October 14, 2013

Thomson Reuters Introduces Business Law Center on WestlawNext

Next generation of business law research supported by Experts On-Call dedicated research assistance

EAGAN, MN – Thomson Reuters today launched Business Law Center on WestlawNext®, the next generation of business law research. In addition, Thomson Reuters announced Experts On-Call, which provides dedicated research support for Business Law Center subscribers.

Business Law Center on WestlawNext streamlines the business law research process to help users find the most accurate and relevant information. It incorporates a wide array of content into one easy-to-use source, including up-to-date SEC and global filings and disclosures, EDGAR precedent agreements, Thomson Reuters proprietary deal abstracts covering public and private M&A, corporate finance and capital markets transactions, as well as SEC administrative material and the most comprehensive collection of SEC staff comment letters in the industry.  

Business Law Center on WestlawNext is part of Thomson Reuters Business Law Solutions, which also includes Company Investigator on WestlawNext, and Drafting Assistant-Transactional.

Business Law Center is built specifically to meet the unique needs of transactional attorneys and corporate legal researchers. It leverages the intuitive interface and powerful capabilities of WestlawNext, including robust search result filtering and previewing, folder sharing for collaboration with other team members, and research history. Related content is always connected, enabling practitioners to quickly “connect the dots” in their research and get a holistic picture of a transaction. For example, an M&A transaction is intuitively presented alongside its associated agreements, SEC filings and comment letters.

To help customers realize the maximum benefit from Business Law Center, subscribers will have access to Experts On-Call dedicated research support. Experts On-Call offers specialized assistance in dealing with business law research questions ranging from SEC developments and market trends, to corporate organizations, company debt structures and corporate employment and compensation. Customers can contact Experts On-Call by email and phone.

A podcast discussing Experts On-Call is available here.

“Business Law Center on WestlawNext is the easiest-to-use and yet also the most powerful transactional research tool on the market,” said Stephen Obenski, senior director and general manager, Business Law Solutions, Thomson Reuters. “It provides corporate lawyers with an experience tailored specifically to their needs, to pinpoint precedent language from public filings and disclosures as well as to easily access private deal information from Thomson Reuters proprietary sources. By bringing our wealth of transactional data into one place, we have also created a solid foundation for future development of practice area centers that will also include know-how and current awareness resources.”

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