Managing Partner (firm wide): John Martin
Partner-in-Charge (London): Mark Rowley
Number of partners London: 19
Number of associates London: 24
International Offices: Austin, Beijing, Brussels, Dallas, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, Moscow, New York, Palo Alto, Riyadh, San Francisco and Washington
With origins dating back to 1840, the firm that started in Houston, Texas has grown to include offices in Europe, Asia, Russia and the Middle East, advising clients in over 180 countries around the world. Baker Botts ranks among the largest law firms in the US and conducts operations on a basis that is global in scope and influence.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK
The London office was established in 1998 and consists of a team of English and internationally qualified lawyers. The firm’s lawyers have an in-depth knowledge of the complex legal issues facing any enterprise looking to invest and do business in the United Kingdom.
Energy & Projects: The firm has one of the largest dedicated oil and gas and energy practices in the UK. This team advises on all aspects of energy through acquisitions of interests through exploration, production, decommissioning, financing and disposals. The team predominantly advises on matters taking place outside of the UK including Russia, CIS, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Dispute Resolution: The London dispute resolution team is rated one of the best in the world and handles some of the largest most complex litigation, international arbitration and mediation matters. The London team does not just manage cases, but takes them successfully to hearings before the world’s premier arbitrators.
Corporate: The firm’s London corporate practice is deeply entrenched in transactional work in all its forms, from M&A, to joint ventures, to advice on capital markets. The firm also has a thriving private equity and venture capital practice. Particular industry focuses include technology, media, telecoms, energy, petrochemicals, life sciences and financial services sectors.
Banking & Finance: The firm’s banking and finance team represents lenders and borrowers in financing transactions particularly in the natural resources and energy sectors. The London team has extensive experience advising on all aspects of financings particularly in Africa, Eastern Europe, Russia and the CIS.
Intellectual Property: The UK practice is a seamlessly integrated part of a 180 lawyer-strong international offering. The firm works extensively with colleagues to help clients leverage intellectual property to take advantage of their most valuable opportunities and to defend their businesses and intellectual property from any potential threats. The firm advises on UK domestic, cross border and international matters governed by English law, covering disputes, brands and commercial issues across the full range of IP rights.
The firm’s clients include private and public companies, banks, insurance companies, investment banking and venture capital firms, nonprofits organisations, estates, partnerships and government agencies.
The London office is an integral part of the Baker Botts network of offices that includes Austin, Beijing, Brussels, Dallas, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, Moscow, New York, Palo Alto, Riyadh, San Francisco and Washington. The firm is a member of Lex Mundi.