LAWYERS ASSOCIATED WORLDWIDE RE-ELECTS CHAIR & VICE-CHAIR
International Legal Network Elects Officers and Regional Representatives
Denver, Colorado, USA (5 November 2020) – Lawyers Associated Worldwide (LAW) re-elected Swiss lawyer Marc Grüninger, M.C.J. as chair of the Executive Committee and Australian lawyer Leon Loganathan as vice chair to second two-year terms for the international legal network. The election was held at the 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 22 October 2020. Also re-elected to a second two-year term is Canadian lawyer Curtis Onishenko as an Americas regional representative. The Executive Committee welcomes Scottish lawyer Jennifer Young and Australian lawyer Elizabeth Guerra-Stolfa as regional representatives in their respective regions. LAW wishes to express a fond farewell and its sincere gratitude and best wishes to Netherlands lawyer Marcel Fruytier and Australian lawyer Steven Johnson as they concluded their second two-year terms on the Executive Committee. These gentlemen and dear friends have dedicated countless hours and brilliant ideas to LAW. We look forward to their continued involvement with the organization. LAW is a global association of nearly 100 independent law firms located in over 50 countries. With access to 4,300 lawyers worldwide, membership in LAW allows member firms to service the legal needs of clients that are expanding their operations and relationships into new domestic and foreign markets.
Mr. Grüninger is partner at the law firm of GHR Rechtsanwälte in
Zurich, Switzerland. He previously served as the LAW vice chair from 2016 until his election to chair in Bangkok in November 2018. During that time, he served as the network’s recruiting chair, where he assisted in growing the network. Prior to his service as vice chair, he also served over the years as LAW’s Executive Committee secretary, treasurer and as regional representative for the Europe, Africa & Middle East Region.
Mr. Loganathan is partner at the law firm of Ward Keller in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. He previously served on the LAW Executive Committee as regional representative for the Asia Pacific region and, most recently, as the network’s treasu
Mr. Onishenko is a partner at the law firm of McKercher LLP in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. He was first elected as a regional representative for the Americas Region in 2018 and will continue with his duties for another two years.
Ms. Young is a partner at the law firm of Ledingham Chalmers in Aberdeen, Scotland. Ms. Guerra-Stolfa is a partner at the law firm of Rigby Cooke Lawyers in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Both Ms. Young and Ms. Guerra-Stolfa will serve two-year terms.
“A new world brings new opportunities. It is a pleasure to be serving under the direction of these officers and working with this group of lawyers on the Executive Committee. We have great plans for this organization over the next few years.
– Lorri Salyards, CLM, Chief Executive Officer.”
Lawyers Associated Worldwide is an association of approximately 100 independent law firms located in over 50 countries. Membership in LAW allows member firms to service the legal needs of clients who are expanding their operations and relationships into new domestic and foreign markets because of the increasing globalization of the business world. LAW’s practice group areas worldwide cover corporate (including business formation and dissolutions, partnership and shareholder issues, board of director issues), mergers & acquisitions, commercial transactions, banking/financial services, taxation and real estate, along with a number of others, such as dispute resolution, intellectual property, labour & employment, environmental, as well as special interest groups such as marketing/business development and management forums.
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