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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 six jurisdictions - Hong Kong, England and Wales, the United States, Australia, India, 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.

Broadridge, a global fintech leader with over $4 billion in revenue and part of the S&P 500 index, provides communications, technology, data and analytics. Backed by global resources and on-the-ground presence across local markets, they help drive business transformation for clients with solutions for enriching client engagement, navigating risk, optimising efficiency and generating revenue growth.

Broadridge enables multi-asset post-trade processing in more than 70 countries and delivers over two billion shareholder communications each year.

For 20 years, Broadridge has connected people, technology and insights across Asia Pacific to help clients innovate day-to-day and at scale. Their experience, global scale and strong local presence, as well as investments in new innovative technologies such as blockchain, AI and cloud computing help clients turn disruption into growth opportunities. 

Broadridge has offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Hyderabad, and globally employs approximately 10,000 full-time associates in 16 countries.

For more information about Broadridge, please visit www.broadridge.com/intl.

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

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Cushman & Wakefield (NYSE: CWK) is a leading global real estate services firm that delivers exceptional value by putting ideas into action for real estate occupiers and owners. Cushman & Wakefield is among the largest real estate services firms with 48,000 employees in approximately 400 offices and 70 countries. Across Greater China, there are 20 offices servicing the local market. The company won four top awards in the Euromoney Survey 2017 in categories of Overall, Valuation, Agency Letting/Sales and Research in China. In 2017, the firm had revenue of $6.9 billion across core services of property, facilities and project management, leasing, capital markets, advisory and other services.

To learn more, visit www.cushwakecentennial.com, www.cushmanwakefield.com.hk or follow us on LinkedIn.

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.

Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital (GHK) is a state-of-the-art private hospital committed to providing Hong Kong people with high-quality and accessible healthcare services.  Located at Wong Chuk Hang on Hong Kong Island South, GHK provides 500 beds and a comprehensive range of clinical services spanning more than 35 specialties and subspecialties.

GHK is a joint venture between Parkway Pantai Limited, one of Asia’s largest integrated private healthcare groups, and NWS Holdings Limited. The University of Hong Kong is GHK’s exclusive clinical partner, helping to build, promote and implement strong clinical governance at GHK.

As a member of a global healthcare group operating 50 hospitals worldwide, GHK leverages international experience to bring in new technologies and best practice. GHK has a full suite of services, including Accident & Emergency services, specialist outpatient clinics, , Critical Care Units, Cardiovascular Laboratory, Radiology, Endoscopy Centre, Radiotherapy and Oncology Centre, Health Screening Clinic etc. Cutting-edge equipment and technologies include automated medication dispensing systems, 24-hr fully-automated core laboratory track system, PET-MR (Positron Emission Tomography – Magnetic Resonance Imaging), TRUEBEAM linear accelerator and Pneumatic Tube System.

GHK is the only private hospital in Hong Kong offering 2-bedded standard rooms. It is also the first private hospital in Hong Kong to offer all-inclusive and fixed-price medical packages as part of its efforts to provide price assurance and transparent pricing structure.

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. 

For more information, please visit here.  

Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) is the global leader for storage and information management services. Trusted by more than 230,000 organizations around the world, Iron Mountain boasts a real estate network of more than 85 million square feet across more than 1,400 facilities in 53 countries dedicated to protecting and preserving what matters most for its customers. Iron Mountain’s solutions portfolio includes records management, data management, cloud services, document management, data centers, art storage and logistics, and secure shredding to help organizations to lower storage costs, comply with regulations, recover from disaster, and better use their information. Founded in 1951, Iron Mountain stores and protects billions of information assets, including critical business documents, electronic information, medical data and cultural and historical artifacts.

Iron Mountain’s footprint in Asia includes a network of more than 50 facilities across China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, South Korea, the Philippines and Indonesia, serving the storage and information management needs of around 10,000 customers with services for records information management, data storage, document imaging and secure destruction.

To learn more, please visit www.ironmountain.com

MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), through its subsidiaries and affiliates (“MetLife”), is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit www.metlife.com.

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 SCADpro, which allows students to work directly with the world’s best commercial organizations as part of their academic experience. 99% of the 2017 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.

Tesla’s mission is to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy. Tesla was founded in 2003 by a group of engineers who wanted to prove that people didn’t need to compromise to drive electric – that electric vehicles can be better, quicker and more fun to drive than gasoline cars. Today, Tesla builds not only all-electric vehicles but also infinitely scalable clean energy generation and storage products. Tesla believes the faster the world stops relying on fossil fuels and moves towards a zero-emission future, the better.