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Using the Q&A comparison tool to compare the law between countries

Last Published: May 04, 2022

The Country Q&A comparison tool allows you to compare the law across multiple jurisdictions, find the leading piece of legislation in a different country, or access a brief summary of the law in that country.

Global Home is where you can access Practical Law’s international materials, including the Q&A Comparison tool.


  1. From the homepage, click on Global Home.
  1. You can search or browse the global resources by jurisdictions or practice areas on this page.
  2. To access Country Q&A comparison tool, click on ‘Start Comparing’ button on the right hand side panel.
  1. From the comparison tool, select a topic from the list, e.g., Intellectual Property Transactions.
  1. Tick the questions that you would like answered.
  1.  Select your jurisdictions and click Compare.

The comparison report will provide an answer to the questions selected for the jurisdictions.

  1. Answers are written by local law firm experts and reviewed regularly to ensure it is as per the current laws.
  2. Edit the questions at the top of the screen or the jurisdictions on the left
  3. Navigate between the questions using the arrows at the top of the screen.
  4. Use the delivery options to save to your Practical Law folders, email, print or download for future reference.

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