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Inside China’s Legal System: A new legal treatise on Chinese law

Wednesday 7th Jan 2015

Thomson Reuters recently received international acknowledgement for a legal treatise on Chinese law authored by two employees. The 350-page volume — Inside China’s Legal System — is a comprehensive overview of the Chinese legal system. The book is co-authored by Chang Wang, chief research and academic officer, and Nathan Madson, who previously worked for Findlaw ...

“Closed condominiums” in the face of constitutional division of powers in Brazil

Friday 2nd Jan 2015

This article was written by guest author Victor Carvalho Pinto*. This is part of a series of opinion articles that were originally published in Última Instância in Brazil. The original Portuguese version can be found below.    Urban expansion through horizontal condominiums, composed of private lots for private use and common areas reserved for shared use among the ...

Thomson Reuters releases new report on Global 500’s greenhouse gas emissions

Tuesday 23rd Dec 2014

This post was written by Patsy Doerr, global head of Corporate Responsibility & Inclusion at Thomson Reuters During the recent United Nations Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru, there was a renewed urgency by nations to curb greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions worldwide to reduce the impact of climate change. A new report – Global 500 ...

The combat of epidemics and “homogeneous individual rights” in Brazil

Monday 22nd Dec 2014

This article was written by guest author Gustavo Osna, member of the Nucleus of Civil Procedural Comparative Law (UFPR), attorney, and professor of graduate and specialized courses at Federal University of Paraná State in Brazil. This is part of a series of opinion articles that were originally published in Última Instância in Brazil. The original Portuguese version can be ...

A year of giving – supporting Africa

Thursday 18th Dec 2014

This post was written by Alicia Beilings, head of marketing for Thomson Reuters in Africa Thomson Reuters has made a contribution on behalf of all of our customers and partners to the Books For Africa Foundation. Through this donation, approximately 4,000 books will be purchased and distributed to African children who are eager to learn. Books ...

Thomson Reuters earns top honor for ProView eReader platform at British Legal Awards

Wednesday 17th Dec 2014

Thomson Reuters was named ‘Supplier of the Year’ at the British Legal Awards. Hosted by Legal Week in association with The City of London Law Society, the awards celebrate achievement, excellence and innovation in the legal profession. Thomson Reuters was selected for the impact its innovative ProView eReader platform is having on the courts and ...

Podcast: The Equality Effect & justice for young girls in Africa

Thursday 11th Dec 2014

The Equality Effect is a non-profit charity that uses international human rights law as a crowbar to pry open justice for women and girls around the world. Drawing on a team of feisty international lawyers, the equality effect supports its regional legal partners by initiating creative legal advocacy projects to achieve systemic change. In Kenya, ...

Big banks make up a third of all FTSE 100 litigation in the UK

Tuesday 9th Dec 2014

Banks continued to make up by the far the largest share of all UK High Court cases involving FTSE 100 companies in the year to June 2014, according to research by Thomson Reuters. Data from Thomson Reuters Lawtel service shows that of the 178 cases involving FTSE 100 companies that made it to the High ...

The criminalization of homophobia in Brazil

Tuesday 9th Dec 2014

This article was written by guest author Maria Berenice Dias, attorney; president of the Commission of Sexual Diversity of the Federal Counsel of the OAB [Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil (Brazilian Bar Association)]; national vice-president of the IBDFAM [Instituto Brasileiro de Direito de Família (Brazilian Institute of Family Law)]; and author of several works under the ...

Criminal Law Review 60th Anniversary celebrations

Friday 5th Dec 2014

This post was written by Joe Mosby, publishing editor, UK&I Legal, Thomson Reuters Thomson Reuters celebrated the 60th anniversary of Criminal Law Review with a drinks reception at the Cavendish Conference Centre in London on Tuesday. The event followed the Criminal Law Review conference, which was hosted by the editor, Professor David Ormerod QC. The ...

The vulnerability of LGBTI persons in Brazil

Tuesday 2nd Dec 2014

This article was written by guest author Maria Berenice Dias, attorney; president of the Commission of Sexual Diversity of the Federal Counsel of the OAB [Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil (Brazilian Bar Association)]; national vice-president of the IBDFAM [Instituto Brasileiro de Direito de Família (Brazilian Institute of Family Law)]; and author of several works under the ...

First Chinese-language book about Minnesota published by Thomson Reuters

Tuesday 25th Nov 2014

New Tales of the Twin Cities: The History, Law, and Culture of Minnesota, the first Chinese-language book about Minnesota, was just published by Thomson Reuters. The book was authored by Chang Wang, chief research and academic officer at Thomson Reuters and an attorney. Wang is a native of Beijing, a graduate of the University of ...

Dan Toombs: Make your legal mark online

Tuesday 18th Nov 2014

Thomson Reuters Insights recently conducted an interview with Australian expert lawyer and law firm marketer, Dan Toombs. In the interview, he discusses the four Ps all law firms, large or small, should be focusing on to ensure they have a strong online presence for ongoing business development. The interview was completed after Toombs’ recent discussion on ...