LONDON, October 10, 2014 -- Baker Botts, a leading global energy and technology law firm announced today that in the current edition of Legal 500 UK, the firm receives high rankings for work in the Corporate & Commercial; Dispute Resolution; Finance; Projects, Energy & Natural Resources; and Technology, Media & Telecoms categories.
This year, Baker Botts saw a significant increase in five practice areas including: International Arbitration (Tier 4 from Tier 5); M&A: Lower Mid-Market, £50m - £250m (Tier 4 from Tier 5); Oil and Gas (Tier 2 from Tier 3); Public International Law (Tier 2 from Tier 3); and a sizable leap in Emerging Markets (Tier 3 from Tier 5).
Legal 500 UK editors noted that Baker Botts’ Projects, Energy and Natural Resources practice has “incredible sector knowledge’” and an “outstanding team.”
Additionally, the firm remained ranked in the following practice areas: Intellectual Property (Tier 5) and Venture Capital (Tier 6).
Legal 500 UK also ranked two firm lawyers as “Leading Individuals.” Alex Escobar was recognized in Public International Law, with client comments stating he is “’responsive and knowledgeable.” Similarly, Jay Alexander was chosen in International Arbitration, with client comments noting his ‘superb experience” in his general practice area work.
“We are very proud of this year’s rankings, which speaks to our expertise in the market,” said Andrew Baker, Managing Partner of Baker Botts. “This recognition again highlights our firm’s experience and commitment to our clients across the global,” added Mr. Baker.
To view the complete Legal 500 UK 2014 results, please click here. These rankings can be viewed by selecting the appropriate country and practice area on the left side of the web page.
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About Baker Botts L.L.P.
Baker Botts is an international law firm of approximately 700 lawyers practicing throughout a network of 15 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. Throughout our 174-year history, we have provided creative and effective legal solutions for our clients while demonstrating an unrelenting commitment to excellence. For more information, please visit BakerBotts.com.