SCG Legal is a worldwide network of 122 independent law firms. Founded in 1989 and now ranked in Chambers Global as well as in Canada and Asia Pacific, the network includes firms—80% of which are Chambers ranked with Chambers-ranked attorneys in the balance—that house legal, regulatory and, in many countries, public policy practices. Members serve clients in major commercial centers and capitals in 62 countries, every U.S. state capital and the District of Columbia. Firms in the network are unified by a culture of premier legal practices and industry leadership; an elevated dedication to client service and responsiveness; a commitment to diversity and inclusion; and a devotion to transparent, innovative and fair billing practices.
CNPLaw (Singapore) announced they advised Adventus Holdings Limited, a company listed on the Catalist Board of the SGX-ST, on its placement of new shares in the capital of the company by way of an exempt offering, raising approximately S$3.2 million in gross proceeds. Low Wee Siong advised the client. Adventus Holdings is focused on the property and hospitality business, with current projects in Vietnam. SAC Capital Private Limited acted as placement agent. The placement, as well as the listing and quotation of the placement shares, was completed in April 2022.
Hall & Wilcox (Melbourne) announced they advised UK-headquartered architectural practice Weston Williamson + Partners on the Australian aspects of the company’s sale to major consulting and engineering group Egis. M&A Partner Oliver Jankowsky led the Hall & Wilcox team, which included partners Karl Rozenbergs (employment), Alison Baker (privacy) and Katrina Reye(property). The firm also advised Upstreet on the establishment, structuring and promotion of a share rewards program for shoppers offered via a registered scheme known as the Upstreet Fund. Partner Vince Battaglia led the Hall & Wilcox team, supported by Partner Michelle Eastwell. The firm is an Excellence Awardee in the Australasian Law Awards 2022 for Law Firm of the Year (101-500 lawyers), Law Firm Leader of the Year (>200 employees) for Managing Partner Tony Macvean, Excellence in Employee Health & Wellbeing and Diversity Initiative of the Year. Partners and teams at the firm have been recognized in Doyle’s Guide 2022 for their expertise, including John O’Kane (Construction & Infrastructure Litigation), Meg Lee (Town Planning & Development Law and Environment & Climate Change Law), Rory O’Connor (Town Planning & Development Law), and Michelle Eastwell (Business & Commercial Law). Hall & Wilcox has again received an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA).
Robinson+Cole (Connecticut) announced lawyers Alexandra Kritzman, Sandra Marin Lautier, Stephani A. Roman, and Annecca H. Smith have been named to the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) First 100 Plus Class of 2022 during the organization’s 11th Annual Breakfast & Awards Ceremony on April 8, 2022, at the Hartford Marriott Downtown in Hartford, Connecticut. The First 100 Plus Class of 2022 is comprised of leaders working to improve the lives of domestic violence survivors and their families in Connecticut. These lawyers, with varied backgrounds and practices, have all made vital contributions to their state and local communities. Krtizman and Roman are members of Robinson+Cole’s Insurance + Reinsurance Group. Kritzman focuses her practice on representing commercial insurers in a broad range of coverage matters and disputes. Roman’s practice is centered on representing domestic and foreign D&O and E&O insurers in coverage matters. A member of Robinson+Cole’s Business Litigation Group, Lautier represents clients in complex commercial litigation, employee and group benefits litigation, and a variety of labor and employment law matters. Smith is a member of the firm’s Bankruptcy + Reorganizations Group. She concentrates her practice on bankruptcy and corporate restructuring matters.
Guzman Ariza (Dominican Republic) announced its partnership with ISFIN, a global advisory organization active in 75 countries that acts as a business facilitator between the Americas’ emerging markets and the Middle East, African and Asian markets. Its members include the most innovative and highly regarded independent law, audit and accounting firms in the world.
GvW Graf von Westphalen (Germany): There are significant changes in the German Act on notification of conditions governing an employment relationship (“Nachweisgesetz“) as of 1 August – companies are at risk of fines. Click here for a letter from for additional details. Please forward this information to your clients who have employees in Germany.
SCG Legal Announces 2021 Above and Beyond Award Winners: Honorees Helped Build Network into Premier Global Community of Independent Law Firms
October 7, 2021 (Washington, DC) – SCG Legal, a worldwide network of 120 independent law firms across 60 countries, connected by a shared vision for premier legal practices and industry leadership, recently announced the 2021 winners of its Above and Beyond Award, an annual honor introduced in 2020 to celebrate the efforts of attorneys from member firms who go ‘above and beyond’ in their support of and commitment to the network’s success.
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The SCG Legal network is committed to fostering among its member firms an environment where diversity and inclusion are encouraged and to facilitating each member firm’s reputation for excellence, experience and connection not only in the jurisdictions in which they operate, but across jurisdictions as they collaborate with one another to support their respective clients.
In furtherance of those objectives, SCG Legal encourages its member firms to institute and implement policies to promote diversity and inclusion in the profession and at their respective firms.
As a modern network invested in the success of its member firms, SCG Legal’s commitment to diversity and inclusion extends to its professional development opportunities, the composition of its board of directors and committees, and its relationships with others.