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 A client reports: "I think they are the best in the business. I go into negotiations fully expecting to achieve wins on certain issues based purely on the industry knowledge and commercial experience embedded within the Baker Botts team."

Another client says: "The team I work with is small, but very strong; I have received the advice and expertise I needed without unnecessary billing."

"We keep going back to them them because we get what we need from them time and time again. We know that Baker Botts will always do a good job," attests a client.

A client says: "The team is extremely responsive, has an incredible work ethic and moves at a very quick pace."

"They are the gold standard for a US oil and gas law firm and all the ancillary services around it. There is always a specialist that Baker Botts can roll out," according to a commentator.

A client says Baker Botts is home to an "extremely talented team with great breadth and depth."

Work highlights Represented BHP in connection with the sale of multiple entities holding approximately 500,000 net acres of developed and undeveloped oil and gas properties located in the Permian, Eagle Ford and Haynesville Shales and an associated pipeline system in the Eagle Ford Shale.

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

Notable practitioners

David Jetter is "wonderful to work with,  has great industry experience and is current in his knowledge of the oil and gas business," attests a client. He advises clients both domestically and abroad across a range of LNG project development matters. Another commentator reports: "David’s analytical mind and thorough approach to drafting commercial agreements make him a highly valued team member."

According to a client, Jason Bennett is "one of the most experienced attorneys in the entire LNG industry with a very broad background in the space." He focuses his practice on greenfield LNG liquefaction and regasification projects, as well as investments and transactions in the sector. Another client says: "Jason is simply one of the best LNG development lawyers you're going to come across."

Mark Spivak regularly assists sponsors with the financing and development of large energy projects. A client says he is "an extremely experienced project finance lawyer. He delivers terrific results and has a very steady hand." He fields expertise in oil and gas, power generation and transportation.

Steven Miles is held in very high regard in the energy projects arena, and he is known for his sharp focus on LNG matters both domestically and abroad. A client says: "Steven’s breadth of experience, extensive network in the industry and rational approach to problems makes him a valuable resource to leverage." He offers clients enviable expertise in LNG export and regasification projects.