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Noted Project Finance Lawyer Joins Baker Botts

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WASHINGTON, February 13, 2017 - Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, today announced that Mark R. Spivak has joined the firm’s Global Projects Practice. Mr. Spivak is  based in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office.

 Prior to joining Baker Botts, Mr. Spivak was the Co-Chair of the Project Development and Finance Practice at Vinson & Elkins.
“Mark is an outstanding lawyer and we are thrilled that he will be joining our Global Projects Practice. Baker Botts is recognized as one of the leading global energy law firms and Mark’s background and experience, especially involving projects in developing nations, will be invaluable for our clients,” said Andrew M. Baker, Managing Partner of Baker Botts.
“I am excited to be joining Baker Botts. They have demonstrated a strong commitment to an energy projects practice, and I am looking forward to working with their impressive team,” commented Mr. Spivak.
Mr. Spivak’s practice is focused on project development, project finance, and related transactions, including public-private partnerships and advising clients in the investment, acquisition and restructuring of domestic and international projects in the power generation, renewables, electric transmission, oil and gas and transportation sectors. He has particular expertise in representing sponsors in the development and financing of major energy infrastructure projects involving development funding institutions and export credit agencies.
Mr. Spivak received his BA from Muhlenberg College and his JD from Georgetown University Law Center, where he served as Editor of The Tax Lawyer.
The lawyers in Baker Botts’ award winning Global Projects Practice have significant experience working with clients in the upstream, midstream and downstream markets in virtually all forms of energy including oil, natural gas, coal and renewables, including solar, hydro and wind. The Global Projects Practice size, sophistication and experience have earned it a “reputation as an energy powerhouse,” according to Chambers USA. The Practice has a global focus having advised on matters in more than 120 countries.

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