Why use Practical Law EU?

A note explaining the benefits of the Practical Law EU service to law firms and in-house lawyers.

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What we provide

Practical Law EU is primarily a current awareness service, developed by our team of highly experienced EU knowledge management professionals based in Brussels and London.

We know that law firms and in-house lawyers need to be made aware of new EU law developments at a very early stage, in order to be able to influence new European Commission proposals or new Commission legislative initiatives in the pipeline (including Commission Roadmaps, Impact Assessments, and public consultations). This is why Practical Law EU covers regulatory developments at a much earlier stage than most other Practical Law web services.

Practical Law EU monitors, tracks and distils EU regulatory developments as they occur, presenting them in a format that is most relevant to you. Our EU daily alerts, legislation trackers, and legal updates inform you of significant EU regulatory developments that may affect your clients' work and/or industry sector at a very early stage. They also inform you of the next steps, as the regulatory initiatives, such as new Directives, Regulations and Decisions, go through the legislative procedure in the Council and the European Parliament, until their adoption and publication in the Official Journal of the EU.

The current awareness service of Practical Law EU will allow you to develop a sophisticated knowledge of EU regulatory developments relevant to your daily work and/or to your industry sector, and to identify lobbying opportunities.

For more information on the products and content we offer, see How to use Practical Law EU ( www.practicallaw.com/0-504-2349) .

 

Who will find it useful

Practical Law EU will be useful for large law firms advising companies with operations or clients anywhere in the EU, but also for in-house lawyers working for large companies, who are involved in activities which may be impacted by developments at EU level. These include the financial services, energy, telecoms, healthcare and transport sectors, and any activities relating to the environment, employment law, public procurement, dealing with consumers, corporate governance, cross-border sales of goods and services, taxation, data protection and public offerings of securities within the EU. Likewise, in-house lawyers in companies operating in these sectors, or carrying out these kinds of activities in the EU, should also benefit from Practical Law EU.

Practical Law EU is an international service. It should be attractive to the European offices of UK and US firms, as well as to law firms and companies based throughout Europe, as EU law applies across all 28 EU member states. Practical Law EU may also be useful for law firms and companies outside the EU but with clients who have subsidiaries in the EU.

 

Benefits

Benefits for law firms

Practical Law EU has been designed to assist any lawyers or legal support teams who monitor the deluge of regulation and developments emerging from the EU, so that they can focus their efforts on delivering proactive and visible value to their clients, and can identify important new business opportunities for their firm.

We aim to help you:

  • Reduce time spent internally on tracking EU developments, freeing up time to spend on more remunerative work, and minimise the risk of missing something important.

  • Track changes relevant to your clients on a proactive basis. The EU daily alerts can act as a trigger for business development opportunities, including lobbying and legal risk management, at a very early stage.

  • Distinguish your practice by demonstrating to your clients how you can pre-empt their needs by proactively advising on upcoming legislative changes. Prepare expectations ahead of change and give advice on management and adaptation strategies.

  • Have at your fingertips the current status of all EU initiatives relevant to your clients. The Practical Law EU service follows the entire EU legislation transposition process as and when it happens, and provides a step-by-step analysis of every development leading towards implementation.

Benefits for law departments

Practical Law EU has been designed to assist in-house lawyers, who monitor the vast deluge of regulation and developments emerging from the EU, so that they can focus their efforts on assessing legal risk associated with developments, preparing board expectations ahead of change and giving advice on management and adaptation strategies.

We aim to help you:

  • Track changes relevant to your organisation on a proactive basis. The EU daily alerts can act as a trigger for both legal risk management and lobbying, but also potential business development opportunities, at a very early stage. These help to position senior legal counsel as a business enabler.

  • Know the current status of all EU initiatives relevant to your business. The Practical Law EU service follows the entire EU legislation transposition process as and when it happens, and provides a step-by-step analysis of every development leading towards implementation.

  • Advance notice of change keeps you one step ahead of the business, enabling you to play a proactive role in business planning in response to EU law changes.

 
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