Business Law



PITTSBURGH/SAN DIEGO - January 15, 2006 - The International Business Law Consortium (IBLC) -- an active clearinghouse of over 85 law and accounting firms in strategic cities worldwide -- will meet in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from February 24-27. Points of discussion during the meetings will include Middle East culture, and doing business in the Middle East. 

The IBLC’s Business Group, a smaller offshoot of the IBLC, will meet in Dubai from February 24-25. The full IBLC will meet February 25-27. 

Hull McGuire, a law firm based in Pittsburgh with offices in San Diego and Washington, D.C., is the IBLC’s western Pennsylvania member. Hull McGuire has been highly active in the IBLC since 1998. 


The IBLC was founded in Salzburg, Austria in 1997. It has law and accounting firms strategically located in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Australia and North and South America. Membership is by invitation only. Its members meet several times each year to exchange ideas and to assist each other in representing valued clients around the globe. The IBLC is an arm of the Center for International Legal Studies, also located in Salzburg, and founded in 1976. 

Global Business Group

The IBLC’s Business Group was established by Hull McGuire and other more active IBLC firms in 1999. It provides a platform for “boutique” corporate law firms (10 to 100 lawyers) to service each others’ clients in major cities around the world.

"Each of the law firms in the Business Group is very much like Hull McGuire: high-end corporate boutiques who work internationally,” Hull McGuire shareholder Julie McGuire said. 

“Fortune 500 clients are using the IBLC’s Business Group rather than using traditional large law firms -- with much higher overheads -- for international legal services,” according to McGuire. 

“Clients get high quality legal products with real service and lower price,” she said.

Hull McGuire PC

Established in 1992, Hull McGuire PC practices in the areas of international law, international trade and transactions, tax (domestic and international), telecommunications, intellectual property, employment practices, litigation, natural resources and legislative affairs.


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