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Baker Botts L.L.P.

ONE SHELL PLAZA, 910 LOUISIANA STREET, HOUSTON, TEXAS 77002-4995, USA
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Work +1 713 229 1234
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Fax +1 713 229 1522
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John Geddes

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Work +1 713 229 1113
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Baker Botts L.L.P.

Work Department

Corporate

Position

John Geddes handles a wide range of financing, merger and acquisition and other corporate matters. He represents issuers, underwriters and investors in connection with public offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities, including initial public offerings, high-yield and investment grade debt offerings, convertible and other equity linked offerings and venture capital financings. Mr. Geddes also advises companies both large and small on merger and acquisition matters, including negotiated acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, tender offers and exchange offers, as well as corporate reorganizations. Mr. Geddes also regularly represents issuers and investment banking clients in connection with liability management transactions, including debt tender and exchange offers and consent solicitations. In addition to his transactional work, he counsels clients on disclosure issues, compliance with federal securities laws, fiduciary duty analysis, corporate governance, state corporate law issues, director and officer liability issues and defensive planning.

Career

Mr. Geddes joined Baker Botts in 1991 and became a partner in 1999.

Languages

English

Member

State Bar of Texas; Houston Bar Association; Houston Young Lawyers Association

Education

J.D., Columbia University School of Law, 1991; B.A., economics and government, The University of Texas at Austin, 1988, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi

Leisure

Running, Cycling, Sports, Music, Reading


United States: Finance

Capital markets: debt offerings

Within: Capital markets: debt offerings

The practice at Baker Botts L.L.P., which strikes a good balance between issuer and underwriter representations, is particularly recognized for its expertise in the energy and transport sectors. Capital markets lead Joshua Davidson is ‘a go-to guy in Texas’ and advised the underwriters on Plains All American Pipeline’s $750m offering of senior notes. In another headline, John Geddes advised the underwriters on two debenture offerings by Burlington Northern Santa Fe worth a combined $1.2bn. Among its issuer highlights, Gene Oshman acted for Chesapeake Energy on two private placements of notes totaling $850m. David Kirkland, who co-leads the firm’s wider corporate group, is also recommended for debt securities. All named partners are based in Houston.

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