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Five Out of Six Years: Baker Botts L.L.P. Named Oil & Gas Law Firm of the Year


HOUSTON, August 4, 2010 -- For the fifth time in six years, Baker Botts L.L.P. has been named the leading International Oil & Gas Law Firm of the Year by Who’s Who Legal. In addition to the current recognition from this publication, the firm earned the same honor in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009.

Who’s Who Legal Editor-in-Chief Callum Campbell said, “To win the Who’s Who Legal Law Firm of the Year Award for Oil & Gas once again demonstrates Baker Botts’ pre-eminent standing in the market. The high esteem in which the firm is held is reflected by the exceptional levels of positive feedback its lawyers received from our sources in a range of countries worldwide.”

The awards are based on a number of factors, including the feedback received in the ongoing research process, past performance in the research and the overall aggregate number of weighted votes cast in their favor. The winners were announced in The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers 2010, which was published this month.

Baker Botts showed strength in the most recent compendium edition increasing the number of lawyers recognized from 32 in 2009 to 41 in the latest publication. Practice areas that improved were Trademarks, Aviation, Business Crime, Commercial Litigation, Franchise, Life Sciences and M&A.

In a separate Who’s Who Legal publication, The International Who’s Who of Environmental Lawyers, the firm’s presence increased from two lawyers in the 2009 edition to nine lawyers from the department being recognized this year.

More information about the firm’s recognition is available here.

About Baker Botts L.L.P.
Baker Botts L.L.P., dating from 1840, is a leading international law firm with offices in Abu Dhabi, Austin, Beijing, Dallas, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Moscow, New York, Palo Alto, Riyadh and Washington. With approximately 750 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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