SCG Member News Roundup: April 2024

April 25, 2024

In the Spotlight

AGM Abogados (Spain) announced their new ESG – Regulatory Compliance and Sustainability practice area. The ESG team offers legal advisory and preventive services to companies in various aspects of ESG criteria and sustainability practices. The firm guided their clients on their path to corporate sustainability, equipping them with the knowledge and resources necessary to be better prepared for the future. The new ESG – Regulatory Compliance and Sustainability area is led by Marta Salvador Mateo, lawyer in the Immigration area, and Héctor Déniz Guedes, Head of the Penal and Compliance area.

Fraser Trebilcock (US: Michigan) announced that its legal name has been changed to Fraser Trebilcock Davis Dunlap & Cavanaugh, P.C. This name change reflects the addition of the surname of member Michael E. Cavanaugh, in recognition of his long tenure and significant contributions to the firm. The firm’s trade name will continue to be Fraser Trebilcock.

Rifkin Weiner Livingston (US: Maryland) announced Sports Law, Facilities, and Gaming practice group members Alan RifkinBarry Gogel and Jamie Katz are contributing authors in Chambers Sports Law 2024: A Chambers Global Practice Guide distributed by Chambers and Partners. Click here for the article.

In the News

Adler, Pollock & Sheehan (US: Rhode Island) announced Kristin MatskoKathryn Windsor and David Riedel were once again recognized as JD Supra Top Authors, selected from a pool of approximately 70,000 who published on the platform throughout 2023. Also recognized as one of the Top Read Articles in 2023 was Jacqueline Crockwell’s article Asbestos Litigation – The New Frontier: Talc.

AGM Abogados (Spain) announced Chambers and Partners has recognized the firm in its most recent edition of the Chambers Europe 2024 guide as one of the most important law firms in the area of Restructuring & Insolvency. The firm is also recognized by The Legal 500 for Dispute Resolution and Tax. Leaders League recognized AGM Abogados in the Dispute Resolution area for the fifth consecutive year.

CNPLaw (Singapore) announced the firm acted as counsel to the investment manager in drafting the fund documents for a sub-fund of International Business Capital VCC, a Singapore-incorporated variable capital company, that invests private credit in private fixed-income securities and credit instruments as well as in pre-IPO companies. Additionally, Senior Associates Joel WeeNicholas ChuaDaphne Tan and Jovey Tan have been promoted to partners of the firm effective 1 March 2024.The firm has also been ranked in the 2024 edition of Chambers Global Guide for its Capital Markets practice two years running. Partner Tan Min-Li from the Corporate Finance team was recognized as a Notable Practitioner.

Field Law (Canada: Alberta, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon) announced the hiring of Jason McCulloch to their Edmonton team as counsel. Jason brings extensive experience in real estate law and wills, coupled with a steadfast commitment to delivering efficient, high-quality service that truly benefits his clients. Additionally, two distinguished partners, Robert Rakochey and Chelsey Bailey, were honored with the prestigious King’s Counsel designation on March 27th, 2024. This recognition is bestowed in various Commonwealth countries to senior lawyers who have demonstrated outstanding legal leadership, commitment in their practice areas, and significant contributions to the administration of justice, the community, and the legal profession.

Hall & Wilcox (Australia: Melbourne) deepened its corporate and transactional capability with the appointment of new partner Steve Johns. In addition to his mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private capital raisings practice, Steve specializes in the technology, life sciences and biotechnology sectors. Partner John Bassilios advised Australian fintech company Yondr Money on its acquisition of Shouta, a prominent nano-gifting platform, and he advised Adatree, the market-leading open data intermediary for the Australian Consumer Data Right, on its sale of 100% shares to Fat Zebra, Australia’s premier payments gateway. Partners James Morvell and Natalie Bannister led a team who advised Casacir Pty Ltd on the sale of their shares and hard rock quarry sites, in a deal worth approximately $70 million. Partner Brad Marland advised Peninsula Hot Springs on a new multi-million-dollar resort in Western Queensland. The firm was ranked 4th in the Top 25 Attraction Firms by Lawyers Weekly.

Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe (US: Colorado) announced attorney Brian Huebsch has joined the Firm as a Director. Mr. Huebsch continues his 20-year practice of representing clients in all manners of disputes (civil and criminal) with federal, state, and local taxing authorities. 

Larkin Hoffman (US: Minnesota) announced the hiring of attorney Robert J. Andretz who will work primarily in the firm’s Lansing office. Helping clients for more than two decades, Rob is an experienced criminal defense and professional licensing attorney who has successfully represented clients in both state and federal courts in felony and misdemeanor cases in more than 50 counties across the state of Michigan. The firm also announced that Erika Toftness has joined its trusts and estates practice group. Erika brings her broad experience in estate planning and provides valuable counsel to individuals and families navigating the complexities of wealth transfer and succession planning.

McBrayer (US: Kentucky) announced that the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management have recognized the firm on the list of Best Places to Work in Kentucky for 2024 in the small-sized employer category.

Robinson+Cole (US: Connecticut) announced the firm has once again been named among the Hartford Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in Connecticut as determined by a survey administered by third-party research firm, Workforce Research Group. Robinson+Cole was among 13 large employer finalists selected for the designation who were honored during the annual Best Places to Work Awards presented on March 7, 2024, in Plantsville, CT. This is third consecutive year and tenth time the firm has been named a “Best Place to Work in Connecticut.” The firm also announced partner Patrick J. Trostle has been appointed Honorary Consul to the Republic of Finland for the State of Connecticut. In this new role, Honorary Consul Trostle will serve as a liaison promoting and facilitating commercial and diplomatic relations between Finland and companies located in Connecticut.

Starn O’Toole Marcus & Fisher (US: Hawaii) announced the firm has been recognized by Benchmark Litigation as the 2024 Hawaii Litigation Law Firm of the Year.  Firm Directors Terry O’Toole and Sharon Lovejoy were on hand to accept the accolade at the annual event celebrating the nation’s law firms.

Szecskay Attorneys at Law (Hungary) has been awarded with the Managing IP award ‘Firm of the Year’ in Hungary in 2024. For the second time in a row Szecskay Attorneys at Law has been recognized with the prestigious award for their innovative and challenging IP work over the past 12 months as well as their impact on the international IP market.

Wiley (US: Washington, D.C.) announced that Greta M. Peisch has joined the firm as a partner in the International Trade Practice. Peisch most recently served as General Counsel for the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), where she was the primary legal advisor to the agency, with respect to trade enforcement and trade agreement implementation and negotiations. Additionally, Diana R. Shaw has joined the firm as a partner in the White Collar Defense & Government Investigations Practice following a distinguished career in government. Shaw most recently served as Acting Inspector General for the U.S. Department of State.

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