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London: Corporate and commercial

Commercial contracts

Shoosmiths LLP

White & Case LLP

HFW

Burges Salmon LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Corporate tax

Jones Day

Mayer Brown International LLP

Dechert LLP

Fieldfisher

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Bird & Bird LLP

Burges Salmon LLP

Cooley (UK) LLP

EU and competition

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Bird & Bird LLP

Winston & Strawn London LLP

Squire Patton Boggs

Stephenson Harwood

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP

HFW

Equity capital markets – small-mid cap

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

DWF

Wedlake Bell LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Bird & Bird LLP

Walker Morris LLP

Dechert LLP

Memery Crystal LLP

Financial services: contentious

King & Spalding LLP

Hickman & Rose

Dentons

Milbank

Baker McKenzie

Pinsent Masons LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP

Winston & Strawn London LLP

Financial services: non-contentious/regulatory

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Farrer & Co

RPC

Kemp Little LLP

King & Spalding LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP

Burges Salmon LLP

Akin Gump LLP

Gowling WLG

TLT

Blake Morgan LLP

Schulte Roth & Zabel International LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Katten

Paul Hastings LLP

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

M&A: lower mid-market deals, £50m-£500m

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP

Fieldfisher

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Bird & Bird LLP

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

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Paul Hastings LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Akin Gump LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP

Venture capital

Shoosmiths LLP

Withers LLP

Marriott Harrison LLP

London: Human resources

Employee share schemes

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Bird & Bird LLP

Fox Williams LLP

Cooley (UK) LLP

Employment: employers

Norton Rose Fulbright

Doyle Clayton

Ashurst

Dentons

Latham & Watkins

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP

White & Case LLP

Bates Wells

Clyde & Co LLP

CM Murray LLP

Kingsley Napley LLP

Withers LLP

Health and safety

Burges Salmon LLP

Squire Patton Boggs

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Shoosmiths LLP

RPC

Immigration

Edwin Coe LLP

Druces LLP

A Y & J Solicitors

Kerman & Co

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Clintons

Freeths LLP

Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors

Mills & Reeve LLP

Fletcher Day

Pensions (non-contentious)

TLT

Taylor Wessing LLP

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

BDB Pitmans

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Freeths LLP

Wedlake Bell LLP

Irwin Mitchell

Clyde & Co LLP

Pensions: dispute resolution

Slaughter and May

Addleshaw Goddard

TLT

Fieldfisher

Taylor Wessing LLP

DWF

Dentons

Travers Smith LLP

Ashurst

Clyde & Co LLP

DLA Piper

Mayer Brown International LLP

Allen & Overy LLP

London: Real estate

Commercial property: development

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Fieldfisher

Farrer & Co

Winckworth Sherwood LLP

Boodle Hatfield LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Burges Salmon LLP

Simmons & Simmons

Clyde & Co LLP

Lewis Silkin LLP

Commercial property: investment

Cripps Pemberton Greenish

Davitt Jones Bould

Payne Hicks Beach

Hamlins LLP

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Shepherd and Wedderburn

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Farrer & Co

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Commercial property: retail

Fladgate LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP

Forsters LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Fieldfisher

Construction: contentious

Forsters LLP

Gowling WLG

RPC

Hamlins LLP

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Burges Salmon LLP

Goodman Derrick LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP

Devonshires Solicitors LLP

Sharpe Pritchard LLP

Wikborg Rein

Taylor Wessing LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Contruction: non-contentious

Irwin Mitchell

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Bevan Brittan LLP

Bracewell (UK) LLP

Farrer & Co

Devonshires Solicitors LLP

Boodle Hatfield LLP

Forsters LLP

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Goodman Derrick LLP

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Winckworth Sherwood LLP

Kennedys

Environment

Squire Patton Boggs

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Jones Day

Planning

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Forsters LLP

Stephenson Harwood

Sharpe Pritchard LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Farrer & Co

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Blake Morgan LLP

Howard Kennedy LLP

Property finance

Latham & Watkins

Farrer & Co

Goodwin

Travers Smith LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Fladgate LLP

Clyde & Co LLP

Ropes & Gray LLP

Dechert LLP

DWF

Burges Salmon LLP

McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP

Slaughter and May

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Bird & Bird LLP

Property litigation

Druces LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Ashfords LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Memery Crystal LLP

Glovers Solicitors LLP

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Edwin Coe LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP

Wallace LLP

Allen & Overy LLP

Davitt Jones Bould

Hamlins LLP

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Brand management

Stevens & Bolton LLP

Gowling WLG

Cooley (UK) LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Squire Patton Boggs

Lee & Thompson LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP

Simmons & Simmons

Bates Wells

Shoosmiths LLP

Fintech

Taylor Wessing LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Travers Smith LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Baker McKenzie

Mayer Brown International LLP

Bristows LLP

Dentons

Burges Salmon LLP

IT and telecoms

Morrison & Foerster LLP

TLT

Norton Rose Fulbright

Travers Smith LLP

Technology Law Alliance

Latham & Watkins

Stephenson Harwood

Browne Jacobson LLP

Clifford Chance LLP

Wiggin LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Cooley (UK) LLP

Allen & Overy LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP

Ashurst

Squire Patton Boggs

Arnold & Porter

Intellectual property

Stephenson Harwood

Pinsent Masons LLP

Lewis Silkin LLP

Fieldfisher

Harbottle & Lewis LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Linklaters LLP

RPC

Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Howard Kennedy LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Baker McKenzie

Kemp Little LLP

Allen & Overy LLP

Bristows LLP

Bates Wells

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Latham & Watkins

Goodman Derrick LLP

PATMA: Trade mark attorneys

Beck Greener LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Venner Shipley LLP

Fieldfisher

Forresters

Baker McKenzie

Murgitroyd

Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

Clyde & Co LLP

Cooley (UK) LLP

Fieldfisher

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Slaughter and May

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

RPC

Taylor Wessing LLP

Goodwin

Linklaters LLP

Stephenson Harwood


Legal Developments in the UK

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  • Court of Justice rules on source of income for Derivative Residence applications

    On 2 October 2019, the Court of Justice delivered its judgment in Bajratari v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Directive 2004/38/EC) Case C-93/18 which concerns Chen applications and the source of funds for self-sufficiency. 
  • End of the ‘centre of life test’ in Surinder Singh cases?

    In the recent case of  ZA (Reg 9. EEA Regs; abuse of rights) Afghanistan   [2019] UKUT 281 (IAC ), the Upper Tribunal found that there is no basis in EU law for the centre of life test, as set out in Regulation 9(3)(a) of the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2016 (the “Regulations”). It further found that it is not to be applied when Judges assess  Surinder Singh  cases that appear before them.
  • Terms of employment as a sole representative

    In this article we examine the working arrangements of sole representatives, looking at the terms and conditions of employment that the Home Office will expect a sole representative to have in order to qualify as a representative of an overseas business.  
  • Can Sole Representatives Be Shareholders?

    The Immigration Rules require that an applicant for a  sole representative visa  is not “a  majority shareholder in the overseas business”.
  • Immigration Skills Charge - A Guide for Employers

    As a Sponsor, you may be required to pay the Immigration Skills Charge (ISC) each time you sponsor a migrant in the  Tier 2 General  or  Intra-Company Transfer (ICT) Long-term Staff  subcategory.
  • 5 FAQS about paragraph 320(11)

    In applications for entry clearance where the applicant has a negative immigration history in the UK, the application may be refused under the general grounds for refusal, which are found in part 9 of the Immigration Rules. Where an applicant has  ‘previously contrived in a significant way to frustrate the intentions of the Immigration Rules’,  the application could be refused under paragraph 320(11). In this post we look at five frequently asked questions about paragraph 320(11). 
  • Multiple nationality and multiple citizenship (including dual nationality and dual citizenship)

    British nationality law permits multiple nationality and multiple citizenship, including dual nationality and dual citizenship.
  • Applying for Indefinite Leave to Remain in the Exceptional Talent or Promise Category

    The  Exceptional Talent  and Exceptional Promise categories are for individuals who are recognised leaders or emerging leaders in their field of expertise. There are a number of endorsing bodies for lots of different fields of work, including  artists and musicians ,  architects ,  digital experts ,  scientists  and  academics . While there isn’t an endorsing body for every expert, the growing list means that many individuals could enjoy the flexibility that this category has to offer. 
  • PARALLEL PROCEEDINGS – CIVIL AND CRIMINAL

    Syedur Rahmanconsiders the factors that determine when civil proceedings can go ahead before,or at the same time as, criminal proceedings relating to the same circumstances.
  • Rights of appeal after the Immigration Act 2014

    The Immigration Act 2014 (“the 2014 Act”) reduced the circumstances in which the refusal of an immigration application will give rise to a right of appeal. The  explanatory notes  to the 2014 Act state that the Act was intended to restructure rights of appeal to the Immigration Tribunal. Previously, a right of appeal to the Immigration Tribunal existed against any of the 14 different immigration decisions listed in s.82 of the  Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002  (“the 2002 Act”). As explained below, whether or not the refusal of an immigration application currently generates a right of appeal depends on the subject matter of the application rather than its categorisation.