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Baker Botts Improves Individual Rankings and Maintains Positions in Legal 500 UK 2018


LONDON, 30 October 2018 - Baker Botts, L.L.P., a leading international law firm, announced today that in Legal 500 UK’s 2018 edition, the firm maintained its Tier One ranking in Projects & Energy: Oil & Gas.

In addition, four lawyers were ranked as Leading Individuals: 

Hamish McArdle - Projects & Energy: Oil & Gas
Stuart McIntyre - Emerging Markets
Jay Alexander and Alex Escobar - Arbitration, maintaining their rankings

Two lawyers were ranked as Next Generation Lawyers:

Dorine Farah - Arbitration
Rob Butler - Projects & Energy: Oil & Gas, maintaining his ranking

Elsewhere, the firm retained its rankings in every category of the 2018 edition and secured a new rankin gin Projects & Energy: Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP) - Tier 4:

  • Arbitration: International Arbitration - Tier 4 
  • Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market, £50m-£250m - Tier 3
  • Emerging Markets - Tier 2
  • Intellectual Property - Tier 5
  • Power (Including Electricity, Nuclear and Renewables) – Tier 3
  • Public International Law – Tier 3
  • Venture Capital – Tier 4

Legal 500 provided client feedback about the firm's Corporate/M&A practice, stating that the team provides ‘very good, prompt service, excellent knowledge and holistic advice’. The firm’s Intellectual Property practice was recognized by Legal 500 as having 'very experienced and thorough litigators' and recommended ‘particularly in the energy and natural resources and technology sectors’.

Please click to view the complete Legal 500 UK 2018 results. These rankings can be viewed by selecting the appropriate country and practice area on the left side of the web page.

Baker Botts is an international law firm whose lawyers practice throughout a network of offices around the globe. Based on our experience and knowledge of our clients' industries, we are recognized as a leading firm in the energy, technology and life sciences sectors. Since 1840, we have provided creative and effective legal solutions for our clients while demonstrating an unrelenting commitment to excellence. For more information, please visit

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