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Baker Botts’ Energy Practice Tops M&A League Tables for First Half of 2020


HOUSTON, July 31, 2020 - Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international energy and technology law firm, announced today that the firm was ranked No. 1 in U.S. energy M&A deals by Mergermarket for the first half of 2020. This ranking encompasses all areas of Baker Botts’ expansive energy practice, including renewables, conventional power, utilities, oil & gas and LNG.

Based on Mergermarket’s league table criteria, Baker Botts advised on more deals than any other law firm in the first half of this year, a total of 14 energy deals worth $2.6 billion.

The firm handled several marquee energy M&A transactions, advising clients such as CenterPoint Energy, Riverstone Holdings, CNX Midstream Partners, Kimbell Royalty Partners and Delek Holdings, among others.

Baker Botts is off to a fast start for Q3 as well, having represented NRG Energy, Inc. in its acquisition of Direct Energy for $3.625 billion.

Baker Botts’ energy lawyers are actively advising clients in the conventional power, renewables, hydrogen and other energy transition sectors, together with its traditional clients in the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas and LNG spaces.

Baker Botts is an international law firm whose lawyers practice 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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