Banking & Finance Industry

Baker Botts understands the banking and finance industry and the issues encountered in complex finance transactions. As one source notes in the 2010 Chambers U.S.A. survey, our banking and finance lawyers present “a sophisticated practice that provides the same high quality work as other firms, but often at three-quarters of the price due to its efficiency.”

Many of our deals have earned global awards, including representing the issuer in the 2009 “North American Oil & Gas Deal of the Year” according to Project Finance; representing a lender in a transaction named the 2009 financing “Deal of the Year” by The Deal; advising the lender in the 2009 “Latin American Refinancing Deal of the Year” named by Project Finance; and acting as purchaser’s counsel in a deal designated as 2006 “Financing of the Year” by Oil and Gas Investor.

Our banking and finance lawyers represent financial borrowers, corporate institutions, securities issuers, derivatives end-users and other users of capital, intermediaries and other participants in a wide variety of derivatives, financing transactions and financial restructurings. These lawyers are experienced in bank financings, private placements, mezzanine financings, asset-based lending, equipment leasing, securitizations and structured financings and financial institution regulation.

In this time of fundamental change in financial derivatives markets, our lawyers participate in the development of commentary to regulatory agencies, and in the work of various Bar and industry-based groups that are influential in addressing the issues presented under the new regime.

We have a deep understanding of the industries we serve and that knowledge provides us with the ability to deliver better solutions.