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Akin Gump's Hong Kong office* offers legal services and counsel to international and pan-Asian U.S. and international clients with interests in China and greater Asia. The Hong Kong office is also fully integrated into Akin Gump's firmwide system of cross-border, cross-practice collaboration - reflection and conduit of the knowledge, experience and values of the firm as a whole.

Our lawyers in Hong Kong, who are qualified in five jurisdictions - Hong Kong, England and Wales, the United States, Australia and Ireland - have broad and deep experience counseling Asian and other international clients on private and public investments, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), joint ventures, financial restructuring, funds formation and regulatory, securities and financial institutions litigation. As a function of Akin Gump's global collaborative system, our Hong Kong office is also a portal for Asian regional, U.S. and international clients into a legal services network that is available around the clock. Consequently, Akin Gump's Hong Kong office also offers clients direct access to counsel in more than 85 practices linked across its offices worldwide.

*Our legal entity in Hong Kong is Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, a firm of solicitors which is regulated by the Law Society of Hong Kong. Their registered office is Units 1801-08 & 10, 18th Floor Gloucester Tower, The Landmark, 15 Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong.

Cushman & Wakefield is a leading global real estate services firm that helps clients transform the way people work, shop and live.

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Founded in 2004, Facebook's mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what's going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.

GE is one of the largest and most diversified infrastructure and financial services corporations in the world. With products and services ranging from aircraft engines, power generation, oil and gas production equipment, to medical imaging, business and consumer financing and industrial products, we serve customers in approximately 175 countries and employ approximately 305,000 people worldwide. Since our incorporation in 1892, GE has developed or acquired new technologies and services that have broadened and changed the scope of our activities.

Google is a global technology leader focused on improving the ways people connect with information. Google’s innovations in web search and advertising have made its website a top Internet property and its brand one of the most recognized in the world.

EMBA-Global Asia was designed specifically for globally-focused executives and managers who seek to deepen their understanding of both Western and Eastern business perspectives and who are passionate about the opportunities offered by Asia's rapid economic development. EMBA-Global Asia provides a collaborative learning environment in which a diverse group of executives debate theories, discuss cases and share experiences. The timetable enables highly-focused learning, minimising time spent away from the office and ensuring optimum learning impact. Offered by London Business School, Columbia Business School and The University of Hong Kong, EMBA-Global Asia is internationally recognized as one of the world’s top Executive MBA programmes and was ranked World No.2 by the Financial Times in 2017.

Organised into five modules, where students take courses one week per month, the programme can be completed in 16-20 months. The first three modules build core business skills and the final two modules are completed with electives that students may choose to take at any of the three partner schools.

Renowned faculty from three of the world’s top business schools combine to operate at the intersection between theory and practice, conducting cutting-edge research that has a real-world impact on the understanding and practice of international business today. 

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About MetLife
MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), through its subsidiaries and affiliates (“MetLife”), is one of the largest life insurance companies in the world. Founded in 1868, MetLife is a global provider of life insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management. Serving approximately 100 million customers, MetLife has operations in nearly 50 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

About MetLife Hong Kong
MetLife Hong Kong is a wholly owned subsidiary of MetLife, Inc., the #1 life insurer in the United States and the 2nd largest Pan-Asia life insurer. Our journey in Asia began more than 60 years ago and MetLife is now one of the market leaders in China, Japan and Korea.
In Hong Kong, we offer a wide range of products, ranging from sophisticated individual life and investment-linked insurance plans to basic insurance including accidental, health and savings insurance products. Our distribution platforms include bancassurance, brokerage, telemarketing, online and our recently introduced proprietary agency force - MetTalent. With nearly 20 years of experience in Hong Kong and a strong foothold in Asia, we stay focused on delivering our promise to our customers, our people and the community. We are committed and aspire to be the best. For more information, visit www.metlife.com.hk.

Nielsen N.V. (NYSE: NLSN) is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers Watch and Buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content—video, audio and text—is consumed. The Buy segment offers consumer packaged goods manufacturers and retailers the industry’s only global view of retail performance measurement.

By integrating information from its Watch and Buy segments and other data sources, Nielsen, named by Forbes one of the world's most innovative companies, provides its clients with both world-class measurement, as well as analytics that help improve performance. Nielsen, an S&P 500 company, has operations in over 100 countries that cover more than 90% of the world’s population. For more information, visit www.nielsen.com.

Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rockwell Automation employs about 21,000 people globally serving customers in more than 80 countries.


The Rockwell Automation legacy is marked by technology leadership and innovation. In 1903, Lynde Bradley and Dr. Stanton Allen formed the Compression Rheostat Company, renaming it the Allen-Bradley Company in 1910. In 1985, Rockwell International Corp. purchased Allen-Bradley. In the 1990s, the company launched its Rockwell Software business, the Logix control platform and the Integrated Architecture system. In 2002, Rockwell International Corp. changed its name to Rockwell Automation. Today, the company is a global provider of industrial automation power, control and information solutions that help businesses achieve a competitive advantage. It has been serving Asia Pacific customers for 30 years.

One university with limitless global opportunities.

SCAD is one university — offering degrees in Atlanta and Savannah (Georgia), Hong Kong, and online via eLearning, with additional study abroad opportunities in Lacoste (France) and other locations. Each SCAD location provides a new experience, and students can choose to study in any location, at any quarter during their education. Find your muse in Lacoste or lose yourself in the amazing culture of Hong Kong. Get a taste of the fast life in Atlanta or fall in love with the southern charm of Savannah. You can even choose your own setting and enjoy full access through our eLearning environment.

Within its UNESCO award-winning campus, SCAD Hong Kong offers 21 bachelor’s and master’s programs – all being fully-accredited locally and in the US – with a handful of them winning the best of recognitions and accolades in their respective fields, such as interior design, fashion design, graphic design, game design and animation.

SCAD exists to prepare talented students for professional careers. Its efforts in career preparation are unparalleled, as witnessed in the unique Collaborative Learning Center, which allows students to work directly with the world’s best commercial organizations as part of their academic experience. 98% of the 2016 SCAD alumni are employed or pursuing further education within ten months of graduation.

State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT) is one of the world's leading providers of financial services to institutional investors, including investment servicing, investment management and investment research and trading. With $29 trillion in assets under custody and administration and $2 trillion* in assets under management as of September 30, 2016, State Street operates in more than 100 geographic markets worldwide, including the US, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. For more information, visit State Street’s website at www.statestreet.com

*Assets under management were $2 trillion as of September 30, 2016. AUM reflects approximately $40 billion (as of September 30, 2016) with respect to which State Street Global Markets, LLC (SSGM) serves as marketing agent; SSGM and State Street Global Advisors are affiliated.

Founded in 1898, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business is the second oldest business school in the United States and widely considered one of the world’s leaders in the field of management education. Chicago Booth faculty have made major contributions to the study of economics, financial markets, behavioral finance, branding, big data, the sociology of organizations and a host of other topics. As an innovator in management education, Chicago Booth was the first business school to offer a PhD in Business, the first to offer an Executive MBA program and the first to have a Nobel Prize winner on its faculty. It was also the first school to open independent campuses on three continents.

In Hong Kong, Chicago Booth offers its Executive MBA program and a selection of non-degree executive education short courses. All programs taught in Hong Kong are taught by Chicago Booth faculty and lead to the same degree or certification as our programs in Chicago. Booth faculty also work closely with a variety of organizations to develop customized corporate professional development programs to help build the next generation of leaders.

Booth’s Executive MBA program in Hong Kong is offered in modular format - allowing students to continue to work while they study. The program takes 21 months from start to finish and leads to a University of Chicago MBA degree. The program attracts students from throughout the region and from a wide range of industries and functions.

For more information on Chicago Booth or the Chicago Booth Executive MBA Program see: https://www.chicagobooth.edu/ and https://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/exec-mba