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Noted Projects Lawyer Martin Menski Joins Baker Botts in Washington

WASHINGTON, March 05, 2018 - Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, announced today that Martin Menski, an international projects and finance lawyer with extensive experience in financings and corporate acquisitions in the power, oil & gas and infrastructure sectors has joined the firm’s Global Projects Group as Special Counsel in its Washington, D.C. office.

“Martin has a strong track record advising sponsors and lenders on oil & gas, LNG, renewable and thermal power projects and infrastructure projects, including PPPs in emerging markets. He is a great addition to our Global Projects Group and his appointment demonstrates our commitment to recruiting highly skilled and knowledgeable lawyers to support our clients with their development and financing of world class energy and infrastructure projects,” said Jason Bennett, partner and Chair of the firm’s Global Projects Department.

Martin was previously at Clifford Chance, an international law firm, for 11 years where he worked on some of the world’s ground-breaking project transactions. He was also instrumental in developing the firm’s projects practice in Africa and Latin America. In the Washington D.C. office, his practice focused on advising multilateral lenders and development agencies, where he was a key architect of the “B-Bond” of IDB Invest (formerly the Inter-American Development Bank), an innovative product that enables the mobilization of funding from bond investors under IDB’s protective umbrella for projects in emerging markets. Prior to joining the D.C. office, Martin practiced at the firm’s London, Paris, Frankfurt and Madrid offices and as legal counsel at Standard Chartered Bank in London.

"Baker Botts is a leading energy firm with a strong projects pedigree in emerging markets, and I am looking forward to developing my practice by working alongside a talented team of enterprising, hands-on global energy advisors,” Martin noted.

Martin holds a PhD from King’s College, University of London, a Master’s Degree in Law from Georgetown University, and a first class BA (Hons) degree from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He is qualified to practice law in New York and England and Wales, and also serves as a Special Legal Consultant at the District of Columbia Bar.

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