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Baker Botts’ Top-Ranked Antitrust Group Represents Arch Coal in Landmark Joint Venture with Peabody Energy


WASHINGTON D.C., June 19, 2019 – Baker Botts LLP, an international law firm, today announced that it is representing Arch Coal (NYSE: ARCH) for antitrust clearances in its proposed joint venture with Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU). The two companies today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to combine the companies’ Powder River Basin and Colorado assets in a highly synergistic joint venture aimed at improving the competitiveness of coal against natural gas and other fuels and creating substantial value for customers and shareholders. Arch’s press release can be found here.

The Baker Botts team is comprised of partners Steve Weissman, Michael Perry, and Tom Fina, assisted by Counsel David Cardwell and associates Matthew Adler, Jarad Daniels, and Steve Pet. All are located in the Washington, D.C. office, except for Brussels-based Cardwell. Mr. Weissman previously served as Deputy Director for the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition (2013-2015), and Mr. Perry served as Counsel to the Bureau Director (2014-2016).

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