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London: Corporate and commercial

Commercial contracts

Shoosmiths LLP

Burges Salmon LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

White & Case LLP

HFW

Mayer Brown International LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Corporate tax

Jones Day

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP

Cooley (UK) LLP

Fieldfisher

Dechert LLP

Burges Salmon LLP

Bird & Bird LLP

EU and competition

Winston & Strawn London LLP

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Squire Patton Boggs

HFW

Bird & Bird LLP

Stephenson Harwood

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP

Equity capital markets – small-mid cap

Bird & Bird LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

DWF

Macfarlanes LLP

Memery Crystal LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Walker Morris LLP

Dechert LLP

Wedlake Bell LLP

Financial services: contentious

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP

King & Spalding LLP

Dentons

Hickman & Rose

Winston & Strawn London LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

Milbank

Baker McKenzie

Financial services: non-contentious/regulatory

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Blake Morgan LLP

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Gowling WLG

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP

Paul Hastings LLP

Burges Salmon LLP

Farrer & Co

Katten

King & Spalding LLP

Akin Gump LLP

Kemp Little LLP

TLT

RPC

Schulte Roth & Zabel International LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

M&A: lower mid-market deals, £50m-£500m

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP

Fieldfisher

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP

Bird & Bird LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Private equity: transactions – mid-tier – up to £250m

Paul Hastings LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Akin Gump LLP

Venture capital

Shoosmiths LLP

Marriott Harrison LLP

Withers LLP

London: Human resources

Employee share schemes

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Fox Williams LLP

Bird & Bird LLP

Cooley (UK) LLP

Employment: employers

Norton Rose Fulbright

White & Case LLP

Doyle Clayton

Kingsley Napley LLP

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Clyde & Co LLP

Ashurst

Withers LLP

Bates Wells

Latham & Watkins

Dentons

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP

CM Murray LLP

Health and safety

Burges Salmon LLP

RPC

Squire Patton Boggs

Shoosmiths LLP

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Immigration

Fletcher Day

A Y & J Solicitors

Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors

Edwin Coe LLP

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Clintons

Freeths LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP

Kerman & Co

Druces LLP

Pensions (non-contentious)

Irwin Mitchell

Wedlake Bell LLP

TLT

Freeths LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Clyde & Co LLP

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

DAC Beachcroft LLP

BDB Pitmans

Pensions: dispute resolution

Addleshaw Goddard

Slaughter and May

Dentons

TLT

Allen & Overy LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

DWF

Mayer Brown International LLP

Fieldfisher

DLA Piper

Ashurst

Clyde & Co LLP

Travers Smith LLP

London: Real estate

Commercial property: development

Simmons & Simmons

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Fieldfisher

Lewis Silkin LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Burges Salmon LLP

Farrer & Co

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Winckworth Sherwood LLP

Boodle Hatfield LLP

Clyde & Co LLP

Commercial property: investment

Cripps Pemberton Greenish

Payne Hicks Beach

Shepherd and Wedderburn

Farrer & Co

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Hamlins LLP

Davitt Jones Bould

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Commercial property: retail

Fieldfisher

Macfarlanes LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Forsters LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP

Fladgate LLP

Construction: contentious

Hamlins LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

RPC

Browne Jacobson LLP

Devonshires Solicitors LLP

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Forsters LLP

Sharpe Pritchard LLP

Gowling WLG

Burges Salmon LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Goodman Derrick LLP

Contruction: non-contentious

Irwin Mitchell

Bracewell (UK) LLP

Winckworth Sherwood LLP

Bevan Brittan LLP

Forsters LLP

Devonshires Solicitors LLP

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Kennedys

Farrer & Co

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Boodle Hatfield LLP

Goodman Derrick LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Environment

Squire Patton Boggs

Macfarlanes LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Jones Day

Mayer Brown International LLP

Planning

Howard Kennedy LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Sharpe Pritchard LLP

Stephenson Harwood

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Blake Morgan LLP

Farrer & Co

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Forsters LLP

Property finance

Travers Smith LLP

McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP

Fladgate LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Farrer & Co

Ropes & Gray LLP

DWF

Goodwin

Bird & Bird LLP

Latham & Watkins

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Slaughter and May

Clyde & Co LLP

Dechert LLP

Burges Salmon LLP

Property litigation

Davitt Jones Bould

Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP

Allen & Overy LLP

Hamlins LLP

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Norton Rose Fulbright

Druces LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Glovers Solicitors LLP

Ashfords LLP

Memery Crystal LLP

Wallace LLP

Edwin Coe LLP

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Brand management

Lee & Thompson LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Squire Patton Boggs

Bates Wells

Cooley (UK) LLP

Shoosmiths LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Browne Jacobson LLP

Stevens & Bolton LLP

Gowling WLG

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Simmons & Simmons

Fintech

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Dentons

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Baker McKenzie

Taylor Wessing LLP

Travers Smith LLP

Burges Salmon LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP

Bristows LLP

IT and telecoms

Squire Patton Boggs

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

Addleshaw Goddard

Mayer Brown International LLP

Allen & Overy LLP

Travers Smith LLP

Cooley (UK) LLP

Ashurst

Clifford Chance LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP

Latham & Watkins

TLT

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Arnold & Porter

Stephenson Harwood

Wiggin LLP

Technology Law Alliance

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Intellectual property

Stephenson Harwood

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Linklaters LLP

Fieldfisher

Pinsent Masons LLP

Lewis Silkin LLP

RPC

Harbottle & Lewis LLP

Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Goodman Derrick LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Howard Kennedy LLP

Latham & Watkins

Bristows LLP

Baker McKenzie

Bates Wells

Kemp Little LLP

Allen & Overy LLP

PATMA: Trade mark attorneys

Venner Shipley LLP

Beck Greener LLP

Fieldfisher

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Murgitroyd

Forresters

Baker McKenzie

Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP

Clyde & Co LLP

Cooley (UK) LLP

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Fieldfisher

RPC

Taylor Wessing LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

Linklaters LLP

Slaughter and May

Goodwin

Stephenson Harwood


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  • Court of Justice rules on source of income for Derivative Residence applications

    On 2 October 2019, the Court of Justice delivered its judgment in Bajratari v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Directive 2004/38/EC) Case C-93/18 which concerns Chen applications and the source of funds for self-sufficiency. 
  • End of the ‘centre of life test’ in Surinder Singh cases?

    In the recent case of  ZA (Reg 9. EEA Regs; abuse of rights) Afghanistan   [2019] UKUT 281 (IAC ), the Upper Tribunal found that there is no basis in EU law for the centre of life test, as set out in Regulation 9(3)(a) of the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2016 (the “Regulations”). It further found that it is not to be applied when Judges assess  Surinder Singh  cases that appear before them.
  • Terms of employment as a sole representative

    In this article we examine the working arrangements of sole representatives, looking at the terms and conditions of employment that the Home Office will expect a sole representative to have in order to qualify as a representative of an overseas business.  
  • Can Sole Representatives Be Shareholders?

    The Immigration Rules require that an applicant for a  sole representative visa  is not “a  majority shareholder in the overseas business”.
  • Immigration Skills Charge - A Guide for Employers

    As a Sponsor, you may be required to pay the Immigration Skills Charge (ISC) each time you sponsor a migrant in the  Tier 2 General  or  Intra-Company Transfer (ICT) Long-term Staff  subcategory.
  • 5 FAQS about paragraph 320(11)

    In applications for entry clearance where the applicant has a negative immigration history in the UK, the application may be refused under the general grounds for refusal, which are found in part 9 of the Immigration Rules. Where an applicant has  ‘previously contrived in a significant way to frustrate the intentions of the Immigration Rules’,  the application could be refused under paragraph 320(11). In this post we look at five frequently asked questions about paragraph 320(11). 
  • Multiple nationality and multiple citizenship (including dual nationality and dual citizenship)

    British nationality law permits multiple nationality and multiple citizenship, including dual nationality and dual citizenship.
  • Applying for Indefinite Leave to Remain in the Exceptional Talent or Promise Category

    The  Exceptional Talent  and Exceptional Promise categories are for individuals who are recognised leaders or emerging leaders in their field of expertise. There are a number of endorsing bodies for lots of different fields of work, including  artists and musicians ,  architects ,  digital experts ,  scientists  and  academics . While there isn’t an endorsing body for every expert, the growing list means that many individuals could enjoy the flexibility that this category has to offer. 
  • PARALLEL PROCEEDINGS – CIVIL AND CRIMINAL

    Syedur Rahmanconsiders the factors that determine when civil proceedings can go ahead before,or at the same time as, criminal proceedings relating to the same circumstances.
  • Rights of appeal after the Immigration Act 2014

    The Immigration Act 2014 (“the 2014 Act”) reduced the circumstances in which the refusal of an immigration application will give rise to a right of appeal. The  explanatory notes  to the 2014 Act state that the Act was intended to restructure rights of appeal to the Immigration Tribunal. Previously, a right of appeal to the Immigration Tribunal existed against any of the 14 different immigration decisions listed in s.82 of the  Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002  (“the 2002 Act”). As explained below, whether or not the refusal of an immigration application currently generates a right of appeal depends on the subject matter of the application rather than its categorisation.