Bloomberg Law delivers the legal analysis, news, practical guidance — ranging from document and clause descriptions to treatises — and primary sources to give you an advantage in your transactional work. Stay current with relevant news, analysis of featured M&A deals, law firm research, and more. Complete your due diligence with company information and EDGAR filings, and access example documents and clauses from real transactions through targeted, fielded searches.
LEARN FROM REAL MARKET EXAMPLES
Find relevant transactional language in more than 300,000 documents from real transactions using the DealMaker Document Search. Use a fielded search to combine keywords with targeted categories — including the ability to search by deal size and target specific law firms and parties by their role in the deal — to quickly zero in on example language from precedent transactions and other corporate documents of greatest value to your work. Plus, you can compare clauses you find from among millions of example clauses with the DealMaker Clause Search, in the side-by-side and redlined views — and even include your own clause in a comparison.
In addition, a deal profile is available for many M&A transaction documents. The M&A Deal Detail tab, when shown atop a document, summarizes the main deal terms that financial market professionals and their attorneys need to know and quickly gets you up to speed on what happened when and who was involved.
STAY CURRENT ON CLIENTS, DEALS AND MORE
Take advantage of Bloomberg News and thousands of other sources (including Bloomberg Businessweek and The New York Times) easily organized into categories that can be browsed or turned into an automatic, customized email alert. Then, dig into analyses of some of the biggest deals, and learn more about the stories that are moving markets with Bloomberg Brief newsletters. Learn where firms rank in terms of advising on capital activity with Bloomberg’s League Tables.
GET UP TO SPEED QUICKLY
Access a broad range of materials designed to help you focus on broader issues and the little details. Be confident as you get started drafting, knowing you’re current on important developments, key issues, and best practices with contributed articles, law firm research, and law journal articles. Get the big picture with books and treatises, including the international law-focused Getting the Deal Through series, as well as drafting guides. Plus, browse our collection of ALI-ABA, Practising Law Institute (PLI), and Bloomberg BNA forms, drafted by experienced legal practitioners. Make your drafting precise using descriptions of the nature and structure of M&A documents and clauses, and manage transactions effectively with timelines and checklists.
DO MORE WITH EDGAR FILINGS
Whether you are performing due diligence, reviewing disclosure language for a risk factor, researching fund ownership, or getting ready for a new business pitch, the Bloomberg Law EDGAR Search enables you to find what you need quickly. The fielded search helps you get what you need with options to, for example, search by exhibit type and to specify filing and period dates.
Through an extensive database of EDGAR Comment Threads, you also can follow discussions of critical disclosure issues from the initial SEC Staff comment through subsequent filer and staff responses until resolution.
When you open one of your EDGAR Search results, you now get a chart of the impact of the filing on the related stock price. In addition, you now can search for and perform comparisons of items in 8-Ks and 10-Ks and risk factors in 10-Ks, and compare your own text to the results.
BROADEN YOUR PERSPECTIVE
Be more competitive and profitable with additional resources offered by Bloomberg Law. Under the Companies & Markets menu, you can research companies and the executives who run them by looking at profiles with a wide range of information. You also can find companies that match specific financial criteria you select with the Company Screener.