The Greater Cleveland International Lawyers Group (GCILG) has presented luncheon seminars since 1974 to keep greater Cleveland business community, its members and law students current on the legal aspects of doing business in foreign countries. These seminars occur once each month between September and June at the Cleveland City Club, 850 Euclid Avenue in downtown Cleveland. 

The membership of this group includes practitioners in the area of international and transnational commercial, corporate and intellectual property law. Members come from major firms in and around Cleveland, in-house corporate and general counsel, mid-size firms and solo practices.

We have recently heard the prepared remarks of practitioners from the European Community, China, Brazil, Canada and Mexico, among others; as well as U.S. attorneys recognized in the areas of international arbitration, U.S. foreign trade controls, immigration, WTO, NAFTA, anti-trust and E-Commerce. Other topics have included the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and international joint ventures.


Upcoming Events

"Is This The End Of China?"        

Presenter: Robert L. Brown, Lynch, Cox, Gilman & Goodman P.S.C.

Sponsored by RPM International Inc.

When: February 25, 2020 at 11:45
Where: The City Club of Cleveland, 850 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio
Click here to sign up

Click here for Mr. Brown's biography
Click here for presentation slides

1.0 of CLE Credit is being requested

Meeting Information

The luncheon charge for Members is $15.00. Non-Members pay $25.00.  Students pay a reduced luncheon fee of $10.00. Becoming a member is easy; simply visit our Membership Page to learn more.

Once or twice each year, a slightly more formal presentation is provided where Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit hours can be earned.

It is not possible to get the wealth of information presented at these luncheons from textbooks, Lexis or law review articles. The organization will satisfy your intellectual curiosity about foreign legal practices and will provide you with a forum for meeting people who share common interests and concerns.