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And Then There Were Two - Thomson Reuters' Acquisition of PLC

Tuesday, 8th January 2013 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items Subscribe via RSS to get updates as soon as Subscription Articles are added Tweet about this item on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn

By Tim Buckley Owen

Abstract

What will Thomson Reuters' acquisition of the Practical Law Company mean for customers in law firms? Can they expect cost savings, or - bearing in mind that the company has fallen foul of European Commission antitrust rules recently - might TR become too dominant among legal information providers? Survey data from FreePint suggests that, after expenditure on the Big Three - TR, LexisNexis and PLC - there's currently little left over for content from other players such as Bloomberg or Wolters Kluwer.


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