Hull McGuire Will Edit Book On International Business Terms
Pittsburgh/Washington, D.C., 9/26/2000 - Hull
McGuire PC, a business law firm based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, will
serve as general editors of a book which identifies, explains, and
compares corporate symbols and business terminology used in approximately
30 countries. The book will be available both in print and on
the world wide web by January 2001.
The book, tentatively entitled IBLC
Business Entity Reference Book, will be published by the International
Business Law Consortium (IBLC),
an organization of law and accounting firms in 80 countries, which is
headquartered in Salzburg, Austria. The IBLC
book will translate into English and summarize: (1) corporate
symbols and other indicia which appear in the names of corporations and
other businesses worldwide -- such as "GmbH" (Germany), "S.A."
(Bolivia, Brazil, Spain) and "Oy" (Finland); and (2) other terms
often used in business documents and discussions internationally. Lawyers
or accountants with IBLC
member firms who wrote sections for specific jurisdictions will be
responsible for updating any changes in their jurisdiction, and will be
identified in the IBLC
book so that users can contact them directly.
"The book's purpose is to provide a quick and usable
on-line reference guide to business terminologies worldwide," said
Dan Hull, a Hull McGuire shareholder, who will share the general editor
duties with Elisa Recht Marlin, an associate with Hull McGuire, who is
also a CPA. "Even sophisticated international
practitioners tend to be familiar with business terms in just a few
countries involved in their particular practices," Hull continued.
According to Hull, countries and jurisdictions which will
appear in the initial publication of the IBLC
book are Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Channel
Islands, China, Cyprus, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Finland, France,
Germany, Hungary, Japan, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, New
Zealand, Nigeria, Peru, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom,
United States and Vietnam.
was established in 1995 by the Center for International Legal Studies (CILS),
also based in Salzburg, Austria, to assist law and accounting firms in
participating in CILS's publishing, conference, study, professional
development, research and fellowship programs. IBLC
membership is extended by the CILS so that one member firm per category
(law or accounting) is admitted per city, state or province. The
member firms exchange ideas and try to serve clients more effectively
globally. Each year the IBLC
hosts eight programs on international business law at different venues
throughout the world.