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Brill acquires Foreign Law Guide

Brill, the international scholarly publisher, is pleased to announce that it has acquired all publication rights to the Foreign Law Guide. As of today, the Foreign Law Guide will be published under the prestigious Martinus Nijhoff imprint out of Brill’s

Leiden, NL  ()

Founded in 1988 by editors Thomas H. Reynolds and Arturo A. Flores, the Foreign Law Guide has established itself as the leading online guide to foreign law.  The essential service reports on more than 170 jurisdictions worldwide and is an unparalleled resource for researching primary and secondary sources of law.  The continued participation of the founding editors within a new and expanded editorial team will provide continuity in editorial policy and standards.  Brill will invest in the design and implementation of a new content platform engineered to enhance the overall user experience.

Hans van der Meij, Publishing Director International Law at Brill, comments "We are extremely pleased to have been able to acquire this prestigious database, which is highly praised for its usefulness by law schools and corporate law firms alike. The Foreign Law Guide is a perfect fit for our portfolio."

 "We were looking for a good and solid home for our database, a publisher with the will and capacity to build on its reputation and to invest in a new online platform," adds Thomas Reynolds.  We are very pleased to remain involved as editors in the new editorial team and look forward to the continued development of the Foreign Law Guide."

"We look forward to working with Brill and seeing our life's work grow in substance and its technology," says Arturo Flores "We feel Brill is well matched to this opportunity and wish to thank our loyal users for their long standing and continued support."

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Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, BRILL is a leading international academic publisher in the fields of Ancient Near East and Egypt, Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, Medieval and Early Modern Studies, contemporary History and History of War studies, Biblical and Religious Studies, Slavic Studies, Language & Linguistics, Biology, Human Rights and Public International Law.  With offices in Leiden and Boston, BRILL today publishes more than 175 journals and around 600 new books and reference works each year.  All publications are available in both print and electronic form. BRILL also markets a large number of research collections and databases with primary source material.  The company's key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars.  BRILL is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV.  For further information please visit

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