ACC Houston Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group
In this issue of the Baker Botts Arbitration Report, we comment on a selection of important current decisions and trends in arbitration around the globe. We bring you the latest insights from a diversity of jurisdictions, including Dubai, New York, England, Singapore and Hong Kong. The key themes addressed in our latest report include institutional rules, third-party funding, emergency arbitrators, and interpretation and scope of arbitration agreements.
Additionally, the firm ranked in seven newly formed categories from Legal 500, resulting in 34 overall firm rankings.
Other highlights in the guide include 3 increased practice rankings in M&A/Corporate and Commercial: M&A: large deals ($1bn+) (Tier 6), Tax: US Taxes: Contentious (Tier 3) and Tax: US Taxes: Non-Contentious (Tier 5).
In the client commentary, Baker Botts’ Intellectual Property group is “praised for its ‘practical approach to solving legal issues or litigation’, ‘understanding of the client’s needs’, ‘excellent legal and business judgment’, and ability to ‘staff an IP matter in a cost-efficient way’.”
Please click to view Baker Botts’ complete results in the Legal 500 US 2017. To view the rankings in each practice area, please click the appropriate category sections.
Baker Botts LLP, a leading international law firm, announced today that the firm won the prestigious Transatlantic Legal Award for M&A Team of the Year (Large Deals), for its work on Liberty Media’s acquisition of Formula 1, at a ceremony held at London’s One Whitehall Place last week.
The awards, which were hosted by Legal Week, The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel, were judged by a panel of senior editors and reporters and recognised firms, lawyers and in-house legal departments for their work spanning the world’s two largest and most fiercely competitive markets.
“Our corporate team is extremely proud of achieving such great recognition for our transatlantic capabilities, and for the client satisfaction we delivered to Liberty Media as a result of significant cross-practice lawyering on both sides of the Atlantic. This award affirms the market-leading position of our corporate practice and our ability to deliver sound strategic guidance for our clients on large, complex and sophisticated international transactions,” said Derek Jones, Chair of the London Corporate Department and the lead London based Corporate Partner on the transaction.
The Baker Botts corporate team included: Derek Jones (Co-Lead and Partner, London), Renee Wilm (Co-Lead and Partner, New York), Buzz McGrath (Partner, New York), Beverly Reyes (Special Counsel, New York), Brittany Uthoff (Associate, New York), Sarah Melaney (Associate, London), Justin Blass (Associate, New York), Matt Lewy (Associate, London), Sarah Beaumont (Associate, London) and Rachel Ratcliffe (Associate, Austin).
Please click to review the 2017 Transatlantic Legal Awards Winners.
As the current Supreme Court Term wraps up this week, Baker Botts’ Intellectual Property (IP) experts begin to preview one of the most significant cases the Court will take up in the fall Term.
On June 14, 2017, Baker Botts L.L.P. announced that the Energy 2017: Analysis in Who's Who Legal (WWL) recognized Baker Botts as the fifth leading law firm for the number of Energy lawyers worldwide.
Baker Botts’ Corporate Investigations and Government Enforcement Practice lawyers are available to discuss the investigation process, the role of grand juries, congressional investigations and the strategies prosecutors and defense teams will use in the weeks and months ahead.
Please click to see Baker Botts' latest Intellectual Property Report.
Baker Botts L.L.P. proudly announces litigation partner Evan Young, appointed by Governor Greg Abbott, has been unanimously confirmed to the Texas Judicial Council by the Texas Senate on May 27, 2017.
What are innovative ways to increase law firm diversity? A panel of prominent in-house counsel committed to advancing diversity and inclusion in the legal profession will address this pressing topic at the third annual Baker Botts and Chambers Diversity Summit on Friday, June 16th at the Yale Club of New York City.
Baker Botts announced that three lawyers from its highly influential LNG practice will be taking part in the CWC World LNG & Gas Series 15th Americas Summit from Tuesday, June 20th - Friday, June 23rd at The Houstonian Hotel, Houston, Texas, USA.
Petitioners have used various strategies for convincing the PTAB that there is a lack of redundancy between the proposed grounds. Check out what our team has to say in this PTAB Blog post.
The Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) has released its highly anticipated final rules implementing key provisions of the 2016 Toxic Substances Control Act (“TSCA”) reform law.
On June 7, 2017, Spectra Energy Partners, LP (“SEP”) (NYSE:SEP) completed an underwritten public offering of $400 million aggregate principal amount of Floating Rate Senior Notes due 2020.
Rejecting the Securities and Exchange Commission’s expansive view of its ability to seek disgorgement in enforcement actions, the United States Supreme Court on June 5, 2017 issued a unanimous decision in Kokesh v. United States, No. 16-529 (581 U.S. __ (2017))...
Baker Botts L.L.P. will hold a webinar, open to the media, to provide analysis of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decisions concerning IP and patent law cases.