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Baker Botts No. 1 in S&P Global Market Intelligence’s 2021 Utilities M&A Rankings


HOUSTON, January 13, 2022 - Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, announced today that the firm shared the top spot in S&P Global Market Intelligence’s 2021 ranking of legal advisors in utilities M&A, based on the number of transactions.

Based on S&P Global Market Intelligence’s league tables, Baker Botts advised on deals in 2021 with a combined value of more than $2.2 billion. These deals include, among others, advising:

  • The AES Corporation in its acquisition of Community Energy Solar, LLC;
  • EnLink Midstream, LLC in its $75 million acquisition of Amarillo Rattler, LLC; and
  • CenterPoint Energy in the $2.15 billion sale of its Arkansas and Oklahoma gas distribution assets to Summit Utilities, Inc.

“Baker Botts is proud to regularly advise on some of the most high-profile and transformative transactions in the utilities space and the energy industry as a whole,” said Managing Partner John Martin. “Given our long history in the power and gas sectors, we are uniquely positioned to guide our clients through the many opportunities and challenges of the energy transition.”

These rankings reinforce our long-standing reputation as a go-to law firm for the energy industry across all subsectors.

Baker Botts’ Corporate and Global Projects practices advise clients on the development and financing of upstream oil and gas, LNG, pipeline, petrochemical, refinery, hydrogen, electric power and renewable energy projects, as well as in the acquisition and divestiture of such projects.

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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