Reviews and Experiences from Trusted Clients and Partners

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Corporate & Commercial Transactions

    I always found myself leaning in so I would not miss a word of her measured yet unpredictable responses.  It is evident that her global connections and a broad spectrum of experiences uniquely inform her solutions.   She has the ability to embrace the big picture and still provide polished details.  This is a person driven to achieve results as her professional accomplishments attest.   Every encounter with Bernice was accompanied by grace and joy.

    Linda Pal Chauncey

    Director of Education, MPA, Ste Michelle Wine Estates
  • The acumen, experience, and ethos of a sharp corporate lawyer and the astuteness of an independent wine expert come together in Bernice. I am personally grateful to her for her stellar legal work related to a capital raise by our company in Hong Kong. Following her career change, the speed and the level of knowledge she has acquired in wine are simply astonishing! She stands out in my mind as a truly gifted person to put in words the experience of any wine. Combined with her global outlook and professionalism her powers in law and wine are simply invaluable for any deal in either field or both!

    Mihalis Boutaris

    Vice-President, Kir-Yianni

    I met Bernice through my wine studies and have since worked with her in my family business. She executes any tasks at hand with the most diligence and meticulous professionalism. Her abundant energy, focus and attention to detail makes her a great pleasure to work with. Most importantly her loyalty and honesty is priceless in advising a family business.

    Elias López Montero

    Technical Director, Bodegas Verum, Altosa Named one of the top ten winemakers in Spain, Decanter
  • I have known Bernice for more than 10 years both professionally and personally. On the business side, she is not only approachable and patient with her clients, but also commercial savvy. Bernice has extensive experience in cross-border transactions, including joint ventures, aside from her corporate finance experiences in magic circle firms, drawing on 10+ years of experience as senior counsel in transactions, compliance and her General Counsel roles at GE and Starbucks.

    Our working relationship had blossomed into friendship as I value her trustworthiness and unyielding integrity. Bernice has a passion for wine and anything related to the wine and food business. I have witnessed her journey in pursuit of excellence in this field over the past 6 years and recommend her with no reservation that she is the best go-to advisor both for business and legal matters in this field.

    Annie Wu

    Senior Corporate Partner, JT & N, one of “China’s Top 15 M&A lawyers” from Asian Legal Business in 2019

    Bernice is an intelligent, professional and personable Head of Legal at Starbucks Asia Pacific. She was extremely proactive and responsive taking the timer I fully understand the business goals, strategy and positioning.

    She always takes the initiative to explain options and the risks involved in each and upholds the highest ethics and standards for those she works with and for.

    Caroline Wong

    Director, Strategic Communications, Lane Crawford Group Ex- Head of Communications, Starbucks Asia Pacific

Wine Dinners & Wine Events

    Bernice’s wine tasting event for our law firm’s Asia Partners’ Meeting was a big success. Her warm personality and expertise in wine brought equal fun and enjoyment to novice and seasoned oenophiles. I was very impressed with her delivery. She made sure everything ran seamlessly. It was a demanding audience and I heard nothing but positive feedback.

    Terri Poon

    Solicitor, Linklaters
  • I was delighted and lucky enough to have been invited to one of Bernice’s wine appreciation events in Beijing. The venue and ambience were perfect, with flexibility to engage as much or little as one would like in both learning about wine/wine pairing as well as networking. Highly recommend commissioning one of Bernice’s wine dinners if one is thinking of an event to enhance connections with clients or colleagues in a sophisticated but relaxed and natural setting. Not to mention of course the wonderful wine and food!

    Ella Wong

    SVP & General Counsel, NBA China