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London: Corporate and commercial

Commercial contracts

Taylor Wessing LLP

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Cooley (UK) LLP

Farrer & Co

Lewis Silkin LLP

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Keystone Law

Bates Wells

Howard Kennedy LLP

Fladgate LLP

Stephenson Harwood

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Squire Patton Boggs

Simons Muirhead & Burton

Corporate tax

Burges Salmon LLP

Dechert LLP

Jones Day

Bird & Bird LLP

Cooley (UK) LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Fieldfisher

EU and competition

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Bird & Bird LLP

Squire Patton Boggs

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP

Winston & Strawn London LLP

Stephenson Harwood

Mishcon de Reya LLP

HFW

Equity capital markets – small-mid cap

Walker Morris LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Dechert LLP

DWF

Bird & Bird LLP

Wedlake Bell LLP

Memery Crystal LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Financial services: contentious

Milbank

Pinsent Masons LLP

Winston & Strawn London LLP

King & Spalding LLP

Baker McKenzie

Hickman & Rose

Dentons

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP

Financial services: non-contentious/regulatory

Dentons

Fox Williams LLP

Baker McKenzie

Dechert LLP

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

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Fieldfisher

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP

Bird & Bird LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP

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

Goodwin

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Willkie Farr & Gallagher (UK) LLP

Dentons

Taylor Wessing LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

Stephenson Harwood

Jones Day

Squire Patton Boggs

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Venture capital

Waterfront Solicitors LLP

Shakespeare Martineau LLP

Keystone Law

Arnold & Porter

London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Jones Day

Fieldfisher

Milbank

Bird & Bird LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Brown Rudnick LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Commercial litigation

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Dentons

Cooley (UK) LLP

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Farrer & Co

Akin Gump LLP

King & Spalding LLP

Baker McKenzie

Bird & Bird LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Commodities disputes

Mills & Co

Norton Rose Fulbright

RPC

Linklaters LLP

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Ince

International arbitration

Winston & Strawn London LLP

Dentons

Withers LLP

Jones Day

Stewarts Law LLP

Slaughter and May

Addleshaw Goddard

Haynes and Boone CDG, LLP

Signature Litigation LLP

HFW

Bird & Bird LLP

Vinson & Elkins RLLP

RPC

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Cooley (UK) LLP

Fenwick Elliott LLP

Fieldfisher

Public international law

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Linklaters LLP

Steptoe and Johnson UK LLP

Carter-Ruck

Simmons & Simmons

Withers LLP

Boies Schiller Flexner (UK) LLP

DLA Piper

Clyde & Co LLP

Arnold & Porter

London: Finance

Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans

Burges Salmon LLP

Bird & Bird LLP

Stephenson Harwood

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Corporate restructuring & insolvency

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Dechert LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Stephenson Harwood

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Debt capital markets

Macfarlanes LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Pinsent Masons LLP

Derivatives (including commodities)

Fieldfisher

White & Case LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Travers Smith LLP

DLA Piper

Milbank

Dentons

Slaughter and May

Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP

Baker McKenzie

Emerging markets

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP

Dechert LLP

Trinity International LLP

Gowling WLG

Latham & Watkins

Akin Gump LLP

High yield

Ashurst

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Proskauer Rose LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP

Structured products and securitisation

Macfarlanes LLP

Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP

Squire Patton Boggs

Ropes & Gray LLP

Trade finance

Clifford Chance LLP

Clyde & Co LLP

Simmons & Simmons

Baker McKenzie

Hill Dickinson LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Jones Day

Transport finance & leasing

Ince

Hogan Lovells International LLP

REN Legal

Addleshaw Goddard

Bird & Bird LLP

Clyde & Co LLP

London: Insurance

Insurance litigation: for policyholders

Fenchurch Law

Michelmores LLP

Clifford Chance LLP

Professional negligence

Ashurst

TLT

Weightmans LLP

Withers LLP

Ince

Fieldfisher

Browne Jacobson LLP

London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Mining and minerals

Bird & Bird LLP

Clyde & Co LLP

Shearman & Sterling LLP

London: Real estate

Commercial property: development

Mills & Reeve LLP

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Stephenson Harwood

Squire Patton Boggs

Sharpe Pritchard LLP

Bevan Brittan LLP

Wedlake Bell LLP

BDB Pitmans

Fladgate LLP

Maples Teesdale LLP

Commercial property: hotels and leisure

RLS Law

GSC Solicitors LLP

Wallace LLP

Hamlins LLP

Simmons & Simmons

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Glovers Solicitors LLP

Gowling WLG

Forsters LLP

Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP

Burges Salmon LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Commercial property: investment

Davitt Jones Bould

Cripps Pemberton Greenish

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Hamlins LLP

Shepherd and Wedderburn

Payne Hicks Beach

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Farrer & Co

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Construction: contentious

Akin Gump LLP

Simmons & Simmons

BLM

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Fladgate LLP

Contruction: non-contentious

Maples Teesdale LLP

Stephenson Harwood

Beale & Co

Memery Crystal LLP

Sharpe Pritchard LLP

Fieldfisher

HFW

Simmons & Simmons

Fladgate LLP

Wedlake Bell LLP

Environment

Slaughter and May

Latham & Watkins

Ashurst

Norton Rose Fulbright

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Property finance

Travers Smith LLP

Dechert LLP

Slaughter and May

Burges Salmon LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Ropes & Gray LLP

Latham & Watkins

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Clyde & Co LLP

Goodwin

Farrer & Co

McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP

Bird & Bird LLP

DWF

Fladgate LLP

Property litigation

Edwin Coe LLP

Davitt Jones Bould

Norton Rose Fulbright

Glovers Solicitors LLP

Druces LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Ashfords LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Allen & Overy LLP

Memery Crystal LLP

Hamlins LLP

Wallace LLP

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Brand management

TLT

Ince

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

IT and telecoms

Shepherd and Wedderburn

Waterfront Solicitors LLP

PREISKEL & CO LLP

Blake Morgan LLP

Wallace LLP

DMH Stallard LLP

Harbottle & Lewis LLP

Kemp IT Law

Wedlake Bell LLP

Michelmores LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP

Gowling WLG

iLaw

Stevens & Bolton LLP

Burges Salmon LLP

Lewis Silkin LLP

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Intellectual property

Burges Salmon LLP

Irwin Mitchell

Browne Jacobson LLP

Ashurst

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Howard Kennedy LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

Brown Rudnick LLP

Clyde & Co LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Edwin Coe LLP

Keystone Law

Collyer Bristow LLP

Squire Patton Boggs

Wedlake Bell LLP

Stevens & Bolton LLP

TLT

Waterfront Solicitors LLP

Clifford Chance LLP

Fox Williams LLP

Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Bristows LLP

Howard Kennedy LLP

Goodman Derrick LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Kemp Little LLP

Latham & Watkins

Bates Wells

Allen & Overy LLP

Baker McKenzie

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP


Legal Developments in the UK

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to
  • 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.