particularities of Intellectual Property in China with a particular emphasis on Singapore and China.  During the talk, Caroline Berube, drew from her wealth of knowledge to discuss the particularities of the judicial systems in China and Singapore – thereby providing an in-depth understanding of the topics at hand.

You can find more information on this talk here: Property rights and protections in China and Singapore – Flyer

Doing Business in China, TeekensKarstens Advocaten Notarissen, Sept 16th, 2015 (Amsterdam)

HJM Asia Law partnered with TeekensKarstens Advocaten Notarissen in the Netherlands to bring the “Doing Business in China” seminar to their contacts and clients. Both of the firms are members of the Law Europe International network. Caroline focused on topics such as HR and Employment, Pitfalls in Cross-Border Contracts, Disputes, IP, Comparison between a Representative Office Setup and the Wholly-Owned Foreign Enterprise, and Cultural Differences When Negotiating a Contract in Asia.

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“Firing the Right Way: the Reality, the Rights and Obligations of the Employer”, SHRI, July 1st, 2015 (Singapore)

The Singapore Human Resource Institute (SHRI) organized another seminar with Caroline on the topic of firing.

The process of firing is different in most jurisdictions and a very sensitive topic, especially with the growing presence of social media. Employers want to act in compliance with their corporate policies and local laws.

Singapore, China and Hong Kong have different laws and regulations depending on the seniority of employees and the industries. With recent changes to improve regulations and rights/obligations of employees and employers, there are many pitfalls to avoid financial costs and reputational damages for the employers.
During the seminar Caroline discussed the practice of hiring and firing in Singapore, China and Hong Kong, including topics such as: reasons for termination, consequences, procedure and differences between dismissal/resignation between local and foreign employees. In addition, attendees learned about compensation payments, the cost of labour arbitration and the neutrality of judges when disputes are escalated.

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“Practical and legal ways to get paid by Chinese clients”, Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, June 18th, 2015 (Montreal)

Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, in collaboration with Export Development Canada, organized the “Practical and legal ways to get paid by Chinese clients” seminar for its members. Caroline is very familiar with this topic as HJM is constantly contacted in regards to fraudulent contractors who are not willing to pay their business partners. Prevention is the key and Caroline discussed various steps to take before engaging with your Chinese partner. The seminar covered the following topics-

  • Enforcing your contractual rights after signing a contract with your  Chinese business partner (distributor or manufacturer);
  • Available tools to check if your future Chinese business partner is financially sound and has money to pay you;
  • Negotiate the most appropriate payment mechanisms to get paid;
  • Which key terms to include in your contracts; and
  • Arbitration options and court systems in China (timing, costs, neutrality of the judges/arbitrators).

You can view the event information here: http://www.btmm.qc.ca/en/f_it_business_china_0615/

“Professionalism and Ethics: Considerations for the Actuarial Expert Witness”, Singapore Actuarial Society Seminar, May 27th, 2015 (Singapore)

Caroline Berube presented at the Singapore Actuarial Society (SAS) Seminar on the “Professionalism and Ethics: Considerations for the Actuarial Expert Witness”. This is Caroline’s second time speaking for the growing organization. Caroline covered topics such as sources of professional and ethical obligation and duties, being an actuarial expert witness- can you and should you, direct testimony issues, cross-examination issues, and discovery of error among others. You can view more information about SAS on their website: http://www.actuaries.org.sg/

Pitfalls of International Contracts, the Chicago Bar Association, April 17th, 2015 (Chicago)

Caroline Berube was a panellist on a “Pitfalls of International Contracts” seminar organized by the Chicago Bar. The diverse range of panellists came from Asia, Europe and South America. Caroline was in charge of discussing China and Singapore and covered important topics such as challenges of structuring cross-border joint ventures, use of preliminary transaction agreements and their consequences, international sales agents/distributors, “knowing” your clients overseas, how to handle conflicts of interest and unforeseen dilemmas in international representation, conducting due diligence in cultures of relative secrecy and impact of different notions of attorney – client privilege and professional secrecy. You can view more information on the seminar here: Chicago Bar- Pitfalls of International Contacts_April17

UIA 10th Winter Seminar, February 21st-28th, 2015 (Breckenridge)

Caroline Berube was a speaker at two sessions during the UIA 10th Winter Seminar – Cross Border Partnering Corporate Structures: “To thine own self be true” and Ethical Issues Facing Partners and Participants in Cross Border Business Structures: “Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.” This is the second annual UIA winter seminar Caroline has participated in. You can view the complete seminar program here: UIA 10th Winter Seminar

Cross-Border Contracts and International Arbitration Seminar, November 14th, 2014 (Singapore)

Caroline Berube conducted a seminar on “Cross-Border Contracts and International Arbitration” in Singapore. The seminar covered topics such as: definition of cross-border contracts, legal capability of company for entering into a contract, various contract law systems, distribution, license, franchise and sales and purchase agreements, governing law of international arbitration, language clause and translation, dispute resolutions, arbitration clauses, and focused on international arbitration in China. You can view the seminar program here: Crimson Logic Seminar, Caroline Berube

CCIC Workplace Safety Seminar, November 12th, 2014 (Guangzhou)

Caroline Berube was a moderator of the “Workplace Safety Seminar” which was organized by the China Italy Chamber of Commerce  in Guangzhou. The seminar covered all the major points of interest linked to the legal system of the work safety and the standards for the safety management. The speakers focused on the basic aspects of EHS policy (Environmental Policy and OHSAS Policy), risk analysis and assessment, safety training and standards. Other speakers included Mrs. Marguarite Li, Plant Manager of Magneti Marelli Automotive Electronics (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd. and Mr. Wang Jing from the Guangzhou Administration of Work Safety. You can view the event  invitation here: Camera di Commercio Italiana in Cina – Visualizzazione evento

“How to Avoid Pitfalls in Labour Laws and Issues in China” seminar organized by the Singapore HR Institute, August 28th, 2014 (Singapore)

Singapore Human Resource Institute (SHRI) organized a seminar lead by Caroline Berube on the topic of “How to Avoid Pitfalls in Labour Laws and Issues in China.” The objective of this course was  to introduce the key terms of labour laws in China with a special focus on Guangzhou and compare them with Hong Kong labour laws. The seminar discussed avoiding pitfalls foreign investors encounter when hiring and firing staff in China. Additionally, seminar focused on employment contract conclusion and termination of employment, employee’s benefits, social contributions required, leave, working hours and some local specificities.

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AJ Park Seminar on Doing business in China, August 12th, 2014 (Sydney)

Caroline Berube was a guest speaker at the seminar organized by AJ Park Intellectual Property in Sydney, Australia. Caroline shared her direct experience of establishing and doing business in China over the last 15 years including pitfalls to avoid, employment, HR, contracts, disputes, IP, Wholly-Owned Foreign Enterprises (WOFE) and Representative Offices (RO).  You can view the seminar outline here: Sydney seminar on doing business in China – invitation

UIA- 9th Winter Seminar, February 26th, 2014 (Bruneck, Italy)

Caroline Berube recently joined the Union Internationale des Avocats’ (UIA – International Association of Lawyers)which is an international lawyers organization with over 2,000 members from more than 110 countries. You can find out more information about the association here: http://www.uianet.org/en.  The 9th Winter Seminar took place in February in Italy. Caroline participated as a speaker during the International Compliance session which took place in the morning on February 26th. You can view the event program here: 9th Winter Seminar

Agri-Food Export Group, January 28th, 2014 (Quebec)

Caroline Berube is one of the speakers at the seminar organized by the Agri-Food Export Group Québec–Canada, the largest association of agri-food product exporters in Canada (http://www.groupexport.ca/en/). The workshop is titled “Doing business in China without losing one’s shirt” or “Faire des affaires en Chine sans y perdre sa chemise.” The presentation will be conducted in French and Caroline will speak about doing business in China and the Chinese Business Law. The complete list of speakers and the seminar outline can be viewed here: Chine-Invitation.

CanCham Hong Kong, January 15th, 2014 (Hong Kong)

Managing partner of HJM Asia Law, Caroline Berube, will present in Hong Kong this January on the following topic: ” Everything You Need to Know Before Sending Your Staff to Work in China”. The seminar will cover the most important aspects of working and living in China for foreigners. The session will include topics such as: type of work your staff will be doing in China; options in terms of visa/work permit/resident permit; work permit/ resident permit requirements; hiring and firing procedures; mandatory benefits; tax liability for employers and employees; fines and penalties; renting agreements; and purchasing of a property.   You can view more about the event and register here: CanCham Hong Kong

Seminar at the Association for the Development of Chemical Industry (ADICQ) – June 11th, 2013

This month, Caroline Berube, Managing Partner of HJM Asia Law, led a session on conducting business safely in China with ADICQ and discussed the importance of businesses having the right knowledge and understanding of the Chinese business and legal landscapes.  Other topics such as knowing your partners, and whether intellectual property rights are respected in China were also covered. More information is available at: http://www.adicq.qc.ca/

May 21st, 2013 (Milan, Italy)

HJM Asia & Cajola Managing Partners, Caroline Berube and Riccardo Cajola, are pleased to once again take part in the annual one-day seminar in Milan at A.N.I.E., the main Italian industry federation of both manufacturing and trading industries dealing in electric and electronic products depending on Confindustria (www.anie.it).  The seminar takes place on Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 in Milan, Italy.  This year’s theme is “How to organize a distributorship chain of electric/electronic consumer products in the Asia Pacific Rim”.  The topics addressed will include: contracts, tax, protection of IP, as well as specific profiles from various Asian countries, including China, Taiwan, Korea and Australia.

December 5th, 2012 (Hong Kong, S.A.R.)

HJM Asia Managing Partner, Caroline Berube, will be giving a talk in Hong Kong for the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.  During this seminar, Caroline will discuss the hot topic of labor law in China, hiring and firing of Chinese and foreign employees in China.  Attendees will gain a better understanding of the reality, the rights and obligations of employers. Please head to the event calendar at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong to find more information: http://www.cancham.org/asp/calendar_front.asp.

November 22nd, 2012 (Singapore)

As Canadian and other global companies grow their Asian operations, the reliance on Chineses suppliers is increasing.  Business leaders in Singapore often have responsibility for operational growth and supplier relationships in the complex Chinese business environment.  During this CanCham Breakfast Seminar, HJM Asia Managing Partner, Caroline Berube, will provide her expert insights on optimizing business outcomes with Chinese suppliers, while getting legal practical tips when preparing POs/contracts and protecting your intellectual property rights. Readers interested in attending can access more event details from the event calendar page at the Canadian Chamber of  Commerce in Singapore: http://www.cancham.org.sg/events/current.

November 22nd, 2012 (Singapore)

HJM Asia is delighted to announce its cooperation with IE Singapore in the upcoming iAdvisory Seminar for China.  Representing the legal aspects of employment, Caroline Berube will discuss the hiring and firing of foreign and local employees in China. We invite readers and interested attendees to find full event details at the following link: http://www.iesingapore.gov.sg/wps/wcm/connect/ie/My+Portal/Main/Campaigns/Campaigns+2012/iAdvisory+seminars/iAdvisory.

November 5th, 2012 (Auckland, New Zealand)

HJM Asia Managing Partner, Caroline Berube, traveled to Auckland to attend the 2012 IPBA Mid-year Council Meeting where she was engaged as a panel member in a legal education seminar to discuss “Foreign Direct Investment in New Zealand”. http://ipba.org/programs-events/mid-year-council-meeting-seminar/102/111/2012-mid-year-council-meeting-seminar.html

June 28th, 2012 (Chicago, USA)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube will discuss “10 Ways to Do Better Business in China” at a seminar hosted by the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce International Trade Centre. Caroline will share with the attendees her wealth of knowledge and experience gained from doing business in China for more than a decade.

May 7th, 2012 (Beijing, China)

Managing Partner Caroline Berube will be speaking on intellectual property in China from the Railway Industry’s perspective at the seminar “China – Fact Finding Mission, Swiss Railway Industry to China” organized by the Swiss Business Hub China. Caroline will discuss practical ways to protect IP in 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 22nd, 2012, (Montreal, Canada)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube presented the topic “Doing business in China, set up a business entity and get protected in China, legal dos and don’ts” at a conference on “China Seminar: business opportunities, strategies and development of new urban centers” hosted by the Chamber of Commerce of Montréal.

March 8th, 2012 Milan, Italy

HJM Asia Associate Brad Alexander presented the topics “Protection of Intellectual Property in China and Singapore: Trademarks and Patents” and “Distribution in China” at a seminar organized by ANIE on “Manufacturing and distribution in the global market: what business need to know about contracts, taxation and intellectual property”. http://www.anie.it/

February 21st, 2012

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube spoke on the topic “Intellectual Property in Asia” at a seminar hosted by Goudreau Gage Dubuc S.E.N.C.R.L. Caroline covered intellectual property laws in various Asian districts and discussed practical ways to protect trademarks, patents, copyrights and trade secrets.

October 18th, 2011 (Milan, Italy)

Riccardo Cajola and Caroline Berube from HJM Asia & Cajola together with John Donohue from Thorp Reed & Armstrong, LLP and Douglas Smith from Habib Al Mulla & Company will be speakers at a seminar organized by ANIE on “Manufacturing and distribution in the global market: what business need to know about contracts, taxation and intellectual property”.

July 20th, 2011 (Turin, Italy)

Riccardo Cajola and Caroline Berube from HJM Asia & Cajola were speaking at a seminar organized by the Meccatronica & Sistemi Avanzati di Produzione and the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore on corporate and tax aspects in Singapore.

June 23rd, 2011 (Chicago, United States of America)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube, in association with Michelle J. Rozovics, partner at Rozovics Law Firm, spoke at a seminar organized by Dobbe Marketing & PR. Caroline touched on how to protect commercial and legal interests in China and Singapore.

December 6th, 2010 (Singapore)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was speaking at a seminar organized by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore on “Singapore: a legal and tax platform for business in China and Vietnam”.

July 14th, 2010 (Singapore)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was a speaker at the iAdvisory Seminar Series: Doing Business in China, A special focus on West China – Chengdu, Chongqing and Xi’an. Caroline was speaking about “How to safeguard your intellectual property rights?”. For more information, please click here.

June 10th – June 13th, 2010 (Salzburg, Austria)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was speaking at a seminar organized by the Center for International Legal Studies (CILS), on “Arbitration in Asia: a cultural approach of this legal way of solving conflict in China and in Singapore”.

March 17th, 2010 (Chicago, United States of America)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube, in association with Michelle J. Rozovics, partner from Rozovics Law Firm, spoke at a seminar organized by the International Trade Association of Greater Chicago. The topic was “Maximize your profits and minimize your risks in China by understanding your sourcing contracts”.

March 17th, 2010 (Chicago, United States of America)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was a speaker at a seminar organized by the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce. The seminar was held in Chicago, at the Chamber’s office. The topic of the seminar was “How to protect your interests in doing business in China” and “Do you need to set up a company structure to protect your interests in China? 4 ways to do business in China and the pitfalls to avoid”.

March 9th and 10th, 2010 (Sherbrooke, Drummondville and Shawinigan, Canada)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube and Jade & Co. General Manager Maxime Berube were the key speakers at a seminar organized by Carrefour Quebec International. The topics were “Various strategies to improve your supply chain in Asia” and on the legal side “How to protect you business and avoid pitfalls when doing business in China?”.

January 29th, 2010 (Singapore)

HJM Asia & Cajola Partners Caroline Berube and Riccardo Cajola were the speakers at a seminar organized by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore. The seminar was held at the ESSEC Campus. The topic was “Rules and statutory regulations: products labeling made in Singapore, China and Italy”.

January 27th, 2010 (Guangzhou, China)

HJM Asia & Cajola Partners Caroline Berube and Riccardo Cajola were the speakers at a seminar organized by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Guangzhou on “How can you benefit of the stimulus package, tax rebate and subsidies put in place by the Chinese authorities?”

June 11th, 2009 (Shenzhen, China)

HJM Asia & Cajola Partner Caroline Berube was a speaker at a seminar on “The new procedures for working permit application in Shenzhen” organized by the China-Italy Chamber of Commerce.

October 22nd, 2008 (Sherbrooke, Canada)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was one of the speaker at a seminar organized by the Investissement Québec on Chinese market.

March 13th, 2008 (Guangzhou, China)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was co-speaking with her colleague Patrick Pu at a seminar “New labour law in China – practical impact” organized by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Guangzhou. Picture 12

November 14th, 2006 (Montréal, Canada)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was a speaker at a seminar organized by the Financial Women’s Association of Québec on “How to do business in Asia?”.

August 30th, 2006 (Québec, Canada)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was a speaker at a seminar for business people on “How to succeed in China” organized by the Centre of International Studies, University of Montréal.

August 25th, 2006 (Montréal, Canada)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was a speaker at a seminar organized by QiaoLinxInc and University of Montréal on “Doing business in China”.

August 23rd, 2006 (Montréal, Canada)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was a speaker at a seminar on “How to do business in China?” organized by Lagacé Legault LLI.

December 1st, 2005 (Montréal, Canada)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was a speaker at a seminar on “Doing business in practice” organized by the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montréal (www.ccmm.qc.ca).

November 1st, 2005 (St-Georges de Beauce, Canada)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was a speaker at a seminar on “Doing Business in China” organized by the Commission de Developpement Economique de la Beauce.

September 1st, 2005 (Guangzhou, China)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was a speaker at a seminar on “A practical guide for doing business in China” organized by the Québec Trade Mission led by the Prime Minister of Québec Jean Charest.

September 1st, 2005 (Beijing, China)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was a speaker at a seminar on “Doing business in China” organized by the Québec Trade Mission led by the Prime Minister of Québec Jean Charest.

May 1st, 2005 (Québec, Canada)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was a speaker at a seminar on “Doing business in China” organized by the Association de la recherché industrielle du Québec.

May 1st, 2005 (Montréal, Canada)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was a speaker at a seminar on “How to set up a WOFE or a joint-venture in China: case study of two Canadian companies” organized by the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montréal.

April 25th – 26th, 2005 (Toronto, Canada)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was one of the speakers in a seminar on “Business in China” organized by the Canadian Institute. The topic was “Finding your way through the government agencies: what you need to know now”.

March 1st, 2005 (Trois-Riviéres, Canada)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was a speaker at a seminar on “Doing business in China” organized by the Business Development Bank of Canada and the National Bank of Canada.

September 1st, 2004 (Beijing, China)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was a speaker at a seminar on “Qualified foreign institutional investors” organized by the Québec government and Caisse de dépôt.

April 1st, 2004 (Guangzhou, China)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was a speaker at a seminar on the “Legal pitfalls when doing business in China” organized by the Canadian Consulate.