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Energy lawyer joins Baker Botts team

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Baker Botts L.L.P. has appointed James Douglass as a partner at the firm’s office in London, UK.

Mr Douglass specialises in the development and financing of energy and infrastructure projects.

Andrew M. Baker, Managing Partner of Baker Botts, said: “James is an exciting addition to our Global Projects team and brings a wealth of legal expertise to our London office, including an exceptional knowledge of Asia. His appointment demonstrates our commitment to recruiting highly skilled lawyers and will help us to further strengthen our international capabilities.”

Mark Rowley, Partner-in-Charge of Baker Botts’ London office, added: “James has excellent energy and infrastructure experience and I am delighted to welcome him. Working alongside our market leading team, he will play a key role in advising our energy and infrastructure clients on a wide range of international projects. The addition of James further highlights our dedication to hiring the best legal talent available in London and providing first class service for our clients on complex international projects and transactional work.”

Mr Douglass said: "Baker Botts is a leading international firm in the energy sector and joining the dynamic London office is the perfect fit for me. There has been a strong demand for project development and financing recently in emerging markets due to increased infrastructure investments, and this trend is expected to continue. I am pleased to join such a strong global player and become part of a talented team, where I will be best placed to take advantage of these exciting new opportunities.”

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