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West Legalworks™ Releases Guide to Bank Underwriting, Dealing and Brokerage Activities, 2007 Edition


NEW YORK, Jan. 16, 2007 –West Legalworks™ has responded to significant recent market and regulatory developments for banking with a 2007 update to its Guide to Bank Underwriting, Dealing and Brokerage Activities. West Legalworks is a Thomson business (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC).

The 2007 edition, co-authored by Robert L. Tortoriello and Paul E. Glotzer of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York City, addresses changes in law, regulation and practice affecting capital markets activities of U. S. and foreign banks and bank holding companies. It describes in detail the U.S. regulatory regime applicable to these activities and highlights recent developments for securities-related business under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, the Bank Holding Company Act, the Glass-Steagall Act and other applicable laws.

Coverage includes integration of investment and commercial banking and insurance activities, acquisitions of investment banking firms by banking organizations, derivatives and related businesses, the proposed new Regulation W, merchant banking and fund management issues.
Note to editors: For review copies of Guide to Bank Underwriting, Dealing and Brokerage Activities, 2007 Edition, please call Jamie Israel at 212-337-8428 or send an e-mail to

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