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London: Corporate and commercial

Commercial contracts

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Osborne Clarke LLP

Clifford Chance

Linklaters LLP

Ashurst

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Corporate tax

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP

DLA Piper

Latham & Watkins

Addleshaw Goddard

Stephenson Harwood

White & Case LLP

NGM Tax Law LLP

EU and competition

Bristows LLP

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Jones Day

Addleshaw Goddard

DLA Piper

Fieldfisher

Travers Smith LLP

Simmons & Simmons

Latham & Watkins

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Equity capital markets

Mayer Brown International LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Travers Smith LLP

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Dentons

Simmons & Simmons

Baker McKenzie

Financial services

DLA Piper

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Fieldfisher

Pinsent Masons LLP

Latham & Watkins

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Withers LLP

Corker Binning

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Brown Rudnick LLP

RPC

Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP

Fieldfisher

DLA Piper

Irwin Mitchell

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Kingsley Napley LLP

Fox Williams LLP

Flotations: small and mid-cap

Stephenson Harwood

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Gowling WLG

Ashurst

Simmons & Simmons

Fieldfisher

DLA Piper

Osborne Clarke LLP

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

Baker McKenzie

Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP

DLA Piper

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Private equity: transactions

Taylor Wessing LLP

Goodwin

Mayer Brown International LLP

Osborne Clarke LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

Dentons

Stephenson Harwood

Squire Patton Boggs

McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP

VAT and indirect tax

Simmons & Simmons

Ashurst

Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP

DLA Piper

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Venture capital

Mills & Reeve LLP

Gowling WLG

Penningtons Manches LLP

Cooley (UK) LLP

Ashfords LLP

London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Brown Rudnick LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Jones Day

Squire Patton Boggs

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Boies Schiller Flexner (UK) LLP

Bird & Bird LLP

Fieldfisher

Macfarlanes LLP

Commercial litigation

Dechert LLP

Farrer & Co

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP

King & Spalding LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Bird & Bird LLP

Baker McKenzie

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Osborne Clarke LLP

International arbitration

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Baker McKenzie

Osborne Clarke LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP

Slaughter and May

DLA Piper

HFW

Professional discipline

Browne Jacobson LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Murdochs Solicitors

RPC

Bindmans LLP

Public international law

Baker McKenzie

DLA Piper

Arnold & Porter

Simmons & Simmons

Boies Schiller Flexner (UK) LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Clyde & Co LLP

Linklaters 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

DLA Piper

Winston & Strawn London LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP

Latham & Watkins

Pinsent Masons LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Simmons & Simmons

Ropes & Gray LLP

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Corporate restructuring and insolvency

Ropes & Gray LLP

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Debt capital markets

Pinsent Masons LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Jones Day

Macfarlanes LLP

Derivatives and structured products

Travers Smith LLP

Baker McKenzie

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Slaughter and May

Norton Rose Fulbright

DLA Piper

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Securitisation

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Baker McKenzie

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP

Squire Patton Boggs

Ropes & Gray LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

London: Real estate

Commercial property

Macfarlanes LLP

Gowling WLG

Collyer Bristow LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Slaughter and May

Clyde & Co LLP

Fladgate LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

DAC Beachcroft LLP

DLA Piper

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Slaughter and May

Macfarlanes LLP

DLA Piper

Addleshaw Goddard

Gowling WLG

Dentons

Pinsent Masons LLP

Osborne Clarke LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Jones Day

Forsters LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Travers Smith LLP

Howard Kennedy LLP

Stephenson Harwood

Fieldfisher

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Hamlins LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

DLA Piper

Slaughter and May

Fladgate LLP

Goodwin

Slaughter and May

White & Case LLP

DLA Piper

Goodwin

Norton Rose Fulbright

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Simmons & Simmons

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Baker McKenzie

Jones Day

Allen & Overy LLP

Dentons

Addleshaw Goddard

Taylor Wessing LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Fieldfisher

Forsters LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Russell-Cooke LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP

Construction

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Clifford Chance LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Clyde & Co LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP

White & Case LLP

Clifford Chance LLP

Ashurst

Allen & Overy LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

Environment

Dentons

Leigh Day

Baker McKenzie

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Travers Smith LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

Planning

Dentons

Bircham Dyson Bell

Ashurst

Winckworth Sherwood LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

Property finance

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Osborne Clarke LLP

Gowling WLG

Fieldfisher

Stephenson Harwood

Macfarlanes LLP

White & Case LLP

Baker McKenzie

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Property litigation

Dentons

Fieldfisher

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

DLA Piper

Ashurst

Forsters LLP

Gowling WLG

Pinsent Masons LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Brand management

DLA Piper

Osborne Clarke LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Harbottle & Lewis LLP

Baker McKenzie

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Fintech

Taylor Wessing LLP

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP

Cooley (UK) LLP

Fieldfisher

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Travers Smith LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Franchising

Stevens & Bolton LLP

IT and telecoms

Osborne Clarke LLP

Simmons & Simmons

Linklaters LLP

Slaughter and May

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Allen & Overy LLP

Intellectual property

DLA Piper

Simmons & Simmons

Pinsent Masons LLP

Lewis Silkin LLP

Fieldfisher

Osborne Clarke LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Wiggin LLP

EIP

Baker McKenzie

Linklaters LLP

Harbottle & Lewis LLP

Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Bates Wells Braithwaite

Simons Muirhead & Burton

Kemp Little LLP

Goodman Derrick LLP

Bristows LLP

Howard Kennedy LLP

Allen & Overy LLP

Baker McKenzie

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

PATMA: Patent attorneys

Swindell & Pearson Ltd

Forresters

Withers & Rogers

Beck Greener

Murgitroyd

Elkington + Fife LLP

PATMA: Trade mark attorneys

HGF Limited

Bristows LLP

Reddie & Grose LLP

Mewburn Ellis LLP

Fieldfisher

Mathys & Squire LLP

Bird & Bird LLP

Elkington + Fife LLP

Barker Brettell LLP

A.A. Thornton & Co.

Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Gowling WLG

Powell Gilbert LLP

Cooley (UK) LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

Baker McKenzie

Fieldfisher

Taylor Wessing LLP

Sport

Bates Wells Braithwaite

Fieldfisher

Russell-Cooke LLP

Kerman & Co LLP

Slaughter and May

Fladgate LLP

Wiggin LLP

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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