Baker Botts appoints new Middle East head

Mark Rowley will take over as the partner-in-charge of the company's Dubai and Riyadh offices

Baker botts, Riyadh, Dubai

Baker Botts, a leading international technology and energy law firm, today announced that Mark Rowley has been appointed as the partner-in-charge of the firm’s Middle East offices located in Dubai and Riyadh.

Rowley is currently the Partner-in-Charge of the firm’s London office and will retain that role. He replaces John Lonsberg, who has been the Middle East Partner-in-Charge since 2013 and who will continue as a partner in the firm splitting his time between the Riyadh and Dubai offices.

“This move will allow us to enhance the efficiencies, collaboration and cross-marketing opportunities among these offices. In addition, this reorganization better aligns our management with the realities of our practices in the Middle East - where we routinely work as a coordinated team of lawyers across Dubai, Riyadh and London to provide the highest levels of service to our valued clients,” said John Martin, managing partner of Baker Botts.

“I want to take this opportunity both to congratulate Mark and to thank John who has served as the Partner-in-Charge of our Middle East offices since 2013. John has done an outstanding job, and we are grateful for his leadership and service to our clients and the firm,” added Martin.

This announcement follows a number of similar management changes announced by the firm earlier in the spring.


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