Press Release: Thomson Reuters launches Westlaw Asia

We are presuming this means they’ve launched in in the Philippines

Thomson Reuters launches Westlaw Asia
Posted at 03/26/2015 3:47 PM | Updated as of 03/26/2015 3:49 PM
MANILA, Philippines – Thomson Reuters has launched Westlaw Asia, a single legal research platform, to deliver key resources such as cases, legislation, law journals and legal commentary to legal professionals in a user-friendly format.

The platform includes dedicated Westlaw Philippines content.

This new service is developed by a team based in the Philippines with legal expertise to provide the Philippines legal community with exclusive content such as case analysis documents for every decision published by the Supreme Court since 2005, the most widely used legislation, law journals including Arellano Law and Policy Review, Ateneo Law Journal and Journal of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, and updates from the legal market.

“In the Philippines, there is no one service where lawyers, academics and other practitioners can go to research Philippines law in the context of the wider ASEAN and even Asian environment. Nor is there one service that integrates the local laws and jurisprudence with analytical materials such as law journals and commentaries so that lawyers can get a clearer understanding of the law, beyond its raw form,” said Rob Head, Online and Commercial Director, ASEAN & North Asia Legal business of Thomson Reuters.

Head noted Westlaw Asia’s key value is addressing both of these gaps in a way that no other legal resource provider can.

It allows users to customize search preferences by jurisdiction, content type, or practice area, issuance number, citation, party names, date, judge, and legal subject/catchword, save research history, and set up alerts to track changes and relevant updates.

The Westlaw Asia platform currently covers the following jurisdictions: Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and the UK.

The following jurisdictions will be covered in future: Brunei, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macau, Mongolia, Myanmar, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

Westlaw Asia also integrates content from Westlaw UK and Westlaw Next, thereby offering users a comprehensive collection of regional as well as international resources which provide clarity on the legal environment, wherever they may be doing business in.

Westlaw Asia also includes domestic or regional practice area services covering company law and personal injury.

“Westlaw Asia aims to provide the legal and business communities with a robust platform that enables users to search for the essential and comprehensive legal information they need in a faster and more efficient manner,” said Klaus Pfeifer, Managing Director, ASEAN & North Asia Legal business of Thomson Reuters.