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Baker Botts Again Recognized on Global Competition Review Annual Awards Shortlist

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WASHINGTON, D.C., February 14, 2017 - Baker Botts, L.L.P., a international law firm, is pleased to announce it again has been nominated as a finalist for a Global Competition Review (GCR) 2017 Award in three separate categories. The firm is among a select group of firms shortlisted for the annual recognitions.

Baker Botts is a finalist in the following GCR Award categories:

  • Litigation of the Year: Non-Cartel Defence - Creative, strategic and innovative litigation on behalf of a defendant in a non-cartel private action. Baker Botts’ nomination is for its work in SawStop v Black & Decker et al., in which Baker Botts represented multiple defendants.
  • Behavioral Matter of the Year for the Americas: Creative, strategic and innovative work carried out in a non-merger matter before an enforcer in the Americas. Baker Botts is shortlisted for Trial victory for NASDAQ OMX and NYSE Arca at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which Baker Botts represented NYSE Arca.
  • Matter of the Year: Merger control, cartel, unilateral conduct, litigation or any other competition matter worldwide. Creative, strategic and innovative work by teams of in-house and external lawyers and economists. Baker Botts was named a finalist for its work for Boehringer in the Boehringer Ingelheim/Sanofi asset swap transaction.

Award nominations are based on GCR readers’ input on the cases, law firms, lawyers, economists and enforcers they believe excelled in 2016. Voting is open here until midnight EST on February 24, 2017.

The winners will be announced at the GCR 7th Annual Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in Washington, DC.

Baker Botts antitrust lawyers and commercial litigators are globally recognized for taking on and winning high-stakes competition challenges around the world. They represent many of the world’s leading companies in mergers and acquisitions, complex civil antitrust litigation, international cartel matters and other investigations and proceedings by U.S., European and other international regulatory agencies.


Baker Botts is an international law firm of approximately 650 lawyers practicing throughout a network of 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. Since 1840, we have provided creative and effective legal solutions for our clients while demonstrating an unrelenting commitment to excellence. For more information, please visit

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