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John F. Sheedy joins Moscow office of Baker Botts L.L.P

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Moscow, Russia - January 20, 2010, Moscow, Russia - John F. Sheedy, who has built an extensive legal practice in oil and gas, natural resources, mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions, has joined the Moscow office of Baker Botts L.L.P. as a partner in the firm’s Global Projects department.

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Mr. Sheedy has more than 20 years of experience in representing both Russian and foreign clients in transactions involving Russia. His legal practice has focused on cross-border corporate, M&A and finance matters in a diverse range of industries, including energy, consumer and food products, manufacturing and the financial sector.

During his two decades of work in Russia, Mr. Sheedy has represented a number of energy companies in a variety of projects, including oil and gas ventures, well workover projects, pipeline projects and, most prominently, production sharing agreements (PSA). When the Russian economy diversified in the late 1990s and early 2000s, his client base expanded to include cross border mergers and acquisitions in the country, including private equity deals.

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