Baker Botts has played a significant role in the evolution of the energy industry from its earliest days.
"Baker Botts is a leading international firm in the energy sector and joining the dynamic London office is the perfect fit for me. There has been a strong demand for project development and financing recently in emerging markets due to increased infrastructure investments, and this trend is expected to continue. I am pleased to join such a strong global player and become part of a talented team, where I will be best placed to take advantage of these exciting new opportunities,” said Mr. Douglass.
Baker Botts’ Energy Practice earned the top ‘Band 1’ ranking in the Chambers Global Category: Global-wide: Projects and Energy: Oil and Gas for the ninth year running. The firm also achieved Band 1 status in the following Chambers Global categories: USA - Projects: Oil & Gas, Russia - Energy & Natural Resources, UK - Energy & Natural Resources (Oil and Gas) and USA - Projects: LNG.
In Chambers USA, Baker Botts received the highest rankings for Projects: Oil and Gas (Band 1), LNG (Band 1) and Texas - Energy & Natural Resources (Band 1).
“In 2016, we increased the number of rankings by individual lawyers with Chambers ‘Band 1’ and Legal 500 ‘Leading Individual’ designations by 33%. This further highlights our firm’s leadership in the Energy sector and the expertise and experience of our lawyers,” said Andrew M. Baker, Managing Partner of Baker Botts.
Chambers Global ranked four firm partners Band 1 in their energy practice categories: USA - Projects: LNG, Steven Miles; USA - Projects: Oil and Gas (Regulatory and Litigation), Thomas Eastment; USA – Energy: Electricity (Transactional), William Lamb; and China - Energy & Natural Resources, Michael Arruda.
In June, two of the firm’s energy partners, Jason Newman and James Barkley, were named “Energy & Environmental Trailblazers” by the National Law Journal. They were chosen for continuing “to make their mark in the energy and environmental legal sector, showing deep passion and perseverance in pursuit of their mission and achieving remarkable success along the way”.
Baker Botts’ Brooke McNabb, an energy litigation partner, was recognized in October as one of Texas Lawyer’s 2016 Women in Energy - an award honoring outstanding female attorneys in the Lone Star State who practice in the ever-changing area of energy law.
In November, the firm was awarded “Energy Law Firm of the Year” in Best Lawyers in America 2017.
The firm also continued to consolidate its position internationally as one of the leading law firms in the energy industry by winning a tier 1 ranking in Russia: Energy and Natural Resources in the 2016 edition of the Legal 500 EMEA. Jason Bennett was recognized as a “Leader” for his work in the Energy and Natural Resources sector. Legal 500 editors noted that “Baker Botts is a go-to firm for LNG as well as Arctic drilling projects and has very solid industry knowledge and a proactive approach.”
In Legal 500 USA, the firm garnered two prestigious Tier 1 rankings in Energy: Transactional and Energy: Litigation. Three partners, Steven Miles, Hugh Tucker, and Joshua Davidson, were named as “Leaders” for their work in the legal energy space amongst only ten people on the Leaders list.
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On December 29, 2016, the Obama administration imposed sanctions on eleven Russian individuals and entities in response to their alleged participation in cyber activities supporting Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
On January 19, 2017, the Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued final regulations (available here) on the scope of qualifying income under section 7704(d)(1)(E) of the Internal Revenue Code for master limited partnerships (MLPs) engaged in activities with respect to minerals or natural resources. The final regulations include significant changes to the proposed regulations that were issued on May 5, 2015.
On May 4, 2016 the Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) issued final and temporary regulations, Treasury Regulation § 301.7701-2T (the “Regulation”), to clarify the employment tax treatment of partners in a partnership that owns a disregarded entity.
Baker Botts, L.L.P., a leading international law firm, proudly announced that Catriona Hatton, Brussels partner and co-chair of the firm’s global Antitrust and Competition practice, is among the lawyers listed in Global Competition Review’s (GCR) Women in Antitrust 2016 as one of the top 100 women in antitrust globally.
After four years under the new post-grant proceedings enacted by the America Invents Act (AIA), the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court have begun issuing decisions that further shape the rules for inter partes review (IPR), covered business method review (CBM), and post-grant review. . Click here to read more on this matter from Associate, Stan Lewis.
Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, today announced its expansion at 101 California Street in response to increased demand for services amongst its clients. The new office expansion to premium office space allows for a number of enhancements to the Baker Botts offices and provides additional capacity for increased client service.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently issued three significant proposed rules for implementing key mandates under the 2016 federal Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform law.
In the Baker Botts IP Report, lawyers share their insight on the latest Intellectual Property topics.
Sanchez Energy Corporation announced today that it, and funds managed by Blackstone Energy Partners, has entered a strategic 50/50 partnership and together they have signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Anadarko Petroleum Corporation’s working interest in approximately 318,000 gross operated acres in the Western Eagle Ford for approximately $2.3 billion.
Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, announced today that it has published the second volume for 2016 of its semi-annual Baker Botts Arbitration Report.
Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, announced today that for the third consecutive year, the firm has been selected as a Law360 Energy Practice Group of the Year.
Baker Botts ranked Band 1 ranking in China: Energy & Natural Resources (International Firms), Band 3 in Asia-Pacific Region: Energy & Natural Resources, and Band 4 in China: Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded (International Firms) in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017.