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Adler Pollack & Sheehan (Rhode Island) welcomed Crystal D. Peralta to the firm’s Litigation group. Crystal’s practice involves representing clients on a broad range of civil matters, including commercial and business litigation, contractual and real estate disputes.

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. (Israel) welcomed three new partners to their Real Estate and Construction division: Tali Salton-Yeshua and Jonathan Liebchik in their Planning and Construction department, and Itay Zemel in their Real Estate department. Also, APM welcomed the promotion of 4 new partners: Ran Cohen and Efrat Shpizaizen in High Tech and Venture Capital; Liron Usherovich in Litigation and Dispute Resolution, and Shalev Brants in Environmental Law. Further, the firm informed that the Israeli National Authority for Technological Innovation recently issued a call for applications under a new benefit track – Benefit Track No. 46 – “Program to Encourage Capital Investments in High-Risk, Venture Capital-Backed Companies” in which seed stage venture capital funds, will be granted a warrant coverage equivalent to ? of their investments. Additionally, APM represented  Redefine Meat on a successful completion of a $29 million investment round. Redefine Meat is a groundbreaking Israeli startup, utilizing 3D technology, producing animal-free meat. APM also advised Nano-X Imaging on its Secondary Public Offering in which shareholders sold Ordinary Shares for approx. $193 million. The team was led by Ian Rostowsky – Co-Head of Hi-tech & Venture Capital, Ayelet Torem, Adv. – Head of Global Markets and Rimon Oz. APM announced that they have been Chambers ranked in 9 practice areas; Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, Labor & Employment, Real Estate, Restructuring/Insolvency, Tax, TMT: Technology and FinTech Legal. Advocates Tal Tirosh and Hen Yannay represented the Clean Value Ventures, a new venture capital fund in formation, focusing on investments in the energy and infrastructure fields, in a Series A investment round of US$ 3 million in Bio-Fence Ltd., a ground-breaking Israeli company developing an antimicrobial and anti-viral polymer based coating that eliminates hazardous pathogens from surfaces, thus reducing surface-linked infection rates. Advocates Stephen Barak Rozen and Racheli Vardi, partook in writing the Good Food Institute’s Israeli edition of the ‘Good Food Startup Manual’. The Good Food Institute is a science based non-profit organization aiming to accelerate groundbreaking alternative protein research and innovation in Israel. Finally, APM welcomed Adv. Livnat Ein-Shai Vilder, as head of their new capital markets, banking and finance practices where she will broaden and deepen their reach into the fields of capital markets, banking and finance. 

Carney Badley Spellman (Washington) shareholders elected Chris Wright as Vice President of the Litigation department to its Board of Directors. Mr. Wright’s legal practice focuses on construction law and commercial disputes for clients throughout the United States. Shareholders have also re-elected Patrick Lamb as Director at Large and Joe Wallin as Director at Large on its Board of Directors. Pat focuses his practice on corporate, commercial, and business matters and Joe focuses on early-stage and growth companies. They also announced that Teva Sempel has joined the firm; focusing on commercial litigation, construction, real estate and business investigations.

CNPLaw LLP (Singapore) announced that for 2021, the firm has been recognized in the IFLR1000’s Thirtieth Edition, and has received “Tier 3”, “Tier 4”, “Other Notable” and “Active” rankings for various practice areas amongst other leading financial and corporate law firms in Singapore. Furthermore, their lawyers were recognized by the publication as “Highly Regarded” and “Notable Practitioner”. They also received a Band 4 ranking for their Investment Funds practice in the 2021 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific and Partner Mr. Bill Jamieson, was recognized as a Notable Practitioner and ranked under Band 3. The firm also announced that two of their lawyers, Mr. Edwin Chia and Ms. Hazel Ho, have been listed as Singapore’s 21 Most Influential Lawyers Aged 40 and Under in 2020 by the Singapore Business Review. Additionally, seven of their practices and nine lawyers have been “Recommended by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021.” CNPLaw acted as a lead counsel for the successful launch of Fraxtor Capital SPC, a segregated portfolio company with an investment focus in real estate investment opportunities. The firm acted for a rapidly-growing US e-sports gaming content creator on a strategic joint venture with operational partners in South East Asia, expanding their reach to the region for the first time outside of the US and South America where they currently operate. CNPLaw also acted for a Singapore-based digital platform operator on its series A funding from strategic industry players, boosting their expansion in Europe where they currently operate an online B2B marketplace for the trading of sports media rights. Additionally, CNPLaw acted for RELX Pte Ltd in a divestment of four exhibitions by PT Reed Panorama Exhibitions to PT Reed Exhibitions Indonesia as part of a business restructuring exercise. Finally, CNPLaw announced that Mr. Low Wee Siong has been appointed as a partner of the firm. Wee Siong has a wide and varied practice, encompassing corporate finance, capital markets, takeovers, mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance, and corporate governance. He has a dual degree and is professionally qualified in law and accountancy and was formerly an investment banker and auditor. 

DeWitt LLP (Wisconsin) announced the promotion of attorney J. Wesley Webendorfer to partner status. Webendorfer is a partner in the environmental and government relations practice groups. His practice is dedicated to guiding manufacturers, developers, and the food and agriculture industries through their interactions, negotiations, and disputes with the government to achieve successful outcomes. DeWitt has also announced that the firm has elected Christopher M. Scherer to the Executive Committee. Additionally, the firm announced the appointment of partners Eric Chadwick, Joseph Miotke and Harry Van Camp as Co-chairs of its Intellectual Property Litigation practice group. 

Dunton Rainville’s (Quebec, Canada) team including Maîtres Sylvain Lanoix, François Guimont and Aaron Makovka, represented The Council of Hasidic Jews of Quebec when COVID-19 regulations limited the number of worshippers to 10 people. The council argued that the 10-person limit per synagogue was unacceptable and violated their freedom of religion. A Quebec Superior Court judge ruled in favor of the group and stated that up to 10 people are allowed to gather in each room of a synagogue to pray provided that each room has its own access to the street.

DSM Avocats à la Cour (Luxembourg) was twice highlighted in the “Transaction & Deals” guide published yearly by Leaders League. They were recognized as “Excellent” in Real Estate and “Recommended” in Mergers & Acquisitions. Mario Di Stefano, Managing Partner and Renaud Le Squeren, Partner were cited as Leaders.

Erickson Sederstrom (Nebraska) announced that Matthew D. Quandt has been elected as Partner. His practice focuses on civil litigation, including catastrophic injury and wrongful death, trucking and transportation, construction defect, product liability, and professional liability. Shay Garvin has also been elected a Partner. Shay has been with the firm since 2019 and focuses his practice on transactional areas, including mergers and acquisitions, business formation, securities offerings, debt and equity financing, and general counsel. 

Field Law (Alberta, Canada) welcomed Anthony Burden, Jason Kully, Lisa Statt Foy, Britt Tetz and Matthew Turzansky as partners of the firm. The addition of five lawyers to the partnership reflects the firm’s resilience and growth in 2020, and its continued expansion and diversification in key service areas in 2021. Anthony Burden’s practice focuses on the areas of insurance, construction and general litigation. Jason Kully serves as a legal advisor for a variety of professional regulatory organizations across many different professions and helps clients navigate legal issues in several areas, including health care, legal, real estate, engineering and geoscience, in matters involving governance, conduct and discipline, policies and procedure, privacy, registration, and unauthorized practice. Lisa Statt Foy is qualified to file and prosecute trademark applications in both Canada and the United States, and her clients frequently have cross-border interests and issues, including internet-based businesses, online retailers and brand owners with global interests. Britt Tetz’s practice emphasizes in corporate, commercial and real estate law. Matthew Turzansky provides legal services in general litigation, wills and estates, construction law, pension law and administration to clients across Alberta and the Northwest Territories. Also, Field Law announced it’s part of the Unmanned Systems Canada (USC-STC) association. Partner Erika Carrasco who leads the Emerging Technology team at Field, is now a part of their new leadership team to lead in this era of opportunity. She is one of few lawyers in Canada with a focus and experience in emerging technology, and as a result of her unique experience and focus, Erika is sought after by the media and various industries to provide insight into emerging technology law provincially, nationally and in the US.

Fraser Trebilcock (Michigan) announced Elvin L. Caldwell, Jr. as a new legislative consultant. “We are thrilled to have Elvin join Fraser Consulting; he brings knowledge and experience that will be a great contribution to our ongoing efforts for our clients,” said Scott Everett, Director of Legislative Affairs. The shareholders of Fraser Trebilcock have also re-elected Michael H. Perry as President of the firm. This is Mr. Perry’s fourth consecutive year as President. Shareholder Mark E. Kellogg was re-elected to the Board of Directors and will serve as Vice President and Treasurer. Shareholder Brian T. Gallagher was elected as well and will serve as Secretary. Fraser Trebilcock also announced the addition of Michael C. and Mary P. Levine. Michael practices in the areas of administrative law, government regulation, transportation law, affordable housing, health care law, and condemnation and eminent domain. He has served as counsel to several statewide professional and trade organizations and was a former Assistant Attorney General. Mary joins with over four decades of professional experience in state government and the real estate industry. During her career in state government, Mary worked at the Michigan Department of Transportation, the Michigan Department of Management and Budget, the Michigan State Police, and the Michigan State Housing Development Authority, serving as general counsel before entering private law practice.

GvW Graf von Westphalen (Germany) advised ChyronHego on the acquisition of the weather data and weather services business of US-based business information services provider DTN. ChyronHego acquired the shares in the company through an asset deal. The value of the transaction was not disclosed. GvW also advised Invesco, acting as lead advisors on all insolvency and restructuring issues associated with the insolvency proceedings over the assets of TOG. TOG is one of the biggest insolvency cases in the hotel industry since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, Dr. Thomas Schuster joined the firm to support clients with their issues at the intersection of public and IT/data protection law. Having worked at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the German Federal Constitutional Court [Bundesverfassungsgericht], Dr. Schuster has specialised in public data and information law. In addition to the subject of eGovernment, Dr. Schuster works above all in the area of classic administrative (litigation) law and constitutional law.

Hall & Wilcox (Melbourne, Australia) partner Alison Choy Flannigan has won Health Partner of the Year for the second time in a row in the Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards, which celebrates excellence in practice, professional development, and innovation; showcasing the individuals who are leading the way in the industry. The firm also advised Focus Financial Partners, a US-listed leading partnership of fiduciary wealth management firms, on the expansion of Connectus Wealth Advisers into Australia. Partner Chris Brown led the Hall & Wilcox team, supported by partners Aaron Dearden, Jacqui Barrett and Adrian Verdnik. Hall & Wilcox provided pro bono assistance to an Australian group of inventors on the development of SparkVent, an innovative ventilator designed for use in developing countries during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. The design is available on an open-source basis to allow this life-saving technology to be manufactured in developing countries free of charge. The firm announced three new senior appointments – Jessica Cheo and Hamish McNair to Special Counsel and Andrew Giorgi to Senior Associate. The three appointments follow the firm’s record promotion of 34 partners, special counsel and senior associates in June 2020. Jessica Cheo practices in statutory insurance and is based in Melbourne. Hamish McNair and Andrew Giorgi are commercial dispute resolution lawyers, based in Melbourne and Perth respectively. Partner Chris Sacré also joined Hall & Wilcox, broadening the firm’s specialist insurance, transport and logistics capability. Chris will lead the firm’s marine insurance practice, increase its capabilities in specialty insurance lines, and bolster the firm’s expertise in global logistics and trade. Hall & Wilcox has been ranked in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021 in eight practice areas: dispute resolution, employment, financial services regulation, insurance defense, investment funds, real estate, sports law, and tax. Partners Mark Dunphy, Matt McDonald, Harry New, Martin Ross, Peter Murray and John Gray were also ranked as individuals in their respective areas of expertise. The firm was recognised in 10 practice areas in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 guide: banking and finance, construction, corporate and M&A, data protection, dispute resolution, litigation, insurance, labor and employment, media and entertainment, real estate, and tax. In addition, 26 of the firm’s partners were recognised in the guide. Finally, Hall & Wilcox assisted Netball Australia on a ground-breaking new five-year broadcast and digital rights agreement with Fox Sports.

Larkin Hoffman (Minnesota) announced the expansion of their Government Relations team with the addition of Megan G. Knight. Ms. Knight has fifteen years of experience in federal legislative matters with a focus on the Minnesota market. Based in Washington, D.C., she delivers results for clients utilizing her well-developed bipartisan relationships, not only on Capitol Hill, but across the many federal agencies. Max J. Schott, II has also joined the firms nationally-recognized Franchise and Corporate practice. Max has more than 25 years of experience in franchise and distribution law, representing clients ranging from startups to national organizations with multiple brands. He is a Certified Franchise Executive and the former Editor-in-Chief of The Franchise Lawyer.  

McBrayer (Kentucky) started 2021 strong with seven new attorneys joining their Lexington and Louisville offices: Alexandria Beto practices a wide variety of matters in corporate and business law. Addison Lowry joins as an associate from the Louisville Metro Public Defender’s office. Her practice area is general litigation with a focus on insurance defense. Cary Howard joins as general counsel and ethics counsel. He has a background in legal ethics and professional responsibility, as well as estate planning and administration, business law, and commercial real estate. Ed Monarch joins as a member, after practicing as a trial lawyer for twenty-seven years. His main focus has been defending healthcare providers and healthcare businesses. Louis Winner joins as a member, bringing a robust family law practice and litigates entertainment law issues. Meryem Kahloon joins as an associate focusing her practice on family law. Sidney Vieck joins as an associate and practices family law and reproductive rights. Also joining the firm is Elizabeth Panduro. Elizabeth’s practice focuses on estate planning, estate administration and estate litigation.

McGinnis Lochridge (Texas) welcomed Traci M. Clements to the Firm’s Employment, Labor and Employee Benefits practice group. Traci will represent clients in a wide range of general employment matters, with a specific focus on employee benefits and compliance issues related to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). The firm also announced that Daniel C. Clemons has joined the firm’s Corporate and Tax practice group in Austin. He brings a remarkable mix of financial and legal experience to his new role and will focus his practice on outside general counsel representation, mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financing, and other commercial transactions. Also, the firm announced that they had elected four attorneys to partner: Mary H. Allen, Marcus V. Eason, Zachariah T. Evans, and Lindsey Roskopf. Allen advises clients on a wide array of business transactions. Eason is a trial attorney who focuses his practice on various types of complex commercial, business and partnership disputes across a variety of industries. Evans focuses his practice on water and wastewater utilities and also represents local government entities. Roskopf advises clients on international trade and transactional matters, as well as issues involving export controls, economic and trade sanctions and anti-boycott laws. 

McGuireWoods (Virginia) partners Samuel L. Tarry and Davis M. Walsh called on Congress to ensure that the distribution chain for COVID-19 vaccines is shielded from the distraction of civil actions, in an article published by the healthcare news site STAT. “Whatever struggles and shortages the U.S. health care system endured throughout 2020, we can at least be thankful that the people fighting to save lives weren’t simultaneously fighting lawsuits,” the authors wrote in the article, published in STAT’s “First Opinions” section. “But these protections might not be guaranteed in the coming months.” Walsh and Tarry are also editors of “Infectious Disease Litigation: Science, Law & Procedure;” providing practical guidance for handling infectious disease litigation, for COVID-19 pandemic disputes to localized outbreaks that require specialized knowledge. Additionally, McGuireWoods is expanding its insurance recovery capabilities with the addition of Tony Tatum, Shelby Guilbert and Joe Englert, who join McGuireWoods as partners. Tatum litigates insurance and related complex commercial disputes on behalf of financial institutions and global companies, including clients in the healthcare, food and beverage, mining, energy, and infrastructure industries. In addition, his insurance recovery practice includes cross-border disputes and international arbitrations administered through the ICDR, LCIA and ICC. Guilbert represents businesses, financial institutions, manufacturers, energy companies, and healthcare providers in insurance recovery litigation, contract disputes, and cross-border litigation, and international arbitration. He has helped numerous Fortune 500 companies recover hundreds of millions of dollars in insurance coverage for catastrophic losses arising from data privacy incidents and works with companies and their boards to address risk management issues related to insurance policy renewals, mergers and acquisitions, and IPO transactions. Englert represents insurance policyholders in complex insurance recovery and indemnification litigation and arbitration matters and counsels them before disputes arise to help them obtain best-in-class terms and conditions for multiple lines of coverage. His clients include financial institutions, healthcare companies, energy and infrastructure companies, technology companies, restaurants, and hospitality and manufacturing companies.

Mills & Reeve’s (United Kingdom) Brexit hub has a whole host of useful information, including a series of risk registers on supply chains, data protection and intellectual property. It also includes a list of Brexit legal experts across their firm. They also announced the arrival of leading children law attorney Zoë Fleetwood to its Family and Children practice. The firm advised Global Graphics on the proposed acquisition of HYBRID Software Group and BFG Partners, a US venture capital firm investing in the food, beverage, and consumer products space, on their first UK investment in Recipe Products Ltd. Additionally, M&R has advised on the sale of The New European newspaper to a consortium of 14 investors led by the newspaper’s chief content officer and former Daily Mirror executive Matt Kelly, and including former New York Times CEO Mark Thompson and Lionel Barber, a previous editor of the Financial Times.  Additionally, M&R counseled longstanding client Diurnal Group on an exclusive licensing transaction for the commercialization of its product Alkindi® in China.  Finally, M&R advised Bourn Hall, the renowned IVF fertility clinics in the east of England, secure significant investment from Triangle Capital Corporation, a Canadian-based investment firm.

Moroglu Arseven (Turkey) celebrated being named, again, the “Turkish Law Firm of the Year” at The Lawyer European Awards, with emphasis on the firm’s strong and continuous growth, excellent diversity, business culture, and outstanding clientele. The award is granted to the firm for demonstrating an exceptional and remarkable year which also corresponds to the 20th anniversary of the firm’s foundation.

Parsons Behle & Latimer (Utah) announced the addition of two new attorneys to its Employment and Labor practice team: Jacob T. Muklewicz joins as shareholder and Laurence B. Irwin joins as of counsel. Mr. Muklewicz counsels and advises large multinational corporations, local businesses, individual investors, and professionals in areas involving employment-based immigration law. Mr. Irwin specializes in employment and labor law and has worked extensively with Department of Energy contractors. Parsons also announced its new Board of Directors and officers for 2021; Shawn C. Ferrin, chairperson and chief executive officer (CEO); Richard J. Angell, director and vice president; Brook B. Bond, director, vice president and secretary; Bruce H. White, director, vice president and treasurer; and Juliette P. White, director and vice president. Additionally, the firm elected its largest group of shareholders in the firm’s history and these new shareholders represent the next generation of Parsons’ attorneys. Emily D. Holt, Banking and Finance and Real Estate law; Eric U. Johnson, Complex Civil Litigation, Intellectual Property, Government Investigations; Nicole Salazar-Hall, Civil Litigation and Domestic Law; Andrew R. Alder, Healthcare Law, Employment, and Labor Litigation; Jason R. Mau, Employment and Labor, Commercial, Real Estate, Construction, and Employment; Slade D. Sokol, Complex Business Disputes and Medical Malpractice; Robert J. Couch, Business and Corporate Law and Commercial Litigation; Ross P. Keogh, Energy, Environmental and Natural Resources, Real Estate, and Tax; Gregory Morrison, Environmental and Natural Resource law, Water Law; Ashley C. Nikkel, Commercial Disputes, Bankruptcy, Environmental and Natural Resources.

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP (New York, NY) launched its Commercial Real Estate Workouts and Litigation group. The group draws on its vast experience across multiple disciplines in advising clients on navigating their options in complex deal structures, including workouts, bankruptcies, receiverships, and UCC dispositions, and, if necessary, exercising or defending their rights in the litigation arena. The group is comprised of members from Patterson Belknap’s elite Real Estate, Litigation, Business Reorganization and Creditors’ Rights, and Corporate practices. Also, Patterson Belknap’s Structured Finance Litigation and Real Estate practices have been recognized in the Chambers USA guide of leading law firms and based on comments from clients and peers, the guide notes: “They have a superlative record in the RMBS space.” The firm also announced that, Andrew P. Beame, Barbara L. Mullin, and Hope K. Plasha have become partners of the firm, and Jacqueline L. Bonneau, Andrew D. Cohen, Diana M. Conner, David Kleban, and George A. LoBiondo have become counsel. Andrew P. Beame practices in the firm’s Corporate Department, where he represents a wide variety of clients in transactional matters and as outside general counsel. Barbara L. Mullin practices in the firm’s Litigation department, focusing on patent litigation and regularly tries patent cases in federal courts and before arbitration panels and has argued before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Hope K. Plasha practices in the firm’s Real Estate department and has a broad-based national and international practice. Jacqueline L. Bonneau practices in the firm’s Litigation department, where her practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, employment law, structured finance litigation, white collar defense and internal investigations, and class action defense. Andrew D. Cohen, Ph.D. practices in the firm’s Litigation department, where he focuses on patent litigation with an emphasis on the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Diana M. Conner practices in the firm’s Litigation department, where her practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and white-collar defense. David Kleban practices in the firm’s Litigation department, where he represents clients in a variety of litigation contexts from pre-suit investigation through appeal and judgment collection; and has assisted major media entities in the enforcement of their intellectual property rights in news content. George A. LoBiondo practices in the firm’s Litigation department, where his practice focuses on complex commercial disputes, as well as internal investigations and matters adverse to government entities. Also, attorneys Daniel Ruzumna, Henry Bubel, Jenny Longman, and Tiffany Tam published an article in Think Advisor on the IRS’ updates to the Voluntary Disclosure Program. Finally, Benchmark Litigation has shortlisted Patterson Belknap in the New York category of its U.S. 2021 Benchmark Litigation U.S. Awards. The annual awards recognize law firms for their excellence and innovation in the most impactful disputes across the United States.

Rifkin Weiner Livingston LLC (Maryland) announced that Camille Fesche and Brad Rifkin have been elected by their colleagues to be the partners of the firm. Ms. Fesche and Mr. Rifkin are currently co-chairs of RWL’s Government Relations division. Ms. Fesche represent clients on topics related to education, wind energy, utilities, healthcare, deathcare, information technology, the civil justice system, bond bills for non-profit organizations, and procurement matters. Mr. Rifkin represents clients with a wide array of statutory, regulatory, funding and procurement interests, including automobile dealer, casino-gaming, innovative technology, insurance, non-profit organizations, rental cars, ride-sharing and ride-hailing.

Robinson+Cole (Connecticut) announced the addition of Rachel Jaffe Mauceri as counsel in the firm’s Bankruptcy and Reorganizations group. Ms. Mauceri has more than 19 years of experience counseling clients in complex bankruptcy and restructuring matters and participates in all aspects of domestic and international restructurings, representing debtors, financial institutions, pension and health funds, bondholder groups and ad hoc committees, private equity sponsors, and other significant parties in interest. The firm also announced the addition of Seth B. Orkand as a partner in their Business Litigation group, where he will be part of the Government Enforcement and White-Collar Defense team. Mr. Orkand’s practice focuses on white-collar criminal defense, government enforcement matters, corporate internal investigations, scientific research misconduct investigations, Title IX and other higher education disciplinary actions, and complex commercial litigation. Additionally, Robinson+Cole announced Katherine M. Katchen as counsel in the firm’s Managed Care + Employee Benefits Litigation group. Ms. Katchen has more than 20 years of litigation experience representing clients in complex commercial litigation matters, particularly in the area of managed care and insurance. The firm also announced Amanda R. Phillips as a partner in the firm’s Business Litigation group. Ms. Phillips is an experienced commercial litigator with a background in accounting, technology, and business. Robinson+Cole Managed Care + Employee Benefit Litigation group lawyer Gregory J. Bennici was chosen as a winner of the “Fairfield County 40 Under Forty.” Presented by the Fairfield County Business Journal, the distinction recognizes 40 dynamic industry leaders who are part of Fairfield County’s business growth. Finally, Robinson+Cole’s partnership elected Rhonda J. Tobin as its next Managing Partner. Tobin will be the first woman to lead the 175-year old AmLaw 200 firm, and will succeed Stephen E. Goldman, who has led the firm since the beginning of 2016.

Rose Law Firm (Arkansas) announced that Michael Goswami has been named a Member of the firm. Michael has been recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star, Best Lawyers in America to Watch and Arkansas Business magazine’s Influential 20 in Their 20’s. His practice areas include mergers and acquisitions, real estate, corporate governance and complex regulatory and administrative matters.

Szecskay Attorneys at Law (Hungary) has unveiled a new logo and visual identity, along with a refreshed website. As a leading independent law firm specializing in Hungarian and cross-border business, Szecskay is marking its upcoming 30th anniversary with this new look. Additionally, Szecskay has appointed two new partners. György Wellmann will lead the Public Procurement practice and Bence Molnár will continue to expand the firm’s Corporate and Digital Form practice.

WeirFoulds (Ontario, Canada) welcomed two former associates, Rochelle Perera and Thomas Wong, to the partnership. Ms. Perera is a member of the Corporate Commercial practice group with a practice focused on mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financing, and corporate law. Mr. Wong is also a member of the Corporate Commercial practice group and is focused on intellectual property, information technology law, and privacy law. They also welcomed senior insolvency and corporate restructuring lawyer Wojtek Jaskiewicz. Wojtek is certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law and represents clients in court proceedings, arbitrations, mediations and negotiations. As of 2021 and part of their commitment to wellness, WeirFoulds introduced extended Mental Health Support Coverage for all employees and their eligible dependents. Additionally, WeirFoulds’ Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (“EDI”) Committee launched an Anti-Black Racism education series in celebration of Black History Month. The events will feature expert guest speakers on various topics designed to educate the community.