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LexisNexis®India Acquires Universal Law Publishing Titles

NEW DELHI, May 29, 2015 - LexisNexis, a leading publisher and online solutions provider for legal, tax, academic, and test-prep, today announces the acquisition of the Universal Law Publishing titles. Universal Law Publishing has been publishing legal books and legislation for legal professionals, academics and students in the Indian market for five decades. Recognized for their relevance and speed to market, Universal Law Publishing titles are held in high regard by many legal professionals across India.

Over the years, Universal has published popular works from eminent authors like PM Bakshi, HM Seervai, KD Gaur, Justice VR Krishna Iyer, Justice PN Bhagwati, Justice Michael Kirby, Soli J Sorabjee and Arun Jaitley to name a few. The Universal Law Publishing brand has a strong connection with Indian customers, and LexisNexis is proud to continue serving the marketplace with the high quality content customers have come to expect.

Mohan Ramaswamy, Managing Director, India, LexisNexis Legal & Professional said, “Universal Law Publishing perfectly complements our existing range of offerings in the legal market. Their presence in the bare act space expands our reach to a large set of legal practitioners. And soon, we expect to make Universal’s content available on our Indian online legal research solution – Lexis®India – providing even more content to our customers.”

“LexisNexis India is one of the leading publishers and online solutions providers with many good authors and titles. This combination gives our authors an opportunity to work with superior editorial and product development systems with higher quality benchmarks that provide greater value to customers. Under the aegis of LexisNexis Editorial and supported by their strong Marketing and Sales teams, Universal Law Publishing titles will now be accessible in more markets,” said Mr. Pradeep Arora, Mr. Sanjeev Arora, and Mr. Manish Arora, the Directors at Universal Law Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd.

“This is great news for the Indian market and customers. LexisNexis is committed to India, and we will continue to make the right investments to help our customers become more effective, efficient, and productive in their professions. We will continue to partner with those interested in advancing the Rule of Law further through their quality of works, actions, and innovation,” said TJ Viljoen, CEO Asia Pacific, LexisNexis Legal & Professional.

About LexisNexis Legal & Professional:
LexisNexis Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of content and technology solutions that enable professionals in legal, corporate, tax, government, academic and non-profit organizations to make informed decisions and achieve better business outcomes. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis®services. Today, LexisNexis Legal & Professional harnesses leading-edge technology and world-class content to help professionals work in faster, easier and more effective ways. Through close collaboration with its customers, the company ensures organizations can leverage its solutions to reduce risk, improve productivity, increase profitability and grow their business. LexisNexis Legal & Professional, which serves customers in more than 175 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide, is part of RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.


About RELX Group:
RELX Group plc is a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries. The group employs about 28,000 people of whom half are in North America. Reed Elsevier PLC is the London Stock Exchange listed vehicle for holding shares in RELX Group. Shareholders in Reed Elsevier PLC own a 52.9% economic interest in RELX Group. Reed Elsevier NV is the Amsterdam Stock Exchange listed vehicle for holding shares in RELX Group. External shareholders in Reed Elsevier NV own a 47.1% economic interest in RELX Group. The combined market capitalization of the two parent companies is approximately £24bn/€32bn. Its shares are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam: REN; New York: RUK and ENL.


Media Contact (India):
Vikesh Dhyani
LexisNexis® Legal & Professional
Tel: +91 124 4774466



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