We Are Launching #WeAreResilient to Build Connections and Support Charities
Given the unexpected and extreme overlapping of our home and work lives during the past few weeks, feeling connected while staying apart has emerged as a common challenge. As a way to address our current reality while continuing to build critical connections within our network, SCG is launching the #WeAreResilient! social media initiative. Whether it’s virtual happy hours, pets unknowingly interrupting important conference calls, unique home office setups, favorite Zoom backgrounds, clever recipes or creative teaching techniques from parents now deputized as teachers, we want to show the world how resilient, resourceful and truly incredible our members are! With that in mind, we invite you to share photos, videos and/or narratives that offer moments of joy and “cuteness,” tips, insights, and working from home best practices. Your submissions will be posted—and tagged with #WeAreResilient!—in SCG’s online Instagram community to further unite our network while building our community’s presence through shared social platforms. During April and May, any member who offers a submission will be entered into raffle drawings to win a $500 donation to his/her preferred charity. Raffles will occur for every 30 submissions and you can be entered in more than one raffle, but you can only win once. Please email your pictures, videos and/or short narratives to Diane at dcase@scglegal.com.

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04.06.20: COVID-19 Update

IIt is with great sadness that we report the passing on March 29, 2020, of Derryberry & Naifeh president and managing partner Robert N. Naifeh, Jr., due to complications from the coronavirus. Bob was a regular at SCG Legal meetings and one of the country’s leading experts in the field of insurance defense. He will be remembered always for his amiability and genuine kindness. Bob was a Fellow of the American College of Coverage Counsel, and lectured frequently on insurance-related topics for the National Business Institute, Mealey’s on Insurance, the National Conference of Insurance Guaranty Funds, and the Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel.  A more detailed obituary can be found here.  Kindly keep Bob, his wife, Carol, and their three children in your thoughts and prayers.

As the global pandemic continues to unfold, the required response from our community will also evolve. Please know that SCG is committed to providing you with support, content, cross-selling and referral opportunities that are timely and targeted for today’s environment while also positioning you and your firms for success once our collective ‘new’ normal is established.

CNPLaw advised a Singapore graphic design company with headquarters in the U.S. on securing additional financing via a share subscription by a foreign investor. The transaction was completed in January 2020 and is a significant capital injection for such a company with a value of over S$70 million. Advising on the transaction was CNPLaw‘s Partner, Mr. Ken Chia, and Senior Associate, Ms. Hazel Ho.

Wynn Williams is pleased to announce a recent promotion, as well as an exciting new addition to our national legal team. Congratulations to Michelle Mehlhopt who has been promoted to special counsel in the resource management team and welcome to Cecil Hanafin who joins us as a senior associate in the dispute resolution team. Click here to read the full press release.

Field Law welcomes Lyndon Thiessen and Barry McGuire to the firm as counsel. Lyndon’s practice focuses on corporate structure and shareholder agreements, business purchase and sale transactions, strategic tax planning, and corporate restructuring. Barry’s practice is focused strictly on real estate, assisting both commercial and individuals in purchasing property. Barry also works with investors looking to purchase rental properties. Field Law is also proud to announce four of our partners have been appointed Queen’s Counsel, Derek Cranna, J. Mark Jackson, Christine Pratt and Sharon Stefanyk.

Mills & Reeve has hired Mark Davison in its international arbitration practice. Having previously been part of the international arbitration groups at Hogan Lovells and White & Case, Mark has extensive experience representing clients across broad sectors (including construction, power, technology, and financial services) in arbitrations across the globe under various arbitration rules including LCIA, ICC, DIAC, SCC and ‘ad hoc’ arbitrations. Mark is listed in Legal 500 as an “experienced practitioner” for international arbitration.

Hall & Wilcox was recently named Best Provider to Financial & Insurance Services Industry in the Client Choice Awards 2020, independently researched by leading Australia professional advisory body, Beaton, and based on clients’ ratings of the firm’s service.

The law and notarial firm of Dunton Rainville is very proud to have qualified among one of the top ten law firms in Quebec according to Canadian Lawyer magazine’s Top 10 Quebec Regional Firms survey. Participating for the first time in this prestigious survey, which is conducted across the country among lawyers in private practice, in-house counsel and clients, Dunton Rainville is all the more proud to note that the firm qualified in part due to the quality of its professionals’ expertise. Click here to read the full press release.

Parsons Behle & Latimer’s COVID-19 online Resource Center was recognized by one of Utah’s largest newspapers, The Deseret News. Click here to read the full article.

Wiley Rein LLP has authored an important and insightful chapter, “Risks Under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act for 5G Telecom Implementation” in a new book published by TRACE, a globally recognized anti-bribery business association. Print and Kindle versions of the book are available through AmazonClick here to read the full press release.