Thomson Reuters Practical Law debt and equity capital markets guides

thomson reuters practical law

Thomson reuters practical law. This guide is a multi-jurisdictional Q&A guide to capital markets laws and practice and provides an up-to-date overview of the main equity and debt markets, regulators and legislation, listing requirements, offering structures, prospectuses/offer documents, marketing, underwriting, timetables, stabilisation, tax, continuing obligations and de-listing.

The guide to equity capital markets in Belgium can be downloaded as a PDF here.

The guide to debt capital markets in Belgium can be downloaded as a PDF here.

For any questions, please liaise with any of the Linklaters contributors listed at the end of the Belgian chapters or your usual Linklaters contacts.

Thomson Reuters Practical Law vs Thomson Reuters Westlaw

Thomson Reuters Practical Law

PracticalLaw offers excellent Practice Notes, Checklists, Precedents, and Toolkits for a variety of practice areas – which is very helpful to in-house counsel and law clerks that are working on files across different practice areas.Less appropriate when there are already many resources available to me to help in drafting documents – then there is not much use to look up PLC.
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Thomson Reuters Westlaw

Perhaps well-suited in enterprise agreements where many users need access to many areas, and a giant contract is cost effective. This was a good company to work with as a student and instructor where value was not my specific concern. I cannot speak to the value paid by the responsible party in that context.
Thomson reuters practical law

PROS

Thomson Reuters Practical Law

  • Resource guides
  • Practical tips from practitioners
  • Templates
  • Recent articles and news
Thomson reuters practical law

Thomson Reuters Westlaw

  • Public Records Research
  • Inventory of case, laws, and legal precedents to research
  • Showing good vs. bad case law based on court decisions
Thomson reuters practical law

CONS

Thomson Reuters Practical Law

  • Navigation can get tricky with some scenarios
  • Some of the features can be offered for free as opposed to paid
  • Sometimes there are precedents and forms that are not updated
Thomson reuters practical law

Thomson Reuters Westlaw

  • Some functions/features may seem less familiar if you are used to other platforms
  • Certain resources are not the very best (and are available on other engines)
  • Costly!
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PRICING DETAILS

Thomson Reuters Practical Law

General

Free Trial

Free/Freemium Version

Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Thomson Reuters Westlaw

General

Free Trial

Free/Freemium Version

Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$0

Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic: Westlaw Essentials for 1-6 Attorney Firms $69.001
Expanded: Westlaw Plus for 1-6 Attorney Firms $156.001
Expanded: Westlaw Edge for 1-6 Attorney Firms $309.001
Standard: Westlaw Premier for 7+ Attorney Firms Price Varies
Expanded: Westlaw Premier for 7+ Attorney Firms Price Varies
Premium: Westlaw Premier for 7+ Attorney Firms Price Varies
Basic: Westlaw Classic General Counsel Core $252.003
Expanded: Westlaw Classic General Counsel Core Plus $368.003
Premium: Westlaw Edge General Counsel Core $425.003
State Plan: Westlaw for Government $180.003
National Plan: Westlaw for Governement $289.003
Premium Plan: Westlaw Edge for Government Price Varies by Features
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USABILITY

Thomson Reuters Practical Law

No score
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Thomson Reuters Westlaw

4.0
Based on 1 answer
The specific product ordered was fine, but it was far too easy to mindlessly incur ancillary charges without warning. This is much less user friendly than other, similar providers of services such as LexisNexis. The Thomson Reuters Westlaw experience is not intuitive when compared to other, similar providers and ended up being less cost effective.
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SUPPORT RATING

Thomson Reuters Practical Law

No score
No answers yet
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Thomson Reuters Westlaw

1.3
Based on 3 answers
I was passed around like a hot potato and nameless responders were somewhat disrespectful and “snippy.” There was no offer to resolve the issue I complained about, and I was basically made to feel as though I was lying about the problem. The solution was easy: fix my customized home screen to remove the possibility of wandering into a non-subscription area. This fix was never offered or pursued. Instead, I was offered the option of signing up for additional services.
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ALTERNATIVES CONSIDERED

Thomson Reuters Practical Law

They are pretty similar. I rely on practical law for certain practice areas more, and rely on the other platforms for other areas as they are more comprehensive and up to date. Lexis also is connected with Law360, and has a different set of resources, and has a strong shepherdizing tool that integrates well with what I need to do sometimes.
Thomson reuters practical law

Thomson Reuters Westlaw

We considered switching to Bloomberg Law because of the contractual provisions with Westlaw but ultimately decided to stay. The cost of getting out of the contract term was cost-prohibitive and left us with no choice.
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RETURN ON INVESTMENT

Thomson Reuters Practical Law

  • Able to efficiently work on more files
  • Get up to speed on new topics
  • Better help cross-functional departments with more diverse issues
Thomson reuters practical law

Thomson Reuters Westlaw

  • Positive return by making legal research more efficient.
  • Cost more to use however saves time and allows for more work to get done.
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