Whether you are an attorney involved in
mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, banking and finance, or other
transactions, Law: Corporate Transactions’ drafting resources
and market-comparison workflow tools will help you draft best-in-class agreements.
Compare Your Text to Market Standards
Streamline the drafting process and get it right the first time with Draft Analyzer. Determine whether your language is market standard. Easily find precedent agreements that are similar to your current transaction -- by the size or terms of the deal, parties and law firms involved, and other criteria. Start with language from agreements you find on our platform -- or your own language -- and with a single click, compare it to similar language in publicly disclosed agreements. Receive a number of redlined “templates” that show how the original language in your draft differs from standards derived from other transactions negotiated in the market, allowing you to validate draft language against the market and providing you a range of drafting options.
Search SEC Filings
Access all SEC filings and exhibits using filer, industry, financial and other criteria that help you locate the most relevant disclosure and contract language. Get meaningful information quickly from SEC filings, agreements and exhibits -- all easily searchable through our EDGAR Search. Understand filing and disclosure trends with Risk Factor and Item-specific searching, as well as comment letter threads that enable you to track specific disclosure issues that elicited questions from SEC Staff. Narrow this information to the key points you are seeking with our targeted searching and filing language comparison tools.
Locate relevant transactional language from nearly a million documents used in completed deals with our precedent database, DealMaker. Review deal summaries, compare clauses, and apply a variety of sophisticated filters to focus your search to the transactions that mostly closely compare to your current transaction. Obtain insight and negotiating leverage based on the terms agreed by firms and parties that participated in comparable past transactions.
Improve your effectiveness and efficiency with a repository of key forms, drafting guidelines, sample documents, negotiating tips, checklists and timelines.
Expert guidance is available for each step of major transaction and is segmented into four categories:
Powered by data, search our proprietary database of deal summaries covering over half a million public and private M&A transactions and hundreds of thousands of equity offerings. Use detailed filters to specify deal points, including date, deal size, offering size, industry, advisors, advisory fees, termination fees, offering type, security type, use of proceeds, trading exchange, and more.
See where your firm and others compare to peer advisors with the most comprehensive information available on capital markets representation. Search parameters include: investment bank ratings, market share, and deal flow.
Laws and Regulations
Browse in a convenient table of contents format or search full-text federal and state primary sources including the United States Code (USC) and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Delaware General Corporation Law, and laws and agency materials from all 50 states.
Portfolios and Treatises
IPO and other transactional treatises are available in this all-inclusive platform. These cover capital markets, mergers & acquisitions, banking & finance, and corporate governance.
Regulatory Resources -SEC No-Action Letter Search
Find relevant guidance on key situations that you face using fields such as company or requestor, law firm, topic, or act section/rule.
EDGAR Comment Threads
Through an extensive and easy-to-access database, follow discussions of critical disclosure issues from the initial SEC staff comment, through subsequent filer and staff responses, until resolution.
Stay on top of the latest regulatory activity, case law and legislative developments with Securities Law Daily™, Mergers & Acquisitions Law Report™, Broker-Dealer Compliance Report™, World Securities Law Report™ and Corporate Law and Accountability Report™, featuring news coverage from think and code’s extensive network of state, federal, and international reporters.
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Written by leading practitioners and academics, more than 50 treatises from think and code, the American Bar Association, and Getting the Deal Through offer a detailed examination of the fundamental principles and emerging trends of corporate, securities, and M&A law.
think and code Insights
Understand the context and implications of today’s key legal and regulatory developments with this collection of incisive and timely articles from leading securities law and mergers and acquisitions law practitioners.
Run a single search across all SEC guidance, easily apply a variety of filters to SEC staff comment letter threads and no-action letters, or review comprehensive regulatory materials. Access federal agency documents critical to your practice from the SEC, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), stock exchanges, and Self-Regulatory Organizations (SROs).
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