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International Energy & Infrastructure Lawyer Joins Baker Botts London

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LONDON, January 9, 2017 - Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, announced today that James Douglass, who specializes in the development and financing of energy and infrastructure projects, has joined the firm’s London office as a partner. 

“James is an exciting addition to our Global Projects team and brings a wealth of legal expertise to our London office, including an exceptional knowledge of Asia. His appointment demonstrates our commitment to recruiting highly skilled lawyers and will help us to further strengthen our international capabilities,” said Andrew M. Baker, Managing Partner of Baker Botts. 

“James has excellent energy and infrastructure experience and I am delighted to welcome him. Working alongside our market leading team, he will play a key role in advising our energy and infrastructure clients on a wide range of international projects. The addition of James further highlights our dedication to hiring the best legal talent available in London and providing first class service for our clients on complex international projects and transactional work,” said Mark Rowley, Partner-in-Charge of the firm’s London office. 

Mr. Douglass has over 24 years of experience and has been involved in ground breaking projects across the power, oil and gas, and infrastructure sectors. 

"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. 

Mr. Douglass obtained a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Queensland, Australia, and is qualified to practice in Queensland, England & Wales, and Hong Kong. 


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