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TLR Europe ISM Growth Potential and Plans 2002/2003 European Union Information Sweet & Maxwell Group & Westlaw International June 2004 Nick Mole Marketing Manager, EMEA Region
2 Who is Thomson? Global professional publishing corporation Principal aim: to provide information and electronic solutions Market leader in 4 sectors of activity: - Scientific and Health research - Finance - Education - Legal & Regulatory information (43% of Thomson turnover): 17000 employees 24 publishers 7000 products (book, CD, online,…) Turnover €3 billion
4 Sweet & Maxwell Group: Background Established over 200 years ago (1799 - 2004) Publish over 1500 titles including: –over 150 looseleaf services –150 new books and new editions each year! –90 journals, law reports and newsletters –50 CD-ROM products, and –several online services (Westlaw UK, Lawtel,…) Common law texts, precedents and journals EU texts and journals International commercial texts, precedents and journals –Intellectual property –Banking and finance –Competition (antitrust) –Arbitration and litigation –International trade
5 France Belgium Portugal Israel Armenia United States Canada Argentina Australia Denmark Germany Switzerland UK Ireland New Zealand Hong Kong Sweden South Africa Japan Malaysia South Korea Taiwan Hungary Slovenia China Kazakhstan Ivory Coast Brazil Mexico Netherlands Italy Czech Rep. Poland Philippines Austria Singapore Uganda Greece Norway Russia Thailand Turkey India Kuwait Saudi Arabia Spain Finland Total Number of Countries with Westlaw Users: 63 Albania Gibraltar Bulgaria Azerbaijan Tunisia Bahamas Trinidad and Tobago Barbados Country-Specific Westlaw Services Westlaw International 12 27 Estonia Vietnam St. Vincent Cayman Islands 2003 Westlaw Market Presence
6 Westlaw brings added value: Instant access to more than 16,000 international databases including: jurisprudence, primary law, journals, industry-specific publications, law reviews, financial reports and company information… Constantly updated (daily) Editorial enhancements add value and leverage the content Powerful User Interface can be customised according to specialist area of activity: - by subject area (banking & finance, international arbitration, intellectual property…) - by geographic specialisation (USA, Canada, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, European Union, Commonwealth,…). 24 hour customer support for research assistance
7 Search Functionality Searching – use Boolean connectors or Westlaw Natural language In Natural language: what is the liability of directors under the Companies Act 1985 With Boolean operators: liabilities /s directors & « Companies Act 1985 » Alert Services – keep current using Westclips Linking – hypertext links throughout content In depth at-a-glance analysis of the law including – UK Case Locators US Keycite References and Headnotes EU context tabs
8 EU Coverage on Westlaw CELEX - the official legal database of the European Union ELLIS Publications’ additions (eg: Official Journals C series since 1990), enhancements, sophisticated cross-references and links - updated twice a week UK Journals and Law Reviews from Sweet & Maxwell Current Awareness from Sweet & Maxwell
9 EU Coverage on Westlaw CELEX - the official legal database of the European Union Westlaw is much more up-to-date than CELEX. Our information is updated daily; The EU information on Westlaw is cross-referenced and integrated. When you find a Directive you can retrieve an overview of all cases based upon this piece of legislation. When you retrieve a case you will also be able to read commentary on this case published in legal journals. WLI contains inline links: all documents mentioned within another document are hyperlinked. This makes it possible to view this other document using the Linkviewer.
10 EU databases on Westlaw The EU database is divided into 6 broad categories (excluding Current Awareness): Treaties (EU-TREATIES) - primary legislation from 1951 All Treaties concluded between the EU Member States, which constitute the legal framework of the European Community (includes founding treaties, accession treaties, supplementary treaties etc.) Legislation (EU-LEG) - secondary legislation from 1952 Regulations, directives, decisions, recommendations, opinions (non- binding) as published daily in the Official Journal L Series Case Law (EU-RPTS-ALL) - primary law From two Courts: - Court of Justice (from 1954) - Court of First Instance (from 1989) - plus UK law reports published by Sweet & Maxwell from 1865
11 Preparatory Acts (EU-ACTS) - from 1974 Proposed legislation, Commision (COM) documents, Opinions from European Parliament, Economic and Social Committee, Committee of the Regions, Common Position Parliamentary Questions (EP-QUESTIONS) - from 1992 Written questions and answers addressed by the members of the European Parliament to the Commission and Council as published in the Official Journal C Series OJC Series (EU-OJCSERIES) - from 1990 Information and notices and non-binding acts of the Council (resolutions, declarations, communications), operative part of judgments of the Courts and texts of Commission proposals for legislation as published daily in the Official Journal C Series
12 Access to Westlaw Fixed-Fee Annual Subscription: Individual password(s) or IP-address authentication; Unlimited searching/printing/downloading Free User Training & Support Consortium sale special pricing for Libraries Free trial passwords available for evaluation
14 Westlaw International – Easy to use Either scroll through the Directory to find what you are looking for …
15 Westlaw International – Easy to Use … or construct a search and tick the database(s) you want to search
16 Westlaw International – Customised for you You can easily customise your Westlaw desktop to show – Different tabs for multiple jurisdictions/topics Your personal database set Search functionality enhancements – connectors/thesaurus/date restrictions Additional tools – Tables of Contents/Company information Navigation enhancements
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