Baker Botts Continues International Expansion with Addition of Three Lawyers Based in the Firm’s Hong Kong/Beijing Offices

Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, announced today that Michael Arruda, Joanne Du and Phillip Georgiou have joined the firm based in Hong Kong/Beijing.

“Mike, Joanne and Phillip are all outstanding lawyers, each with an impressive client base and sophisticated practices. Their admission to our firm will bolster our thriving capabilities in Asia in the oil and gas and dispute resolution fields, and further highlights our focus on expanding our firm’s international footprint in its 175th year,” said Andrew M. Baker, Managing Partner of Baker Botts.

“Baker Botts is a top global legal brand, and adding high-quality lawyers supports our international growth strategy and offers significant additional value to our clients,” added Mr. Baker.

Arruda, Du and Georgiou join Baker Botts from the Hong Kong office of Jones Day.

“Over the last 12 months, we have added new lawyers in London, Dubai and now Hong Kong/Beijing. This speaks to our commitment to expanding our international capabilities through the addition of highly regarded lawyers with in-depth knowledge and experience in their respective practice areas,” said Jamie Baker, Chair of Baker Botts’ Global Projects Group.

“Joining Baker Botts positions our practice on a world-renowned energy platform,” said Mike Arruda. “The firm’s reputation in arbitration will further enable, as well as enhance, the cross disciplinary approach Phil, Joanne and I have pursued for years,” added Mike Arruda.

“With Mike, Joanne and Phil, we add talented, experienced lawyers who bolster the leading positions of our international oil and gas, and dispute resolution, practices in the region,” said Russell Wilkinson, Partner-in-Charge of Baker Botts’ Hong Kong office.

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