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Washington DC – The Atlantic Council of the United States announced on Monday, April 30, 2007 at its annual Awards Dinner that Mr. Victor L. L. Chu has been named as a founding member of the Atlantic Council’s International Advisory Board, a uniquely prominent group of globally significant senior chief executives and policy makers.

The 26-member group, which consists of some of the world’s most influential corporate and political figures, will meet annually in conjunction with the dinner and advise Atlantic Council President and CEO Frederick Kempe and the Council’s board on global trends that will frame the Council’s work toward its stated mission of “Renewing the Atlantic Community for 21st Century Global Challenges.”

The PIAB membership draws exclusively from chairmen and chief executives and policy makers who have served with extraordinary distinction at cabinet level or above. Other founding members include CEOs or chairmen of Bertelsmann, EADS, Lockheed Martin, Lucent-Alcatel, Novartis, Pearson, The Royal Bank of Scotland, SAS, and WPP, and such political figures as former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar, former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, former Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski, former Secretary of the Treasury Larry Summers, and former Secretary General of NATO Lord Robertson have joined (please see attached complete list of the PIAB members). The board will be chaired by Brent Scowcroft, former National Security Adviser.

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BALTIMORE, MD – Ruth Vadi, an Associate at Hodes, Pessin & Katz, P.A. (HP&K), one of Maryland’s leading law firms, will be competing in the Greater Baltimore Technology Council’s (GBTC) first ever Battle of the Bands on Thursday, June 7, 2007 at Federal Hill’s famous 8x10 Club.
By day, Vadi, a mild-mannered lawyer who advises clients in commercial litigation matters, technology transactions and intellectual property law, transforms by night into…rocker chick.

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Scotland in Houston for the Offshore Technology Conference

Working Time Regulations (WTR) Generate Interest

A specialist at leading Scottish law firm, Paull & Williamsons, will update oil and gas industry employers about the potential impact of the Working Time Regulations (WTR) during a major international event which opens this month.

Sean Saluja, head of Paull & Williamsons’ employment law division and a leader in his field, will be part of the firm’s delegation which visits the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, Texas, each year. During his time in Houston, he will be giving individual presentations to a number of companies regarding the potential impact of WTR.

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TAGlaw member Racine, based in Paris, France is extending its international capabilities with three newly appointed partners, all with experience in cross-border transactions.

Gilles de BOISSÉSON and Jean-Yves MARTIN are well-known lawyers in M&A, LBO and stock exchange activities. Their corporate practice is oriented to transactions, acquisitions, private equity, foreign investments in France and private or public takeovers, especially in the areas of wines & spirits; investment funds; technology and IT; life sciences & healthcare; and agriculture & food sector.

, Professor of law and former Dean of Paris Descartes University specializes in Public law and has significant experience in European and International law.

Getting to Be a Habit?
Another Harper Grey Partner Joins BC Supreme Court

In keeping with its long tradition of supplying the courts of British Columbia with its finest judges, TAGLaw member Harper Grey LLP is thrilled again to announce that another one of its most senior partners, Bruce Butler Q.C., has been appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia effective immediately.  Bruce will be sorely missed by the firm as will Chris Hinkson Q.C. who, as announced in our most recent TAGlaw news, was appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia three weeks before Bruce.  Harper Grey has now had four of its lawyers appointed to the courts of British Columbia in the last eight years - a real testament to the firm's litigation expertise.