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Baker Botts Welcomes Prominent M&A and Private Equity Partner to New York Office


NEW YORK, October 31, 2022 – Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international energy, technology and life sciences law firm, announced today that Arman Kuyumjian has joined its Corporate Department in its New York office as a partner and Co-Head of the firm’s Cross-Border M&A Practice.

Kuyumjian has a broad-based cross-border mergers and acquisitions and private equity practice that spans across multiple industries, including life sciences, technology, energy, real estate, hospitality, asset management and the transportation sectors. His areas of expertise cover public, private and distressed M&A, as well as other strategic arrangements and governance matters for clients around the world.

He joins from Holland & Knight LLP in New York City, where he was a partner in the Corporate, M&A and Securities Practice Group.

“We are excited to welcome Arman to the firm,” said Baker Botts Managing Partner, John Martin. “Given his solid track record and deep client relationships in key industries, he will be instrumental in further bolstering our robust Corporate Department, particularly in M&A and private equity matters globally.”

“Arman is an ideal fit for us,” said Samantha Crispin, Firmwide Chair of Baker Botts’ Corporate Department. “His experience aligns perfectly with the technology and private equity strategic priorities of our Corporate Department. His arrival will allow us to continue focusing on the growth of our New York office while helping us leverage our client relationships globally.”

“I am thrilled to join Baker Botts’ Corporate Department,” Kuyumjian said. “I appreciate the firm’s collaborative culture and its reputation as a key dealmaker in important transactions for our clients. I am excited to play a key role in further differentiating the firm’s M&A and private equity practices.”

Kuyumjian earned his LL.B. from the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University.

His arrival follows several other recent strategic hires in Baker Botts’ Corporate Department, including partners Omar Iqbal in Riyadh, Jason Rabbitt-Tomita in Palo Alto and David Marshall in London.

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