Attorneys & Support Staff
AsiaBridge Law (ABL) maintains a network of professional, affordable and fully-licensed attorneys across Asia, including a very strong presence in China. ABL itself is not a law firm.
AsiaBridge Law provides bilingual paralegals to coordinate the Asian attorneys on behalf of the client. Account management is offered in English, but Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Russian and other major languages are also available upon request.
AsiaBridge Law’s paralegals, support staff and the attorneys in our network all work remotely, we don’t have fancy offices or even a traditional boardroom! Rather than spend on physical infrastructure, we choose to invest in systems and staff. Visit here to learn how we keep costs down, effectively manage remote teams and deliver a superior service to our clients.
A Chinese lawyer on working with AsiaBridge Law, in her own words:
“I understand how the big multinational law firms work, and AsiaBridge can provide the same level of service at much better rate. Thanks to our international team, not only do we offer excellent communications and world-class project management, but we have the local understanding and great local lawyers on the ground.”
Senior Advisors: China Business
Based in China since 2003, Brian brings 25 years of engineering, project management and product development experience to the AsiaBridge business advisory team.
While Brian and Mike are both Senior Advisors at AsiaBridge, Brian is based full-time in China and takes point on projects that require hand’s on involvement on the ground in Asia.
Career highlights include:
- Running his own sourcing agency.
- Leading a team of 40 Chinese engineers while employed by a German supplier to Apple.
- Serving as a director, alongside Mike Bellamy, at PassageMaker Sourcing Solutions for over a decade.
In addition to China business savvy, he has deep product experience with custom-designed products, including injected plastics, fabricated metals & electronic components.
Brian has made a career out of helping clients achieve cost reductions while maintaining product quality and ensuring intellectual property is not compromised. He is a sought-after speaker at business functions and trade shows in HK, China, Australia and the USA.
Originally from Upstate New York, Mike moved to Asia in 1993 and is a China business advisor to both Fortune 500 companies and small businesses. Recognized as an expert on China sourcing, he has been interviewed by WSJ, CNBC, FT & Bloomberg.
A featured presenter on China business issues at seminars, trade shows and corporate events across the globe, Mike is the author of “The Essential Reference Guide to China Sourcing” (available on Amazon).
Mike founded a boutique sourcing agency in China with 1 employee and 1 client back in 2002. On behalf of his clients at the PassageMaker Group, Mike was responsible for a 200 million USD supply chain (per annum, during a recent busy year) of goods flowing from China to the world.
He received a double degree in Diplomacy and Economics from the American University in Washington DC and went on to gain an International MBA from the University of South Carolina. Mike spent two years as a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar researching Japanese factory management & quality control in Tokyo and Osaka.
Mike studied Chinese for a number of years in Harbin & Beijing in the 1990’s. He currently spends Spring/Fall in Shenzhen, Winters in Thailand & Summers at the family cottage in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. Mike is married & has two daughters.