Baker Botts LLP

Public International Law Department

London (Firms)
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What the team is known for Distinguished team of public international lawyers representing clients in high-profile investment treaty disputes. Particular expertise in the energy and natural resources sphere. Regularly instructed on claims arising in Latin America, Russia and Europe, as well as the Middle East and Africa. Also provides wider advice on PIL issues, including international sanctions and issues of sovereign immunity.

Notable practitioners


Alejandro Escobar
is a well-known practitioner who is recognised for his expertise handling disputes concerning Latin American countries. He undertakes significant work in the oil and gas sector, and displays strength handling complex issues related to sovereign immunity and sanctions.
"He is absolutely excellent and one of the leading arbitration lawyers in the UK for Latin America."