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Clifford Chance LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

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Corporate tax

Latham & Watkins

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DLA Piper

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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

EU and competition

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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Akin Gump LLP

Travers Smith LLP

Latham & Watkins

DLA Piper

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Simmons & Simmons

EU and competition: trade, WTO anti-dumping and customs

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Equity capital markets ‚Äď small-mid cap

DWF

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Taylor Wessing LLP

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Fox Williams LLP

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Fieldfisher

Macfarlanes LLP

DLA Piper

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

White & Case LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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

Fieldfisher

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP

Bird & Bird LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

VAT and indirect tax

Bark&co

Stephenson Harwood

Mayer Brown International LLP

Wedlake Bell LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Taylor Wessing LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Brown Rudnick LLP

Milbank

Bird & Bird LLP

Fieldfisher

Jones Day

Commercial litigation

Taylor Wessing LLP

Akin Gump LLP

Baker McKenzie

Cooley (UK) LLP

Farrer & Co

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

King & Spalding LLP

Dentons

Bird & Bird LLP

Competition litigation

Ashurst

Simmons & Simmons

DLA Piper

Travers Smith LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

Pinsent Masons LLP

Bristows LLP

White & Case LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

International arbitration

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP

Boies Schiller Flexner (UK) LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP

Squire Patton Boggs

Arnold & Porter

Akin Gump LLP

DLA Piper

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Baker McKenzie

Tax litigation and investigations

Stewarts Law LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

Fieldfisher

Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

London: Finance

Acquisition finance

Taylor Wessing LLP

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Dentons

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans

Travers Smith LLP

Morrison & Foerster LLP

McGuireWoods London LLP

Bracewell (UK) LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Akin Gump LLP

Corporate restructuring & insolvency

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP

Proskauer Rose LLP

Simmons & Simmons

DLA Piper

Debt capital markets

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Akin Gump LLP

Morrison & Foerster LLP

DLA Piper

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP

Dechert LLP

Dentons

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Arnold & Porter

Derivatives (including commodities)

Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP

Ropes & Gray LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Katten

Dechert LLP

Burges Salmon LLP

High yield

Mayer Brown International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Ashurst

Proskauer Rose LLP

Structured products and securitisation

Baker McKenzie

McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Milbank

Fieldfisher

Shearman & Sterling LLP

DLA Piper

Pinsent Masons LLP

White & Case LLP

Ashurst

Transport finance & leasing

Ince

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

REN Legal

Bird & Bird LLP

Clyde & Co LLP

London: Insurance

Insurance and reinsurance litigation

Simmons & Simmons

Pinsent Masons LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP

Stephenson Harwood

Insurance: corporate and regulatory

HFW

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Dentons

London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP)

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Milbank

Squire Patton Boggs

Trinity International LLP

Gowling WLG

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Simmons & Simmons

Baker McKenzie

Stephenson Harwood

Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP

Latham & Watkins

Mining and minerals

Latham & Watkins

Simmons & Simmons

HFW

Gowling WLG

DLA Piper

Pinsent Masons LLP

Oil and gas

Mayer Brown International LLP

Kerman & Co

McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP

Fladgate LLP

Shepherd and Wedderburn

Memery Crystal LLP

Gowling WLG

Squire Patton Boggs

Addleshaw Goddard

Bird & Bird LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP

Power (including electricity, nuclear and renewables)

Lux Nova Partners Limited

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP

Akin Gump LLP

Fenwick Elliott LLP

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Slaughter and May

Bird & Bird LLP

Trinity International LLP

Bracewell (UK) LLP

Gowling WLG

Water

Addleshaw Goddard

Burges Salmon LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Baker McKenzie

London: Real estate

Commercial property: corporate occupiers

Slaughter and May

Collyer Bristow LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Burges Salmon LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Fladgate LLP

Forsters LLP

Wedlake Bell LLP

Bristows LLP

DLA Piper

Baker McKenzie

Commercial property: development

Gowling WLG

Travers Smith LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Slaughter and May

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Dentons

Pinsent Masons LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Forsters LLP

Jones Day

DLA Piper

Commercial property: hotels and leisure

Linklaters LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Stephenson Harwood

DLA Piper

Clifford Chance LLP

Goodwin

Howard Kennedy LLP

Paul Hastings LLP

Travers Smith LLP

Fieldfisher

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Baker McKenzie

Fladgate LLP

Slaughter and May

Bird & Bird LLP

Commercial property: investment

Norton Rose Fulbright

Squire Patton Boggs

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Goodwin

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Simmons & Simmons

Maples Teesdale LLP

White & Case LLP

Wedlake Bell LLP

Allen & Overy LLP

Jones Day

Slaughter and May

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DLA Piper

Macfarlanes LLP

Paul Hastings LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Baker McKenzie

Dentons

Pinsent Masons LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Commercial property: retail

Fladgate LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

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Forsters LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP

Fieldfisher

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Construction: contentious

Norton Rose Fulbright

Mayer Brown International LLP

Clyde & Co LLP

Ashurst

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

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Contruction: non-contentious

White & Case LLP

Ashurst

Addleshaw Goddard

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Clifford Chance LLP

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Environment

Norton Rose Fulbright

Latham & Watkins

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Slaughter and May

Ashurst

Planning

Winckworth Sherwood LLP

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Hogan Lovells International LLP

Ashurst

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Dentons

BDB Pitmans

Property finance

Norton Rose Fulbright

Macfarlanes LLP

Simmons & Simmons

Mayer Brown International LLP

DLA Piper

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Paul Hastings LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

Jones Day

Dentons

Property litigation

Pinsent Masons LLP

Dentons

Forsters LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Ashurst

Social housing: finance

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Clifford Chance LLP

Social housing: local authorities and registered providers

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London: Risk advisory

Brexit

Kingsley Napley LLP

Travers Smith LLP

Dechert LLP

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Fieldfisher

Data protection, privacy and cybersecurity

Harbottle & Lewis LLP

Clifford Chance

Norton Rose Fulbright

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Simmons & Simmons

Paul Hastings LLP

RPC

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

Travers Smith LLP

Regulatory investigations and corporate crime

Bivonas Law LLP

Ashurst

Jones Day

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BCL Solicitors LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Clyde & Co LLP

RPC

Fox Williams LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

Travers Smith LLP

Latham & Watkins

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Reputation management

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

BLM

DLA Piper

Squire Patton Boggs

Kingsley Napley LLP

Russells Solicitors

Collyer Bristow LLP

Fieldfisher

Ince


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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP acts for OOO Double against Vkontakte

    Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP is acting for Skolkovo resident OOO Double in a dispute with VKontakte over the Client’s use of public data from the social network in a search engine manner. The Double Data software involved was developed by our Client on the basis of its own big data search, storage and mining methods and algorithms.
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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 ‚Äėcentre of life test‚Äô 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 ‚ÄúRegulations‚ÄĚ). It further found that it is not to be applied when Judges assess ¬†Surinder Singh ¬†cases that appear before them.
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  • Can Sole Representatives Be Shareholders?

    The Immigration Rules require that an applicant for a¬† sole representative visa ¬†is not ‚Äúa¬† majority shareholder in the overseas business‚ÄĚ.
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    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 ¬†‚Äėpreviously contrived in a significant way to frustrate the intentions of the Immigration Rules‚Äô,¬† 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

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  • PARALLEL PROCEEDINGS ‚Äď CIVIL AND CRIMINAL

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  • Rights of appeal after the Immigration Act 2014

    The Immigration Act 2014 (‚Äúthe 2014 Act‚ÄĚ) 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 ¬†(‚Äúthe 2002 Act‚ÄĚ). 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.