Baker Botts bolsters infra practice with new hire

The Texas-based law firm has tapped Stuart Jordan to join its global projects group in London.

Stuart Jordan, previously a lawyer at King & Wood Mallesons, has joined international law firm Baker Botts as partner in the firm’s global projects practice at its London office. 

Jordan will report to Jamie Baker, chair of Baker Botts' global projects department, and Mark Rowley, partner in charge of Baker Botts' London office

“Adding a lawyer of Stuart’s calibre is a natural extension of our strength as a leading global energy firm,” managing partner Andrew Baker said in a statement.

Jordan’s practice focuses on the oil, gas, power, transport, petrochemical, nuclear and construction industries, advising clients on technology licenses, operations and maintenance and concession agreements.

He will continue advising developers, owners and contractors in the construction, real estate, energy and infrastructure sectors in the Middle East, Russia and the UK, in which he has extensive experience, a spokesperson for the firm told Infrastructure Investor.

The Texas-based company has its roots in the infrastructure and energy sectors, having been founded in 1840 during the advent of the railroad in the region. Since 1901, when oil was discovered near Houston, Baker Botts has been serving as legal counsel to a number of big oil industry players.

Today, the firm employs approximately 725 lawyers and has 14 offices worldwide. Its Global Projects practice comprises approximately 100 lawyers.