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Baker Botts Adds Energy Transition Partner to London Corporate Practice


LONDON, April 03, 2023 – Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international technology, energy and life sciences law firm, announced today that Tomas Gärdfors has joined its London office as a partner in the Corporate Department.

Mr. Gärdfors is a debt finance specialist who focuses on energy, infrastructure, energy transition, and digital infrastructure. His practice includes European cross-border energy infrastructure transactions, including M&A and debt financings. He has deep experience in the renewables and energy transition space, where he advises clients in various jurisdictions across the UK, mainland Europe, the Nordics, Africa and Latin America.

“As our clients continue to invest in energy transition, Tomas’s expertise in renewable energy as well as the changing energy regulatory regimes will be invaluable,” commented Baker Botts Managing Partner John Martin.

“Tomas is a fantastic addition to our team. His broad-ranging experience across the energy transition and digital infrastructure sectors, including working on large renewables financings, ties in strongly with our client capabilities in London,” said Mark Rowley, Partner-in-Charge of London and the Middle East at Baker Botts.

Mr. Gärdfors has advised on renewable and energy transition financings in in the UK, the Nordics, Europe and Latin America. He has extensive knowledge of, and experience in, the Nordic region, in particular in Sweden, a market that is currently drawing increasing investment interest. His practice increasingly includes power-to-X, heat-to-X, synthetic fuels and battery storage.

“Baker Botts’ transactional work across the energy transition space and deep bench in energy and energy-tech provides great opportunities for my clients,” commented Mr. Gärdfors. “I am thrilled to be able to contribute to the firm’s growth in this area and look forward to helping clients take up the opportunities that the firm has to offer in the energy and digital infrastructure sectors.”

The appointment of Mr. Gärdfors, who joins Baker Botts from Norton Rose Fulbright in London, follows several other recent strategic hires in Baker Botts’ Corporate Department, including partners Neil Torpey in New York and Austin, Arman Kuyumjian in New York, Omar Iqbal in Riyadh, Jason Rabbitt-Tomita in Palo Alto and David Marshall in London.

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