What’s New

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

Made in China 2025 Plan

Interesting article by Francois Normand in Les Affaires… Our partner Caroline Berube is asked her thought given her long experience in China …
https://www.pressreader.com/canada/les-affaires/20170722/282162176275101

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.

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!

International Bar Association Mid-Year Meetings, Belfast, Northern Ireland, May 23rd to 27th, 2017

As Co-Chair of the Asia Pacific Forum and China Working Group of the IBA, Caroline Berube attended the IBA Mid-Year Meetings in Belfast where she participated in various Officers’ and Council meetings.  You can find more information about the IBA and the APF on their website: https://www.ibanet.org/Regional_Fora/Regional_Fora/Asia_Pacific_Forum/Default.aspx.

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.

Inter-Pacific Bar Association 27th Annual Meeting and Conference “Connectivity & Convergence”, Auckland, April 6th to 9th, 2017

Caroline Berube, the managing partner of HJM Asia Law, attended the IPBA Annual Meeting which took place in Auckland in April 2017.  On that occasion, it is with great excitement that Caroline Berube was appointed Secretary-General from 2017 to 2019.  Caroline was also a speaker at the Cross-Border Investment Committee (CIBC) session on “Drafting cross-border contracts”.  You can view more information on the conference here: http://www.ipba2017.com/.

New Zealand International Social Media Association Launch, Wellington, April 3rd, 2017

As one of ISMA’s Board Members, Caroline Berube attended ISMA launch successfully held and organised by Scott Moran from Duncan Cotteril in Wellington, New Zealand.  ISMA is a not-for-profit membership organisation whose goal is to identify and resolve the global legal issues arising out of social media.  ISMA is dedicated to harmonising legislation and policies on an international scale to advance, protect and balance the rights of businesses and individuals.  More launches to be announced soon in other countries!

Sorbonne-ASSAS International Law School – LL.M. International Business Law 2017 Winter Short Program, March 14th to 16th, 2017

Caroline Berube had the privilege to teach a wonderful class for 10.5 hours during the 2017 Winter Short Program at the Sorbonne Assas International Law School, Singapore Campus. The class had three very interactive sessions  with Master students, Private Practitioners and General Counsels on “Doing Business in China” covering the Chinese legal system, IP laws, labour laws, corporate law and commercial contracts in China while providing concrete insights with case studies and the approach of the Chinese market by overseas investors.  Details of the program can be viewed here.

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.

International Bar Association, 5th Asia Pacific Regional Forum Biennial Conference, Mumbai, February 15th to 17th, 2017

Caroline Berube had the honour to be on a panel with great moderators Walid Azzam, from Hadef & Partners in  Dubai, United Arab Emirates and also Officer of the Arab Regional Forum and Vivek Vashi from Bharucha & Partners, Mumbai, India who kept our session titled “Dispute resolution clauses in commercial agreements in Asia”  very interactive and engaging with the audience. Caroline’s co-panellists were very interesting and knowledgeable on the topic.  Dinesh Dhillon fromAllen & Gledhill LLP, Singapore, Pranav Mago from the  Singapore International Arbitration Centre, Mumbai, India, Sherina Petit from Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, London, England and Akhil Prasad from Boeing International Corporation India Private Ltd., Delhi, India; Vice Chair, Corporate Counsel Forum made this panel experience enjoyable and a real learning experience,

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As co-chair of the Asia Pacific Forum of the International Bar Association, Caroline attended our 5th Asia conference titled “Resilient Asia – Fighting Global Headwinds” held in Mumbai. We had a few hundred of attendees from more than 30 countries. Our Indian officers from the APF did a great job at organising it! The full programme of the event can be viewed here.

 

Young Global Leaders Annual Summit 2016, Tokyo, October 18th to October 21st, 2016

Caroline Berube, the Managing Partner of HJM Asia Law, was selected as a Young Global Leader  by the World Economic Forum which recognizes the most distinguished leaders under the age of 40. She attended the Young Global Leaders Annual Summit 2016 in Tokyo. The WEF is an international institution committed to improving the state of the world through public-private cooperation and engages political, business, academic and other leaders of society in collaborative efforts to shape global, regional and industry agendas. More details on YGL events can be viewed here.

Caroline Berube elected as the 2nd Vice President for the Canadian Alumni Singapore (CA-S), April 2016

Caroline Berube was elected as the 2nd Vice President for Canadian Alumni in Singapore (CA-S) for the second year in a row. Evelyn Wong, the CAS President, is very keen to further develop the association and grow and connect the Canadian community in Singapore. Last year was big for Singapore as it celebrated its 50th anniversary and CAS was a big part of celebrations which were organized in partnership with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the High Commission of Canada in Singapore. 2015 was an exciting and memorable year, not only with celebrations of Singapore’s 50th and 50 years of Canada-Singapore bilateral relations, but because there was a notable increase in visits by Canadian universities and events organized with and by alumni last year!  Other events included the Canadian Great Skate, a bowling tournament and the Terry Fox Run. Caroline will assist CAS in growing the association through her McGill connection as Caroline is the President of the McGill Alumni Chapter in Singapore.

Back to school at Sorbonne Asia Campus in July 2016!

Another fun time teaching “students”  for the executive legal three-week program in the summer of 2016 at Sobonne-Assas International Law School, Singapore campus. Caroline will give a week lecture to legal experienced executive/GC “students” mostly from the US and Europe on various aspects of commercial & contractual agreements, corporate structure and M&A deals in the Asia Pacific region. Caroline draws on her experience from working in Asia for more than 18 years with SMEs, MNCs and foreign banks, advising them in the fields of commercial law, IP, HR and M&A.

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

IBA China Working Group, first ever, newsletter, February 2016

The China Working Group (CWG) is a new addition to the IBA Asia Pacific Forum. The CWG was formed in order to advise the IBA on activities in China and to keep IBA members aware of various events and initiatives in the region. Since China is one of the largest growing markets, it is of vital importance that the CWG provide advice on issues specific to China, including opportunities with governmental organisations and legal associations.. Various articles were included in the newsletter on topics such as government control and the rule of law, pricing sustainability, an update on employment and patent law, foreign debt and China’s new third board. This will be the first of – hopefully – many newsletters the CWG will produce this year, keeping IBA members up to date on the latest developments in the region. You can view the first issue of the newsletter here: China working group newsletter (Feb 2016), FINAL

SIHA Ice Dragons Classic Ice Hockey Tournament, March 9th-12th, 2016 (Singapore)

HJM Asia Law believes sports are crucial for kids and has agreed to once again to be one of the main sponsors of the Third Annual Singapore Ice Hockey Association (SIHA) Ice Dragons Classic Hockey Tournament taking place at the J-Cube Rink in Singapore. The Singapore Ice Dragons were founded in 2001 by a group of dedicated dads from the Canadian Association and aims to promote youth ice hockey in Singapore. Kids from Australia, China, Malaysia and Singapore participated in the tournament. HJM awarded the winners during the Finals Ceremony and we congratulate all the participating teams on their hard work!

HJM Asia Law Ad 2016

IBA Asia Pacific Regional Forum, January 2016 – Caroline Berube newly appointed as the Co-Chair!

Caroline has been appointed as the Co-Chair of the International Bar Association (IBA) Asia Pacific Forum (APF) as of January 2016. She is really excited to contribute to the growth the APF’s awareness and activities in Asia. Caroline has held various positions over the years within the APF including being the senior editor in charge of the IBA APF newsletter. Currently, Caroline is also the Co-Chair of the newly formed APF China Working Group.

China Working Group of the IBA Asia Pacific Forum: Caroline Berube appointed as the Co-Chair, October 2015

China Working Group is a new creation of the International Bar Association (IBA) of the Asia Pacific Forum (APF). Caroline Berube, given her long standing work experience in China, has been appointed as the Co-Chair of the China Working Group and is excited to advise the IBA on activities in China and keep the IBA’s Chinese members aware of various events and initiatives in the region. Since China is one of the largest growing markets, it is imperative for the China Working Group to provide advice on issues specific to the country including opportunities with governmental organizations and legal associations.  The China Working Group will aim to better understand the needs of  Chinese lawyers and the Chinese legal community and recruit more speakers and attendees to IBA events in the region.  Caroline looks forward to guiding and expanding the group in 2016.

World Economic Forum-Young Global Leaders & Alumni Annual Summit 2015, August 10th-14th, 2015 (Geneva)

This year Caroline Berube was selected as the Young Global Leader (YGL) for the World Economic Forum (WEF) which recognizes the most distinguished leaders under the age of 40, nominated from around the world. Caroline attended her first YGL meeting which took place in Geneva, Switzerland and was the biggest summit to date with over 590 YGLs, Alumni, and spouses in attendance. It was an inspiring experience and Caroline thrived in the environment which allowed her to be surrounded by ambitious, like minded leaders. She is looking forward to her term as the newest YGL. You can read more about the summit here: https://storify.com/YGLvoices/yglideas

Caroline Berube selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, March 2015

We are proud to announce that Caroline Berube, the Managing Partner of HJM Asia Law, was selected as a Young Global Leader (YGL) by the World Economic Forum (WEF). Each year, the WEF recognizes the most distinguished leaders under the age of 40, nominated from around the world. The nominations are judged on the record of professional accomplishments, commitment to society and the potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world through inspiring leadership. The WEF is an international institution committed to improving the state of the world through public-private cooperation and engages political, business, academic and other leaders of society in collaborative efforts to shape global, regional and industry agendas. Caroline is very humbled to have been chosen for this opportunity and looks forward her term with the World Economic Forum. You can view the news release here: https://agenda.weforum.org/2015/03/meet-the-2015-class-of-young-global-leaders/ and the complete class of 2015 can be viewed here: http://widgets.weforum.org/ygl-2015/04.html

Canada Night at the Races, March 6th, 2015 (Singapore)

HJM Asia Law was once again a proud sponsor of Canada Night at the Races, organized by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore, which was held at the Singapore Turf Club. HJM Asia law has been one of the main sponsors of the event for the past five years. Canada Night at the Races is one of the biggest Canadian events in Singapore each year and once again it was a huge success with many Canadian, local and expat attendees. As always, HJM is already looking forward to next year’s event!

SIHA Ice Dragons Classic Ice Hockey Tournament, March 4th-7th, 2015 (Singapore)

This week HJM Asia Law is once again a proud main sponsor of the second Annual Singapore Ice Hockey Association (SIHA) Ice Dragons Classic Hockey Tournament taking place at the J-Cube Rink from March 4th-7th. The Singapore Ice Dragons were founded in 2001 by a group of dedicated dads from the Canadian Association and aims to promote youth ice hockey in Singapore. Kids from Australia, China, Malaysia and Singapore will participate in the tournament this year. HJM will award the winners during the Finals Ceremony on Saturday and is looking forward to congratulating all the participating teams!

HJM Ice Dragons Classic 2015 ad, FINAL

Gong Xi Fa Cai- Canadian Alumni Singapore CNY Dinner, February 17th, 2015 (Singapore)

Last night Caroline Berube attended the Canadian Alumni Singapore (CAS) Chinese New Year dinner at the Padang Place Restaurant. The event was a huge success and brought Canadian Alumni from all over the world together. Caroline represented McGill as she is the Chapter President in Singapore. You can find some of the event photos here. Happy Chinese New Year from the HJM Team! 恭禧發財!

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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

“Dreams are made if people try”- Terry Fox Run, February 8th, 2015 (Singapore)

Over the weekend, the Terry Fox run gathered a large number of Singaporeans and expats aiming to raise funds for cancer research. Sponsored by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore and the Canadian Alumni of Singapore, the run gathered thousands of participants. HJM Asia Law has supported the run for a number of years in both Singapore and Guangzhou. This year Caroline was also representing the McGill Alumni in Singapore as she was the team captain. Some photos from the run can be found below.

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Fall 2014- The Primerus 180 Magazine, Caroline Berube’s message as the Chair of the Primerus Business Law Institute- Asia Pacific

Caroline Berube was appointed as the chair of the Primerus Business Law Institute- Asia Pacific (PBLI-AP). Her term has officially commenced at the Primerus  Global Conference in Monterey in October 2014. Caroline is excited about her term and talked about her initiatives for the 2015, as well as the Primerus Annual Asia Pacific meeting which will be held in Singapore from April 1st-2nd, 2015 in partnership with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce of Singapore. You can view messages from all the incoming chairs published in the Primerus 180 Magaine Fall 2014 issue here: PRI_180_Fall2014_InstituteChairLetters

Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from HJM, your law firm for doing business in Asia!

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Caroline Berube appointed as the chair of the Primerus Business Law Institute- Asia Pacific (PBLI-AP), Fall 2014

We are proud to announce that Caroline Berube, the Managing Partner of HJM Asia Law, was appointed as the chair of the Primerus Business Law Institute- Asia Pacific (PBLI-AP). Her term has officially commenced at the Primerus Monterey Conference in October 2014. Caroline is very excited to the year ahead and has already assisted in planning several Asia Pacific initiatives such as the PBLI-AP newsletter and the “Primerus Doing Business in the Asia Pacific Region” chart.  Additionally, the Primerus Asia Pacific meeting will be held in Singapore in April 2015 in partnership with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce of Singapore.

12th Terry Fox Run, December 6th, 2014 (Guangzhou)

Last week the HJM team in Guangzhou participated in the annual 12th Terry Fox Run which is strongly supported by the Canadian Chamber in Guangzhou, Consulate General of Canada in Guangzhou, Guangdong Friendship Association, Guangdong Charity Federation and Guangzhou Friendship Association. It is an annual tradition for HJM’s staff to participate in the run. The Singapore team will participate in the Terry Fox Run on February 8th, 2015 at the Big Splash on the East Coast in Singapore.

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2014 Terry Fox Run GZ Poster

Caroline Berube elected as the 2nd Vice President for the Canadian Alumni Singapore (CA-S)

Caroline Berube was elected as the 2nd Vice President for Canadian Alumni in Singapore (CA-S). Evelyn Wong, as the newly elected President, is very keen to further develop the association and grow and connect the Canadian community in Singapore. Caroline will assist her in growing the association through her McGill connection as Caroline is the President of the McGill Alumni in Singapore.  You can view the announcement on the new Executive Committee below.

CAS Exco Announcement 2014

IE Singapore Africa Business Forum, August 27th, 2014 (Singapore)

Caroline Berube participated in the International Enterprise (IE) Singapore Africa Business Forum which took place in Singapore at the end of August. Africa is an exciting and growing region and is getting increased attention from world’s leading law firms. ASBF 2014 addressed critical issues and identified opportunities for the strategic growth of both regions through presentations, panel discussions, and numerous networking opportunities. You can find out all the information about the forum here:  https://www.asbf.sg/

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/

June 19th, 2014- Primerus News Release- HJM Asia Law Managing Partner Appointed as a Foreign Arbitrator

Caroline Berube, Managing Partner of HJM Asia Law, was appointed as a Foreign Arbitrator at The China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) effective May 1st, 2014.  You can read the news release here.

Caroline Berube appointed as an arbitrator at the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), May 2014

We are proud to announce that Caroline Berube, the managing partner of HJM Asia Law, was appointed as a foreign arbitrator at the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) effective May 1st, 2014. CIETAC is one of the major permanent arbitration institutions in the world which independently and impartially resolves economic and trade disputes by means of arbitration in China. Caroline’s expertise includes Commercial Law, Cross-border Transactions, IP, Business Immigration, Employment Law and Corporate Law. You can view the website here: http://www.cietac.org/index.cms . You can view the complete CIETAC 2014 panel here: CIETAC PANEL 2014

Caroline Berube promoted to a Senior Vice-Chair of the IBA Asia Pacific Regional Forum, April 2014

Caroline Berube was promoted to a Senior Vice-Chair of the International Bar Association (IBA) Asia Pacific Regional Forum. Caroline is a regular speaker at international IBA APF conferences, a moderator of two IBA APF supported sessions at the IBA Annual Conference in Tokyo in October 2014, and is the senior editor in charge of the IBA APF newsletter.

SIHA Ice Dragons Classic Ice Hockey Tournament, March 12-15th, 2014 (Singapore)

This week HJM Asia Law is a proud co-sponsor of the first ever Singapore Ice Hockey Association (SIHA) Ice Dragons Classic Hockey Tournament taking place in Singapore from March 12th- March 15th at the J-Cube Rink. The Singapore Ice Dragons were founded in 2001 by a group of dedicated dads from the Canadian Association and it aims to promote youth ice hockey in Singapore. Over 300 players are competing for the division championships over the four day tournament. Caroline will participate in the Finals Ceremony this Saturday and is looking forward to congratulating all the participating teams!

 

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Canada Night at the Races, February 28th, 2014 (Singapore)

HJM Asia Law was a proud sponsor of Canada Night at the Races, organized by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore, which was held at the Singapore Turf Club. HJM Asia law has been one of the main sponsors of the event for the past four years. The night was a great success and brought many members of the Canadian and the expat community together. HJM Asia Law Cup was the sixth race that night. You can view the event flyer here and the race information here. HJM is already looking forward to next year’s Canada Night at the Races!

February 12th, 2014- Primerus News Release – McGill Alumni Singapore

“HJM Asia Law Managing Partner Appointed President of the McGill Alumni Chapter.” You can read the press release here.

Caroline Berube appointed as the President of the McGill Alumni Committee in Singapore, January 2014

Caroline Berube was appointed as the President of the McGill Alumni Chapter in Singapore. With this new committee, both the alumni network and the university will in a better position to strengthen the McGill presence as well as mutual professional support and friendship building in the country.  This committee can be contacted at singapore.alumni@mcgill.ca or you can email Caroline Berube directly at cberube@hjmasialaw.com if you have any questions. The committee is dedicated to organizing at least one McGill networking event per month in Singapore.

Caroline Berube appointed as the Asia Pacific Deputy Chair for the Alliott Group, November 2013

HJM Asia Law is happy to announce that its managing partner, Caroline Berube, has been appointed as the Asia Pacific Deputy Chair for the Alliott Group. You can read the Alliott Group news release here.

September 2013- The Directors College, Chartered Director (C.Dir.) designation

The managing partner of HJM, Caroline Berube, recently earned the Certified Corporate Director (ASC) designation. Under the agreement of the Directors College- a joint venture between The Conference Board of Canada and the DeGroote School of Business, at McMaster University and the Collège des administrateurs de sociétés (CAS) of l’Université de Laval, the director education designations “Chartered Director” (C.Dir.) and “Administrateur de sociétés certifié” (ASC) are recognized as equivalent.  This agreement is the product of a rigorous process of due diligence by both Colleges to ensure the fundamental structure, content and exam processes of the two respective programs are equivalent. Caroline now has a double designation- Chartered Director (C.Dir.) and Certified Corporate Director (ASC). You can view Caroline Berube’s C.Dir. profile here

Fall 2013- McGill Law Focus Online Magazine (FAB)

Caroline Berube recently joined the Faculty of Law Advisory Board (FAB) which is the chief advisory group to the Dean and the McGill University. It provides counsel to the Dean on interpreting and promoting the Law Faculty to its external constituencies and offers advice on fundraising and management issues for which the Dean seeks consultation. It assists in the review of the Law Faculty’s long range plans and proposes sources of additional revenue. The FAB is composed of distinguished leaders from a cross section of business and professional sectors across Canada and internationally. Caroline is part of the Alumni Engagement committee within the FAB. Members of the FAB are listed in the latest McGill Law Focus Online Magazine on page 7. The full magazine can be viewed here: http://publications.mcgill.ca/droit/files/2013/09/McGill_Focus_Law_Droit_2013.pdf. Additionally, the complete list of FAB members can be viewed on the McGill Faculty of Law website: http://www.mcgill.ca/law/alumni/faculty-advisory-board

October 10th, 2013- Primerus News Release – (CAS)

“HJM Asia Law Managing Partner Earns the Certification in Corporate Governance from Collège des Administrateurs de Societies (CAS).” You can read the press release here.

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.

August 29th, 2013- ASC designation

As you know, Caroline Berube has passed her examination for the academic certification in corporate governance offered by the College of Corporate Directors (hereinafter the “CAS”) of the Laval University in Canada. The mission of CAS is to contribute to the development and promotion of good governance by providing the highest quality corporate directors training in a dynamic environment. CAS is unique in Quebec and leads to the Certified Corporate Director (ASC) designation.

Please find a press release of 2013 graduates that appeared on Thursday, August 29th in the journal Le Soleil, La Presse and Les Affaires newspaper: mosaique_29_08-13_approbation_asc

June 11th, 2013 – Collège des administrateurs de societies (CAS)

HJM Asia Law Managing Partner, Caroline Berube, recently earned the Certification in Corporate Governance from Collège des administrateurs de societies (CAS) at Université Laval in Canada.  Recognized in both Canada and France as a leading standard for directorship, the CAS program seeks to train individuals in the practice of good corporate governance, promoting knowledge and skills necessary to fulfill duties as a Director with fairness, integrity and quality.

Ms. Berube’s new designation as a Certified Corporate Director symbolizes our firm’s continuous effort to improve our service to clients.  Good governance is necessary for any type of business, to ensure not only that organizations comply with the laws and regulations, but also that they adhere to objectives and internal policies.  More information about the program is available at: https://www.cas.ulaval.ca/cms/site/cas (French)

April 10th, 2013 (Montréal, Canada)

On April 10th, HJM Asia Law Managing Partner, Caroline Berube, will join CCBC for the 5th installment of their cross-Canada series.  The workshop will provide real-life practical solutions to many problems that Canadian companies face when doing business in China.  As one of the five speakers there to present their expert views, Caroline will discuss and address questions related to contracts, dispute resolution and IP protection in China.

More information can be found at: http://www.ccbc.com/events/china-business-workshop-montreal/

July 13th, 2012

HJM Asia is proud to have worked closely with APRIL Group to advise and assist with the acquisition of Asia Assistance Partners.  This acquisition represents a significant achievement in APRIL’s strategy to expand their services and network to the Asian region. Please follow the link below to view their press release. http://www.april.com/press/with-the-acquisition-of-asia-assistance-partners-april-is-establishing-its-first-assistance-platform-in-asia

June 1st, 2012

HJM Asia has been accepted into membership by the International Society of Primerus Law Firms, a highly selective society of the world’s finest independent boutique law firms.

March 1st, 2012

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube has been appointed by the Inter-Pacific Bar Association as the Chair of the Publications Committee at the annual IPBA Conference in Delhi, India.

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.

February 1st, 2012

HJM Asia has been ranked among the best law firms (Band 2) by Chambers Asia Pacific 2012, in the “Corporate/M&A: Mid-market (International Firms): China” category. We are honoured by this prestigious ranking, which is derived from independent interviews of clients and members of the legal community.

September 11th, 2011

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube has been re-elected on the council for another two (2) years term during the International Business Law Consortium’s annual meeting held in Washington, United States of America. HJM Asia Law is proud to organize the next meeting in Guangzhou in March 2012.

September 11th, 2011 (Washington, United States of America)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube has been re-elected on the council for another two (2) years term during the International Business Law Consortium’s annual meeting held in Washington, United States of America. HJM Asia Law is proud to organize the next meeting in Guangzhou in March 2012.

April 13th, 2011

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was admitted to Singapore Bar.  Caroline is one of the first few foreign qualified lawyers to be called to the bar in Singapore.

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!.

September 1st, 2010

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube has been appointed as vice-chair of the Trade Marks Committee by the Intellectual Property & Entertainment Law Committee of the Intellectual Property, Communications and Technology Sections of the Legal Practice Division of the International Bar Association.

September 1st, 2010

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube has been elected on the council during the International Business Law Consortium’s

September 1st, 2010

Caroline Berube has been appointed as vice-chair of the Trade Marks Committee by the Intellectual Property & Entertainment Law Committee of the Intellectual Property, Communications and Technology Sections of the Legal Practice Division of the International Bar Association.

July 1st, 2010

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube has been appointed as an Asia Pacific Regional Forum officer and will be the Chair of the publications subcommittee of the Asia Pacific Regional Forum of the International Bar Association.

July 12th, 2010

HJM Asia believes in young and dynamic people and was proud to sponsor the JCEF of Guangzhou (the Young French Chamber of Commerce) for a wonderful concert held at the Xing Hai Concert Hall of renowned musicians performing pieces from French and Austrian compositors of the end of 19th century and Chinese works from the 20th century (four hands piano and solo).

July 1st, 2010

Caroline Berube has been appointed as an Asia Pacific Forum officer and will be the Chair of the publications subcommittee of the Asia Pacific Forum of the International Bar Association.

May 5th, 2010 (Singapore)

HJM Asia & Brödermann hosted a luncheon at the Tower Club for the Harvard Club alumni in Singapore. Mr. Brödermann discussed about the challenges and issues in international contracts.

May 1st, 2010

HJM Asia was proud to be elected as an official partner of the Groupement des Chefs d’Entreprises du Québec as of May 1st, 2010.

May 1st, 2010

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was appointed as a member of the advisory committee for the Alliott Group.

May 1st, 2010 (Singapore)

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube was appointed by the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) as the Publications Committee Vice-Chair for a term of two years effective at the end of the 2010 Singapore Conference in May 2010.

April 17th, 2010 (Singapore)

HJM Asia was proud to be a sponsor of the Canadian Maple Leaf Ball to support the Singapore Cancer Society.

March 1st, 2010

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube has been appointed as an Executive Committee of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore.

January 29th, 2010 (Singapore)

HJM Asia was proud to be one of the main sponsors of the Canada Day @ The Race. The event was held on January 29th, 2010 by the Canadian Five Pillars (The High Commission of Canada, the Canadian Alumni, the Canadian International School, the Canadian Association and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce). For more information on the event, please click here.

January 29th, 2010 (Singapore)

HJM Asia was proud to be a sponsor of the Canada Day @ The Races.  For more information on the event, please click here.

2009

Chambers and Partners ranked HJM Asia Law for South China. To read about our firm and the ranking, please click here.

February 1st, 2009 (Delhi, India)

HJM Asia was proud to be a sponsor of the IPBA Women Conference in Delhi, India on encouraging success and maintaining a life and work balance. For more information on the event, please click on click here.