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Thomson Acquires Brazil's Largest Electronic Legal Publisher. (Book Review)

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Thomson Acquires Brazil's Largest Electronic Legal Publisher. (Book Review)

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Thomson Corp. has announced the purchase of Sintese, one of Brazil's leading legal publishers. Sintese has been aligned with Thomson Legal & Regulatory, a major market group of Thomson Corp. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Founded in 1972, Sintese publishes summaries and full-text cases, legislation pieces, and doctrines for the Brazilian legal market. According to the announcement, it's the largest electronic legal publisher in Brazil and publishes more than 200 books, including 10 bestsellers.

The acquisition of Sintese is another step in the Thomson global strategy to establish a presence in strategic markets worldwide. Brazil, the largest market in Latin America, has over 250,000 practicing lawyers.

"This acquisition builds on our 2000 acquisitions of IOB in Brazil and La Ley in Argentina and confirms our commitment to serving the Latin American region," said Brian H. Hall, president and CEO of Thomson Legal & Regulatory. "As the largest electronic publisher in Brazil, Sintese adds significant value to our global portfolio of online products. We're committed to strengthening the already outstanding products Sintese offers to the Brazilian marketplace. …

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