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Baker Botts L.L.P. Earns Top 3 Spot in International Energy Law


HOUSTON, June 12, 2013
-- Baker Botts’ global strength in the energy sector earned a top 3 ranking from this year’s International Who’s Who of Energy Lawyers, released today by Law Business Research (LBR). Three firm partners -- Antony Higginson, Sean Korney and Hugh Tucker -- were recognized in the publication’s Top 10 “Most Highly Regarded Individuals” for international energy lawyers; the most of any firm included in the individual listings.

Additionally, Baker Botts lawyers Hamish McArdle and Denmon Sigler provided one of only three articles to appear in the book -- Applying the U.S. Shale Experience to International Developments. The article covers recent and rapid developments in shale gas.

Who’s Who Legal also recognized the following lawyers for their work in the energy sector: James A. (Jamie) Baker IV (Washington), Jason Bennett (Moscow), James A. DeMent Jr. (Houston), Thomas J. Eastment (Washington), Antony Higginson (London), Thomas E. Holmberg (Washington), Hillary H. Holmes (Houston), Kevin D. Keenan (Houston), Bruce F. Kiely (Washington), Sean Korney (Dubai), Maxim F. Levinson (Moscow), Hamish McArdle (London), Steven R. Miles (Washington), Thomas J. Moore (Houston), Mark Rowley (London), Sofia Sattarova (Dubai), J. Denmon Sigler (Houston), Jennifer M. Smith (Houston), Hugh Tucker (Houston), Steven Wardlaw (London) and Russell Wilkinson (Hong Kong).

Who’s Who Legal lists only leading lawyers in each field based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

The complete posting of international energy lawyers by Who’s Who Legal is available here.

The article on shale gas by McArdle and Sigler is available here.

About Baker Botts L.L.P.
Baker Botts is an international law firm of approximately 700 lawyers practicing throughout a network of 14 offices around the globe. Based on our experience and knowledge of our clients’ industries, we are recognized as a leading firm in the energy, technology and life sciences sectors. Throughout our 173-year history, we have provided creative and effective legal solutions for our clients while demonstrating an unrelenting commitment to excellence. For more information, please visit