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London: Corporate and commercial

Commercial contracts

Ashurst

Linklaters LLP

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Osborne Clarke LLP

Clifford Chance

Corporate tax

Addleshaw Goddard

White & Case LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP

DLA Piper

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

NGM Tax Law LLP

Latham & Watkins

Stephenson Harwood

EU and competition

Simmons & Simmons

Dentons

Jones Day

Travers Smith LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Bristows LLP

DLA Piper

Latham & Watkins

Fieldfisher

Equity capital markets

Baker McKenzie

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Dentons

Mayer Brown International LLP

Travers Smith LLP

Simmons & Simmons

Financial services

Pinsent Masons LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Fieldfisher

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Latham & Watkins

DLA Piper

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Fieldfisher

Withers LLP

Corker Binning

Kingsley Napley LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Irwin Mitchell

Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP

Fox Williams LLP

Brown Rudnick LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

DLA Piper

RPC

Flotations: small and mid-cap

Osborne Clarke LLP

DLA Piper

Stephenson Harwood

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Ashurst

Fieldfisher

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Gowling WLG

Simmons & Simmons

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

Baker McKenzie

DLA Piper

Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Private equity: transactions

Goodwin

Osborne Clarke LLP

Stephenson Harwood

Taylor Wessing LLP

Squire Patton Boggs

Mayer Brown International LLP

McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP

Dentons

Norton Rose Fulbright

VAT and indirect tax

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP

DLA Piper

Ashurst

Pinsent Masons LLP

Simmons & Simmons

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Venture capital

Penningtons Manches LLP

Gowling WLG

Mills & Reeve LLP

Ashfords LLP

Cooley (UK) LLP

London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Jones Day

Macfarlanes LLP

Squire Patton Boggs

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Bird & Bird LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Boies Schiller Flexner (UK) LLP

Brown Rudnick LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Fieldfisher

Commercial litigation

Taylor Wessing LLP

Farrer & Co

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Osborne Clarke LLP

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Bird & Bird LLP

King & Spalding LLP

Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP

Dechert LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Baker McKenzie

International arbitration

Osborne Clarke LLP

Baker McKenzie

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

HFW

DLA Piper

Mayer Brown International LLP

Slaughter and May

Professional discipline

RPC

Murdochs Solicitors

Browne Jacobson LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Bindmans LLP

Public international law

Arnold & Porter

Linklaters LLP

Clyde & Co LLP

Boies Schiller Flexner (UK) LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Simmons & Simmons

DLA Piper

Baker McKenzie

London: Finance

Acquisition finance

Taylor Wessing LLP

Osborne Clarke LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Asset finance and leasing

Shoosmiths LLP

Fieldfisher

Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans

Latham & Watkins

Simmons & Simmons

Winston & Strawn London LLP

DLA Piper

Mayer Brown International LLP

Ropes & Gray LLP

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Corporate restructuring and insolvency

Ropes & Gray LLP

Dentons

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Debt capital markets

Macfarlanes LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Jones Day

Derivatives and structured products

Norton Rose Fulbright

Dentons

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Baker McKenzie

Macfarlanes LLP

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Slaughter and May

DLA Piper

Travers Smith LLP

Securitisation

Pinsent Masons LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP

Ropes & Gray LLP

Squire Patton Boggs

Baker McKenzie

London: Real estate

Commercial property

Slaughter and May

Collyer Bristow LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Gowling WLG

Macfarlanes LLP

DLA Piper

Taylor Wessing LLP

Clyde & Co LLP

Fladgate LLP

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Pinsent Masons LLP

Slaughter and May

Osborne Clarke LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Dentons

Gowling WLG

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Jones Day

DLA Piper

Forsters LLP

Stephenson Harwood

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

DLA Piper

Slaughter and May

Fieldfisher

Goodwin

Travers Smith LLP

Howard Kennedy LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Fladgate LLP

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Hamlins LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Simmons & Simmons

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

White & Case LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

Baker McKenzie

Jones Day

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Dentons

Allen & Overy LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Goodwin

Slaughter and May

DLA Piper

Forsters LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Russell-Cooke LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP

Fieldfisher

Construction

Norton Rose Fulbright

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Clifford Chance LLP

Clyde & Co LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Ashurst

Norton Rose Fulbright

Clifford Chance LLP

Allen & Overy LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

White & Case LLP

Environment

Dentons

Leigh Day

Baker McKenzie

Travers Smith LLP

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

Planning

Dentons

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Winckworth Sherwood LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Ashurst

Bircham Dyson Bell

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

Property finance

White & Case LLP

Baker McKenzie

Gowling WLG

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Fieldfisher

Stephenson Harwood

Osborne Clarke LLP

Property litigation

Dentons

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Ashurst

Fieldfisher

Forsters LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

DLA Piper

Pinsent Masons LLP

Gowling WLG

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Brand management

Osborne Clarke LLP

Harbottle & Lewis LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Baker McKenzie

Hogan Lovells International LLP

DLA Piper

Fintech

Fieldfisher

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Cooley (UK) LLP

Travers Smith LLP

Dentons

Addleshaw Goddard

Mayer Brown International LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Franchising

Stevens & Bolton LLP

IT and telecoms

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Slaughter and May

Osborne Clarke LLP

Linklaters LLP

Simmons & Simmons

Allen & Overy LLP

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Intellectual property

Wiggin LLP

EIP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

Fieldfisher

Simmons & Simmons

Harbottle & Lewis LLP

Linklaters LLP

Lewis Silkin LLP

Baker McKenzie

Osborne Clarke LLP

DLA Piper

Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Bates Wells Braithwaite

Bristows LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Kemp Little LLP

Goodman Derrick LLP

Baker McKenzie

Allen & Overy LLP

Simons Muirhead & Burton

Howard Kennedy LLP

PATMA: Patent attorneys

Elkington + Fife LLP

Beck Greener

Withers & Rogers

Forresters

Murgitroyd

Swindell & Pearson Ltd

PATMA: Trade mark attorneys

HGF Limited

Mewburn Ellis LLP

Reddie & Grose LLP

Elkington + Fife LLP

Barker Brettell LLP

Bird & Bird LLP

A.A. Thornton & Co.

Bristows LLP

Mathys & Squire LLP

Fieldfisher

Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

Baker McKenzie

Taylor Wessing LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

Powell Gilbert LLP

Fieldfisher

Cooley (UK) LLP

Gowling WLG

Sport

Fieldfisher

Clifford Chance LLP

Russell-Cooke LLP

Slaughter and May

Bates Wells Braithwaite

Wiggin LLP

Kerman & Co LLP

Fladgate LLP

Dentons


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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