Asia New Zealand Foundation- Feature
Quick Contract Tips #5- Five Common Mistakes in Business Contracts
Lovely to be featured in and article from Asia New Zealand Foundation's Media Centre in an article titled “The Kiwi lawyer leading the way in Japan’s legal profession.” - The Asia New Zealand Foundation is NZ’s leading authority on Asia.
It was a pleasure to be interviewed by Tao Lin, a journalist based here in Tokyo.
Quick Contract Tips #4: How do I amend a contract half way through?
Having to negotiate and formalize a contract is great news for a business. What it means is, you’re in business! But it also means you’ve come to a place where your choices and actions have real consequences down the track for how you grow, on-sell and wind-up your business.
Japan Times – Japan Network UPDATES featured Catherine O’Connell
Q: What events trigger a contract amendment?
When the daily operations of business with your business counterparty deviates from what you originally agreed to with them in the contract, I recommend that you think about amending your contract to reflect the actual practice. An example is where you extend the term of the contract (say, from 1 year to 3 years) where, due to wishing to continue the good working relationship or if the project has extended beyond term.
My first law article in Japanese in Japan has been published in Business Legal Magazine!
Japan Times featured me in their “UPDATES” column on November 19, 2018. I was asked the following questions. Click through to read more.
Quick Contract Tips #3: How to go about ending a contract with your customer or client
My first law article in Japanese appears in the January 2019 issue of Business Legal Magazine (Bijinesu Houmuビジネス法務Vol 19 No 1). Published on November 21, 2018, my contribution is one of several articles for Business Legal Magazine’s annual “English Contracts” feature edition.
Dealing with Lawyers 101
Ending a relationship with a customer or client is never easy, but things can go a whole lot smoother if you give consideration to “break up” clauses in your contracts at the start of your business relationship - much like a “pre-nup” for business partners
News of my business has reached to Italy
Maybe it’s your first time to hire a lawyer ever, let alone that being the case in Japan. How do you go about it, what should you ask for, and what can you expect to receive from the lawyer you hire? Here are 5 Basic tips to help you when hiring your lawyer in Japan
Quick Contract Tips #2: What are the essential legal documents & contracts you need for your maturing business?
Foreign, Female and Business-Focused
Getting a super suite of documents in place and taking time to think about the various elements in each document sets the right foundation for your business
Quick Contract Tips #1: What Does Your Contract Branding Say About You?
I featured in the Asia Law Business Journal in July 2018
EVENT: Working in the Legal & Finance Industries in Japan
A smart-looking agreement refects what the customer experience is like working with you and contracts are an extension of your brand into the marketplace.
New beginnings, a series of "firsts" and achieving your dreams
Speaking to people curious about working in the legal services industry in Japan is a passion of mine.
Spring really is the season of new beginnings