The TechLaw Group, Inc. is proud to welcome Allen & Gledhill LLP as its twenty-second law firm member. Allen & Gledhill is an award-winning full-service law firm, and is one of the largest in Singapore with over 300 lawyers. The Firm also has associated firms in Malaysia, Myanmar and Laos. The Firm is consistently ranked as a market leader across every major practice area, and serves a wide range of premier clients, including multinational corporations and financial institutions, governments and sovereign wealth funds. Allen & Gledhill also sustains a culture of giving back to the community through its pro-bono programme and other community engagement initiatives. The TechLaw Group member law firms look forward to working more fully with Allen & Gledhill in continuing to provide excellent legal services to their respective clients wherever those services may be required.
June 12, 2014 -- The 2014 TechLaw fall meeting will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark and hosted by Plesner law firm from October 29 - November 1. Plans are well underway for this event, with an excellent CLE program scheduled for Friday, October 31, 2014 (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.) at the Plesner offices. The overall focus of the CLE event will be on Green Tech, with sub-topics including the business model in Green Tech and patents introducing the new European Patent Court also from a U.S. perspective. For more information, please contact Sandra Heinig at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The TechLaw Group, Inc. held its spring 2014 meeting March 19 – 22 in Bangalore, the “Silicon Valley” of India. TechLaw’s mission is to keep its member firms on the cutting edge of technology, enabling them to guide their clients through the complex international technology marketplace. To that end, the four days in Bangalore provided members the unique opportunity to directly experience India and delve deeper into the nuances of the Indian technology industry. “India is a major player in virtually every technology sector, and any serious technology lawyer should have firsthand experience in India. Holding this meeting in Bangalore demonstrates the commitment of TechLaw and its member firms to the international technology market,” said Rich Gray, TechLaw’s President.
Trilegal, TechLaw’s Indian member firm, hosted the meeting. Trilegal has advised clients in some of the largest, most complex and cutting-edge domestic and cross border transactions in India. With this vast experience, Trilegal organized the meeting to provide member firms with the opportunity to develop a deep and nuanced understanding of the Indian technology market, and to provide them with exposure to executives from a broad range of Indian technology companies.
The meeting began with a fascinating tour of two of the companies that have placed India firmly on the world technology map: Infosys and the Mahindra Reva Electric Car Factory. The tour of the Infosys campus was impressive, both as an architectural work of art and as a global consulting, technology and outsourcing solution business. And equally impressive was Mahindra Reva Electric Car Factory, named one of the Top 50 most innovative companies in the world by Fast Company. Mahindra’s mission is to advance the production and design of electric cars worldwide.
The meeting also featured a continuing legal education program entitled The Butterfly Effect. Speakers from TechLaw member firms covered topics designed to both provide participants with a deeper understanding of doing business around the world in an increasingly networked environment, and to showcase the member firms’ world class legal expertise. Specific topics included; Social Media and Internet, Managing a Global Workforce, New Technologies, and Doing Business Abroad. Senior members of the general counsel staff from key technology companies in Bangalore were in attendance, including AstraZeneca, Hewlett Packard, Bosch, IBM, Intel, Cisco, GE, Infosys, and LinkedIn.
“We were honored to host TechLaw’s first meeting in India. It not only allowed us to promote India and its robust technology industry, but to also demonstrate the global reach provided through our TechLaw membership,” said Rahul Matthan, Trilegal’s representative on the TechLaw Board.
TechLaw’s fall 2014 meeting, hosted by Plesner, will be held October 29-30, in Copenhagen, Denmark.
For more information about TechLaw Group, Inc. and Trilegal, please visit www.techlaw.org.
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Richard Gray of Jenner & Block LLP Named President
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - February 25, 2014 – TechLaw Group, Inc., one of the oldest international networks of law firms, is dedicated to enhancing the practice of technology law. It recently announced the appointment of new Executive Board members for 2014-2015.
Richard Gray of Jenner and Block, Chicago was named President of the group’s Board of Directors. “With the broad and in-depth expertise of its member firms, the TechLaw Group has a unique opportunity to serve the comprehensive legal needs of technology clients around the globe,” said Gray.
Additional TechLaw Group Executive Board members include:
- President-Elect: Didier Sangiorgio,Walder Wyss (Zurich)
- Vice President: Paul Hunt, Barnes & Thornburg LLP (Indianapolis)
- Treasurer: John Menton, Arthur Cox (Dublin)
TechLaw Group’s outgoing President, Craig Thorburn of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Toronto, completed his two-year term of service in 2013.
TechLaw Group, Inc. was formed in 1986 by five large U.S. law firms. Since then the organization has grown to include 21 law firms with more than 8,100 lawyers and offices in more than 35 countries.
TechLaw Group full-service member firms share expertise in technology issues, intellectual property and the acquisition, selling and financing of technology companies. Member firms actively work together and assist one another when client needs require cross-border legal advice and assistance.
TechLaw Group includes the following member law firms:
Brazil - Pinheiro Neto Advogados
Canada - Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Denmark - Plesner
France - Gide Loyrette Nouel
Germany - Taylor Wessing
India - Trilegal
Ireland - Arthur Cox
Israel - Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal
Italy - Tonucci & Partners
Korea - Yulchon
Netherlands - Houthoff Buruma
Spain - Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
Sweden - Delphi
Switzerland - Walder Wyss Ltd.
United States - Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Fenwick & West LLP, Haynes and Boone, LLP, Jenner & Block LLP, Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP, Reed Smith LLP
For more information about TechLaw Group, Inc., please visit www.techlaw.org.