Steven Miles serves as Baker Botts’ Energy Sector Chair and heads the 50+ lawyer LNG Practice. His practice focuses on the energy sector in the United States and internationally, particularly in the liquefied natural gas (LNG), natural gas, electric power and renewable energy industries.
Mr. Miles has worked on over 100 major LNG transactions worldwide, including having assisted clients in launching such leading-edge projects as the first new LNG export project in North America in 40 years (Cheniere's Sabine Pass LNG project), the first LNG project in South America, the first LNG project to commit to export LNG to the West Coast of North America, one of the first floating regasification terminals and the first LNG imports into new terminals in Brazil, China, India, the E.U., the U.S. and several other countries. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), as well as Co-Chair of the 200 member AIPN LNG Committee, which recently published a Model LNG Master Sales Agreement for use by the LNG industry. He has also served as a member of the Program Committee for LNG 19,18, and 17 (the triennial LNG conferences held in Shanghai in 2019, Perth in 2016, and Houston in 2013), and as a member of the Advisory Board for Energy Law 360.
Mr. Miles is ranked as one of the leading professionals in his field by Chambers USA's Guide to America's Leading Business Lawyers, 2005-2017 and Chambers Global, 2010-2018(Band 1, LNG), Guide to the World's Leading Energy & Natural Resource Lawyers, Who's Who Legal (Law Business Research Ltd), 2010-2015 (for Energy and for Project Finance) and 2016 (for Leading Practitioner), The Legal 500 U.S. (2013-2017), and The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward White, Inc.), 2007-2017, The Best Lawyers in America - Oil and Gas Law, 2016; Banking, Finance and Transactional Expert Guide 2016; Euromoney's Expert Guides - Energy and Environment 2017-2018 and he has also been recognized in PLC Which Lawyer?, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) and PLC Cross-Border Finance Handbook. The Finance Monthly Global Awards 2017 awarded him Energy Lawyer of the Year, USA, and he has been selected ten times (2007-2017) as one of the leading project finance lawyers worldwide by Expert Guide: Project Finance.