Baker McKenzie has hired Andrew Hedges as a partner in the Firm's Corporate EMI (energy, mining and infrastructure) practice. Andrew, who has expertise in assisting clients engage with energy transition and decarbonisation, particularly renewable energy and climate markets, will be based in the Firm's London office from today, 1 November 2021. He joins from Norton Rose Fulbright. 

Richard Blunt, Baker McKenzie's Head of Corporate EMI for EMEA, said, “A talent like Andrew is hard to find. Andrew's skillsets in and in-depth knowledge of the energy and carbon markets are hugely valuable. His ability to speak knowledgeably to, and direct practice in the issues associated with the energy transition and renewables assets, will enable us to win further mandates in the energy infrastructure M&A and development spaces, where we are keen to expand our market share.”

Baker McKenzie's London Managing Partner, Ed Poulton, added: "We continue to see an uptick in work and a greater focus from our clients on the rapidly evolving renewable energy sector. In the context of a global climate emergency and the UK's preparation in hosting COP 26, this comes as no surprise. We are thrilled to welcome Andrew to Baker McKenzie."

Andrew will be attending COP26 on behalf of Baker McKenzie next week. 

Andrew Hedges is the latest in a number of recent high profile lateral appointments at Baker McKenzie, including Oliver Jefferies, who joined from Stephenson Harwood, Stephanie Pantelidaki, who joined as Head of Financial Services Transfer Pricing in the Firm's tax practice from PwC, Leverage Finance partner Ben Wilkinson who joined from White & Case, M&A partner Nick Rainsford from Ashurst, and private equity partner Justin Hutchinson from Kirkland & Ellis.

Baker McKenzie is a transactional powerhouse with over 2,500 deal lawyers and expertise in over 46 countries. The Firm excels in cross-border deals – over 60% of our deals are multi-jurisdictional. Both global and local, combining money market sophistication with local excellence.

The Firm's London Corporate EMI / projects practice group covers transactional work in the energy, mining and infrastructure areas.  The group takes an industry-led approach, and covers a number of different "legal" practice areas (including M&A, construction, project development and project finance), as well as industry led fields such as hydrocarbons decommissioning and nuclear regulatory.
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