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Who’s Who Legal’s Competition 2017 Features Baker Botts Lawyers in Brussels and D.C.

BRUSSELS, May 24, 2017– Baker Botts L.L.P., an international law firm, is pleased to announce nine of the firm’s Antitrust and Competition lawyers are among the best in the Brussels and Washington, D.C. markets in Who’s Who Legal: Competition 2017, a survey of the world’s leading competition practitioners and determined through Global Competition Review’s independent research with clients and peers. 

WWL: Competition 2017 highlights Baker Botts’ Antitrust co-chairs John Taladay and Catriona Hatton as Leading Individuals in its annual overview of the international competition legal market. Ms. Hatton is cited in the survey as a “truly excellent” lawyer and “a standout practitioner at the firm,” noting she was part of the team representing Halliburton in its aborted US $28 billion merger with Baker Hughes. Mr. Taladay is analyzed as “a top legal mind but is still relatable”, say sources, while others are quick to comment on his “excellent antitrust instincts, particularly before the US agencies.” 

Most notably this year, Baker Botts Partners David Cardwell and Erik Koons are listed in the Future Leaders category, a first-ever feature of Who’s Who that encompasses the world’s leading competition experts 45 or under who are considered to be the future leaders of the international legal community. Mr. Cardwell is recommended for his “fantastic understanding of legal concepts” and his “ability to take on very complex issues”. 

Baker Botts lawyers listed in Who’s Who Legal: Competition 2017, include: 

Brussels, Belgium 
David Cardwell 
Catriona Hatton 
Paul Lugard 
Georg Berrisch 

Washington, D.C. 
Sean Boland 
Paul Cuomo 
Erik Koons 
James Rill 
John Taladay 

Who’s Who Legal lists exceptional attorneys and firms throughout an array of jurisdictions each year through its awards listings. Nominees are based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. 


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