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London: Corporate and commercial

Commercial contracts

Clifford Chance

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Linklaters LLP

Ashurst

Osborne Clarke LLP

Corporate tax

Addleshaw Goddard

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP

DLA Piper

NGM Tax Law LLP

Latham & Watkins

White & Case LLP

Stephenson Harwood

EU and competition

Addleshaw Goddard

Simmons & Simmons

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Bristows LLP

Travers Smith LLP

Fieldfisher

Jones Day

Latham & Watkins

DLA Piper

Equity capital markets

Dentons

Simmons & Simmons

Travers Smith LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Baker McKenzie

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Financial services

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Latham & Watkins

Fieldfisher

Pinsent Masons LLP

DLA Piper

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Kingsley Napley LLP

Corker Binning

Withers LLP

Brown Rudnick LLP

Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Irwin Mitchell

RPC

Fieldfisher

Fox Williams LLP

DLA Piper

Flotations: small and mid-cap

Gowling WLG

DLA Piper

Osborne Clarke LLP

Fieldfisher

Simmons & Simmons

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Stephenson Harwood

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Ashurst

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

Baker McKenzie

Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP

DLA Piper

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Private equity: transactions

Dentons

Stephenson Harwood

Goodwin

Osborne Clarke LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP

Squire Patton Boggs

Norton Rose Fulbright

VAT and indirect tax

Norton Rose Fulbright

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Ashurst

Simmons & Simmons

Pinsent Masons LLP

Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP

DLA Piper

Venture capital

Ashfords LLP

Penningtons Manches LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP

Gowling WLG

Cooley (UK) LLP

London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Bird & Bird LLP

Fieldfisher

Squire Patton Boggs

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Boies Schiller Flexner (UK) LLP

Brown Rudnick LLP

Jones Day

Commercial litigation

Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP

Farrer & Co

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Bird & Bird LLP

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Osborne Clarke LLP

Baker McKenzie

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Dechert LLP

Shearman & Sterling LLP

King & Spalding LLP

International arbitration

Mayer Brown International LLP

DLA Piper

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Baker McKenzie

Osborne Clarke LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

HFW

Slaughter and May

Professional discipline

Murdochs Solicitors

RPC

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Bindmans LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP

Public international law

Boies Schiller Flexner (UK) LLP

Arnold & Porter

Simmons & Simmons

Baker McKenzie

DLA Piper

Clyde & Co LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Linklaters LLP

London: Finance

Acquisition finance

Taylor Wessing LLP

Osborne Clarke LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Asset finance and leasing

Fieldfisher

Shoosmiths LLP

Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans

Pinsent Masons LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP

Simmons & Simmons

DLA Piper

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Latham & Watkins

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Ropes & Gray LLP

Winston & Strawn London LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Corporate restructuring and insolvency

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Ropes & Gray LLP

Debt capital markets

Addleshaw Goddard

Jones Day

Pinsent Masons LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Derivatives and structured products

DLA Piper

Slaughter and May

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Baker McKenzie

Norton Rose Fulbright

Travers Smith LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Securitisation

Baker McKenzie

Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

Squire Patton Boggs

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Ropes & Gray LLP

London: Real estate

Commercial property

Taylor Wessing LLP

Collyer Bristow LLP

Clyde & Co LLP

Gowling WLG

Slaughter and May

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Fladgate LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

DLA Piper

Gowling WLG

DLA Piper

Dentons

Forsters LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Macfarlanes LLP

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Osborne Clarke LLP

Jones Day

Slaughter and May

Hamlins LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Fladgate LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

DLA Piper

Stephenson Harwood

Goodwin

Slaughter and May

Fieldfisher

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Travers Smith LLP

Howard Kennedy LLP

White & Case LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Baker McKenzie

Slaughter and May

Jones Day

Addleshaw Goddard

DLA Piper

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Goodwin

Taylor Wessing LLP

Allen & Overy LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Simmons & Simmons

Norton Rose Fulbright

Dentons

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Forsters LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Fieldfisher

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Russell-Cooke LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Construction

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

Mayer Brown International LLP

Clyde & Co LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Clifford Chance LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Allen & Overy LLP

Ashurst

Norton Rose Fulbright

White & Case LLP

Clifford Chance LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Environment

Baker McKenzie

Pinsent Masons LLP

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Travers Smith LLP

Dentons

Leigh Day

Planning

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Ashurst

Dentons

Winckworth Sherwood LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Bircham Dyson Bell

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Property finance

Stephenson Harwood

Gowling WLG

White & Case LLP

Baker McKenzie

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Fieldfisher

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Osborne Clarke LLP

Property litigation

Forsters LLP

Ashurst

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

Fieldfisher

Gowling WLG

Dentons

DLA Piper

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Brand management

Baker McKenzie

DLA Piper

Harbottle & Lewis LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Osborne Clarke LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Fintech

Travers Smith LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Cooley (UK) LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Fieldfisher

Addleshaw Goddard

Franchising

Stevens & Bolton LLP

IT and telecoms

Osborne Clarke LLP

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Allen & Overy LLP

Linklaters LLP

Simmons & Simmons

Slaughter and May

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Intellectual property

Harbottle & Lewis LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

Lewis Silkin LLP

Simmons & Simmons

Baker McKenzie

Osborne Clarke LLP

Linklaters LLP

EIP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

DLA Piper

Fieldfisher

Wiggin LLP

Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Allen & Overy LLP

Bristows LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Goodman Derrick LLP

Bates Wells Braithwaite

Howard Kennedy LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Baker McKenzie

Kemp Little LLP

Simons Muirhead & Burton

PATMA: Patent attorneys

Forresters

Elkington + Fife LLP

Withers & Rogers

Swindell & Pearson Ltd

Beck Greener

Murgitroyd

PATMA: Trade mark attorneys

A.A. Thornton & Co.

HGF Limited

Fieldfisher

Bristows LLP

Elkington + Fife LLP

Bird & Bird LLP

Reddie & Grose LLP

Mathys & Squire LLP

Mewburn Ellis LLP

Barker Brettell LLP

Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

Powell Gilbert LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Fieldfisher

Cooley (UK) LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

Gowling WLG

Baker McKenzie

Sport

Wiggin LLP

Kerman & Co LLP

Fladgate LLP

Fieldfisher

Bates Wells Braithwaite

Russell-Cooke LLP

Slaughter and May

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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