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Complex Civil Litigator Chris Caulfield Joins Baker Botts L.L.P. in London Office

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LONDON, March 5, 2013 -- Chris Caulfield, a specialist in complex civil litigation and one of the UK’s leading export control lawyers, joined Baker Botts L.L.P. today as a partner in the firm’s London office.

Throughout his career, Mr. Caulfield has handled numerous complex civil disputes in both the English courts and international arbitration. Among his successes, Mr. Caulfield recently won a US$3 billion dispute for one of his clients. The vast majority of the matters that he handles contain a significant international element.

“Chris adds further breadth and depth to the UK portion of our highly-regarded litigation and international dispute resolution and arbitration practices,” said Baker Botts Managing Partner Andrew M. Baker. “His expertise in English court litigation further broadens our ability to service clients’ needs in this area.”

Mr. Caulfield’s export control practice focuses on advising clients in relation to the requirements of UK and EU law and the implementation of compliant systems and procedures. He also assists clients faced with investigations by national authorities.

“In addition to deepening our litigation practice, Chris’ knowledge and experience in the field of export controls will be an invaluable addition to the firm and establish Baker Botts as one of the go to firms for export control advice in the UK,” said Jay Alexander, who leads the firm’s litigation practice in the UK. “By combining Chris’ practice with our already leading export controls capabilities in the U.S., Baker Botts will be one of the few firms in the world capable of providing coordinated guidance in this high risk area of international trade.”

Prior to joining Baker Botts, Mr. Caulfield was a partner at Squire Sanders. He has significant experience in the field of mediation and is a Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) accredited mediator. Mr. Caulfield was educated at Cambridge University, where he was awarded a First in law.

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