[2-Credit CLE Seminar] Investors Beware! – Pitfalls in Commercial Contracts in Asia: Focus on China and Singapore

Temple Law Japan is honored to present Caroline Berube as a special guest speaker for a 2-credit CLE seminar on the topic Investors Beware! – Pitfalls in Commercial Contracts in Asia: Focus on China and Singapore.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
(Changed from February 9)
19:00 doors open
19:15 seminar starts
21:15 seminar ends
Temple University, Japan Campus, Mita Hall (Access)
¥5,000 for attendees requiring CLE credit.
(Free to attendees not requiring credit)
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  • The seminar is held in English.
  • Persons who are interested in the topic but who do not require CLE credits are most welcome to attend.

The following topics will be covered:

  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.

About the Speaker

Caroline Berube

Ms. Caroline Berube is the Managing Partner of HJM Asia Law (with offices in China and Singapore). She is admitted to practice in New York and Singapore and holds a BCL (civil law) and an LL.B. (common law) from McGill University (Montreal, Canada). She studied Chinese law at the National University of Singapore in 1998/1999. She was one of the first foreign lawyers to be admitted to Singapore. Caroline has worked in Singapore, Bangkok and China throughout her career.

Caroline is also a serial entrepreneur with four successful start-ups with her brother in various foreign Asian countries before she reached 30 years old. HJM was one of the first woman owned, foreign law firms in China in the early 2000’s. Caroline has been working in Asia for more than 17 years with SMEs, MNCs and foreign banks, advising them in the field of commercial law, intellectual property, human resources and M&ammp;A in the Asia Pacific region. With an extensive presence on the ground in Asia, Caroline is well versed in the opportunities and risks associated with most Asian jurisdictions. She is highly regarded for her legal expertise in setting up legal and tax corporate structures, and navigating the challenges and options faced by potential and existing investors in Asia.

Caroline is a lecturer at the Laval University in Canada and Sorbonne Assas Law School - Asia Campus. She is fluently bilingual in English and French and teaches in both languages. She is also a regular speaker at various international universities, seminars and conferences, giving over 50 presentations per year. Caroline holds several senior positions in international legal organizations such as the International Bar Association, Inter-Pacific Bar Association and Primerus. In 2015, Caroline was selected as the Young Global Leader (YGL) by the World Economic Forum which recognizes the most distinguished leaders under the age of 40.

About CLE Credit

Attorneys who need credit should bring their state attorney ID number so that they can complete the necessary paperwork. Various states, including California and New York, recognize Pennsylvania CLE credits. However, attorneys are responsible for checking with the CLE board in their jurisdiction before attending the CLE seminar whether Pennsylvania CLE credits will count towards their CLE requirements and what their jurisdiction requires them to do to claim out-of-state CLE credits. Please inform us before the seminar if your CLE board requires anything other than a copy of the Pennsylvania CLE credit form and a certificate of attendance.

Note: Persons who are interested in the topic but who do not require CLE credits are most welcome to attend.