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Who’s Who Legal Awards Names Baker Botts Global Oil & Gas Law Firm for Third Year in a Row

HOUSTON, April 26, 2007 -- Who’s Who Legal Awards has named Baker Botts L.L.P. Global Oil & Gas Law Firm of the Year 2007. This is the third consecutive time the firm has been recognized in this category, having won the award every year since its inception in 2005.

Who’s Who Legal used thousands of nominations it received from clients and private practice professionals to pick out the pre-eminent lawyer and firm in 27 practice areas. The winners were announced in The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers 2007, which was released this month.

Editor in chief Callum Campbell said: “It is an outstanding achievement to win the Oil & Gas Law Firm of the Year Award for a third consecutive time. Baker Botts’ continuing success demonstrates its consistent and unparalleled level of individual and collective talent in this field. We have no hesitation in declaring Baker Botts the world’s leading firm for Oil & Gas expertise.”

David Asmus, head of the Firm’s Oil & Gas Section, said: “This recognition for the third consecutive year from Who’s Who Legal is an honor for the Firm and confirms our emphasis on providing the best possible client service.”

Eight lawyers from the Firm in four countries will be included in the publications’ oil and gas chapter. They are:

David Asmus, Houston
Thomas J. Eastment, Washington D.C.
Christine Ferguson, London
George F. Goolsby, Houston
Antony Higginson, London
Bruce F. Kiely, Washington D.C.
Jay Kolb, Houston
David Renton, Hong Kong

To read the International Who’s Who Legal Awards news release on Baker Botts, please click here.

About Baker Botts L.L.P.
Baker Botts L.L.P., founded in 1840, is a leading international law firm with offices in Austin, Beijing, Dallas, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Moscow, New York, Riyadh and Washington. With approximately 750 lawyers, Baker Botts provides a full range of legal services to regional, national and international clients.  For more information, please visit

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