Baker Botts, which in March laid off an undisclosed number of attorneys, has opened a new office in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; and is expanding its other two Middle Eastern offices in Dubai, UAE and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Greg Golden, a partner at Baker Botts’s Washington DC office, relocated to the region to serve as the Partner in Charge of the new office.
The three offices together employ 20 attorneys, up from five in 2005 when the Dubai office was launched.
Founded in 1840 in the Republic of Texas, Baker Botts LLP is an international law firm of around 800 attorneys. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, the firm has a major list of energy related clients. Other offices include Abu Dhabi, Austin, Beijing, Dallas, Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Moscow, New York, Palo Alto, Riyadh and Washington DC. Baker Botts employs 760 lawyers.