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Chambers: Baker Botts No. 1 in Oil & Gas/U.S.

Among Tops Globally in Projects & Energy, Arbitration

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Results released today for Chambers Global 2007 lists Baker Botts as No. 1 in Energy: Oil & Gas (transactional)/United States, and among the world’s leading law firms in Projects & Energy: North America (No. 3) and Arbitration/International (No. 4).

 Also, five lawyers from the firm were ranked No. 1 in their practice areas:

* David Asmus, Energy & Gas (Transactional)/United States;

* Evan R. Berlack, WTO/International Trade -- United States Export Controls & Economic Sanctions;

* Antony Higginson, Energy: Oil & Gas/United Kingdom;

* Mark Rowley, General Business Law -- Overseas Experts; and

* Irv Terrell, Litigation -- Trial Lawyers/United States.

 Commenting on Baker Botts’ expertise in the United States in the Oil & Gas area, Chambers researchers said: “The lawyers at this firm have deep sector specific knowledge; so much so, commentators acknowledge that the capabilities of its Houston team are ‘hard to match.’ In particular, it is renowned for the quality of its upstream oil and gas work, continuing its involvement in ‘cutting-edge’ LNG deals. Lawyers leverage ‘first-class’ experience to take advantage of the domestic upswing in the latter arena. The Washington, DC office is a key link in the firm’s global projects network, which spans Houston, London and Moscow. Clients enjoy the fact that the team, as a whole, ‘really offers the full package of services,’ injecting its lauded projects expertise with regulatory, transactional and financial capability.”

In the editorial review of Baker Botts’ strengths internationally in Projects & Energy: North America, Chambers researchers stated: “This Texas energy star is establishing itself as a major player in projects spanning the world. Impressed clients cite the practice’s ability to offer the ‘highest level of service’ in the oil and gas arena. Globally, the team works extensively with Middle Eastern energy entities, and clients speak highly of the ‘good support’ the team offers. The firm boasts decades of oil and gas expertise, and is an experienced and trusted adviser when it comes to LNG, pipelines, refineries and electric power.”

Reviewing the firm’s International Arbitration capabilities, Chambers researchers stated: “The eight-strong London team is ‘making a real push in the market,’ and is perceived as having been particularly successful through co-operating with the firm’s lawyers in Moscow. In accordance with the global operation’s overall strengths, it is well known for its quality oil and gas sector work, whereby members of the group are frequently involved in disputes under ICC and LCIA rules. The collegial group can call on the resources of the firm’s U.S. office network as required.”

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