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London: Corporate and commercial

Commercial contracts

Ashurst

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Osborne Clarke LLP

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Linklaters LLP

Clifford Chance

Corporate tax

White & Case LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP

Latham & Watkins

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

DLA Piper

Addleshaw Goddard

NGM Tax Law LLP

Stephenson Harwood

EU and competition

Travers Smith LLP

Bristows LLP

Simmons & Simmons

Addleshaw Goddard

DLA Piper

Fieldfisher

Latham & Watkins

Jones Day

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Equity capital markets

Baker McKenzie

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Dentons

Simmons & Simmons

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Travers Smith LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP

Financial services

DLA Piper

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Latham & Watkins

Pinsent Masons LLP

Fieldfisher

RPC

Kingsley Napley LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Withers LLP

Corker Binning

DLA Piper

Fieldfisher

Brown Rudnick LLP

Fox Williams LLP

Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP

Irwin Mitchell

Flotations: small and mid-cap

Simmons & Simmons

Stephenson Harwood

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Osborne Clarke LLP

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

DLA Piper

Fieldfisher

Ashurst

Gowling WLG

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

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP

Baker McKenzie

DLA Piper

Private equity: transactions

Mayer Brown International LLP

McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

Stephenson Harwood

Squire Patton Boggs

Dentons

Osborne Clarke LLP

Goodwin

Taylor Wessing LLP

VAT and indirect tax

Pinsent Masons LLP

DLA Piper

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

Simmons & Simmons

Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Ashurst

Venture capital

Penningtons Manches LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP

Ashfords LLP

Cooley (UK) LLP

Gowling WLG

London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Boies Schiller Flexner (UK) LLP

Squire Patton Boggs

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Fieldfisher

Brown Rudnick LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Jones Day

Bird & Bird LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Commercial litigation

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

King & Spalding LLP

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Baker McKenzie

Bird & Bird LLP

Osborne Clarke LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Farrer & Co

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP

Dechert LLP

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

International arbitration

Osborne Clarke LLP

Baker McKenzie

Slaughter and May

Shearman & Sterling LLP

DLA Piper

Mayer Brown International LLP

HFW

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Professional discipline

Browne Jacobson LLP

Bindmans LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

RPC

Murdochs Solicitors

Public international law

Baker McKenzie

DLA Piper

Simmons & Simmons

Linklaters LLP

Arnold & Porter

Boies Schiller Flexner (UK) LLP

Clyde & Co LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) 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

Latham & Watkins

Winston & Strawn London LLP

DLA Piper

Simmons & Simmons

Mayer Brown International LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Ropes & Gray LLP

Corporate restructuring and insolvency

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Ropes & Gray LLP

Debt capital markets

Macfarlanes LLP

Jones Day

Addleshaw Goddard

Pinsent Masons LLP

Derivatives and structured products

Norton Rose Fulbright

Macfarlanes LLP

Slaughter and May

Baker McKenzie

DLA Piper

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Travers Smith LLP

Securitisation

Ropes & Gray LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Squire Patton Boggs

Baker McKenzie

London: Real estate

Commercial property

Macfarlanes LLP

DLA Piper

Collyer Bristow LLP

Clyde & Co LLP

Fladgate LLP

Slaughter and May

Taylor Wessing LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Gowling WLG

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Dentons

DLA Piper

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Slaughter and May

Jones Day

Forsters LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

Osborne Clarke LLP

Gowling WLG

DLA Piper

Stephenson Harwood

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Goodwin

Howard Kennedy LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Slaughter and May

Travers Smith LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Fieldfisher

Hamlins LLP

Fladgate LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

Allen & Overy LLP

DLA Piper

Dentons

Simmons & Simmons

Macfarlanes LLP

Jones Day

Goodwin

Baker McKenzie

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

White & Case LLP

Slaughter and May

Taylor Wessing LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Forsters LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP

Fieldfisher

Russell-Cooke LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Construction

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

Clifford Chance LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Clyde & Co LLP

Ashurst

White & Case LLP

Allen & Overy LLP

Clifford Chance LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Environment

Travers Smith LLP

Leigh Day

Dentons

Pinsent Masons LLP

Baker McKenzie

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Planning

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Bircham Dyson Bell

Ashurst

Winckworth Sherwood LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

Dentons

Property finance

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Fieldfisher

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Osborne Clarke LLP

Gowling WLG

Macfarlanes LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

White & Case LLP

Baker McKenzie

Stephenson Harwood

Property litigation

Ashurst

Dentons

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Gowling WLG

Fieldfisher

Forsters LLP

DLA Piper

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Brand management

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Osborne Clarke LLP

DLA Piper

Harbottle & Lewis LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Baker McKenzie

Fintech

Taylor Wessing LLP

Fieldfisher

Addleshaw Goddard

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Cooley (UK) LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Travers Smith LLP

Franchising

Stevens & Bolton LLP

IT and telecoms

Taylor Wessing LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Linklaters LLP

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Slaughter and May

Allen & Overy LLP

Osborne Clarke LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Simmons & Simmons

Intellectual property

Linklaters LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Lewis Silkin LLP

EIP

Baker McKenzie

Fieldfisher

Wiggin LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

DLA Piper

Osborne Clarke LLP

Harbottle & Lewis LLP

Simmons & Simmons

Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Simons Muirhead & Burton

Goodman Derrick LLP

Bates Wells Braithwaite

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Allen & Overy LLP

Howard Kennedy LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Kemp Little LLP

Bristows LLP

Baker McKenzie

PATMA: Patent attorneys

Elkington + Fife LLP

Forresters

Withers & Rogers

Beck Greener

Swindell & Pearson Ltd

Murgitroyd

PATMA: Trade mark attorneys

HGF Limited

Barker Brettell LLP

Mewburn Ellis LLP

Mathys & Squire LLP

A.A. Thornton & Co.

Bird & Bird LLP

Reddie & Grose LLP

Fieldfisher

Elkington + Fife LLP

Bristows LLP

Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

Fieldfisher

Baker McKenzie

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Gowling WLG

Taylor Wessing LLP

Powell Gilbert LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

Cooley (UK) LLP

Sport

Bates Wells Braithwaite

Fieldfisher

Russell-Cooke LLP

Slaughter and May

Wiggin LLP

Clifford Chance LLP

Fladgate LLP

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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