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London: Corporate and commercial

Commercial contracts

White & Case LLP

Burges Salmon LLP

HFW

Shoosmiths LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Corporate tax

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Burges Salmon LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP

Fieldfisher

Cooley (UK) LLP

Jones Day

Bird & Bird LLP

Dechert LLP

EU and competition

Bird & Bird LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Stephenson Harwood

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Squire Patton Boggs

Winston & Strawn London LLP

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP

HFW

Equity capital markets – small-mid cap

Macfarlanes LLP

DWF

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Memery Crystal LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Bird & Bird LLP

Dechert LLP

Wedlake Bell LLP

Walker Morris LLP

Financial services: contentious

Baker McKenzie

Hickman & Rose

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

Milbank

Dentons

King & Spalding LLP

Winston & Strawn London LLP

Financial services: non-contentious/regulatory

Blake Morgan LLP

RPC

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP

Paul Hastings LLP

TLT

Taylor Wessing LLP

Kemp Little LLP

Schulte Roth & Zabel International LLP

King & Spalding LLP

Burges Salmon LLP

Farrer & Co

Katten

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Gowling WLG

Akin Gump LLP

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

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP

Bird & Bird LLP

Fieldfisher

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

Akin Gump LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP

Paul Hastings LLP

Venture capital

Marriott Harrison LLP

Withers LLP

Shoosmiths LLP

London: Human resources

Employee share schemes

Bird & Bird LLP

Fox Williams LLP

Cooley (UK) LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Employment: employers

Ashurst

Dentons

Latham & Watkins

White & Case LLP

Bates Wells

CM Murray LLP

Doyle Clayton

Withers LLP

Clyde & Co LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP

Kingsley Napley LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Health and safety

Squire Patton Boggs

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Burges Salmon LLP

Shoosmiths LLP

RPC

Immigration

Fletcher Day

Mills & Reeve LLP

A Y & J Solicitors

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Freeths LLP

Kerman & Co

Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors

Clintons

Druces LLP

Edwin Coe LLP

Pensions (non-contentious)

TLT

Irwin Mitchell

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Clyde & Co LLP

BDB Pitmans

Freeths LLP

Wedlake Bell LLP

Pensions: dispute resolution

Travers Smith LLP

DLA Piper

Allen & Overy LLP

Ashurst

TLT

Fieldfisher

Dentons

Taylor Wessing LLP

Clyde & Co LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP

DWF

Addleshaw Goddard

Slaughter and May

London: Real estate

Commercial property: development

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Lewis Silkin LLP

Simmons & Simmons

Winckworth Sherwood LLP

Boodle Hatfield LLP

Clyde & Co LLP

Fieldfisher

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Burges Salmon LLP

Farrer & Co

Commercial property: investment

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Cripps Pemberton Greenish

Davitt Jones Bould

Shepherd and Wedderburn

Payne Hicks Beach

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Hamlins LLP

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Farrer & Co

Commercial property: retail

Fieldfisher

Macfarlanes LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP

Forsters LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Fladgate LLP

Construction: contentious

DAC Beachcroft LLP

RPC

Forsters LLP

Gowling WLG

Browne Jacobson LLP

Goodman Derrick LLP

Burges Salmon LLP

Sharpe Pritchard LLP

Devonshires Solicitors LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Hamlins LLP

Contruction: non-contentious

Bracewell (UK) LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Farrer & Co

Forsters LLP

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Irwin Mitchell

Goodman Derrick LLP

Bevan Brittan LLP

Winckworth Sherwood LLP

Boodle Hatfield LLP

Kennedys

Devonshires Solicitors LLP

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Environment

Mayer Brown International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Squire Patton Boggs

Jones Day

Macfarlanes LLP

Planning

Forsters LLP

Sharpe Pritchard LLP

Stephenson Harwood

Blake Morgan LLP

Farrer & Co

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Howard Kennedy LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Property finance

Slaughter and May

Travers Smith LLP

Ropes & Gray LLP

Goodwin

Farrer & Co

Dechert LLP

Fladgate LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Burges Salmon LLP

DWF

Latham & Watkins

Clyde & Co LLP

McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Bird & Bird LLP

Property litigation

Davitt Jones Bould

Wallace LLP

Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Hamlins LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

Druces LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Allen & Overy LLP

Memery Crystal LLP

Edwin Coe LLP

Ashfords LLP

Glovers Solicitors LLP

DAC Beachcroft LLP

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Brand management

Gowling WLG

Browne Jacobson LLP

Lee & Thompson LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Shoosmiths LLP

Cooley (UK) LLP

Bates Wells

Squire Patton Boggs

Addleshaw Goddard

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Simmons & Simmons

Stevens & Bolton LLP

Fintech

Taylor Wessing LLP

Travers Smith LLP

Burges Salmon LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Bristows LLP

Baker McKenzie

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Dentons

Mayer Brown International LLP

IT and telecoms

Technology Law Alliance

Arnold & Porter

Clifford Chance LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Latham & Watkins

Browne Jacobson LLP

Allen & Overy LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

Cooley (UK) LLP

TLT

Wiggin LLP

Ashurst

Squire Patton Boggs

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Travers Smith LLP

Stephenson Harwood

Addleshaw Goddard

Intellectual property

Fieldfisher

Mishcon de Reya LLP

RPC

Pinsent Masons LLP

Stephenson Harwood

Harbottle & Lewis LLP

Lewis Silkin LLP

Linklaters LLP

Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Goodman Derrick LLP

Kemp Little LLP

Allen & Overy LLP

Baker McKenzie

Howard Kennedy LLP

Bates Wells

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Bristows LLP

Latham & Watkins

PATMA: Trade mark attorneys

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Fieldfisher

Baker McKenzie

Forresters

Murgitroyd

Venner Shipley LLP

Beck Greener LLP

Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

Goodwin

RPC

Linklaters LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Cooley (UK) LLP

Slaughter and May

Fieldfisher

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Stephenson Harwood

Norton Rose Fulbright

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP

Clyde & Co LLP

DAC Beachcroft LLP


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.