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London: Corporate and commercial

Commercial contracts

Burges Salmon LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

HFW

White & Case LLP

Shoosmiths LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP

Corporate tax

Dechert LLP

Cooley (UK) LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Bird & Bird LLP

Fieldfisher

Jones Day

Burges Salmon LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP

EU and competition

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

HFW

Squire Patton Boggs

Winston & Strawn London LLP

Stephenson Harwood

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP

Bird & Bird LLP

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Equity capital markets – small-mid cap

Dechert LLP

Walker Morris LLP

Wedlake Bell LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Memery Crystal LLP

Bird & Bird LLP

DWF

Financial services: contentious

Winston & Strawn London LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP

Dentons

Baker McKenzie

Hickman & Rose

Pinsent Masons LLP

Milbank

King & Spalding LLP

Financial services: non-contentious/regulatory

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Gowling WLG

Blake Morgan LLP

Farrer & Co

Schulte Roth & Zabel International LLP

Kemp Little LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP

Akin Gump LLP

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Katten

Burges Salmon LLP

Paul Hastings LLP

TLT

RPC

King & Spalding LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

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

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP

Fieldfisher

Bird & Bird LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

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

Mayer Brown International LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Akin Gump LLP

Paul Hastings LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP

Venture capital

Marriott Harrison LLP

Shoosmiths LLP

Withers LLP

London: Human resources

Employee share schemes

Cooley (UK) LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Fox Williams LLP

Bird & Bird LLP

Employment: employers

Kingsley Napley LLP

Clyde & Co LLP

Bates Wells

Doyle Clayton

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP

Withers LLP

Dentons

Latham & Watkins

Ashurst

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

White & Case LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

CM Murray LLP

Health and safety

Shoosmiths LLP

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Squire Patton Boggs

RPC

Burges Salmon LLP

Immigration

Fletcher Day

Edwin Coe LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP

Clintons

Kerman & Co

A Y & J Solicitors

Freeths LLP

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors

Druces LLP

Pensions (non-contentious)

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Freeths LLP

Clyde & Co LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

TLT

Wedlake Bell LLP

BDB Pitmans

Irwin Mitchell

Pensions: dispute resolution

Travers Smith LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Taylor Wessing LLP

Ashurst

Fieldfisher

TLT

Allen & Overy LLP

Clyde & Co LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP

DLA Piper

Slaughter and May

Dentons

DWF

London: Real estate

Commercial property: development

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Farrer & Co

Simmons & Simmons

Fieldfisher

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Boodle Hatfield LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Winckworth Sherwood LLP

Lewis Silkin LLP

Burges Salmon LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Clyde & Co LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Commercial property: investment

Shepherd and Wedderburn

Farrer & Co

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Cripps Pemberton Greenish

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Payne Hicks Beach

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Davitt Jones Bould

Hamlins LLP

Commercial property: retail

Forsters LLP

Fieldfisher

Macfarlanes LLP

Fladgate LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Construction: contentious

Forsters LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP

Goodman Derrick LLP

Hamlins LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

RPC

Burges Salmon LLP

Gowling WLG

Taylor Wessing LLP

Devonshires Solicitors LLP

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Sharpe Pritchard LLP

Contruction: non-contentious

Boodle Hatfield LLP

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Winckworth Sherwood LLP

Bracewell (UK) LLP

Kennedys

Forsters LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Farrer & Co

Irwin Mitchell

Devonshires Solicitors LLP

Goodman Derrick LLP

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Bevan Brittan LLP

Environment

Mayer Brown International LLP

Jones Day

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Squire Patton Boggs

Planning

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Farrer & Co

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Blake Morgan LLP

Howard Kennedy LLP

Forsters LLP

Stephenson Harwood

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Sharpe Pritchard LLP

Property finance

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Goodwin

Clyde & Co LLP

Farrer & Co

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Ropes & Gray LLP

Fladgate LLP

Slaughter and May

Travers Smith LLP

McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP

Burges Salmon LLP

Bird & Bird LLP

DWF

Dechert LLP

Latham & Watkins

Property litigation

Memery Crystal LLP

Edwin Coe LLP

Druces LLP

Glovers Solicitors LLP

Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Ashfords LLP

Wallace LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

Davitt Jones Bould

Allen & Overy LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Hamlins LLP

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Brand management

Lee & Thompson LLP

Stevens & Bolton LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Bates Wells

Simmons & Simmons

Squire Patton Boggs

Shoosmiths LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Cooley (UK) LLP

Gowling WLG

Fintech

Burges Salmon LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP

Bristows LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Travers Smith LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Baker McKenzie

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Dentons

IT and telecoms

Mayer Brown International LLP

Ashurst

Technology Law Alliance

Allen & Overy LLP

Wiggin LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

Latham & Watkins

Travers Smith LLP

Squire Patton Boggs

Stephenson Harwood

Cooley (UK) LLP

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Arnold & Porter

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

TLT

Addleshaw Goddard

Clifford Chance LLP

Intellectual property

Stephenson Harwood

RPC

Pinsent Masons LLP

Fieldfisher

Lewis Silkin LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Linklaters LLP

Harbottle & Lewis LLP

Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Goodman Derrick LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Bates Wells

Allen & Overy LLP

Bristows LLP

Howard Kennedy LLP

Latham & Watkins

Kemp Little LLP

Baker McKenzie

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

PATMA: Trade mark attorneys

Forresters

Beck Greener LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Venner Shipley LLP

Fieldfisher

Murgitroyd

Baker McKenzie

Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

Stephenson Harwood

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Cooley (UK) LLP

Fieldfisher

Goodwin

Clyde & Co LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Slaughter and May

RPC

Linklaters LLP


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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.