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Baker Botts is an international law firm of approximately 725 lawyers practicing throughout a network of 14 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. Throughout our 179-year history, we have provided creative and effective legal solutions for our clients while demonstrating an unrelenting commitment to excellence.

Editor's note: Updated Jan. 1, 2020.

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Daugherty: Feds Take Aggressive Posture on Oil, Gas Mergers

Newly released guidelines by the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission suggest that a post-deal, combined market share of more than 30% is potentially problematic.

DOE’s $8B Hydrogen Hub May Kickstart Venture Capital, Corporate Investments

New hydrogen grants, on top of Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) incentives, are likely to create more opportunities for private investment.

MLP Mach Resources’ IPO Gets Off to Solid Start

Led by Chesapeake Energy co-Founder Tom Ward, Anadarko Basin E&P Mach Resources is the second public offering by an MLP this year.

Carrots and Sticks: IRA Poised to be Boon or Bane to Energy Industry

Experts at Hart Energy’s Carbon & ESG Strategies Conference detailed the huge significance of the IRA’s tax policy that create something of a new market for selling tax credits.

Volume Over Value: A&D Market Primed for Active, But Thrifty Rebound

Despite large-cap publics such as Devon Energy, Diamondback and Marathon Oil dominating M&A in 2022, the overall deal count fell to the lowest level since 2005, according to Enverus.

Matador Resources to Bolt-on Delaware Basin’s Advance Energy in $1.6 Billion Deal

Matador said the deal to purchase Advance Energy, an EnCap-backed company, will not increase its leverage and adds more than 200 net drilling locations in the northern Delaware.

Could E&P Take-Private Offers Stunt ESG Reporting?

Baker Botts shared how going private could be better for E&P companies that don’t want to disclose ESG metrics with investors, consumers and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Supreme Court, Supreme Power: EPA Ruling

High Court’s ruling in EPA case could reverberate across federal climate policy, but oil and gas companies remain likely to stay the course toward energy transition.

Energy ESG 2.0: The Evolution of a Megatrend

The concept of ESG in the energy sector continues to evolve amid increasing backlash as discussion around energy security takes center stage.

Why Putin Brought a Gas Pipeline to a Knife Fight

Squeezing the European natural gas supply with winter approaching is a tactic in Russia’s war with Ukraine, but the global consequences could mean a resurgence of coal.

What Biden and Oil Producers Can Actually Do to Lower Pump Prices

In an exclusive video interview with Hart Energy, Baker Botts’ Clint Rancher discusses steps that the Biden administration and oil and gas industry can collectively take to lower soaring gasoline prices.

The Future of ESG Investing after Recent Explosive Growth

In an exclusive interview with Hart Energy, Travis Wofford, chair of Houston’s Corporate Department at Baker Botts, discusses what ESG investing for the energy sector looks like in the next few years.

Why OPEC’s Higher Output Pledge Won’t Bring Down Pump Prices

The group of major oil producers has announced a planned production increase, but significant challenges remain.

Midstream’s Green Tax Incentive

Midstream companies can “green up” by installing the necessary equipment to produce power from waste heat while using the recently enacted federal tax credit to reduce the associated capital costs.

What $100 Oil Prices Mean for Oil and Gas Dealmaking

Will continued elevated oil prices lead to more deal activity in the U.S. shale patch? Jason Bennett, department chair of global projects at Baker Botts, gives his take on what to expect.