Legal Futures UK reports
19 August 2022
Over the last week, LexisNexis have closed a deal to acquire Caselex, one of the world’s leading providers of merger control intelligence. Caselex has built one of the largest market definitions database of its kind, with 52,000 market definitions from 17,000 merger control decisions – collated and translated from 55 Competition Authorities across Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia and Oceania. The Caselex team meticulously check the content for accuracy and consistency, adding insight, analysis and links between content that aids interpretation by Competition Lawyers.
Market definition often plays a vital role in the application of competition law. A transaction cannot be said to effect competition until the relevant market has been defined. As such, market definitions established in previous cases by regulators around the world provide Competition Lawyers with invaluable guidance for their approach going forward. Recent analysis from LexisNexis revealed that 88% of Competition Lawyers surveyed said they wouldn’t be able to complete their job effectively without consulting market definitions, with 79% consulting them at least once a month. Without access to tools like Caselex, this is a highly time-consuming and manual task.
Bringing Caselex into the LexisNexis family is part of an ongoing commitment to provide one place where lawyers can get the legal intelligence they need to advise their clients. With Caselex, LexisNexis can now offer Competition Lawyers a truly integrated and differentiated suite of offerings. Law360 offers up-to-the-minute legal and regulatory news. Investigative journalists from MLex identify, explain and predict regulatory change around the world. LexisNexis Practical Guidance offers clear guidance notes on competition and regulatory law and, with clear next-step actions, precedents and legal tools – it helps Competition Lawyers to spend more time adding value to clients and less time worrying about research.
LexisNexis will bring its global resources to Caselex, helping to support its expansion into law firms across the UK, Europe, and beyond. Our combined legal intelligence databases will offer Competition Lawyers access to more analysis and enriched content visualisation tools.