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 and 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. 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&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.