Policy & Public Interest

UK Passes Landmark Bribery Law

Companies need to make sure it has the proper compliance programmes in place to protect itself from being prosecuted under new legislation, says The Red Flag Group HONG KONG, April 13 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- On April 8, 2010, the UK Parliament passed the country's first major overhaul of its b...

2010-04-13 17:38 648

Statement on the Misuse of UNDP Name and Emblem

BEIJING, Apr. 2 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- It has come to our attention that certain organizations in China are misusing the name of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) for their own ends. The UNDP Office in China would like to make it absolutely clear that the use of UNDP name and emblem wi...

2010-04-02 12:21 1144

Launch of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework for China 2011-2015

BEIJING, April 1 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Vice Minister of Commerce Mr. Yi Xiaozhun, and UN Resident Coordinator in China, Mr. Khalid Malik, today launched the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for China 2011-2015. The new UNDAF will provide the overall framework for the work o...

2010-04-01 14:22 1048

Chinmax Medical Systems Held 2010 Biosite Products Distributor Conference; Outlook for Triage Products in China a Big Concern

BEIJING, March 30 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- On March 27, 2010, Chinmax Medical Systems, Inc. held its 2010 Distributor Conference for Biosite products in Shanghai, during which the company discussed its lawsuit against Inverness Medical Beijing Co. Ltd. ("IMB"), a subsidiary of Inverness Medical Inno...

2010-03-29 00:00 776

Seoul Unveils Wirelessly Charged Electric Vehicle

SEOUL, South Korea, March 17 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- A wirelessly charged electric vehicle went into service March 9 at the Seoul Grand Park in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi Province. Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology President Suh Nam-pyo attended a ceremony unve...

2010-03-16 19:53 1459

Global Metropolitan Forum of Seoul 2010: Designing Seoul for the Next Ten Years

Over 500 scholars, policy makers and diplomats will attend the forum to discuss designing Seoul's future SEOUL, South Korea, March 8 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The Global Metropolitan Forum of Seoul 2010 will begin on March 10 at Nuritkum Square located in the Digital Media City in Sangsam-dong....

2010-03-08 20:49 1185

Prime Minister Gordon Brown Backs New Efforts to Unleash Philanthropy Through the British Government's Ambassador for Philanthropy

LONDON, March 23 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- - Web Site Hosts Community of Philanthropists to Encourage Greater Giving Generous philanthropists today have a new community to help "unleash philanthropy", and their efforts are being backed by the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Gordo...

2010-03-23 08:00 1049

Recession Changes Legal Sector

Law Firms Sharpen Up as Recession Cuts Legal Sector to Size LONDON, March 22 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- - Recession accelerates change in legal sector by 10 years - Inefficient sector now puts value and efficiency first - Hourly rate billing gives way to value billing - Client...

2010-03-22 10:00 1020

Tullett Prebon Wins Unlawful Conspiracy Claim Against BGC, Shaun Lynn and Tony Verrier

- Tullett Prebon plc v BGC Brokers LP and BGC Brokers GP Limited ("BGC"), Anthony Neil Verrier ("Tony Verrier"), Shaun Carl Edgar Lynn ("Shaun Lynn"), and others. - Statement by Tullett Prebon on the Judgment handed down on 18 March 2010 at the Royal Courts of Just...

2010-03-18 21:16 762

'Law Firms Sharpen Up as Recession Cuts Legal Sector to Size'

LONDON, March 22 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- - Recession accelerates change in legal sector by 10 years - Inefficient sector now puts value and efficiency first - Hourly rate billing gives way to value billing - Clients hold power in legal supply relationships - General C...

2010-03-22 10:00 662

Gender Inequality Persists in China -- Launch of the Asia-Pacific Regional Human Development Report on Gender

BEIJING, March 9 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- While China has experienced unsurpassed economic development in recent decades, this progress has not been even in achieving gender equality. The country, like its Asia-Pacific counterparts, remains hindered by the presence of a severe gender gap. Women acro...

2010-03-09 15:09 1124

Chinmax Defends its Distribution Rights to Biosite Triage Products, Filing Suit in China against Subsidiary of Inverness Medical Innovations

SHANGHAI, March 8 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- On January 28, 2010, Chinmax Medical Systems, Inc., a leading distributor of clinical diagnostics in China, filed a civil complaint in the People's Court of Yangpu District, Shanghai against Inverness Medical Beijing Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Inverness Me...

2010-03-08 18:00 1644

Fried Frank Expands Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice

Shannon Lowry Nagle Joins Firm in New York NEW YORK, March 2 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP announced today that Shannon Lowry Nagle has joined the Firm's bankruptcy and restructuring practice as a partner, resident in the New York office. Ms. Nagle has repr...

2010-03-02 07:29 1004

Steve Epstein Joins Fried Frank's M&A Practice

NEW YORK, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP announced today that Steve Epstein has joined the Firm as a partner in the mergers and acquisitions practice group resident in New York. He joins the Firm from O'Melveny & Myers LLP, where he was a partner in the...

2010-02-23 06:29 1030

Development of Saudi Arabia-Russia International Cooperation

MOSCOW, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- On February 13, 2010, the following Russian companies participated in the work of the annual Jeddah Economic Forum for the first time, with the support of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF): Sberbank, Solar Projects (Renova Group), Lomm...

2010-02-17 08:05 946

Rewards and Their Influence in the Workplace

"There are two things people want more than sex and money...recognition and praise." (1) SHANGHAI, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- One of the reasons why reward programs often seem to misfire is that they are too mechanical. Compensation & benefits managers talk about benchmarking, comp ratios,...

2010-02-09 08:00 10077

ChinaNet Online Holdings, Inc. Announces 3-Year Agreement with Chinese Government to Host Employment Initiative on 28.com Web Portal

BEIJING, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- ChinaNet Online Holdings, Inc. ("ChinaNet", OTC Bulletin Board: CHNT), a leading full-service media development, advertising and communications company for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the People's Republic of China ("China"), today...

2010-01-15 05:52 650

FBI Ends Copperfield Investigation, Copperfield Accuser Investigated According to Angelo Calfo of Yarmuth, Wilsdon, Calfo PLLC

SEATTLE, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The following is a statement by David Copperfield's attorney, Angelo Calfo of Yarmuth, Wilsdon, Calfo PLLC in response to the FBI's announcement and Smoking Gun and Seattle Times stories (see links): http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2...

2010-01-14 11:32 1095

Deacons Australia Joins Norton Rose Group

Creating one of the best resourced legal practices in Asia Pacific LONDON, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- International legal practice Norton Rose Group today announced that Deacons Australia has joined Norton Rose Group with effect from 1 January 2010. This follows the announcement on 23 ...

2010-01-04 11:00 1189

MEDIA ADVISORY: MultiVu Digital Center Feed Secretary Clinton Underscores the Importance of a Growing U.S.-Pakistan Partnership and Pledges Continued U.S. Aid During Remarks at the American Pakistan Foundation's Inaugural Gala Benefit in NYC

STORY SUMMARY Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton addresses new American Pakistan group, promotes U.S. aid commitment and urges Pakistanis to continue the joint fight against extremists. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: Video, hard copy requests, contact information and more available at htt...

2009-12-15 09:09 708