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London: Corporate and commercial

Commercial contracts

Mayer Brown International LLP

White & Case LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

HFW

Shoosmiths LLP

Burges Salmon LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Corporate tax

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Jones Day

Bird & Bird LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP

Cooley (UK) LLP

Fieldfisher

Dechert LLP

Burges Salmon LLP

EU and competition

Winston & Strawn London LLP

Squire Patton Boggs

Bird & Bird LLP

HFW

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP

Stephenson Harwood

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Equity capital markets – small-mid cap

Bird & Bird LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Dechert LLP

Wedlake Bell LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Walker Morris LLP

DWF

Memery Crystal LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Financial services: contentious

Baker McKenzie

Winston & Strawn London LLP

Milbank

Hickman & Rose

King & Spalding LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP

Dentons

Pinsent Masons LLP

Financial services: non-contentious/regulatory

Blake Morgan LLP

King & Spalding LLP

TLT

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

RPC

Gowling WLG

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP

Paul Hastings LLP

Akin Gump LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Farrer & Co

Katten

Kemp Little LLP

Burges Salmon LLP

Schulte Roth & Zabel International LLP

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

Bird & Bird LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP

Fieldfisher

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

Akin Gump LLP

Paul Hastings LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP

McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Venture capital

Shoosmiths LLP

Withers LLP

Marriott Harrison LLP

London: Human resources

Employee share schemes

Cooley (UK) LLP

Fox Williams LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Bird & Bird LLP

Employment: employers

Ashurst

White & Case LLP

Doyle Clayton

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP

CM Murray LLP

Clyde & Co LLP

Latham & Watkins

Bates Wells

Kingsley Napley LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

Withers LLP

Dentons

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Health and safety

Burges Salmon LLP

RPC

Shoosmiths LLP

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Squire Patton Boggs

Immigration

Edwin Coe LLP

A Y & J Solicitors

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Fletcher Day

Clintons

Kerman & Co

Freeths LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP

Druces LLP

Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors

Pensions (non-contentious)

Wedlake Bell LLP

TLT

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

BDB Pitmans

Clyde & Co LLP

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Freeths LLP

Irwin Mitchell

Pensions: dispute resolution

Dentons

Travers Smith LLP

DLA Piper

Ashurst

Addleshaw Goddard

Mayer Brown International LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Slaughter and May

DWF

TLT

Fieldfisher

Clyde & Co LLP

Allen & Overy LLP

London: Real estate

Commercial property: development

Farrer & Co

Winckworth Sherwood LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Simmons & Simmons

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Lewis Silkin LLP

Boodle Hatfield LLP

Fieldfisher

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Burges Salmon LLP

Clyde & Co LLP

Commercial property: investment

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Cripps Pemberton Greenish

Payne Hicks Beach

Shepherd and Wedderburn

Hamlins LLP

Farrer & Co

Davitt Jones Bould

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Commercial property: retail

Macfarlanes LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Fladgate LLP

Forsters LLP

Fieldfisher

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP

Construction: contentious

Goodman Derrick LLP

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Hamlins LLP

Burges Salmon LLP

Gowling WLG

Sharpe Pritchard LLP

RPC

Browne Jacobson LLP

Devonshires Solicitors LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Forsters LLP

Contruction: non-contentious

Irwin Mitchell

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Bracewell (UK) LLP

Forsters LLP

Devonshires Solicitors LLP

Winckworth Sherwood LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Farrer & Co

Goodman Derrick LLP

Boodle Hatfield LLP

Bevan Brittan LLP

Kennedys

Environment

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Jones Day

Squire Patton Boggs

Mayer Brown International LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Planning

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Forsters LLP

Sharpe Pritchard LLP

Howard Kennedy LLP

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Blake Morgan LLP

Farrer & Co

Stephenson Harwood

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Property finance

Bird & Bird LLP

Dechert LLP

DWF

Latham & Watkins

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Farrer & Co

Goodwin

Burges Salmon LLP

Ropes & Gray LLP

Clyde & Co LLP

McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP

Slaughter and May

Travers Smith LLP

Fladgate LLP

Property litigation

Macfarlanes LLP

Wallace LLP

Davitt Jones Bould

Ashfords LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Glovers Solicitors LLP

Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

Edwin Coe LLP

Allen & Overy LLP

Memery Crystal LLP

Hamlins LLP

Druces LLP

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Brand management

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Shoosmiths LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Cooley (UK) LLP

Lee & Thompson LLP

Gowling WLG

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Stevens & Bolton LLP

Bates Wells

Browne Jacobson LLP

Simmons & Simmons

Squire Patton Boggs

Fintech

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Dentons

Baker McKenzie

Burges Salmon LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP

Bristows LLP

Travers Smith LLP

IT and telecoms

Latham & Watkins

Travers Smith LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP

TLT

Browne Jacobson LLP

Technology Law Alliance

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Ashurst

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Squire Patton Boggs

Allen & Overy LLP

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Stephenson Harwood

Arnold & Porter

Cooley (UK) LLP

Wiggin LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Clifford Chance LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

Intellectual property

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Stephenson Harwood

RPC

Harbottle & Lewis LLP

Linklaters LLP

Fieldfisher

Pinsent Masons LLP

Lewis Silkin LLP

Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Goodman Derrick LLP

Allen & Overy LLP

Bristows LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Latham & Watkins

Bates Wells

Kemp Little LLP

Howard Kennedy LLP

Baker McKenzie

PATMA: Trade mark attorneys

Venner Shipley LLP

Baker McKenzie

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Fieldfisher

Beck Greener LLP

Murgitroyd

Forresters

Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

Clyde & Co LLP

Goodwin

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP

Slaughter and May

Norton Rose Fulbright

Taylor Wessing LLP

Cooley (UK) LLP

Linklaters LLP

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Stephenson Harwood

RPC

Fieldfisher


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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.