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Baker Botts also earned two Tier 4 Regional rankings in the Middle East and Africa.In addition, three Baker Botts lawyers were ranked as Leading Individuals.
Two firm lawyers were listed as Next Generation Lawyers:
• Shadi Haroon - Saudi Arabia: Banking & Finance
• Stephen Burke - United Arab Emirates: Construction and United Arab Emirates: Dispute Resolution
The Corporate, Commercial and M&A team’s work was highlighted in the Legal 500 EMEA commentary for “’providing an excellent quality of legal advice’ and being ‘able to solve complex problems quickly and efficiently’.”
Please click to view the complete results of Legal 500 EMEA 2017. These rankings can be viewed by selecting the appropriate country and practice area on the left side of the web page.
In a statement issued on April 7th, the SEC’s Division of Corporate Finance announced that it will not recommend enforcement action against companies that do not complete due diligence of their supply chain as required under Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act (the “Conflict Minerals Rule”). Click here to read more from Baker Botts lawyers.
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The White House announced that the president signed a memo today instructing U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Munchin to review the Orderly Liquidation Authority (OLA) provision of the Dodd-Frank Act. Financial Restructuring partner at Baker Botts is available to comment.
The United States Supreme Court, now a full nine member Court with the newly appointed Justice Neil Gorsuch officially joining the Bench this week, will hear oral arguments today in a case that could significantly impact constitutional questions involving government aid, religion and schools. Chairman of Baker Botts’ Supreme Court and Constitutional Law Practice, Aaron Streett is available to comment.
Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP (NYSE:TEP) announced that it has acquired an additional 24.99 percent membership interest in Rockies Express Pipeline LLC (“REX”) from Tallgrass Development, LP for cash consideration of $400 million effective March 31, 2017. The acquisition increases TEP’s ownership interest in REX to approximately 50 percent.
On April, 14, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (D.C. Circuit) vacated and remanded orders issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) which had established a new, and lower, return on equity (ROE) for certain New England transmission owners (Transmission Owners). Click to read more from Baker Botts lawyers.
Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, announced today that the firm’s noted energy regulatory expert, Andrea Stover, will be speaking at the Gulf Coast Power Association (GCPA) 31st Annual Spring Conference taking place at the Hilton Americas in Houston from April 19-20, 2017.
On 31 March 2017, the German Parliament adopted a reform of the country’s competition act (ARC). Among other amendments, it introduces an additional merger control threshold based on the value of the transaction. Click here to read more from Baker Botts IP lawyers.
The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has recently announced that it will hear en banc the question of whether certain decisions of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) that are entered at the beginning of America Invents Act (AIA) trials (e.g. at the outset of an Inter Partes Review) are reviewable on appeal. This has the potential to reshape the conduct of PTAB Trial proceedings and may alter the relationship between PTAB Trials and parallel District Court proceedings. Click here to read more from Baker Botts IP lawyers.