Baker Botts LLP

Projects Department

USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for Highly regarded for its deep roots advising clients involved in the oil and gas industries. Represents developers and producers on major downstream assets ranging from LNG processing facilities to oil and petrochemical processing plants. Also capable of advising clients on DrillCo transactions for the development of upstream oil and gas fields. Particularly strong on LNG sale and purchase agreements, and export terminal and regasification facilities development. Growing strength in the renewable power space.

Strengths Sources say: "They are fantastic. The team is tireless, has a lot of experience and knows the market very well. They are very commercial and can work to find a compromise where needed."

Clients say: "They are knowledgeable, responsive and an incredible resource. They are also highly coordinated and delegate responsibilities very efficiently."

Market commentators highlight: "They are extremely well connected and have developed deep skills in LNG contracting that allows them to provide a broad range of services and turn work around very quickly."

Interviewees add: "They get what’s going on during a project and provide clients with relevant advice and work product as necessary. In addition, it’s remarkable how well coordinated they are, even on a short timeline."

Work highlights Advised MEGlobal on the development of a $4 billion monoethylene glycol (MEG) plant on the Texas Gulf Coast.

Continued to act for Alaska Gasline Development Corporation in connection with the development and financing of the $44 billion Alaska LNG Project.

Notable practitioners


David Jetter
has an impressive track record advising clients across numerous LNG projects, both domestic and international. He is particularly knowledgeable of the Latin American market. One source says he is a "broad-based and strong projects player," while another notes: "He is very easy to deal with."


Jason Bennett
is a strong performer in domestic and international LNG infrastructure development. He works with an impressive client base on large-scale projects. One source says he is an "extremely well-qualified lawyer," while another notes: "Clients like him, he's pragmatic and he gets along with everyone."


Mark Spivak
is a strong choice for LNG and power sector clients looking to finance and develop major projects and portfolios. He is equally adept in the domestic and international markets, with particular knowledge of South American jurisdictions.


Steven Miles
has substantial experience advising on the financing and development of the most complex and high-value LNG infrastructure projects. Sources say: "He has a well-deserved reputation as one of the go-to people to negotiate LNG PSAs and other agreements."