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Environment and Climate Change Law Specialist, Christopher Norton, Joins Baker Botts in London


LONDON, November 2, 2015 - Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, announced today that Christopher Norton, a lawyer specializing in Environment and Climate Change has joined the firm’s London office as Special Counsel.

Mr. Norton has extensive experience in advising clients on a broad range of environment, health and safety and climate change issues. He advises clients on minimizing and allocating environmental risks in major corporate, energy, real estate, infrastructure and finance-related transactions, including conducting due diligence activities, negotiating representations and indemnities, and arranging for biodiversity offsets.

He assists companies in navigating cross-border and country-specific regulatory and permitting requirements, including those addressing control of major accidents, management of chemicals (including REACH, RoHS and classification and labelling requirements) and waste management, transportation and producer responsibility issues such as proper handling of hazardous waste, waste electrical equipment and batteries.

Prior to joining Baker Botts, Mr. Norton was a Partner with Baker & McKenzie and more recently, Hogan Lovells.

“We are excited to welcome Christopher to Baker Botts. He brings a wealth of experience in environment, health and safety and climate change law. His addition to our firm significantly bolsters the international capabilities of our Environmental Practice,” said Steve Leifer, the Firmwide chair of Baker Botts’ Environmental Department.

“Chris is a well known and well regarded environmental lawyer and we are delighted that he will be joining our team,” said Mark Rowley, Partner-in-Charge of the London Office.


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