Background

SCG Legal is a seamless global network of over 145 of the legal profession’s preeminent independent law firms, with more than 11,500 attorneys in nearly 450 offices around the world.

By uniting skills, expertise and influence, the member firms of SCG Legal help leading and growing companies in every industry navigate a complex and ever-changing legal landscape.

With local and regional experts across the globe, members of SCG Legal capitalize on the strength and effectiveness of their network to help their clients solve today’s toughest business challenges.

SCG Legal provides an effective and trusted resource for identifying local counsel worldwide. From standard business transactions to the most complex business plans, locally or around the world, SCG Legal connects companies to:

  • Expert knowledge of local, state, national and international regulatory agencies
  • Sophisticated transactional experience for public and private M&A transactions, public and private financing, and corporate and securities law matters
  • Time-tested complex litigation experience, including class actions, derivative actions and investors’ rights, environmental litigation and intellectual property litigation
  • “On-the-ground” representation in multijurisdictional litigation, providing knowledge of current local conditions and practices
  • Experienced ADR mediators, arbitrators and advocates, with specialized knowledge in a variety of industries

SCG Legal member firms work with new and emerging companies around the world to secure tax incentives, comply with zoning rules, obtain permits and overcome regulatory hurdles.

Established and expanding companies choose SCG Legal member firms to help them structure transactions efficiently and cost-effectively; establish financing; set up new divisions; form strategic alliances; merge with and acquire companies; manage labor and employment issues; and protect intellectual property.

History

In 1989, 17 former state governors of the United States of America and their law firms founded SCG Legal.

These former governors included members of both major political parties in the United States. SCG Legal remains unaffiliated with any one political organization.

Today, many of these governors remain actively involved in the SCG Legal, while others have returned to public service.

What  this means to our clients and us

As a new member of SCG Legal, we will now have access to a world class legal knowledge base in almost all legal jurisdictions. This will place us in a position to apply this global legal knowledge base both locally and in cross-border matters, which will substantially increase the value we bring to our clients.

It creates the opportunity for us to build relationships with like-minded colleagues all over the world which will enable us to pass more value on to our clients in terms of being able to refer our clients to an individual at a firm in another jurisdiction who is known to us and have the same values as us, and who is not just a faceless link on the Internet.

We can add value and transfer skills to colleagues overseas.

We can add value to businesses and clients of colleagues when investing in South Africa and Africa.

We can add value to local businesses and clients when investing overseas.