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

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Equity capital markets ‚Äď small-mid cap

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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

White & Case LLP

DLA Piper

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

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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP

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VAT and indirect tax

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Mayer Brown International LLP

Stephenson Harwood

Bark&co

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

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Fieldfisher

Taylor Wessing LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Brown Rudnick LLP

Milbank

Jones Day

Bird & Bird LLP

Commercial litigation

Bird & Bird LLP

King & Spalding LLP

Baker McKenzie

Cooley (UK) LLP

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Farrer & Co

Dentons

Akin Gump LLP

Competition litigation

Simmons & Simmons

White & Case LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

Pinsent Masons LLP

Travers Smith LLP

Bristows LLP

DLA Piper

Ashurst

Macfarlanes LLP

International arbitration

DLA Piper

Akin Gump LLP

Arnold & Porter

Baker McKenzie

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP

Boies Schiller Flexner (UK) LLP

Squire Patton Boggs

Mayer Brown International LLP

Tax litigation and investigations

Norton Rose Fulbright

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Fieldfisher

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Stewarts Law LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

London: Finance

Acquisition finance

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Dentons

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans

Travers Smith LLP

McGuireWoods London LLP

Akin Gump LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

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Morrison & Foerster LLP

Corporate restructuring & insolvency

Pinsent Masons LLP

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Simmons & Simmons

Mayer Brown International LLP

Proskauer Rose LLP

DLA Piper

Debt capital markets

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Dentons

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Akin Gump LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Arnold & Porter

Dechert LLP

DLA Piper

Derivatives (including commodities)

Dechert LLP

Morrison & Foerster LLP

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Burges Salmon LLP

Katten

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High yield

Ashurst

Mayer Brown International LLP

Proskauer Rose LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Structured products and securitisation

Ashurst

Baker McKenzie

DLA Piper

White & Case LLP

McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP

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Fieldfisher

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Milbank

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Transport finance & leasing

Bird & Bird LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Hogan Lovells International LLP

REN Legal

Ince

Clyde & Co LLP

London: Insurance

Insurance and reinsurance litigation

Pinsent Masons LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP

Stephenson Harwood

Simmons & Simmons

Insurance: corporate and regulatory

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Dentons

HFW

London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP)

Stephenson Harwood

Milbank

Baker McKenzie

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Latham & Watkins

Trinity International LLP

Squire Patton Boggs

Gowling WLG

Simmons & Simmons

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP

Mining and minerals

Latham & Watkins

Pinsent Masons LLP

Gowling WLG

HFW

Simmons & Simmons

DLA Piper

Oil and gas

McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP

Fladgate LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP

Gowling WLG

Shepherd and Wedderburn

Kerman & Co

Bird & Bird LLP

Squire Patton Boggs

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Memery Crystal LLP

Power (including electricity, nuclear and renewables)

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Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

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Lux Nova Partners Limited

Akin Gump LLP

Bracewell (UK) LLP

Slaughter and May

Trinity International LLP

Gowling WLG

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Bird & Bird LLP

Water

Baker McKenzie

Addleshaw Goddard

Burges Salmon LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

London: Real estate

Commercial property: corporate occupiers

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Forsters LLP

Wedlake Bell LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Bristows LLP

Baker McKenzie

Collyer Bristow LLP

Fladgate LLP

DLA Piper

Slaughter and May

Burges Salmon LLP

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Commercial property: development

Forsters LLP

Slaughter and May

Travers Smith LLP

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Jones Day

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Addleshaw Goddard

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Pinsent Masons LLP

Dentons

DLA Piper

Commercial property: hotels and leisure

Paul Hastings LLP

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Baker McKenzie

Fieldfisher

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Linklaters LLP

Clifford Chance LLP

Travers Smith LLP

DLA Piper

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Macfarlanes LLP

Howard Kennedy LLP

Fladgate LLP

Slaughter and May

Commercial property: investment

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Simmons & Simmons

Paul Hastings LLP

Dentons

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Norton Rose Fulbright

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White & Case LLP

Commercial property: retail

Fieldfisher

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Contruction: non-contentious

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Environment

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

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Planning

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

BDB Pitmans

Hogan Lovells International LLP

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Norton Rose Fulbright

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Paul Hastings LLP

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Stephenson Harwood

Property litigation

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Social housing: local authorities and registered providers

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London: Risk advisory

Brexit

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Kingsley Napley LLP

Fieldfisher

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Data protection, privacy and cybersecurity

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Clifford Chance

Paul Hastings LLP

Travers Smith LLP

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Norton Rose Fulbright

RPC

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Regulatory investigations and corporate crime

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Ashurst

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Jones Day

Travers Smith LLP

BCL Solicitors LLP

Fox Williams LLP

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Stewarts Law LLP

Bivonas Law LLP

Latham & Watkins

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Reputation management

Squire Patton Boggs

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Collyer Bristow LLP

DLA Piper

Russells Solicitors

Ince

BLM

Kingsley Napley LLP

Fieldfisher


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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.
  • Terms of employment as a sole representative

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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.
  • 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 ¬†‚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.