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London: Corporate and commercial

Commercial contracts

Ashurst

Osborne Clarke LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Linklaters LLP

Clifford Chance

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Corporate tax

Addleshaw Goddard

Stephenson Harwood

Latham & Watkins

Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP

NGM Tax Law LLP

DLA Piper

White & Case LLP

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

EU and competition

Simmons & Simmons

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Latham & Watkins

Addleshaw Goddard

Jones Day

Travers Smith LLP

Bristows LLP

DLA Piper

Fieldfisher

Equity capital markets

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP

Baker McKenzie

Dentons

Travers Smith LLP

Simmons & Simmons

Financial services

Fieldfisher

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Latham & Watkins

DLA Piper

Pinsent Masons LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

RPC

Withers LLP

Corker Binning

Kingsley Napley LLP

Fox Williams LLP

Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP

Brown Rudnick LLP

DLA Piper

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Irwin Mitchell

Fieldfisher

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Flotations: small and mid-cap

Ashurst

Gowling WLG

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Stephenson Harwood

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Simmons & Simmons

Fieldfisher

DLA Piper

Osborne Clarke LLP

M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £250m+

Baker McKenzie

Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP

Shearman & Sterling LLP

DLA Piper

Private equity: transactions

Taylor Wessing LLP

Dentons

Stephenson Harwood

Mayer Brown International LLP

Goodwin

Squire Patton Boggs

McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

Osborne Clarke LLP

VAT and indirect tax

Simmons & Simmons

Pinsent Masons LLP

Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP

Ashurst

DLA Piper

Norton Rose Fulbright

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Venture capital

Gowling WLG

Cooley (UK) LLP

Ashfords LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP

Penningtons Manches LLP

London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Squire Patton Boggs

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Brown Rudnick LLP

Boies Schiller Flexner (UK) LLP

Jones Day

Bird & Bird LLP

Fieldfisher

Macfarlanes LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Commercial litigation

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Taylor Wessing LLP

Osborne Clarke LLP

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP

Dechert LLP

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Baker McKenzie

King & Spalding LLP

Bird & Bird LLP

Farrer & Co

International arbitration

Slaughter and May

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Osborne Clarke LLP

Shearman & Sterling LLP

HFW

Baker McKenzie

DLA Piper

Mayer Brown International LLP

Professional discipline

RPC

Bindmans LLP

Murdochs Solicitors

Browne Jacobson LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Public international law

Clyde & Co LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Linklaters LLP

Simmons & Simmons

DLA Piper

Baker McKenzie

Arnold & Porter

Boies Schiller Flexner (UK) LLP

London: Finance

Acquisition finance

Taylor Wessing LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Osborne Clarke LLP

Asset finance and leasing

Shoosmiths LLP

Fieldfisher

Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans

Mayer Brown International LLP

Simmons & Simmons

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Latham & Watkins

DLA Piper

Winston & Strawn London LLP

Ropes & Gray LLP

Corporate restructuring and insolvency

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Ropes & Gray LLP

Debt capital markets

Jones Day

Macfarlanes LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Derivatives and structured products

Baker McKenzie

Travers Smith LLP

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Slaughter and May

Norton Rose Fulbright

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

DLA Piper

Macfarlanes LLP

Securitisation

Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP

Ropes & Gray LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Squire Patton Boggs

Pinsent Masons LLP

Baker McKenzie

London: Real estate

Commercial property

Collyer Bristow LLP

Clyde & Co LLP

Fladgate LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Slaughter and May

DLA Piper

Gowling WLG

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Dentons

Pinsent Masons LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Gowling WLG

Forsters LLP

DLA Piper

Osborne Clarke LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Jones Day

Slaughter and May

Hamlins LLP

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Stephenson Harwood

Fladgate LLP

Travers Smith LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

DLA Piper

Howard Kennedy LLP

Fieldfisher

Goodwin

Slaughter and May

Taylor Wessing LLP

Slaughter and May

Simmons & Simmons

Goodwin

Dentons

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Baker McKenzie

DLA Piper

Jones Day

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Allen & Overy LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

Mishcon de Reya LLP

White & Case LLP

Forsters LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Russell-Cooke LLP

Fieldfisher

Construction

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Clyde & Co LLP

Clifford Chance LLP

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright

Clifford Chance LLP

White & Case LLP

Ashurst

Allen & Overy LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Environment

Leigh Day

Baker McKenzie

Pinsent Masons LLP

Dentons

Travers Smith LLP

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Planning

Norton Rose Fulbright

Winckworth Sherwood LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Ashurst

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Bircham Dyson Bell

Dentons

Property finance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Stephenson Harwood

Gowling WLG

Osborne Clarke LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Fieldfisher

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Baker McKenzie

White & Case LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Property litigation

DLA Piper

Fieldfisher

Ashurst

Forsters LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

Dentons

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Gowling WLG

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Brand management

Baker McKenzie

Hogan Lovells International LLP

DLA Piper

Osborne Clarke LLP

Harbottle & Lewis LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Fintech

Travers Smith LLP

Cooley (UK) LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Fieldfisher

Addleshaw Goddard

Mayer Brown International LLP

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Franchising

Stevens & Bolton LLP

IT and telecoms

Simmons & Simmons

Slaughter and May

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Allen & Overy LLP

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Osborne Clarke LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Linklaters LLP

Intellectual property

EIP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Harbottle & Lewis LLP

Fieldfisher

Osborne Clarke LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

Baker McKenzie

Wiggin LLP

DLA Piper

Simmons & Simmons

Lewis Silkin LLP

Linklaters LLP

Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Simons Muirhead & Burton

Bates Wells Braithwaite

Kemp Little LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Goodman Derrick LLP

Bristows LLP

Baker McKenzie

Howard Kennedy LLP

Allen & Overy LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

PATMA: Patent attorneys

Elkington + Fife LLP

Withers & Rogers

Murgitroyd

Beck Greener

Swindell & Pearson Ltd

Forresters

PATMA: Trade mark attorneys

Barker Brettell LLP

Bristows LLP

A.A. Thornton & Co.

HGF Limited

Fieldfisher

Bird & Bird LLP

Mewburn Ellis LLP

Mathys & Squire LLP

Reddie & Grose LLP

Elkington + Fife LLP

Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

Taylor Wessing LLP

Cooley (UK) LLP

Gowling WLG

Baker McKenzie

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

Fieldfisher

Powell Gilbert LLP

Sport

Russell-Cooke LLP

Wiggin LLP

Bates Wells Braithwaite

Clifford Chance LLP

Slaughter and May

Fladgate LLP

Fieldfisher

Kerman & Co LLP


Legal Developments by:
CMS

  • Access to justice: protective costs orders in planning challenges

    Third parties and competing developers have no rights of appeal to the Secretary of State against planning decisions. Disappointed applicants can appeal to the Secretary of State and can have the merits of the application reconsidered. The only remedy available to a disappointed third party is a challenge by way of judicial review in the High Court on a point of law. The sense of frustration and disempowerment this creates has not been helped by the increasing complexity of the planning process and the use of consultation to legitimise decisions that many perceive may already have been taken.
    - CMS Group

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  • Gulbenkian Andonain discuss NEW Tier 1 Start-Up Visa and the NEW Tier 1 Innovator Visa

    The document entitled "Statement of Changes to Immigration Rules" which was released by the House of Commons on the 7th March 2019, outlined and advised us on a number of changes that will come into place that will affect the Tier 1 Investor Visa amongst other visa programmes and schemes. The latest article on our website discusses both of these new UK business visa routes. Our immigration lawyers London are already up to date on all of the required information for both the NEW Tier 1 Start-Up Visa and the NEW Tier 1 Innovator Visa .
  • Upcoming Changes to the UK Tier 1 Investor Visa

    According to the new document from the House of Commons on March 7th 2019 titled “Statement of Changes to Immigration Rules”, a number of changes will come into place that affecting the Tier 1 UK Investor Visa programme amongst other visa programmes and schemes. Read about them in our latest  article . 
  • Brexit and non-EU Immigration

    There is no doubt that the UK has to date benefited immensely from visa-free EU immigration to the extent that visa conditions and caps on non-EU migrant have undermined and overshadowed the ability of this group to play a prominent role in British industry and commerce and in its expanding and overburdened NHS service. It is the view of  Gulbenkian Andonian  however, that after  Brexit, there should be a noticeable change in those skilled non-EU migrants contributing to British society in a meaningful way. 
  • Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors discuss Post Brexit scenarios - EU Nationals and Salient Immigration

    From 1 January 2021 everyone except for British and Irish citizens will be subject to immigration control in the UK.   Gulbenkian Andonian solicitors has already published an article on this topic of post- Brexit immigration and has discussed the case of EU nationals and family members after Brexit, you can find that article here as one of many in our blog .
  • DEFERRED PROSECUTION AGREEMENTS: THE BEST OPTION? OR A FLAWED IDEA?

    Tescoadmitted wrongdoing over its accounting scandal in order to obtain a deferredprosecution agreement and avoid a conviction. But with everyone charged overthe scandal having been cleared, Aziz Rahman examines whether the deferredprosecution agreement process needs revising.
  • DEFERRED PROSECUTION AGREEMENTS: OBTAINING ONE AND SEEING IT THROUGH TO COMPLETION

    With Standard Bank having become the first organisation to conclude a DPA, Aziz Rahman explains why gaining one is only the start of the challenge.
  • DISMISSAL AT NISSAN AND WORKPLACE CRIME PREVENTION

    The sacking of Nissan’s high-profile chairman may have beenproof that nobody is infallible. But Nicola Sharp argues that it should also beseen as an indicator that no company can be considered safe from wrongdoing.
  • Applying for A Sole Representative Visa

    Regardless of the Brexit outcome, the United Kingdom will remain one of the world most powerful economies. With a market of 65 million people and close ties with Europe, many overseas-based organisations look to establishing a subsidiary or branch office in Britain.
  • BRIBERY ALLEGATIONS IN MORE THAN ONE JURISDICTION: THE IMPORTANCE OF ENSURING A JOINED-UP DEFENCE AP

    Aziz Rahman considers the Ericsson bribery investigation and outlines how best to respond if you are investigated by more than one law enforcement agency
  • Have Changes to The Spouse/Civil Partnership Minimum Income Threshold Made A Difference?

    The plight of those denied a UK Spouse/CivilPartnership Visa or a Spouse/Civil Partnership Visa extension continues to feature in the headlines.   In August 2018, the Guardian reported on one young woman, driven to attempt suicide after her fiancé, an Albanian national, was not permitted to enter the country.   The Home Office ruled Paige Smith, a British Citizen, did not meet the £18,600 income threshold.   It later transpired the Home Office lost a crucial payslip proving that Ms Smith met the criteria, a document the department had been sent four times by a Solicitor and Ms Smith’s MP.   The appeal Judge took ten minutes to rule the Visa should have been approved; however, the couple still had to wait two months for the Home Office to declare it would not appeal the decision.