Squires Patton Boggs, one of the world’s largest law firms, has planted its flag in Atlanta, hiring away three partners from Dentons, another giant that entered Atlanta just a few years ago through an acquisition.
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Atlantans have been invited to apply for opportunities to boost their education levels and careers in Sweden. The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce of Georgia is promoting the Linnaeus Scholarship, whereby students can receive a full ride for a one-year master’s of international business strategy at Linnaeus University in Kalmar, Sweden. Classes are taught in English, Read more
The twists and turns of French electoral politics send out repercussions as far as Atlanta where the law partners Dominique Lemoine and Frederic Lefebvre have abandoned their allegiance to France’s Republican party in a move partially motivated in response to France’s National Front far-right party, which is following policies made popular in the U.S. by Read more
GSMA, a London-based, global association of 800 mobile network operators, has long seen Atlanta as its beachhead into North America. Finally, it’s own offices are inside the city limits.
The decision by the Georgia Public Service Commission in the closing days of 2017 to allow the Georgia Power Co. and its partners to continue constructing two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle may have the greatest impact on the state’s future of any it made during the year. All five members of the commission, Read more
Atlanta’s diplomatic door continued to revolve last year with big changes to makeup and leadership of the Georgia Consular Corps, which provides a direct conduit to more than 70 foreign governments.
Book: The Supreme Court Author: Ruadhán Mac Cormaic Review by: Shane Stephens, consul general of Ireland in Atlanta I picked up this worthy-looking book during my summer holidays in the West of Ireland to address my lack of knowledge about a core part of the Irish State. But a duty quickly became an obsession. I Read more
Book: Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History Authors: Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger Review by: William De Baets, consul general of Belgium in the Southeast U.S. I discovered a rather unknown part of U.S. history when I picked up this book. As a European I was indeed taught about Read more
Book: Any Human Heart Author: William Boyd Review by: Glenn Hendrix, chair, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP “That’s all your life amounts to in the end: the aggregate of all the good luck and the bad luck you experience. Everything is explained by that simple formula. Tot it up – look at the respective piles. There’s nothing Read more
Book: The Retreat of Western Liberalism Author: Edward Luce Review by: Shelby Grubbs, outgoing executive director of the Atlanta Center for Arbitration and Mediation; managing member, Miller & Martin PLLC. Edward Luce of The Financial Times begins this book about what he sees as a serious threat to our liberal economic tradition with an entertaining anecdote. Read more