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London: Corporate and commercial

Commercial contracts

Norton Rose Fulbright

Latham & Watkins

Slaughter and May

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Corporate tax

Stephenson Harwood

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

DLA Piper

Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

Latham & Watkins

Dentons

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

EU and competition

Mayer Brown International LLP

Arnold & Porter

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Burges Salmon LLP

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Fieldfisher

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Jones Day

White & Case LLP

Gowling WLG

Equity capital markets – mid-large cap

Norton Rose Fulbright

Baker McKenzie

Mayer Brown International LLP

Travers Smith LLP

Simmons & Simmons

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Equity capital markets – small-mid cap

Gowling WLG

Stephenson Harwood

DLA Piper

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Ashurst

Simmons & Simmons

Mayer Brown International LLP

Dentons

Fieldfisher

Financial services: contentious

RPC

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Akin Gump LLP

Bivonas Law LLP

Ashurst

Withers LLP

DLA Piper

Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP

Fox Williams LLP

White & Case LLP

Irwin Mitchell

Corker Binning

Kingsley Napley LLP

Fieldfisher

Financial services: non-contentious/regulatory

Addleshaw Goddard

Ashurst

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £500m+

Akin Gump LLP

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Dechert LLP

Milbank

Jones Day

Mayer Brown International LLP

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

King & Spalding LLP

Dentons

Proskauer Rose LLP

Vinson & Elkins RLLP

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

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Akin Gump LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP

McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP

Paul Hastings LLP

VAT and indirect tax

Stephenson Harwood

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP

Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP

Wedlake Bell LLP

Bark&co

Venture capital

Gowling WLG

Browne Jacobson LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP

London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Taylor Wessing LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Fieldfisher

Jones Day

Milbank

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Bird & Bird LLP

Brown Rudnick LLP

Commercial litigation

Baker McKenzie

Bird & Bird LLP

Dentons

King & Spalding LLP

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Akin Gump LLP

Farrer & Co

Taylor Wessing LLP

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Cooley (UK) LLP

International arbitration

DLA Piper

Arnold & Porter

Mayer Brown International LLP

Akin Gump LLP

Baker McKenzie

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Squire Patton Boggs

Boies Schiller Flexner (UK) LLP

Professional discipline

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Blackfords LLP

Irwin Mitchell

Bindmans LLP

Bevan Brittan LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP

Murdochs Solicitors

RPC

Public international law

Arnold & Porter

DLA Piper

Linklaters LLP

Withers LLP

Simmons & Simmons

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Clyde & Co LLP

Carter-Ruck

Steptoe and Johnson UK LLP

Boies Schiller Flexner (UK) LLP

London: Finance

Acquisition finance

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Dentons

Taylor Wessing LLP

Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans

Macfarlanes LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Mayer Brown International LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

Simmons & Simmons

Winston & Strawn LLP

DLA Piper

Ropes & Gray LLP

Latham & Watkins

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Corporate restructuring & insolvency

Proskauer Rose LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP

Simmons & Simmons

Pinsent Masons LLP

Shearman & Sterling LLP

DLA Piper

Debt capital markets

Pinsent Masons LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Derivatives (including commodities)

Travers Smith LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP

Fieldfisher

White & Case LLP

DLA Piper

Baker McKenzie

Slaughter and May

Macfarlanes LLP

Milbank

Dentons

Structured products and securitisation

McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP

Baker McKenzie

Pinsent Masons LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Shearman & Sterling LLP

White & Case LLP

DLA Piper

Ashurst

Milbank

Fieldfisher

Transport finance & leasing

Bird & Bird LLP

Clyde & Co LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Ince

REN Legal

London: Human resources

Employee share schemes

Stephenson Harwood

Mayer Brown International LLP

Squire Patton Boggs

Simmons & Simmons

Addleshaw Goddard

Taylor Wessing LLP

Employment: employers

Bird & Bird LLP

RPC

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Squire Patton Boggs

Dechert LLP

Farrer & Co

Pinsent Masons LLP

DLA Piper

Slaughter and May

Taylor Wessing LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Health and safety

Gowling WLG

Weightmans LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

Fieldfisher

Kingsley Napley LLP

Dentons

Blackfords LLP

BCL Solicitors LLP

Pensions (non-contentious)

Pinsent Masons LLP

Burges Salmon LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Baker McKenzie

Mayer Brown International LLP

Gowling WLG

Travers Smith LLP

Pensions: dispute resolution

Burges Salmon LLP

Baker McKenzie

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Squire Patton Boggs

London: Real estate

Commercial property: corporate occupiers

Forsters LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Slaughter and May

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Burges Salmon LLP

Collyer Bristow LLP

Bristows LLP

Fladgate LLP

Baker McKenzie

Wedlake Bell LLP

DLA Piper

Commercial property: development

Pinsent Masons LLP

Travers Smith LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Jones Day

Macfarlanes LLP

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Forsters LLP

Gowling WLG

Slaughter and May

Dentons

Mishcon de Reya LLP

DLA Piper

Commercial property: hotels and leisure

Goodwin

Fieldfisher

Slaughter and May

Stephenson Harwood

Bird & Bird LLP

Baker McKenzie

DLA Piper

Howard Kennedy LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Paul Hastings LLP

Travers Smith LLP

Fladgate LLP

Clifford Chance LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Linklaters LLP

Commercial property: investment

Wedlake Bell LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Dentons

Squire Patton Boggs

Goodwin

Allen & Overy LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Maples Teesdale LLP

DLA Piper

Paul Hastings LLP

Simmons & Simmons

Jones Day

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Slaughter and May

White & Case LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

Baker McKenzie

Commercial property: retail

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Fladgate LLP

Forsters LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Fieldfisher

Construction: contentious

Ashurst

Clyde & Co LLP

Clifford Chance LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

Contruction: non-contentious

Clifford Chance LLP

White & Case LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

Addleshaw Goddard

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Ashurst

Environment

Baker McKenzie

Travers Smith LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

Planning

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

BDB Pitmans

Winckworth Sherwood LLP

Ashurst

Dentons

Property finance

Fieldfisher

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

White & Case LLP

Gowling WLG

Baker McKenzie

Property litigation

Pinsent Masons LLP

Dentons

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Ashurst

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Forsters LLP

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Brand management

Bates Wells

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Shoosmiths LLP

Squire Patton Boggs

Lee & Thompson LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Browne Jacobson LLP

Gowling WLG

Simmons & Simmons

Stevens & Bolton LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Cooley (UK) LLP

Fintech

Dentons

Mayer Brown International LLP

Baker McKenzie

Bristows LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Burges Salmon LLP

Travers Smith LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Franchising

Ashtons Legal

Owen White

Mishcon de Reya LLP

DLA Piper

Harper Macleod LLP

TLT

IT and telecoms

RPC

Linklaters LLP

Slaughter and May

Simmons & Simmons

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Milbank

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Intellectual property

RPC

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Lewis Silkin LLP

Linklaters LLP

Stephenson Harwood

Fieldfisher

Pinsent Masons LLP

Harbottle & Lewis LLP

Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Allen & Overy LLP

Baker McKenzie

Bates Wells

Kemp Little LLP

Howard Kennedy LLP

Goodman Derrick LLP

Bristows LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Latham & Watkins

PATMA: Patent attorneys

Beck Greener LLP

Forresters

Dentons

Murgitroyd

Haseltine Lake Kempner LLP

Appleyard Lees

Swindell & Pearson Ltd

PATMA: Trade mark attorneys

Forresters

Baker McKenzie

Venner Shipley LLP

Beck Greener LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Fieldfisher

Murgitroyd

Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

Gowling WLG

Arnold & Porter

Pinsent Masons LLP

Powell Gilbert LLP

Baker McKenzie

Sport

Harbottle & Lewis LLP

Morgan Sports Law

RPC

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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