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McDermott continues Houston energy buildout with Baker McKenzie hire

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(Reuters) – Deal lawyer Denmon Sigler, former chair of Baker McKenzie’s North American energy transaction observe, has joined McDermott Will & Emery as a companion in Houston, the agency introduced Wednesday.

Sigler, who spent 5 years at Baker McKenzie, advises shoppers concerned in each typical and renewable energy areas. Her work consists of M&A, joint ventures and energy venture finance.

Chicago-founded McDermott has been constructing out its energy transactions group, together with in Houston, all through 2021. The agency in March employed Jack Langlois, U.S. co-chair of DLA Piper’s energy sector observe, alongside with Jibin Luke, within the Texas metropolis.

It is since added extra attorneys there together with Kevin Brophy, former Kayne Anderson Energy Funds common counsel.

Harris Siskind, McDermott’s world transactions observe head, stated in a press release that Sigler is a “trusted advisor” for lots of the largest U.S. energy firms.

“McDermott has strong credibility in Texas and across global energy circles with distinct experience in the renewable sphere, and my clients and I are confident this is a fantastic platform to support their business transactions,” stated Sigler in a press release.

Sigler joined Baker McKenzie in 2016. She was at Winston & Strawn earlier than that and likewise spent 15 years at Houston-founded Baker Botts, in response to her LinkedIn profile.

Bobby Albaral, managing companion of Baker McKenzie’s Texas places of work, thanked Sigler for her contributions to the agency and wished her all the very best.

Final month, McDermott added one other deal lawyer in Houston, Andrew Lehman, as a companion from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. He was a part of a gaggle of six companions who joined the agency in numerous cities on the time.

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