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Four Baker Botts Practices Improve Rankings in 2017 Legal 500 UK


LONDON, October 17, 2017 - Baker Botts, L.L.P., a leading international law firm, announced today that in Legal 500 UK's 2017 edition, four of the firm's eight ranked practices in London improved rankings from last year.

The following categories saw a jump up from the 2016 rankings:

  • Corporate & Commercial: M&A: Mid-Market, £50m - £250m (Tier 3)
  • Corporate & Commercial: Venture Capital (Tier 4)
  • Finance: Emerging Markets (Tier 2)
  • Projects, Energy & Natural Resources: Oil and Gas (Tier 1)

In addition to these increases, Baker Botts earned a first time ranking for Projects, Energy & Natural Resources - Power (Tier 3).

The Projects, Energy & Natural Resources group was recognized in the book for “providing ‘excellent, always consistent advice from all angles,” while clients recognized the Corporate & Commercial Practice for delivering “very good, prompt service, excellent knowledge and holistic advice’ at ‘competitive rates.”

The firm also maintained three rankings:

  • Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration (Tier 4)
  • Dispute Resolution: Public International Law (Tier 3)
  • Technology, Media & Telecoms: Intellectual Property (Tier 5)

Legal 500 provided client feedback about the firm's Dispute Resolution Practice, stating that the team is, “very responsive and gives sensible, pragmatic advice,” as well as being “especially efficient, and having a very good record of positive results.”

Four firm lawyers were ranked by Legal 500 in their respective fields. Jay Alexander, Alex Escobar and Robin Mizrahi earned “Leading Lawyer” recognitions, and Rob Butler was named a “Next Generation Lawyer” for the first time.

Please click to view the complete Legal 500 UK 2017 results. These rankings can be viewed by selecting the appropriate country and practice area on the left side of the web page.


Baker Botts is an international law firm of approximately 725 lawyers practicing throughout a network of 14 offices around the globe. Based on our experience and knowledge of our clients' industries, we are recognized as a leading firm in the energy and technology sectors. Since 1840, we have provided creative and effective legal solutions for our clients while demonstrating an unrelenting commitment to excellence. For more information, please visit

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