Baker Botts continues Middle East expansion

Global energy law firm Baker Botts, as part of its ongoing Middle Eastern expansion, this week announced an alliance with the International Legal Group of Kuwait.

“We are excited about the prospects our alliance offers and see a genuine fit between the practices and cultures of Baker Botts and ILG,” Andrew Baker, the Managing Partner of Baker Botts said in a statement. “Many of our key clients are active in Kuwait, and our arrangement with ILG will enable us to work for them more effectively.”

Baker Botts offices in the Middle East include those in Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the UAE and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia.

The alliance was announced at an event in Kuwait City that featured former U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker, III. Baker is a senior partner at Baker Botts.

“I hold a special place in my heart for Kuwait and the people of this wonderful country,” Baker said in a statement. “And so, it is especially rewarding for me to see that the law firm my great grandfather, my grandfather, my father, my oldest son and I all have helped develop will now have representation here.”