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Baker Botts Hires New Projects Partner in Dubai

DUBAI, June 22, 2023 – Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international energy, technology and life sciences law firm, announced today that Shane Wilson has joined its Dubai office as a partner in the Global Projects Department.

Mr. Wilson has been based in Dubai for over 16 years and advises clients on projects and transactions across the Middle East, Africa and globally. He specializes in the development and financing of energy and infrastructure projects, including power, water, waste, oil and gas, infrastructure, and transportation. 

“The admission of Shane bolsters our on-the-ground projects capabilities in the Middle East and gives us a more diversified practice in the region,” commented Baker Botts Managing Partner John Martin.

Mr. Wilson has advised lenders, governments, project sponsors and project companies in relation to a wide range of projects in various jurisdictions, including projects in the energy, utilities, oil and gas, infrastructure and metals sectors. He advises on all project development aspects and project financings, including advising sponsors and Islamic financiers on projects that have been financed in a Shari’ah-compliant way.

“Shane has extensive regional experience, and the combination of his experience and our platform will help grow our projects practice in the Middle East,” said Mark Rowley, Partner-in-Charge of London and the Middle East at Baker Botts.

“I am delighted to have joined Baker Botts, a premier global energy law firm that plays strongly with my practice. I am very excited to not only help strengthen our growing Dubai practice but to also expand our Riyadh client offering,” commented Mr. Wilson.

Mr. Wilson joins Baker Botts from Squire Patton Boggs in Dubai.

The Energy practice at Baker Botts comprises lawyers skilled in various complementary practices that offer clients the range of legal skills and experience needed for sophisticated and complex energy and infrastructure projects and transactions around the world. Even in the midst of rapid changes that have pushed energy companies to adapt to new priorities for decarbonization and electrification and heightened focus on ESG, Baker Botts remains the preeminent energy law firm, advising clients globally across the energy value chain.

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