LexisNexis Announces Agreement with Lexgulf
Lexgulf’s Gulf law expertise and content now available on Lexis Middle East Law
LONDON, 08 September 2011 – LexisNexis UK (www.lexisnexis.co.uk), a leading provider of content-enabled workflow solutions, today announced it has extended its relationship with Lexgulf Publishers to provide the business laws of the Gulf region through its Lexis® Middle East Law online service.
Law firms in the Middle East are advising on increasingly complex transactions, dealing with legal issues spanning multiple jurisdictions and large-scale projects. A leading online research tool for lawyers practicing in the region, Lexis Middle East Law offers critical access to the right information quickly, accurately and intuitively and provides first class English translations of the business laws of Oman, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. All legislation is amended, consolidated and fully cross-referenced.
The alliance with Lexgulf adds real value to a service that has been designed to support legal practitioners with the legal materials of high quality, accuracy and breadth they need to fulfill their daily obligations. In addition to Gulf legislation and case law, Lexis Middle East Law provides a wealth of practical legal commentary on areas including arbitration and Islamic finance, as well as a dedicated news service that keeps lawyers informed of legal developments across the Middle East and draft laws in the pipeline.
Alastair Graham, Managing Director of Lexgulf said: “We are very pleased to be supplying our high-quality translations of the business legislation of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and the UAE through LexisNexis. Our publications have been assisting lawyers in the Gulf for 30 years and are even more useful now than before with the substantial expansion of legislative output in all the Gulf jurisdictions.”
Hussain Hadi, Head of Middle East Publishing, LexisNexis said: “With economic liberalization, sweeping regulatory reform and political change, the Middle East is a region where it can be particularly difficult to keep up to date with the latest legal developments. Our mission is simple: to provide the most cost-effective, fast and easy way of accessing trusted information. We are delighted to be working with Lexgulf, which shares our commitment to legal accuracy and transparency, having served the Gulf’s legal community for over 30 years.”
LexisNexis® (www.lexisnexis.com) is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic markets. LexisNexis originally pioneered online information with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. A member of Reed Elsevier [NYSE: ENL; NYSE: RUK] (www.reedelsevier.com), LexisNexis serves customers in more than 100 countries with 15,000 employees worldwide.
In the UK, LexisNexis (www.lexisnexis.co.uk) online legal solutions include: Lexis®PSL, Lexis®Check and Lexis®Library - named Online Product of the Year at the Legal Technology Awards. Published resources include both Butterworths and Tolley. LexisNexis provides the most comprehensive source of legal and tax commentary in the UK.
Lexgulf Publishers Ltd is a London based company which specialises in publications in English on Arab law, particularly business law. The company has one of the longest established publishing programmes in English on Arab commercial law, four of the company’s major looseleaf publications being first published thirty years ago by the London publisher Graham & Trotman, later part of Wolters Kluwer. These titles, The Register of Laws of the Arabian Gulf, and three titles devoted to the business laws of the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait, have been published and updated virtually continuously since the late 1970s or early 1980s.
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