Volume 8, Number 10, October 2012
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RBsource continues to re-imagine the way you research rules, regulations, and related SEC guidance with recent enhancements...

In response to your feedback, we recently added the following important features:

  • Enhanced post-search filtering with Select/Clear-All features for faster refinement of search results. This feature allows users to rapidly narrow search results to target specific document types and topics.
  • Advanced Search Tips link provides users with a detailed explanation of the RBsource search syntax including examples
  • Larger Expand button lets users quickly enlarge the size of the main content window for easier reading
  • New print, e-mail, save, and bookmark options extend these capabilities to hyperlinked content and provides direct link to the main content window
  • Quick Link to the past 60 days of Updated Content lets users more easily see what new content has been added since their last login
  • Enhanced view of Related Content that keeps the context in view at all times while reviewing
  • Easier navigation to the Home Page, Feedback and About features

RBsource combines the trusted content of the industry standard The Securities Redbook with advanced search capabilities and enhanced research tools, to learn more about RBsource, or to sign up for a free trial, click here or contact your Wolters Kluwer account representative.

Commodity Exchange Act, Regulations & Forms 2012 Special Edition

The 2012 Special Edition of Commodity Exchange Act, Regulations & Forms is a convenient way to keep up to date and understand the impact and application of the numerous changes made by the Dodd-Frank Act. The book provides full text of the Commodity Exchange Act and all amendments through September 14, 2012, including amendments made by the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act. CFTC guidance on effective dates of regulations implemented under the Dodd-Frank Act is also provided.

The special edition includes new regulations since the January 2012 edition including:

  • Product and entity definitions adopted jointly by the SEC and CFTC
  • End user exception to the clearing requirement for swaps
  • Swap data reporting and record keeping requirements
  • USC-CEA conversion chart

For more information and to order click here.

New book: Milgrim's Guide to IP Licensing

Roger Milgrim, a nationally-known licensing expert, provides an in-depth, detailed analysis of what works and the reasons why when drafting IP license agreements. Tips on negotiation and crafting each individual provision make this a highly practical, useful work. This single volume book covers all areas of IP licensing—patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secrets. Ancillary areas such as taxation, antitrust, bankruptcy and how they can affect the license agreement are also covered. The book is available in print now and is expected to be available on IntelliConnect in early December. Click here for more details and to order the book.

Coming in November: New title in the Dodd-Frank Manual series-Title VII: Derivatives

Title VII: Derivatives explains the extensive derivatives reform measures implemented by the Dodd-Frank Act and accompanying regulations. It analyzes the impact on various entities, including swap and security-based swap dealers and major swap participants, designated contract markets, swap exchange facilities, and derivatives clearing organizations. The book covers new registration, reporting, and recordkeeping requirements; new product and entity definitions; protection of cleared swaps customer contracts and collateral, and more.

Recent arbitration titles from Kluwer Law International

Arbitrating Under the 2012 ICC Rules. An Introductory User's Guide

This valuable book is an introductory guide to arbitrating under the NEW ICC Rules of Arbitration, which differ significantly from the previous (1998) rules. This volume is the first guide on the ICC rules for non-specialists, whether private practice or in-house lawyers. It aims to do away with the mystique that shrouds ICC arbitration, so that all lawyers have a clearer understanding of the subject for the purpose of: Deciding whether to opt for ICC arbitration, drafting ICC arbitration clauses, and handling actual ICC arbitrations in the most effective way. For more information and to order, click here.

Challenge and Disqualification of Arbitrators in International Arbitration

The author provides the first in-depth analysis of the pertinent rules, guidelines, and standards of all the major international arbitration tribunals, as well as relevant issues raised in national case law in the United States, France, England, Sweden and Switzerland.
Among the matters addressed are the following:

  • The arbitrator’s duty to disclose and investigate conflicts of interest; the duty of the parties to investigate and inform the arbitrator of conflicts of interest
  • The formal and timing requirements of making a challenge
  • The challenge procedure and effect on the arbitral proceeding
  • The standard for disqualifying arbitrators

For more information and to order, click here.

Procedure and Evidence in International Arbitration

This work highlights the procedural challenges facing arbitrators at each stage of the arbitral process when fairness arguments conflict with efficiency concerns, and trade-offs must be determined. It identifies criteria that ensure a harmonized approach to each stage of the arbitral process, with particular attention to aspects such as:

  • Appropriate trade-offs between flexibility and certainty
  • The rights, duties and powers of arbitrators
  • Appointment and challenge of arbitrators
  • Drafting of arbitration agreements, including specialty clauses
  • Drafting of required commencement notices and response documents
  • Fast track arbitration and other efficiency options
  • Strategic use of preliminary conferences and timetabling

For more information and to order, click here.

EU and US Antitrust Arbitration: A Handbook for Practitioners

EU and US Antitrust Arbitration is the first book to deal with how both of the world's leading antitrust systems, U.S. and EU law, are treated in international arbitration. In this substantial book, practitioners will find helpful and easy-to-understand guidance to their questions on antitrust arbitrations. Two chapters outline and explain U.S. antitrust law and EU antitrust law with special reference to matters likely to arise in arbitration. One chapter is devoted to ICC antitrust arbitrations and another to the emerging area of EU State aids in arbitration.

The book features industry-specific chapters and includes in-depth examination of:

  • Drafting arbitration clauses
  • Arbitrability
  • Provisional measures
  • Applicability of antitrust law in arbitrations

For more information and to order, click here.

Academic Law Library Advisory Board formed to deepen dialogue between academic law libraries and Wolters Kluwer

An advisory board of leading law school librarians was recently formed to focus on trends in the market, with a particular emphasis on the ways in which technology is changing the needs of academic law libraries, and the relationships between the libraries and faculty and student users. The board’s first meeting, held in New York with Wolters Kluwer executives and managers, was a successful beginning that has already resulted in innovative ideas designed to increase Wolters Kluwer’s focus on this market. For more details on the board, including a list of members, click here for the press release.


Training & Customer Support

Training Tip for IntelliConnect

How can I find a version of the Internal Revenue Code from a prior year?

On IntelliConnect, archived Internal Revenue databases can be found in the Browse Tree by expanding Federal Tax > Federal Tax Archives > a specific year > and Internal Revenue Code. Archived versions of the code are available for each year back to 1978. The 1954, 1939 and 1913 versions are also available. For subscriptions containing archived Standard Federal Tax Reporter, the end-of-year reporters are archived back to 1986, and provide access into IRC and Regulations.
For more information about historical Tax information within IntelliConnect, click here to view a training video.

Training Tip for LoislawConnect

How can I print a list of my search results?
At the bottom of any search results list on LoislawConnect, you will see a green “Print Results List” button. When clicked, this button will print all of the results on the current page including the summaries located below each case name.

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 recently added/updated materials:
NEW IntelliConnect videos:
State Tax Smart Charts via IntelliConnect(10:24 min.)
Staying Current with Federal Tax within IntelliConnect(7:33 min.)
Tax Archives on IntelliConnect(9:56 min)
LoislawConnect Document:
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