Baker Botts LLP

Energy & Natural Resources Department

Russia
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What the team is known for Outstanding team with excellent expertise in oil and gas. Advises blue-chip Russian energy and natural resources players on their involvement in LNG projects. Advises on joint ventures relating to the exploration and production of hydrocarbons. Also assists domestic energy giants with significant cross-border M&A mandates.

Strengths Market commentators note the firm's superb reputation in the oil and gas industry.

Work highlights Advised Rosneft on the establishment of a joint venture together with GE to develop new digital solutions that would support Rosneft's operations in Russia.

Notable practitioners

Counsel Konstantin Litvinenko advises major domestic oil and gas companies on a wide range of transactional and corporate structuring mandates, including assisting with high-value cross-border M&A deals.

Managing partner Maxim Levinson is praised for his transactional strength within the sector. He assists international and domestic energy and natural resources companies with joint ventures and cross-border transactions.

Mikhail Semyonov acts for blue-chip domestic oil and gas giants on transactional and corporate mandates. Joint ventures and M&A deals are areas of particular experience. One satisfied source describes him as "an effective negotiator."