Corporate

Baker Botts lawyers handle a full range of corporate, securities and financing matters, including mergers and acquisitions (M&A), public and private securities offerings and institutional and other specialized financings. Our corporate group is recognized for its depth of experience, and several of our corporate lawyers have served as general counsel and in-house counsel at publicly traded companies.

As a result of the firm's long-standing position as principal legal counsel to many companies in the energy sector, Baker Botts has played a major role in the restructuring of various parts of that segment of American business. In addition to energy transactions in regions throughout the world, the firm represents numerous technology and media clients in some of the industry's most important and transformative transactions.

The firm's Corporate lawyers handle a full range of corporate, securities and financing matters, including public offerings and private placements of equity and debt for both issuers and underwriters or placement agents. Our Corporate lawyers work with our clients to assist in the design of new securities.

We represent companies of all sizes, and have been especially active in the energy, energy services, energy transportation, telecommunications, media and computer (hardware and software) service industries in recent years. Additionally, we have deep experience in representing industry leaders in complex outsourcing and technology transactions. We also handle a variety of international business transactions on behalf of many domestic and international clients.

Our lawyers also have extensive experience in private equity and venture capital fund transactions and specialized financings in both domestic and international contexts. In addition, we work on complex business restructurings, both in and outside of court-supervised bankruptcy proceedings.

In addition, we regularly represent special committees of the boards of publicly held companies and, together with our trial lawyers, conduct a broad range of internal investigations, including those relating to compliance with the federal securities laws enforced by the Securities and Exchange Commission. We are also experienced in counseling senior executives, boards of directors and their committees in corporate governance matters, including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

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The Once and Future MLP

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Panel Presentation at the MLP & Energy Conference, Master Limited Partnership Association

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SNL Financial's 29th Annual Power and Gas M&A Symposium

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2020 Virtual M&A Primer

On December 1, 3, 8 and 10 at 11:00a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CT, Baker Botts is hosting the Virtual M&A Primer, presented by the Baker Botts Corporate group across various offices.

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The MLP Dropdown Process After El Paso

Baker Botts partners Josh Davidson, David Sterling, and A.J. Ericksen, discussed the important process takeaways for MLP dropdowns following the April 2015 El Paso decision of the Delaware Court of Chancery.

Flight to Freedom 3.0

Baker Botts lawyers in a joint presentation with Neil Joseph of Stack Lighting, addressing issues involved in technologies related to the Internet of Things, including loT use cases, interoperability and data privacy.

Chambers Diversity Seminar USA 2016

Baker Botts hosted an afternoon Ethics CLE seminar on June 16, in conjunction with Chambers Diversity at the Yale Club’s Grand Ballroom, entitled, “ Achieving Your Diversity & Inclusion Goals: Looking to New Areas of Focus.”

Flight 2 Freedom Summit 4.0

Baker Botts joins Blossom Wealth Management as a featured sponsor of the 4th annual Flight 2 Freedom Summit.

Baker Botts Corporate Series: SEC Regulation FD

Baker Botts lawyers Neel Lemon and Jon Platt present an overview of SEC Regulation FD governing selective disclosure of material non-public information.

Ecosummit London

Baker Botts Corporate Partner Neil Foster will be a panellist this year at Ecosummitt London, serving on a panel entitled 'Fueling the cooperation between startups and corporates with open innovation and corporate venturing'

Baker Botts Corporate Series: Section 16 Reporting and Liability 

Baker Botts partners Hillary Holmes and Tom O'Brien present an overview of Section 16 reporting and liability. The overview will include a discussion of Section 16(a) reporting requirements, liability under Section 16(b) for short-swing trading profits, traps the unwary, recent enforcement and litigation developments, and practical tips.

Debtwire Distressed Energy Forum

Debtwire will be hosting its highly anticipated Distressed Energy Forum in Houston on Wednesday, November 2, 2016.

2016 Reverb Conference

The inaugural Reverb Conference, hosted by Colorado Innovation Network and Sound Ventures (a Liberty company), is a conference organized to foster connections between national tech startup firms and government.

Baker Botts California MCLE Event

With the January MCLE compliance deadline rapidly approaching, please join Baker Botts for a day of hard-to-get MCLE credits on various issues including elimination of bias, competence/substance abuse, and legal ethics.

MLP Qualifying Income Regulations

On February 22nd, Baker Botts tax lawyers Michael Bresson, Stephen Marcus, Chuck Campbell and Jared Meier  discussed new regulations and the implications for the MLP industry.

Cybersecurity - Is Your Company Prepared?

The proposed interactive workshop will be presented by Baker Botts partner Abdullah Mutawi who leads the firm's Middle East technology and cyber security practice. The workshop will equip you with valuable, practical, and legal knowledge and will cover various topics.

Global Corporate Venturing Symposium

Now in its seventh year, the GCV Symposium is the leading event for global corporate venturing professionals, and has experienced exponential growth, attracting an enviable list of speakers and international senior delegates.

Cyber Security and the looming impact of GDPR

Widely publicized cyber-attacks are becoming an almost daily occurrence and represent a whole new world of risk for companies. Attacks of this nature can have significant financial and reputational implications, not to mention the widespread corporate disruption they can cause.

ACC NYC’s In-House Toolkit

On June 15, Baker Botts is pleased to host a 50-minute interactive panel on “Ethical Considerations In Business Transactions”.

Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation

Baker Botts is proud to support and sponsor the Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation’s inaugural fundraising event on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Baker Botts M&A Tool Kit Series

This school is for in-house legal, corporate, investment banking and private equity professionals. It will provide participants with a thorough understanding of the M&A process and agreements associated with M&A transactions.

7th Oilfield Services Law Conference

The conference is presented by Institute for Energy Law (IEL) of The Center for American and International Law, an organization that provides educational and professional opportunities for lawyers and other professionals in the energy industry.

Global Corporate Venturing

Global Corporate Venturing (GCV) convened its first energy corporate venturing conference in Houston, at which Neil chaired the ten pitches by energy technology companies.

Privcap's Game Change: Energy 2017 Conference 

Now in its fourth year, Privcap’s Game Change: Energy 2017 Conference will once again bring together senior private equity executives, institutional investors and a range of experts from government and industry.

What does Blockchain Mean for the Energy Market?

Baker Botts in partnership with NovAzure hosted an innovative an evening event  to discuss what blockchain means for energy players and what the opportunities are in a disrupted energy market. 

Board of Directors Forum

We will discuss the hot topics and challenges confronting directors across industries in 2018 and offer up best practices for facing these challenges.

Fearless Entrepreneurs: Unstoppable & Extraordinary

The Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Kellogg School of Management and Northwestern Alumni Association will host “Fearless Entrepreneurs: Unstoppable & Extraordinary,” at Northwestern University’s San Francisco Office on March 8, at 6pm PT.

Baker Botts' Sponsored Dialogue with the FBI

On May 19th, Baker Botts Partners Yan Zhang, Jonathan Shapiro and Kaylee Yang will be moderating an interactive discussion on trade secrets, industrial espionage and export controls.

MLP Annual Investor Conference

Baker Botts is a sponsor of the Master Limited Partnership Association's (MLPA) 2018 MLP & Energy Infrastructure Conference.

Marketplace Risk Management Conference

Join Amy Conway-Hatcher and Cynthia Cole on May 22 at the Marketplace Risk Management Conference to discuss topics most relevant for web and mobile marketplace technology companies in the sharing, on-demand, gig, peer-to-peer and collaborative economy.

Global Corporate Venturing

Baker Botts is a sponsor of the 2018 Global Corporate Venturing Symposium in London, on 22-23 May, 2018.

Innovation Showcase 2018

Join us for our roundtable panel "Exit Here: M&A, Private Equity, or IPO?"

31st Annual University of Texas Technology Law Conference

On May 24-25th, Austin Corporate Partner and local department chair, Jordan Herman, will discuss Key Considerations in the Acquisition of Private Technology Companies and San Francisco Corporate Partner, Samuel Dibble, will discuss Distributed Ledger Technology at the University of Texas 31st Annual Technology Law Conference. 

TechGCx Private Lunch and CLE

On July 25th, Baker Botts sponsored the TechGCx Private Lunch + CLE and presented an interactive discussion on “Maximizing Impact In-house.”

TechGCx Private Dinner and CLE

On July 25th, Baker Botts sponsored the TechGC Private Dinner + CLE and presented an interactive discussion on “Competitive IP Disputes for Market Share.”

Startup Law 101: Washington DC

Startup Law 101 is a free workshop for female entrepreneurs that will be held at Google’s DC office. 

Venture Houston

Baker Botts is sponsoring the Venture Houston Conference on November 8-9 in Houston.

JP Morgan Healthcare Conference Reception

Baker Botts will be hosting a private reception at the JW Marriott located in San Francisco Union Square on Tuesday January 8, 2019.

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SXSW 2019

Baker Botts is hosting an immersive panel discussion and emerging company showcase focusing on Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things.

Global Corporate Venturing

Baker Botts is proud to be a sponsor of the 2019 Global Corporate Venturing Symposium in London, being held on 22nd and 23rd May, 2019. The symposium joins business leaders from the corporate venturing and wider high growth business ecosystem together for the two day GCV Symposium covering innovation and strategy.

2019 Houston M&A School

Let us help you train your M&A professionals! This school is for in-house legal, corporate, investment banking and private equity professionals. It will provide participants with a thorough understanding of the M&A process and agreements associated with M&A transactions. Invited organizations will have the exclusive opportunity to enroll their professionals, free of charge.

Baker Botts' 3rd Annual Cleantech Pitch Event

Baker Botts in partnership with NovAzure Consulting, is delighted to invite you to our 3rd annual Cleantech and Renewables pitch event on Tuesday 15 October 2019 at our London office.

Radical Futures & AI Quantum Discussion

Baker Botts is delighted to host a discussion on Radical Futures, AI & Quantum, organized by Zee West from The Future Crowd/We are Fintech.

2020 Houston Board of Directors Forum

The third annual Houston Board of Directors Forum is a half day event that will address hot topics and critical issues affecting Boards and Corporate Directors in 2020.

Baker Botts' Fourth Annual Health Technology Pitch Event 

Baker Botts (UK) LLP, in association with the Digital Health & Care Alliance and Ascendant Corporate Finance, will host its fourth annual Health Technology pitch event on Wednesday 5 February 2020 at the London Baker Botts office.

Kayo Women's Virtual Energy Summit

Baker Botts is a proud supporter of the 2020 Kayo Women's Virtual Energy Summit September 8-11.