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London: Corporate and commercial

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Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Clifford Chance LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Gowling WLG

Milbank

Allen & Overy LLP

TLT

Ashurst

Corporate tax

Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP

Stephenson Harwood

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Latham & Watkins

Pinsent Masons LLP

DLA Piper

Dentons

EU and competition

Dentons

Akin Gump LLP

Simmons & Simmons

DLA Piper

Travers Smith LLP

Latham & Watkins

Addleshaw Goddard

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Bristows LLP

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

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

DLA Piper

Equity capital markets – small-mid cap

DWF

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Memery Crystal LLP

Walker Morris LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Bird & Bird LLP

Wedlake Bell LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Dechert LLP

Financial services: contentious

Akin Gump LLP

Ashurst

Kingsley Napley LLP

RPC

Bivonas Law LLP

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Fieldfisher

Irwin Mitchell

White & Case LLP

Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP

Fox Williams LLP

DLA Piper

Corker Binning

Withers LLP

Financial services: non-contentious/regulatory

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

DLA Piper

White & Case LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

Fieldfisher

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Fieldfisher

Bird & Bird LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP

VAT and indirect tax

Mayer Brown International LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Stephenson Harwood

Bark&co

Wedlake Bell LLP

Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP

London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Fieldfisher

Brown Rudnick LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Milbank

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Bird & Bird LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Jones Day

Commercial litigation

Akin Gump LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Baker McKenzie

DAC Beachcroft LLP

King & Spalding LLP

Bird & Bird LLP

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Dentons

Cooley (UK) LLP

Farrer & Co

Competition litigation

Ashurst

Macfarlanes LLP

White & Case LLP

DLA Piper

Bristows LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

Pinsent Masons LLP

Simmons & Simmons

Travers Smith LLP

International arbitration

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP

DLA Piper

Squire Patton Boggs

Akin Gump LLP

Boies Schiller Flexner (UK) LLP

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP

Baker McKenzie

Arnold & Porter

Tax litigation and investigations

Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Stewarts Law LLP

Fieldfisher

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

London: Finance

Acquisition finance

Taylor Wessing LLP

Dentons

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans

Bracewell (UK) LLP

Morrison & Foerster LLP

McGuireWoods London LLP

Travers Smith LLP

Akin Gump LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Corporate restructuring & insolvency

Proskauer Rose LLP

Simmons & Simmons

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

DLA Piper

Mayer Brown International LLP

Debt capital markets

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Arnold & Porter

Dentons

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

DLA Piper

Akin Gump LLP

Dechert LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP

Derivatives (including commodities)

Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP

Ropes & Gray LLP

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP

Dechert LLP

Burges Salmon LLP

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Katten

High yield

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Proskauer Rose LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP

Ashurst

Structured products and securitisation

Pinsent Masons LLP

Milbank

Baker McKenzie

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Fieldfisher

White & Case LLP

Ashurst

McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP

DLA Piper

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Transport finance & leasing

Ince

Hogan Lovells International LLP

REN Legal

Bird & Bird LLP

Clyde & Co LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

London: Insurance

Insurance and reinsurance litigation

Pinsent Masons LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP

Stephenson Harwood

Simmons & Simmons

Insurance: corporate and regulatory

Dentons

Shearman & Sterling LLP

HFW

London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP)

Trinity International LLP

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Baker McKenzie

Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP

Milbank

Squire Patton Boggs

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Simmons & Simmons

Stephenson Harwood

Gowling WLG

Latham & Watkins

Mining and minerals

Latham & Watkins

Gowling WLG

HFW

DLA Piper

Pinsent Masons LLP

Simmons & Simmons

Oil and gas

Kerman & Co

Gowling WLG

Shepherd and Wedderburn

Memery Crystal LLP

Fladgate LLP

Squire Patton Boggs

Addleshaw Goddard

McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP

Bird & Bird LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP

Power (including electricity, nuclear and renewables)

Lux Nova Partners Limited

Fenwick Elliott LLP

Trinity International LLP

Bracewell (UK) LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Akin Gump LLP

Bird & Bird LLP

Slaughter and May

Gowling WLG

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP

Water

Burges Salmon LLP

Baker McKenzie

Addleshaw Goddard

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

London: Real estate

Commercial property: corporate occupiers

Forsters LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Collyer Bristow LLP

Fladgate LLP

Bristows LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

DLA Piper

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Wedlake Bell LLP

Baker McKenzie

Slaughter and May

Burges Salmon LLP

Commercial property: development

Dentons

Macfarlanes LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Slaughter and May

Gowling WLG

Pinsent Masons LLP

Forsters LLP

Travers Smith LLP

Jones Day

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

DLA Piper

Commercial property: hotels and leisure

Howard Kennedy LLP

Travers Smith LLP

Clifford Chance LLP

DLA Piper

Fladgate LLP

Slaughter and May

Bird & Bird LLP

Fieldfisher

Macfarlanes LLP

Linklaters LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Baker McKenzie

Paul Hastings LLP

Stephenson Harwood

Goodwin

Commercial property: investment

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

DLA Piper

Jones Day

Wedlake Bell LLP

Maples Teesdale LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Dentons

Slaughter and May

Allen & Overy LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Paul Hastings LLP

Simmons & Simmons

White & Case LLP

Goodwin

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

Squire Patton Boggs

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Baker McKenzie

Macfarlanes LLP

Commercial property: retail

Fieldfisher

Macfarlanes LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Forsters LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Fladgate LLP

Construction: contentious

Clyde & Co LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP

Ashurst

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

Clifford Chance LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Contruction: non-contentious

Norton Rose Fulbright

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Ashurst

Clifford Chance LLP

White & Case LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Environment

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Ashurst

Norton Rose Fulbright

Slaughter and May

Latham & Watkins

Planning

Ashurst

Winckworth Sherwood LLP

BDB Pitmans

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Dentons

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Property finance

Norton Rose Fulbright

Pinsent Masons LLP

Dentons

Paul Hastings LLP

DLA Piper

Simmons & Simmons

Jones Day

Macfarlanes LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP

Stephenson Harwood

Property litigation

Dentons

Ashurst

Forsters LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Social housing: finance

Clarke Willmott LLP

Clifford Chance LLP

Social housing: local authorities and registered providers

Clarke Willmott LLP

Bevan Brittan LLP

Capsticks LLP

London: Risk advisory

Brexit

Dechert LLP

Fieldfisher

Kingsley Napley LLP

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Travers Smith LLP

Data protection, privacy and cybersecurity

RPC

Paul Hastings LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

Clifford Chance

Travers Smith LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Harbottle & Lewis LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

Simmons & Simmons

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Regulatory investigations and corporate crime

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP

Ashurst

Clyde & Co LLP

Jones Day

Travers Smith LLP

Fox Williams LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

RPC

Stewarts Law LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

BCL Solicitors LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

Latham & Watkins

Bivonas Law LLP

Reputation management

Russells Solicitors

DLA Piper

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

BLM

Ince

Fieldfisher

Squire Patton Boggs

Collyer Bristow LLP

Kingsley Napley LLP


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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 ‘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.