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Chambers USA Names Baker Botts ‘2009 Energy Projects Law Firm of the Year (Oil and Gas)’


NEW YORK, June 12, 2009 -- Chambers USA named Baker Botts L.L.P. the ‘2009 Energy Projects Law Firm of the Year (Oil and Gas)’ at its annual awards ceremony in New York City last night (June 11, 2009). Chambers USA officials presented the award to Partner Steven Miles during the event.

“The deep, broad practice of this firm offers counselors in a wide range of issues,” Chambers USA researchers wrote about the Firm’s Oil & Gas Section in the 2009 book distributed at the event. “Predominantly a developer’s firm, it attracts some of the biggest clients in the oil and gas sector. These include Brass LNG, which the team advised in connection with the $10 billion greenfield LNG liquefaction project in Nigeria.”

Other firms nominated for the recognition this year were Vinson & Elkins, Milbank Tweed, Pillsbury Winthrop, Steptoe & Johnson, Sullivan & Cromwell and White & Case.

The Firm’s work in the energy sector, specifically serving clients through its oil and gas and project development and finance sections, and the chairs of those sections David Asmus and Steven Miles, have been consistently highly-ranked in Chambers USA. Information about the Firm’s energy practice -- based in its Global Projects Department -- is available here.

In addition to the special recognition at the awards ceremony, Baker Botts continued to improve its position in Chambers USA. In the 2009 edition of the national survey/rankings book, the firm was recognized for excellence in providing legal services to its clients in 37 practice areas, up from 35 in 2008. Also, 95 firm lawyers were ranked in Chambers USA 2009, compared to 88 last year. Firm lawyers received acclaim in 112 ‘Leaders in Their Field’ categories, up from 101 in the 2008 publication.

To review complete results and read editorial comments by Chambers USA editors, please click here.

About Baker Botts L.L.P.
Baker Botts L.L.P., dating from 1840, is a leading international law firm with offices in Austin, Beijing, Dallas, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Moscow, New York, Palo Alto (California), Riyadh and Washington. With approximately 800 lawyers, Baker Botts provides a full range of legal services to international, national and regional clients. For more information, please visit

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