Westlaw Business Expands Global Platform, Introduces Securities-UK Centre

Monday, May 4, 2009 - 01:00

Thomson Reuters recently announced a major expansion of its global Westlaw Business platform, including the launch of the new Securities-UK Centre. The platform offers a first-of-its-kind business research and workflow tool geared to support business and transactional lawyers around the world.

The Securities-UK Centre offers fully searchable listings from the Financial Services Authority, plus relevant legislation and guidance, and is presented in a format that supports the way business lawyers work. Its navigation is built upon a specialized search taxonomy that reflects the unique language of the business law professional.

"The Securities-UK Centre will better meet the needs of lawyers advising on UK disclosure requirements than any competing alternative," said Kevin Ritchey, senior vice president and general manager, Westlaw Business. "It will help lawyers win in a tough economic environment with current information tailored especially for business law professionals and supported by our expert customer service team."

For business, "global" may mean "opportunity," but it also means cross-border transactions, the addition of global reporting standards, increasing regulatory review and a greater emphasis on disclosure transparency. The business law professionals who advise these global clients and help them make decisions, seize opportunities and avoid costly errors need information in the form of answers and technology that works as smart as they do.

Westlaw Business combines relevant transactional and legal guidance with tools designed specifically for business law practitioners. In addition to Securities-UK, Westlaw Business features specialized work centers including Restructuring, Securities-U.S. and Securities-Canada, M&A, Private Equity and LIVEDGAR.

For additional information on Westlaw Business Securities-UK Centre and Westlaw Business, go to westblog.net or westlawbusiness.com.