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Baker Botts L.L.P.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10112-4498
United States


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United States > Industry focus > Energy: renewable/alternative power

Co-headed by Jeff Kayes  and Michael Didriksen out of San Francisco and New York, respectively, and also able to tap into a significant pool of resources throughout the firm’s national and international network of offices, Baker Botts L.L.P. is well-placed to advise a wide array of stakeholders throughout the life cycle of solar, wind and hydro projects. The team is noted for its ‘coordinated and commercial approach‘, which sees it resource transactions utilizing both corporate and finance lawyers, as well as lawyers with complementary skill-sets across regulatory, environmental, tax structuring, real estate and litigation. San Francisco-based environmental partner Chris Carr is a pivotal member of the team and is able to leverage his considerable former governmental and private practice experience to secure the necessary local, state and federal permits and their associated environmental review documents for some of the largest renewables and alternative energy projects in the country.

United States > Industry focus > Energy transactions: conventional power

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Michael DidriksenBaker Botts L.L.P.

Co-headed out of Washington DC and New York by Elaine Walsh  and Michael Didriksen, respectively, and also able to tap into significant resources from the firm’s Texas heartland, Baker Botts L.L.P. represents utilities, independent power producers/developers, financial institutions and private equity funds across a broad range of power-related projects, including renewables, conventional generation, transmission, battery storage, and LNG-to-power. Walsh has vast experience handling corporate transactional work within the power sector, with work spanning M&A for leading domestic power companies including NRG Energy (which she recently advised on the $175m sale of the Canal 3 gas-fired power generating facility under development in Massachusetts), as well as advice to clients relating to the development of electric generation and fuel transportation and storage projects. Houston-based senior counsel William Lamb  regularly advises utilities companies on their most strategically important M&A work, including his recent representation of Westar Energy on its $14bn stock-for-stock merger of equals with Great Plains Energy. Austin-based partner Courtney Fore  was also involved in the aforementioned transaction and has a growing reputation within the power space for corporate and private equity-led M&A, as well as on debt and equity capital raisings.