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London: Corporate and commercial

Commercial contracts

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Osborne Clarke LLP

Ashurst

Linklaters LLP

Clifford Chance

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Corporate tax

DLA Piper

Addleshaw Goddard

Stephenson Harwood

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Latham & Watkins

Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP

NGM Tax Law LLP

White & Case LLP

EU and competition

Travers Smith LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Simmons & Simmons

Fieldfisher

DLA Piper

Bristows LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Jones Day

Latham & Watkins

Equity capital markets

Simmons & Simmons

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Baker McKenzie

Mayer Brown International LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Dentons

Travers Smith LLP

Financial services

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

DLA Piper

Latham & Watkins

Pinsent Masons LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Fieldfisher

DLA Piper

Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP

Irwin Mitchell

Fieldfisher

Fox Williams LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Corker Binning

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Kingsley Napley LLP

RPC

Brown Rudnick LLP

Withers LLP

Flotations: small and mid-cap

Fieldfisher

Ashurst

Stephenson Harwood

Simmons & Simmons

DLA Piper

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Gowling WLG

Osborne Clarke LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £250m+

Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP

Baker McKenzie

DLA Piper

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Private equity: transactions

Osborne Clarke LLP

McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Squire Patton Boggs

Dentons

Goodwin

Norton Rose Fulbright

Stephenson Harwood

Mayer Brown International LLP

VAT and indirect tax

DLA Piper

Ashurst

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Simmons & Simmons

Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

Venture capital

Penningtons Manches LLP

Gowling WLG

Mills & Reeve LLP

Cooley (UK) LLP

Ashfords LLP

London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Boies Schiller Flexner (UK) LLP

Fieldfisher

Jones Day

Squire Patton Boggs

Taylor Wessing LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Brown Rudnick LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Bird & Bird LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Commercial litigation

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

King & Spalding LLP

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Bird & Bird LLP

Farrer & Co

Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP

Osborne Clarke LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Dechert LLP

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Baker McKenzie

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

International arbitration

Mayer Brown International LLP

Osborne Clarke LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

HFW

Baker McKenzie

DLA Piper

Slaughter and May

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Professional discipline

Browne Jacobson LLP

Bindmans LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

RPC

Murdochs Solicitors

Public international law

DLA Piper

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Boies Schiller Flexner (UK) LLP

Arnold & Porter

Baker McKenzie

Simmons & Simmons

Linklaters LLP

Clyde & Co LLP

London: Finance

Acquisition finance

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Osborne Clarke LLP

Asset finance and leasing

Shoosmiths LLP

Fieldfisher

Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans

Mayer Brown International LLP

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Latham & Watkins

Addleshaw Goddard

Shearman & Sterling LLP

DLA Piper

Winston & Strawn London LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

Ropes & Gray LLP

Simmons & Simmons

Corporate restructuring and insolvency

Ropes & Gray LLP

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Debt capital markets

Macfarlanes LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Pinsent Masons LLP

Jones Day

Derivatives and structured products

Travers Smith LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

DLA Piper

Baker McKenzie

Slaughter and May

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Securitisation

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Baker McKenzie

Ropes & Gray LLP

Squire Patton Boggs

Pinsent Masons LLP

Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP

London: Real estate

Commercial property

Fladgate LLP

Clyde & Co LLP

Collyer Bristow LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Slaughter and May

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Gowling WLG

DLA Piper

Osborne Clarke LLP

Dentons

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Gowling WLG

Slaughter and May

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

Jones Day

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Forsters LLP

DLA Piper

Addleshaw Goddard

Macfarlanes LLP

Hamlins LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Travers Smith LLP

Howard Kennedy LLP

Stephenson Harwood

Fieldfisher

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

DLA Piper

Fladgate LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Goodwin

Slaughter and May

Slaughter and May

Baker McKenzie

Taylor Wessing LLP

Dentons

Allen & Overy LLP

Jones Day

Addleshaw Goddard

Hogan Lovells International LLP

White & Case LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Goodwin

DLA Piper

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Simmons & Simmons

Fieldfisher

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Russell-Cooke LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Forsters LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Construction

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

Clifford Chance LLP

Clyde & Co LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Clifford Chance LLP

Ashurst

Norton Rose Fulbright

White & Case LLP

Allen & Overy LLP

Environment

Dentons

Baker McKenzie

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Leigh Day

Pinsent Masons LLP

Travers Smith LLP

Planning

Bircham Dyson Bell

Norton Rose Fulbright

Winckworth Sherwood LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Ashurst

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Dentons

Property finance

Gowling WLG

Osborne Clarke LLP

Stephenson Harwood

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

White & Case LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Fieldfisher

Baker McKenzie

Property litigation

Fieldfisher

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Dentons

Forsters LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

Ashurst

Gowling WLG

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

DLA Piper

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Brand management

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Osborne Clarke LLP

Harbottle & Lewis LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

DLA Piper

Baker McKenzie

Fintech

Mayer Brown International LLP

Travers Smith LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Cooley (UK) LLP

Fieldfisher

Addleshaw Goddard

Franchising

Stevens & Bolton LLP

IT and telecoms

Simmons & Simmons

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Linklaters LLP

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Allen & Overy LLP

Osborne Clarke LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Slaughter and May

Intellectual property

Lewis Silkin LLP

Osborne Clarke LLP

DLA Piper

Pinsent Masons LLP

Linklaters LLP

Fieldfisher

Simmons & Simmons

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Harbottle & Lewis LLP

EIP

Wiggin LLP

Baker McKenzie

Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Bates Wells Braithwaite

Goodman Derrick LLP

Allen & Overy LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Simons Muirhead & Burton

Bristows LLP

Howard Kennedy LLP

Baker McKenzie

Kemp Little LLP

PATMA: Patent attorneys

Murgitroyd

Forresters

Beck Greener

Elkington + Fife LLP

Withers & Rogers

Swindell & Pearson Ltd

PATMA: Trade mark attorneys

Mewburn Ellis LLP

Barker Brettell LLP

Mathys & Squire LLP

Reddie & Grose LLP

Fieldfisher

Bristows LLP

Elkington + Fife LLP

HGF Limited

A.A. Thornton & Co.

Bird & Bird LLP

Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

Powell Gilbert LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Gowling WLG

Taylor Wessing LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

Cooley (UK) LLP

Baker McKenzie

Fieldfisher

Sport

Bates Wells Braithwaite

Kerman & Co LLP

Fladgate LLP

Russell-Cooke LLP

Slaughter and May

Wiggin LLP

Fieldfisher

Clifford Chance LLP


Legal Developments by:
CMS

  • Access to justice: protective costs orders in planning challenges

    Third parties and competing developers have no rights of appeal to the Secretary of State against planning decisions. Disappointed applicants can appeal to the Secretary of State and can have the merits of the application reconsidered. The only remedy available to a disappointed third party is a challenge by way of judicial review in the High Court on a point of law. The sense of frustration and disempowerment this creates has not been helped by the increasing complexity of the planning process and the use of consultation to legitimise decisions that many perceive may already have been taken.
    - CMS Group

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