Denmon Sigler has been named the Chair of Baker McKenzie's North American Oil & Gas Practice.
Based in Houston, Denmon brings more 20 years of experience to the role, advising clients globally on complex, cross-border, transactions involving the upstream oil and gas, midstream, refining, chemical, petrochemical and energy industry more broadly, including public and private company mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures. Denmon succeeds Louis Davis, who recently retired from practice.
"I am honored to be selected Chair of the North America Oil & Gas Practice and to serve as the Firm's first female head of this practice," Denmon said. "We have a vibrant, growing practice that can handle all aspects of energy-focused legal needs, including transactional, regulatory and disputes. As our clients in oil and gas are diversifying their assets with renewables investments, we are focused on integrating our O&G and renewables teams to handle this shifting energy mix."
Denmon has held a number of leadership roles at the Firm including serving on the Global Oil & Gas Steering Committee, which oversees global strategy and client collaboration. Locally, she is a member of the Firm's Texas Offices Management Team and Texas Offices Business Development Team. She is also the head of BakerWomen's Houston Office chapter, an internal group dedicated to the development, retention and promotion of women attorneys, and is a member of the Houston Office Diversity & Inclusion Committee.
"Denmon’s strong understanding of the energy market and the needs of our clients in the sector make her the perfect choice to lead our North America Oil & Gas practice,” said Colin Murray, Baker McKenzie's North American Chief Executive Officer.
Baker McKenzie’s Oil and Gas practice functions seamlessly domestically and abroad and has a great depth of oil and gas transaction and dispute experience. We have an unmatchable global presence across 46 countries, and our qualified practitioners in the US and abroad deliver local and international service for oil and gas companies across all aspects of energy-focused legal needs, including transactional, regulatory, and disputes.
Baker McKenzie is committed to providing thoughtful industry-focused programs to our clients. In 2019, the Firm's Annual Oil & Gas Institute brought industry leaders, executives, in-house lawyers and firm attorneys from more than 20 jurisdictions to discuss topics affecting the oil and gas industry.
Baker McKenzie has added a number of prominent new hires to its Oil & Gas practice, including energy transactions partner Luis Gomar, Andrew Ketner and Maxine Mongeon.
In addition to her firm roles, Denmon serves on the board of Da Camera, an organization dedicated to bringing jazz and chamber music to Houston, and is a Houston Grand Opera Trustee. Denmon received her BA from Rice University and her JD from South Texas College of Law.