Baker Botts LLP

International Arbitration Department

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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 Sources say this is "a well-managed, well-structured and highly successful law firm."

"They do an exceptional job. They're very detailed and good with clients," reports a commentator.

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.
"He knows more about arbitration than anyone and has deep subject knowledge."

Jay Alexander
has a highly regarded commercial arbitration practice, acting for clients in the construction, engineering, and oil and gas sectors. His experience includes multibillion-dollar claims brought under ICC and AAA rules, as well as investor-state disputes.
"He is candid, intelligent, thorough and well versed in arbitration. His calm, organised and very penetrating style of writing and oral presentation ensures that no necessary detail is left out – an art that best expresses the amazing depth and size of his memory."

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.
"Johannes has a very strong energy disputes practice. He is understated but effective." "He is thorough and shows good strategic thinking."