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London: Corporate and commercial

Commercial contracts

Clifford Chance

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Ashurst

Osborne Clarke LLP

Linklaters LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Corporate tax

DLA Piper

White & Case LLP

NGM Tax Law LLP

Latham & Watkins

Stephenson Harwood

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

EU and competition

Travers Smith LLP

Jones Day

Dentons

Bristows (Services) Limited

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

DLA Piper

Simmons & Simmons

Addleshaw Goddard

Fieldfisher

Latham & Watkins

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Equity capital markets

Simmons & Simmons

Travers Smith LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Dentons

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Baker McKenzie

Mayer Brown International LLP

Financial services

Pinsent Masons LLP

Latham & Watkins

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Fieldfisher

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

DLA Piper

DLA Piper

Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Kingsley Napley LLP

Irwin Mitchell

Corker Binning

RPC

Withers LLP

Fieldfisher

Fox Williams LLP

Brown Rudnick LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Flotations: small and mid-cap

Fieldfisher

Simmons & Simmons

DLA Piper

Osborne Clarke LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Ashurst

Gowling WLG

Stephenson Harwood

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

Shearman & Sterling LLP

DLA Piper

Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP

Baker McKenzie

Private equity: transactions

Mayer Brown International LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Squire Patton Boggs

Osborne Clarke LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

Goodwin

Stephenson Harwood

Dentons

McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP

VAT and indirect tax

DLA Piper

Norton Rose Fulbright

Simmons & Simmons

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Ashurst

Pinsent Masons LLP

Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Venture capital

Penningtons Manches LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP

Cooley (UK) LLP

Ashfords LLP

Gowling WLG

London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Taylor Wessing LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Boies Schiller Flexner (UK) LLP

Bird & Bird LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Brown Rudnick LLP

Squire Patton Boggs

Jones Day

Fieldfisher

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Commercial litigation

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Osborne Clarke LLP

Farrer & Co

Baker McKenzie

Dechert LLP

King & Spalding LLP

Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Bird & Bird LLP

Akin Gump LLP

Shearman & Sterling LLP

International arbitration

Mayer Brown International LLP

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Akin Gump LLP

Osborne Clarke LLP

DLA Piper

Baker McKenzie

HFW

Slaughter and May

Professional discipline

Murdochs Solicitors

Browne Jacobson LLP

Bindmans LLP

RPC

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Public international law

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

DLA Piper

Simmons & Simmons

Boies Schiller Flexner (UK) LLP

Clyde & Co LLP

Baker McKenzie

Arnold & Porter

Linklaters LLP

London: Finance

Acquisition finance

Taylor Wessing LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Osborne Clarke LLP

Asset finance and leasing

Fieldfisher

Shoosmiths LLP

Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans

Pinsent Masons LLP

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Latham & Watkins

Addleshaw Goddard

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

DLA Piper

Mayer Brown International LLP

Simmons & Simmons

Ropes & Gray LLP

Winston & Strawn London LLP

Corporate restructuring and insolvency

Dentons

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Ropes & Gray LLP

Debt capital markets

Pinsent Masons LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Jones Day

Macfarlanes LLP

Derivatives and structured products

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

DLA Piper

Travers Smith LLP

Slaughter and May

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Baker McKenzie

Dentons

Norton Rose Fulbright

Securitisation

Ropes & Gray LLP

Squire Patton Boggs

Baker McKenzie

Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Akin Gump LLP

London: Real estate

Commercial property

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Gowling WLG

Macfarlanes LLP

DAC Beachcroft LLP

DLA Piper

Taylor Wessing LLP

Slaughter and May

Fladgate LLP

Clyde & Co LLP

Collyer Bristow LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

DLA Piper

Jones Day

Slaughter and May

Macfarlanes LLP

Gowling WLG

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Osborne Clarke LLP

Forsters LLP

Dentons

DLA Piper

Travers Smith LLP

Howard Kennedy LLP

Slaughter and May

Macfarlanes LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Goodwin

Fieldfisher

Fladgate LLP

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Stephenson Harwood

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Hamlins LLP

Dentons

Addleshaw Goddard

Norton Rose Fulbright

DLA Piper

Allen & Overy LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Slaughter and May

Taylor Wessing LLP

Simmons & Simmons

Goodwin

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Jones Day

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Baker McKenzie

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

White & Case LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Russell-Cooke LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Forsters LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Fieldfisher

Construction

Norton Rose Fulbright

Mayer Brown International LLP

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Clyde & Co LLP

Clifford Chance LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Clifford Chance LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

Allen & Overy LLP

White & Case LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Ashurst

Environment

Travers Smith LLP

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Baker McKenzie

Leigh Day

Dentons

Pinsent Masons LLP

Planning

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

Winckworth Sherwood LLP

Bircham Dyson Bell

Ashurst

Dentons

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Property finance

Osborne Clarke LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Baker McKenzie

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Stephenson Harwood

White & Case LLP

Gowling WLG

Fieldfisher

Property litigation

Fieldfisher

DLA Piper

Gowling WLG

Forsters LLP

Dentons

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

Ashurst

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Brand management

Osborne Clarke LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Harbottle & Lewis LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

DLA Piper

Baker McKenzie

Fintech

Taylor Wessing LLP

Fieldfisher

Travers Smith LLP

Dentons

Mayer Brown International LLP

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Cooley (UK) LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Franchising

Stevens & Bolton LLP

IT and telecoms

Osborne Clarke LLP

Linklaters LLP

Simmons & Simmons

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Allen & Overy LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Slaughter and May

Intellectual property

DLA Piper

Fieldfisher

Baker McKenzie

Simmons & Simmons

Lewis Silkin LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Linklaters LLP

EIP

Osborne Clarke LLP

Harbottle & Lewis LLP

Wiggin LLP

Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Simons Muirhead & Burton

Bates Wells Braithwaite

Kemp Little LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Bristows (Services) Limited

Baker McKenzie

Howard Kennedy LLP

Allen & Overy LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Goodman Derrick LLP

PATMA: Patent attorneys

Forresters

Withers & Rogers

Beck Greener LLP

Haseltine Lake LLP

Elkington + Fife LLP

Murgitroyd

Swindell & Pearson Ltd

PATMA: Trade mark attorneys

A.A. Thornton & Co.

Elkington + Fife LLP

Mathys & Squire LLP

Barker Brettell LLP

Reddie & Grose LLP

Mewburn Ellis LLP

Bristows (Services) Limited

Bird & Bird LLP

Fieldfisher

HGF Law

Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

Cooley (UK) LLP

Gowling WLG

Fieldfisher

Pinsent Masons LLP

Baker McKenzie

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Powell Gilbert LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Sport

Slaughter and May

Kerman & Co

Fladgate LLP

Bates Wells Braithwaite

Wiggin LLP

Russell-Cooke LLP

Dentons

Fieldfisher

Clifford Chance 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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