FROM THE NETWORK
Ukraine member firm Arzinger Partner Markian Malskyy has been named an arbitrator of the Kazakhstan International Arbitrage. Mr. Malskyy is a recognized international arbitration exper with extensive experience representing national and international companies in arbitration proceedings in different jurisdictions. He is a recommended arbitrator of a number of arbitration institutions including the Vienna International Arbitral Centre, Dubai International Arbitration Centre, the Arbitration Center of Mexico, the Czech Arbitration Court, and the Nowy Tomyśl Chamber of Commerce in Poland.
Margaret Barr has joined Kentucky member firm McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland in its Lexington office as an associate. Ms. Barr focuses her practice on estate planning and administration, with an emphasis on corporate-related issues. She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law.
Michael Shaunessy, Jo Ann Merica and Eric Johnston, formerly of Sedgwick, LLP, have joined Texas member firm McGinnis Lochridge. A graduate of the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, Mr. Shaunessy joins the firm as a partner, bringing more than 25 years of experience in complex business litigation, professional liability litigation, employment law, and education and public law. Ms. Merica joins the firm as special counsel, focusing on complex business litigation, real estate, construction, and consumer and administrative law. She is a graduate of The University of Texas School of Law. Mr. Johnston focuses his practice in the areas of general litigation, complex business litigation, employment law, and personal injury and wrongful death. He received his law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law. In addition, the following nine McGinnis Lochridge attorneys have been named to the 2013 Texas “Super Lawyers” list: Tom Barton (estate planning and probate); Jonathan Baughman (energy and natural resources); Ray Chester (general litigation); Doug Dodds (business litigation); Tim George (energy and natural resources); Joe Lea (business litigation); Pat Lochridge (energy and natural resources); Carlos Soltero (general litigation); and Larry York (business litigation).
Maximiliano Couvillier III of Nevada Member firm Lionel Sawyer & Collins has been elected president of the board of directors of the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, after serving as its general counsel. He has volunteered with the Legal Aid Center since beginning his legal career. In addition, twenty-six Lionel Sawyer & Collins attorneys have been named to the 2013 “Top Lawyers” list issued by VEGAS INC. magazine, a leading Las Vegas weekly business publication. The following attorneys have been included in this year’s list: Sam Lionel (litigation); Rory Reid (administrative and regulatory); Richard Bryan (government relations); Dan McGuire (taxation); Jeffrey Zucker (business transactions); Pete Gibson (litigation); Paul Hejmanowski (litigation); Charles McCrea (complex litigation); Robert Faiss (gaming); Gregory Smith (labor and employment); David Frederick (appellate practice); Malani Kotchka (employment); Rodney Jean (litigation); Matthew Watson (real estate); Todd Touton (litigation); John Naylor (litigation and arbitration); Lynda Mabry (complex litigation); Greg Gemignani (intellectual property); Mark Goldstein (real estate); Linda Bullen (environmental); Kirby Smith (employment); Laura Thalacker (labor and employment); Paul Larsen (administrative and regulatory); Max Couvillier (litigation); Lynn Fulstone (health care); and Robert Hernquist (litigation). Finally, Chandeni K. Gill has recently joined the firm’s litigation department. She is a graduate of the University of Nevada at Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law. Upon graduation from law school, Ms. Gill clerked for Justice James W. Hardesty of the Nevada Supreme Court.
Michigan member firm Fraser Trebilcock Shareholder Jonathan Raven has completed one of the largest private sales of Internet addresses, brought about by the advancing exhaustion of the global supply of the current Internet addressing system, IPv4. With the unforeseen explosion of the Internet, mobile devices and the cloud, the demand for addresses has outstripped supply, leading to creation of a new, larger addressing system, IPv6. However, since the new addressing system is not backward compatible, older IPv4 addresses are still needed, have become scarce, and thus are valuable. An aftermarket has developed by which ventures lacking needed IPv4 addresses may acquire them in private transactions from owners who don't need them. However, as there is no open market for these unusual assets, buyers often do not know where to seek addresses. Fraser Trebilcock is managing the disposition of this large block of Internet addresses for a substantial owner of Legacy IPv4 addresses. SCG Legal member firms whose clients are seeking to secure these scarce IPv4 addresses are welcome to contact JRaven@fraserlawfirm.com or by calling Mr. Raven directly at (517) 377-0816.
The Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania member firms of TRINITI led an international consortium of advisors, including Poland member firm Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka, to conduct a study to determine the feasibility of creating a joint venture to build and manage the new Rail Baltic railroad route, connecting the three Baltic countries with the rest of the EU railroad network. The study was commissioned by the governments of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to analyze how best to manage the new railway, ranging from identifying the optimal corporate structure, funding mechanism and taxation scheme to draftig public procurement regulations and devising land expropriation procedures across the Baltic countries. In mid-September the Baltic transportation ministers agreed that the joint venture should be established by January 1, 2014. TRINITI has been retained as an independent legal expert to advise the Baltic governments in their ongoing negotiations.
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