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Mayor Nutter Addresses Audience at Strategic Alliance Signing

February 13, 2012

On February 13, 2012, White and Williams LLP partnered with the City of Philadelphia and its Sister Cities Program to recognize and celebrate the opportunities for business and advancement between Philadelphia and its Sister City, Tianjin, China with the announcement and signing of a strategic alliance between White and Williams and the Winners Law Firm, remarks by Mayor Michael Nutter and a reception.

Guy Cellucci, Managing Partner of White and Williams, along with Yanzhao (Andrew) Xu and Xianyue (Simon) Bai of the Winners Law firm in Tianjin, signed a strategic alliance, making it the first alliance between a Philadelphia and Tianjin law firm.

Mayor Nutter addressed city dignitaries and other guests at the event saying, "The alliance will support a mutual cooperation in areas of business law." He added, "Philadelphia must, must, must, enhance its international perspective, its view and its presence in a global economy. We (Philadelphia) are one of the greatest original international cities in the world. We must obtain that prominence all across the globe."

The Sister Cities program, which began in 1954, provides business and economic development opportunities. Currently, several schools in the area have partnerships with Tianjin. Additionally, the Philadelphia Orchestra, which will visit Tianjin in June also has a partnership through the Sister Cities program. The strategic alliance between White and Williams and Winners Law Firm is another step towards highlighting Philadelphia as a great international city.

City and business leaders attended the signing and enjoyed a reception immediately following the event.

Learn more about the Winners Law Firm and the Sister Cities Program.

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