Volume 8, Number 8, August 2012
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Product News

RBsource...re-imagining the way you research rules, regulations, and related SEC guidance

This new research tool powered by the Securities Redbook (Securities Act Handbook) offers securities laws, rules, regulations and forms together with related SEC guidance and interpretations. With RBsource, you get SEC guidance related to a specific law, regulation, or rule at your fingertips without the need of further searching or browsing. RBsource also uniquely associates related content, going beyond the limits of standard searching making research more streamlined and productive. This intuitive research tool will drastically reduce your research time and provide the unparalleled confidence expected from the trusted Securities Act Handbook.

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  • Related content from rules, regulations, forms and SEC Guidance always in view
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  • Personalize your content with user notes and highlights
  • Practice Matter Topics mapped by Wolters Kluwer securities attorney-editors
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  • Updated daily

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Dodd-Frank Manual Series available as a library

With regulatory implementation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 well underway, it is now important for counsel and their corporate clients to have a deep understanding of the implications of these regulatory changes on the banking, securities and financial services sectors.

The four titles in the Dodd-Frank Manual series, organized by Title of the Act, identify the issues, explore the topics and dissect the "need-to-know" regulations.

Titles I, II and VIII:  Financial Stability
Title III:  Depository Institutions
Title IV:  Private Fund Advisers
Title IX:  Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance

By purchasing the four volumes as a library, you save 25% over the individual prices. (A $396 value for $297) Click here to order, or contact your Wolters Kluwer account representative.

New book: Business Law in Japan - Cases and Comments

Compilations of cases with commentary —in Japanese Hanrei Hyakusen— often provide the most practical way to obtain a quick and reliable understanding of a specific field of law, as well as guidance on how best to proceed in specific situations. In this respect, leading cases much more than statutory provisions are essential for understanding the reality of Japanese commercial law. This incomparable book compiles 72 of the most important commercially relevant Japanese court decisions in the fields of civil law, labor law, company law, financial transactions, intellectual property, antitrust, conflict of laws, and arbitration. Each decision is presented in English and is accompanied by explanatory commentary by an expert in the field. Click here for more information and to order.

New edition: Guide to Global Real Estate Investment Trusts, 2012

This practical book features a comprehensive analysis of both the legal and tax underpinnings of REIT-friendly legislation in a variety of the world's most significant jurisdictions. With regard to the legal framework, the structure and functioning of a REIT is carefully investigated and explained. In terms of tax issues, the book focuses on such key issues as REIT formation, operation and liquidation; mergers, acquisitions and dispositions; as well as planning for public and private REIT offerings and re-securitizations.
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New book: Arbitration - The Next Fifty Years

In June 2011 the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) marked its fiftieth anniversary with a celebratory conference in Geneva, the birthplace of ICCA.
This volume, ICCA Congress Series no. 16, comprises the proceedings of the conference, in which eminent arbitration scholars and practitioners assess the current state of arbitration—both international commercial arbitration and international investment arbitration—and what the future holds for arbitration and for the ICCA.
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New edition: Permanent Establishments – A Domestic Taxation, Bilateral Tax Treaty and OECD Perspective, 2nd edition

This academically rigorous yet practical work provides guidance on a variety of complex Permanent Establishment (PE) issues. It analyzes the latest OECD developments in the context of the OECD Model Tax Convention (2010 update) while 19 country chapters cover domestic PE issues as well as country-specific treaty developments from a practical perspective.
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Training & Customer Support

Training Tip for IntelliConnect

How can I manage Practice Area Profiles for all my firm's IntelliConnect users?

Ask your Wolters Kluwer Law & Business Account Manager to upgrade an IntelliConnect User ID to “Admin User.” The Admin User can then administer IntelliConnect Practice Areas: Creating “public” practice area profiles and assigning them to existing IntelliConnect users. Those users can easily switch between customized Practice Area Profiles and your firm's entire IntelliConnect subscription content.
Click here for more information about IntelliConnect Practice Area Administration.

Training Tip for Kluwer Arbitration

(Access via IntelliConnect or access directly at http://www.kluwerarbitration.com)

Did you know that there are six time-saving Practice Tools on Kluwer Arbitration?
Kluwer Arbitration contains one Search-for-an-Arbitrator tool and five easy to use question- and-answer Smart Charts providing quick summaries across jurisdictions:

  1. The IAI Arbitrator Tool—Search for and compare profiles of arbitration specialists from the IAI (International Arbitration Institute) directory. Searches can be run based on name or various criteria (such as country of residence, nationality, languages spoken and experience).
  2. Arbitral Institutions Smart Chart—At-a-glance comparative summary of the procedural rules of the major Arbitral Institutions
  3. Drafting Arbitration Agreements Smart Chart—Practical guidance on specific aspects of drafting agreements
  4. Sovereign Immunity Smart Chart—Comparative summary of the circumstances in which, and legal basis on which, immunity from enforcement may be claimed by States and State entities across key jurisdictions
  5. Appointment and Challenge of Arbitrators Smart Charts
  6. Kluwer Privacy and Confidentiality in Arbitration Smart Charts

LegalPro Training

Our LegalPro Training calendar contains pre-scheduled complimentary training sessions. You can register for a session or send an email to LegalTraining@WoltersKluwer.com or request training for a product/platform on a different date/time, and one of our professional trainers will contact you to arrange a session.

Training Resources for Legal Professionals website
Check out our website—Training Resources for Legal Professionals— for additional online resources regarding our internet products and platforms. You can review materials by Platform/Application, such as IntelliConnect, Kluwer Arbitration and LoislawConnect, or by type of material, such as LegalPro Training, Videos or Other Resources.

Here’s a listing of some recently updated materials:
Kluwer Arbitration Participant Training Guide
Kluwer Competition Law Participant Training Guide
Kluwer IP Cases Participant Training Guide
Kluwer Patent Law Participant Training Guide

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