Baker Botts LLP

Projects & Energy Department

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What the team is known for Well-regarded US firm with a strong track record in energy and natural resources. Demonstrates impressive capability regarding oil and gas matters, handling project structuring, block acquisitions, production sharing and farmouts, as well as M&A. Also instructed on power projects, including gas-fired plants and hydropower stations. Advises sponsors and developers on such issues as IPP programmes and financing and has notable expertise in Egypt and Sub-Saharan Africa. Represents an impressive array of global and regional oil companies.

Strengths Sources appreciate the team's client service: "They take the time to listen to the client and provide what the client wants. They understand the role of in-house legal counsel and aid them as much as possible. The way that they handle the client - continuously following up - is very good too."

Other interviewees state: "Baker Botts has real strength in oil and gas," highlighting its involvement in a number of first-in-country deals.

Work highlights Continued to advise Quantum Power on the structuring and development of the Tema LNG floating terminal project in Ghana, including handling commercial and financing aspects.

Notable practitioners

Key contacts include Hamish McArdle and James Douglass, both of whom are based in the London office.