James Rogers Moves to Hong Kong
To coincide with Richard Hill’s return to London, James Rogers has recently moved to the Firm’s Hong Kong office from where he will work alongside Richard in continuing to develop Fulbright’s arbitration and disputes capabilities in Asia, servicing clients from offices in Hong Kong and Beijing.
Recently described as “fantastically responsive” by The Legal 500 UK 2011, James has almost 10 years experience as an international arbitration practitioner, having worked with another leading international arbitration practice in London and Tokyo before joining Fulbright’s London location in 2008.
Working with the Firm’s International Arbitration and Construction Practice Groups, James advises clients on the avoidance and resolution of disputes across a number of industry sectors, including the energy, power and construction sectors. He has represented clients in arbitrations arising from construction, commercial, technology, licensing, M&A and joint venture disputes in the Americas, Africa, Europe, Russia and the CIS, the Middle East and Asia conducted under the rules of many of the major international arbitration institutions.
From 1 November 2011, our Hong Kong and Beijing arbitration team will be further enhanced by the addition of Matthew Townsend. Matthew, whose practice will also focus on China-related arbitration and disputes matters, is an English qualified associate fluent in Mandarin Chinese. He is Co-founder and Director of the China Britain Law Institute, a trustee at London Chinese Radio and, prior to joining Fulbright, worked as a disputes lawyer in London and Beijing.
“In the job market since January, John van Boxmeer learned first-hand how cautious Canadian employers had become about committing to hiring in a murky economy… Warren Lundy, partner with executive search firm Feldman-Daxon Partners Inc. in Toronto, said “it’s as if someone turned on a light switch” as companies begin to hire after months of economic uncertainty.
One reason recruiting is picking up, Mr. Lundy said, is that many organizations had put off replacement of executives since the recession, which left them at risk of not being competitive in a recovery. Companies are also worried they could lose talent if they don’t beef up thinly stretched executive teams.”
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“Bombardier Aerospace announced today that a Chinese airline, which has requested to remain unidentified at the present time, has signed a conditional purchase agreement for six CRJ900 NextGen aircraft. The transaction, which is the first for CRJ900 aircraft in China, includes options on an additional five CRJ900 NextGen aircraft.
Based on the list price for the CRJ900 NextGen aircraft, should the conditional agreement for the six aircraft be converted to a firm order, the contract would be valued at approximately $264 million US. Should all five options also be converted to firm orders, the value of the contract would increase to $491 million US.”
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About Bombardier Commercial Aircraft
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, a business unit of Bombardier Inc., is a world leader in the design and production of aircraft that seat up to 145 passengers. Its mission is to provide a complete range of commercial aircraft optimized for best-in-class efficiency with the highest level of customer service. The product portfolio is comprised of the Q400 NextGen airliner, the CRJ NextGen family of regional jets, and the CSeries jetliners which are the world’s newest and most advanced single-aisle, mainline aircraft for the 100- to 149-seat market segment.
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from commercial aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2011, were $17.7 billion, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). Bombardier is listed as an index component to the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America indexes. News and information are available at www.bombardier.com
Wine-Derlust Wednesday a special feature of Canadian flavours November 2.
Enjoy over 20 varieties of divine wine with a lavish selection of lovingly laid-out AOC cheeses, finest fresh sliced cold cuts, wonderful terrine and pates, accompanied by live DJ music.
Living Room provides excellent value for the sophisticated gourmet palate, which also features Canadian wine and delicacies on November 2 only.
Danny Yeung, CEO
About GrouponLaunched in June 2010 formerly as uBuyiBuy, Groupon features a daily deal on the best stuff to do, see, eat, and buy in more than 500 markets and 46 countries, and soon beyond (read: Space). We have about 11,000 people working around the world to find the best deals on the planet. Our headquarters is in Chicago, USA as well as regional offices in Europe, Latin America, Asia (Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan and Philippines) Our company philosophy is pretty simple: we treat our customers the way we like to be treated. That boils down to a few key things:
We sell stuff we want to buy. A great price is only half the battle – it’s also got to be a great product or service. Between our top-rated business partners and unbeatable prices, you should feel comfortable venturing out and trying something new – just because it’s featured on Groupon. We want Groupon to be an addiction you can feel good about.No BS. We really want you to love Groupon. “Gotchas” and buried conditions that sour the experience are a terrible way to accomplish that goal. We want each Groupon purchase to feel too good to be true, from the moment you buy to the day you use it. If there’s anything unusual about a deal, we go out of our way to point it out. Unbelievable customer service. Like you, we’ve suffered through hour-long “transfer-athons” with customer service departments, or waited days for an email reply to to a simple question. If you contact us, we’ll do what it takes to make things right – and we’ll do it fast. Email us, or speak with a human (during normal business hours): +852-2342-2889
City University of Hong Kong
David Cheung, Associate Director
Joseph Kun, Associate Director
Ada Leung, Associate Vice-President
CityU offers professional education that prepares its students for the challenges and exciting opportunities opening up in Hong Kong, the Asia-Pacific region and throughout the world in business, science and engineering, energy and environment, law, creative media and social sciences. Through its extensive links with relevant industries, CityU provides real-life opportunities for students to work with and learn from professionals in the workplace, from bachelor degrees and postgraduate studies to associate degrees and continuing education.
At CityU, we strive to nurture well-rounded graduates, who are competent professionals, critical thinkers and life-long learners equipped to cope with a globalised work environment and positioned to capitalise on our extensive links to mainland China. Our approach to education is heavily influenced by the philosophy of “whole-person development”, a contemporary theory about learning and development that strongly resembles traditional Chinese educational philosophy. Subject to particular focus are the spiritual, intellectual, physical, social and aesthetic elements of education, coupled with the special attention paid to the emotional and career development aspects typical to Western educational philosophies.
Our teachers are recruited from around the world, each an expert in their profession. Employing interactive, IT-based teaching methodologies, students acquire a first-rate grounding in their chosen subjects and the life-long learning skills needed for the real world.
CityU offers state-of-the-art learning, teaching and research facilities in a high-technology environment to create an ambiance that encourages intellectual curiosity, social interaction, selfexpression and mutual support.
CityU has achieved phenomenal growth since its establishment in 1984. To date, it has a student population of 20,000 enrolled in more than 130 programmes at the associate degree, undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Executives’ Global Network
Mr. Dennis Tang, Chief Executive Officer
Dr. John Wong, Managing Director
Anne Wu, Director of Sales & Marketing
Executives’ Global Network is a unique management tool for executives all over the world.
Some 8,000 members are brought together in more than 370 different network groups. Interest in networks is growing significantly all over the world.
For the seventh year in a row, McGill University is ranked first in the medical-doctoral category in Maclean’s magazine’s annual issue devoted to Canadian universities.
The Maclean’s medical-doctoral category includes 15 Canadian universities with medical schools and a broad range of PhD programs.
McGill also ranked 17th in the world in the 2011 QS World University rankings, and placed 28th globally in the recently published Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2011.
The Maclean’s ranking measures a number of aspects of a university’s operation. McGill was a leader in a number of areas, including:
• First in student awards for the 13th consecutive year
• First in scholarships and bursaries as a percentage of budget
• First in reputational survey
“While different rankings measure different elements of performance, and each approach has its strengths and weaknesses, our consistently strong showing in a range of widely followed rankings underscores McGill’s position among the world’s leading universities,” Prof. Munroe-Blum said.
McGill Press Release here.
The Mclean’s site with all the dirt here.