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Maxim Levinson Named Partner in Charge of Baker Botts’ Moscow Office

Corporate Partner to Manage Firm’s Operations in Russia


MOSCOW, May 29, 2012 -- Maxim Levinson has been named Partner in Charge of the Moscow office of Baker Botts L.L.P., effective July 1 of this year.

“Maxim has extensive experience in the oil and gas, power and financial sectors with an exceptional reputation in the Russian market,” said Baker Botts’ Managing Partner Andrew M. Baker. “His appointment aligns perfectly with our strategic vision for Moscow.”

Levinson concentrates on mergers, acquisitions and corporate restructurings. He also has broad experience in structuring, drafting and negotiating international financing transactions, including acquisition and project finance transactions and financings guaranteed by export credit agencies. He has advised on matters for clients such as Gazprombank, Novatek, SUEK, EBRD and IFC.

Levinson joined Baker Botts in 2008 as a corporate partner. He will succeed Steve Wardlaw as Partner in Charge, who will divide his time between the Moscow and London offices, working on European and Central Asian energy matters.

“I am proud of the Firm’s success in Russia to date and will continue to expand this office and the services that we can offer to clients, both new and existing,” Levinson said.

The Moscow office opened in 1993. Since then, the office has grown to nearly 30 lawyers that provide a complete range of legal services to energy industry clients as well as aviation, banking, corporate, finance, technology, consumer products, mining, power and real estate companies. Moscow lawyers have been recognized by leading third party sources such as Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Legal 500 EMEA and Who’s Who Legal.

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