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Baker Botts L.L.P.
TEXAS 77002-4995
United States

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China > Projects and energy: foreign firms

Baker Botts L.L.P. handles a considerable amount of oil and gas-related work for Chinese and international energy companies from its Hong Kong office. Work in this sector spans the value chain and includes a number of high-value upstream and midstream mandates, including E&P developments, M&A and oil and gas supply arrangements. LNG-related work is a particular area of strength, an area that Hong Kong-based practitioners Russell Wilkinson and Neil Macdonald are particularly adept at. Jason Bennett heads the global projects group from Houston.

Hong Kong > Projects and energy

Leveraging its firmwide institutional relationships in the energy space and also benefiting from close ties with many China-based energy companies, Baker Botts L.L.P. handles work for both global and regional investors engaged in upstream, midstream and downstream projects across Asia Pacific. Oil and gas remains in the firm’s DNA and the team is regularly engaged in projects-related work in the region for a myriad of national and independent oil companies, as well as exploration and production companies (E&P). Houston-based Jason Bennett heads up the overarching global projects group.

United States > Industry focus > Energy transactions: oil and gas

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Jason BennettBaker Botts L.L.P.

With full-service capability regarding transactional matters, Baker Botts L.L.P. ‘brings powerful legal analysis that is coupled with an extremely commercial approach’ and the experienced oil and gas practitioners who make up the group have ‘a wealth of market knowledge and deploy that in their advice’. Joint ventures and capital raising in the oil and gas sector are a core part of the team’s caseload, but it is also active in the increasingly important areas of green and sustainable bonds, as well as environmental counselling and carbon capture projects. The deep bench of specialists is co-led by Jason Bennett in Houston, Mike Bengtson out of Austin, and Dallas-based David Emmons. Other key names in the practice group are senior counsel Steven Miles in Washington DC,  Erin Hopkins and Scott Looper in Houston, and Jonathan Platt, who works from Dallas.