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Baker Botts LLP

International Arbitration

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What the team is known for

Respected for its strong bench of bilingual and dual-qualified arbitration practitioners. Active across a range of jurisdictions, including Europe, Russia, Latin America and the Middle East. Experienced in ad hoc and institutional arbitrations, including those under ICC, AAA and LCIA rules, with particular expertise in the construction, energy, natural resources and telecoms sectors. Also acts for both states and corporations in investment treaty disputes. Well versed in disputes brought under the Energy Charter Treaty.

Strengths

Clients describe Baker Botts as "a firm that is very committed to the client."

Sources also note that it is "a highly successful law firm peopled with impressive experts in various fields of law."

Work highlights

Advised Samsung Engineering Company on an ICSID arbitration concerning Samsung's investment into a power-generating project in Saudi Arabia.

Notable practitioners

Alejandro Escobar is an esteemed arbitration practitioner with strong credentials in commercial and investment treaty disputes. He acts for clients in the energy, telecoms and engineering sectors as both counsel and arbitrator across various jurisdictions.
"On the treaty arbitration side, he is really experienced and he's knowledgeable. He's a really strong practitioner." "Alejandro Escobar is a brilliant lawyer and he is very knowledgeable about international law and case law."

Johannes Koepp is an experienced arbitration expert who brings strong international credentials to his practice. His client base spans the Middle East, Russia and Europe, and includes notable energy sector representatives. He acts as both counsel and arbitrator.
"He's a superbly clever lawyer. He is forensically thorough in his approach and he has very good judgement." "He is great to work with - he is a constructive thinker and his input has been invaluable." "He is very thoughtful in the way he presents things."

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International Arbitration

Baker Botts LLP

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Location

41 Lothbury,

London

Greater London

UK

EC2R 7HF

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

UK-wide

International Arbitration


Alejandro Escobar
Band 3
Johannes Koepp
Band 5