Webinars

IBA Legal Business Development Global Virtual Summit – “The Magic of Collaboration in Law Firms” on September 3rd, 2020

Caroline Berube, Managing Partner of HJM Asia Law, was delighted to talk and share her Asian experience about the importance of collaboration among law firms to succeed together. Organised by the International Bar Association (IBA), the Legal Business Development (LBD) Global Virtual Summit ran on September 2nd and 3rd, 2020. Caroline thanks Itzik Amiel (Founder & CEO, THE SWITCH, Vice-Chair of the Law Firm Management Committee, Business Development & Marketing subcommittee, IBA) for inviting her to speak at the summit. As legal experts become more and more specialised, we do need a wider set of professionals to work together to meet clients’ needs. Caroline’s ‘take-away’ for all: Building a strong network is important, so start every day, step-by-step, consistently, to connect with competent and reliable people. Collaboration is here to stay! Click to watch: https://summit.legalbusinessdevelopment.online/talks/the-magic-of-collaboration-in-law-firms/?ah=4qLSFd0G#

 

 

EEXPO.SG – Made in Africa, virtual conference on August 26th, 2020

Caroline Berube, Managing Partner of HJM Asia Law with an Asia Africa desk,  truly believes in Africa Asia business and she attended the “Made in AFRICA” virtual conference which brought together six African countries, represented by respective embassies and high commissions in Singapore: Angola, Egypt, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa and Zimbabwe.  The conference was organised by Olam International, supported by Enterprise Singapore and Singapore Business Federation, and hosted by Sun Media Pte. Ltd.  Notable speeches are from H.E. Mohamed Ahmed Fathi Abulkheir (Ambassador of Egypt), H.E. Jean de Dieu Uwihanganye (High Commissioner of Rwanda) and H.E. Modise Casalis Mokitlane (High Commissioner of South Africa). Caroline thanks Nigel Ritson (also board member with Caroline of the South African Chamber of Commerce  www.sacham.sg ) for the invitation. Please click here (https://www.facebook.com/eexposg/posts/654407498522773) for a recording of the event.

 

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Investigating Misconduct in Foreign Jurisdictions – Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Asia Pacific (APAC) webinar on August 26th, 2020

Caroline Berube, Managing Partner of HJM Asia Law is back as a presenter for this topic today, this time targeted for APAC audience, at a webinar organised by the International Legal Affairs Network (ILAN) of the ACC and sponsored by the International Society of Primerus Law Firms.  Together with her fellow panellists, Edward F. Borden, Jr. (Practice Group Leader at Earp Cohn PC) and Dominic Wai (Partner at ONC Lawyers, HK), Caroline discussed fact patterns for the USA, China and Singapore, including local laws, cultural challenges, issues covering confidentiality and disclosure, evidence preservation and forensics, employment law and logistics. Caroline thanks Chris Dawe (Vice President of Services and Associate General Counsel, Primerus) for his kind coordination.

 

YGL Annual Summit 2020, The Forum of Young Global Leaders (an initiative of the World Economic Forum): The Great Reset, August 17th to August 20th, 2020

Caroline Berube, Managing Partner of HJM Asia Law was among 700 YGLs from nearly 100 countries to participate in the inaugural digital Annual Summit The Summit created the realisation that Young Global Leaders have the power to rebuild the post-Covid-19 new reality and reshape humanity. The Summit’s daily theme over the four days was: Inspire, Ideate, Connect and Empower. Caroline took part in the Action Labs, Community Moments and Interactive Plenaries. She listened to speakers, including Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, United Nations Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed and Nobel Prize Winner YGL Michael Kremer at the opening plenary. Caroline believes that no matter where we are, together, we can make a difference!  Click www.younggloballeaders.org to know more about YGL.

 

Investigating Misconduct in Foreign Jurisdictions – Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) webinar on August 13th, 2020

Caroline Berube, Managing Partner of HJM Asia Law was a presenter at a webinar organised by the International Legal Affairs Network (ILAN) of the ACC and sponsored by the International Society of Primerus Law Firms on August 13th! Together with her fellow panellist, Edward F. Borden, Jr. (Practice Group Leader at Earp Cohn PC), Caroline and Edward discussed fact patterns for the USA, China and Singapore, including local laws, cultural challenges, issues covering confidentiality and disclosure, evidence preservation and forensics, employment law and logistics. Caroline thanks Kellie Zachman (Member Services Coordinator, Primerus) and Chad Sluss (Senior Vice President of Services, Primerus) for their kind coordination.

 

 

Dobson Cup (Powered by National Bank) – McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship – Innovation Driven Enterprise Track Finals –July 30th, 2020

Caroline Berube, Managing Partner of HJM Asia Law was delighted to have listened to 8 amazing dynamic groups of young entrepreneurs about their innovation driven companies, together with 7 other judges having various PE, tech, finance, legal experience. Congrats to all founders… Please check the website of their companies: AIM Colours (https://aimcolours.com/), GreenKeepers, Hydrolux (http://hydrolux.ca), LockBox, Neophyto Foods (https://www.neophytofoods.com), Off The Grid (https://getoffthegrid.ca),  RailVision Analytics (https://railvision.ca) and TRAQC (https://traqc.systems). Caroline wishes to thank Marie-Josee Lamothe, Academic Director for the McGill Dobson Centre (https://www.mcgill.ca/dobson/) and her team (Melanie Lane, Michaela Deneva & Gabrielle Pochiet) to have involved Caroline in this great event. It is totally in line with Caroline’s value as an entrepreneur herself over various businesses in the last 20 years and her entrepreneurship foundation dedicated to entrepreneurs between 16 and 25 years old, YoungE3 (www.younge3.com)!

 

To Trace or Not to Trace?: Compliance in the Era of COVID-19 and Remote Surveillance – Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) webinar on July 9th, 2020

Caroline Berube, Managing Partner of HJM Asia Law was a panellist on the webinar organised by the International Legal Affairs Network (ILAN) of the ACC and sponsored by the International Society of Primerus Law Firms on July 9th, 2020! An eye-opener interactive session for Caroline and fellow panellists, moderator Kenneth Rashbaum (Barton LLP, New York), Lucy Han (Carroll & O’Dea, Australia) and Dominic Wai (ONC Lawyers, Hong Kong)! Topics discussed: legal perspectives to data privacy enforcement in the context of contact tracking apps and remote access surveillance apps, in today’s rapidly changing environment with the pandemic. Caroline’s focus was on China and Singapore where compliance and surveillance measures are stringent to protect the public interest.

 

“Pandemics and Force Majeure – the necessary contractual elements and how to effectively rely upon them or secure relieve in manufacture and supply obligations” – Webinar organised by the International Bar Association (IBA) China Working Group (“CWG”) and International Commerce and Distribution Committee (“ICD”), May 21st, 2020

Caroline Berube, Managing Partner of HJM Asia Law, was thrilled to be the moderator of a successful first webinar organised by the IBA China Working Group (CWG)! Speakers on the panel were brilliant and insightful: Christopher Blake (Hahn Loeser & Parks, Cleveland, Co-Chair, IBA International Commerce and Distribution Committee), Hui (Harrison) Jia (DeHeng Law Offices, Beijing), David Liu (Duan & Duan, Shanghai) and Dirk Schwenn (Schomerus & Partner, Hamburg, Senior Vice Chair, IBA International Commerce and Distribution Committee). Caroline and the speakers discussed whether supply agreement and distribution agreements remain valid during the pandemic crisis and tips to re-negotiate with your Asian suppliers key terms, just to name a few. The webinar had over 700 registrants and a huge turnout attendees from all over the world!  Special thanks to Maria Chew (Conference & Marketing Administrator Asia Office, IBA), and Dominic Hui (Ribeiro & Hui, Shanghai) from the IBA CWG and George Ribeiro (Ribeiro & Hui, Hong Kong), Co-Chair of the IBA International Commerce and Distribution Committee) for their help.  For a recording of the webinar, click https://www.ibanet.org/Pandemics-and-force-majeure.aspx

 

Law firm management and ethical considerations – International Bar Association (IBA) webinar, May 12th, 2020

Caroline Berube, Managing Partner of HJM Asia Law, was happy to be on a IBA webinar panel on Tuesday, moderated by Riccardo Cajola (Cajola & Associati, Italy) with fellow speakers: Tracey Calvert (Oakalls Consultancy, UK), Martin Kovnats (Aird & Berlis, Canada) and Abe Schear (Arnall Golden & Gregory, USA).  Caroline and her fellow speakers discussed issues surrounding ethics and their impact on the management of a law firm. The panel shared with the audience some thoughts on how law firms can best approach its management to ensure compliance with ethical rules and regulatory standards in a global environment. In case you missed the webinar, you can watch it here: https://vimeo.com/417639863

 

“Doing Business in China” – Chicago Bar Association webcast, May 8th, 2020

Caroline Berube, Managing Partner of HJM Asia Law, had a wonderful time speaking on the CBA webcast and wishes to thank John Sciaccotta (Aronberg Goldgehn), Angie Cruz (Manager of Office Services & Events Coordinator, CBA), and Ricardo Isla (Technical manager, CBA). This CLE topic covered pitfalls to avoid when doing business in China in protecting IPs and negotiating contracts emphasizing on practical aspects to optimize the protection of U.S. investors’ interests in China.  Caroline opened her presentation with ‘Intellectual property in China’, followed by ‘How to assess a distributor or manufacturer?’ and ‘Entering into a contract with a Chinese party’, all very relevant to today’s considerations for doing business in China, coupled with real case studies! More information at this link: https://www.chicagobar.org/ChicagoBar/CBA/Events/cba_Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=C15320W

 

Business Immigration: Work permit for Foreign Talents to/from Asia and the USA/Canada: Association of Corporate Counsel/Primerus held on March 12th, 2020 (Webinar)

Caroline Berube, Managing Partner and Katina Hunter-Sutcliffe, Senior Associate, were speaker on the quick hit program of the Association of Corporate Counsel International Legal Affairs Network (ACC ILAN), sponsored by The International Society of Primerus Law Firms, which was held via a webinar on March 12th, 2020. Joined by Mr. Felix Tin (Consultant at ONC Lawyers), Ms. Katina Hunter Sutcliffe (Senior Associate at HJM Asia Law & Co), Ms. Yee Mei Chow (Associate at Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers), Caroline and fellow presenters shared important issues regarding hiring foreign talents in Singapore, China, Hong Kong, US/Canada, and Australia, respectively. Katina covered work permits options for Asian talent going to the USA and Canada for training at the headquarter of their employers and Caroline covered work permits required when sending foreign talent to China and Singapore. Special thanks to Kelsey Amick from Primerus for coordinating the presentations.

 

Association of Corporate Counsel (“ACC”) “APAC: Cross Border Contracts and Potential Pitfalls for Companies” webinar sponsored by Primerus, August 8th, 2019

Caroline Berube, Managing Partner of HJM Asia Law, was moderating and one of three panellists during a webinar on “APAC: Cross Border Contracts and Potential Pitfalls for Companies” organized by the Association of Corporate Counsel in the USA and sponsored by Primerus. Ako Williams from Ushio America, Jade Tyrrell from Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers and Caroline Berube focussed on the Chinese and Japanese legal systems and cultures and Modern Slavery Law introduced in Australia and its impact on cross border transactions You can find more information about the webinar: https://www.acc.com/education-events/2019/apac-cross-border-contracts-and-potential-pitfalls-companies

Association of Corporate Counsel (“ACC”) “APAC: Hot Topics and Legal Challenges that Global Companies are Facing Today” webinar sponsored by Primerus, July 10th, 2019

Caroline Berube, Managing Partner of HJM Asia Law, was one of three panellists during the webinar on “APAC: Hot Topics and Legal Challenges that Global Companies are Facing Today” organized by the Association of Corporate Counsel in the USA and sponsored by Primerus. Gayle Gorvett, Charles Wilkinson and Caroline Berube focussed on the challenges of dispute resolutions, assessing a business partner, intellectual property and anti-bribery in Asia. You can find more information about the webinar:

https://www.acc.com/education-events/2019/apac-hot-topics-and-legal-challenges-global-companies-are-facing-today

Association of Corporate Counsel (“ACC”) “Employment – Hiring and Transferring of Employee” webinar sponsored by Primerus, May 9th, 2019

Caroline Berube, Managing Partner of HJM Asia Law, was the speaker on the “Employment – Hiring and Transferring of Employee, a China perspective” webinar organized by the ACC and sponsored by Primerus. Caroline focussed on China compliance from a HR perspective. Participants learned about legal issues employers needs to be aware when hiring Chinese or foreigners in China. You can find more information about the webinar:

https://acc.inreachce.com/Details/Information/0ca41480-2805-42f4-a864-3ec86ab7ffe4

 

American Bar Association, Employment Law World Tour: Employment Law in China, webinar, November 15th, 2017

Caroline Bérubé was a speaker with Richard Fincher and Lesli  Ligorner on the “Employment Law World Tour: Employment Law in China” webinar organized by the ABA. Participants learnt about the general principles of employment law and labour dispute resolutions in China. Speakers’ information can be found here:
https://shop.americanbar.org/ebus/ABAEventsCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?productId=287400236

Association of Corporate Counsel “Due Diligence for Worldwide Clients – An Overview” webinar sponsored by Primerus, June 8th, 2017

Caroline Berube was one of the two panellists on the “Due Diligence for Worldwide Clients” webinar organized by the ACC.  Participants learnt about the trends on due diligence in China, India and various Asian jurisdictions.  Regulatory and compliance considerations were discussed, as well as challenges, pitfalls and risks.  Speakers’ information and the presentation can be found here: http://webcasts.acc.com/detail.php?id=181100&_ga=2.7231861.671885858.1497255196-419488349.1497255196.

The Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal Webinar on “Intellectual Property in China”, Training Event, November 2016

The Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal organised a webinar on subject “Intellectual Property in China”. Caroline Bérubé, the Managing Partner of HJM Asia Law, was the key speaker during the webinar. Caroline has been a regular speaker at many international conferences in North America, Europe and Asia on corporate and commercial law, employment and IP matters in Asia, with a strong focus on China and South East Asia. The webinar principally focussed on intellectual property rights, and thereby protect yourself and your company, particularly in a constantly evolving new environment in the Asia Pacific region with a focus on China. The details on this webinar can be viewed here.

Intellectual Property in China” Webinar, Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, March 15th, 2016

The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, in collaboration with Export Development Canada, has organized another “Intellectual Property in China” or “Propriété intellectuelle en Chine” webinar for its members, this time conducted in French. The webinar helped to demystify the myths and realities of intellectual property in a business context and allowed participants to understand their intellectual property rights, and thereby protect themselves and their company, particularly in a constantly evolving new environment. Caroline Berube is passionate about IP in Asia and its fast constant development and loves sharing her insight on topics such as particularities of IP in China, trademark conventions, challenges of IP litigation, and pre-emptive measures of IP protection. You can view the event information here.

“Intellectual Property in China” Webinar, Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, March 15th, 2016

The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, in collaboration with Export Development Canada, has organized another “Intellectual Property in China” or “Propriété intellectuelle en Chine” webinar for its members, this time conducted in French. The webinar helped to demystify the myths and realities of intellectual property in a business context and allowed participants to understand their intellectual property rights, and thereby protect themselves and their company, particularly in a constantly evolving new environment. Caroline is passionate about IP in Asia and its fast constant development and loves sharing her insight on topics such as particularities of IP in China, trademark conventions, challenges of IP litigation, and pre-emptive measures of IP protection. You can view the event information here: www.ccmm.qc.ca/fr/f_ci_webinaire_propriete_intellectuelle_chine

“Intellectual Property in China” Webinar, Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, May 27th, 2015

Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, in collaboration with Export Development Canada, organized the “Intellectual Property in China” webinar for its members. The webinar helped to demystify the myths and realities of intellectual property in a business context and allowed participants to understand their intellectual property rights, and thereby protect themselves and their company, particularly in a constantly evolving new environment. Caroline is passionate about IP in Asia and loves sharing her insight on topics such as particularities of IP in China, trademark conventions, challenges of IP litigation, and pre-emptive measures of IP protection. You can view the event information here: http://www.btmm.qc.ca/en/f_it_webinar_intellectual_property_china_0515/

“Overview of Employment Law in the Asia Pacific” Webinar, January 29th, 2015

On 29th of January, the Primerus Asia Pacific Webinar on Employment Practices in the APAC region was conducted. With over 40 firms signing up for the webinar, Caroline Berube was the moderator for a panel of experts spanning the region. Topics discussed included Employment Agreements, Non-Compete Causes, Arbitration/Court System, Discrimination, Termination among many others. You can view the webinar outline here: Primerus APAC Webinar 2015

Primerus “Social Media and Employment Law” Webinar, September 18th, 2014

Caroline Berube was one of the panellists on the “Social Media and Employment Law” Webinar organized by Primerus. Participants learned what rules apply to the use of social media in connection with an employment relationship in the various regions outside the US and got to know what precautionary measures should be taken in order to avoid the risks connected with the use of social media. Speakers’ information and further information on the webinar is here: Social Media and Employment Law Webinar, 18 Sept 2014