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Baker Botts to co-host the second Global Energy Summit

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Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, to co-host the second Global Energy Summit with Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy on 11 October 2018.

“The summit provides a unique opportunity for industry leaders and decision makers to gain insight into changes in the global energy markets along with the advances in technology and evolution of energy policy,” said Steven Miles, Chair of the firm’s Energy Sector Committee and a partner in Baker Botts Washington D.C., office.

Hosted by Baker Botts and the Baker Institute’s Center for Energy Studies, this event is free and open to the public, however registration is required.

Members of the public interested in attending should use this website to confirm their attendance, and then registrants will receive an email confirming their registration as a follow-up.

Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, Associate Director of national media relations at Rice, at

A live webcast from this event will be available here, and the social media hashtag for the event is #Baker25th.

Featured keynotes for the programme include the nation’s 61st US Secretary of State James A. Baker III, who is the honorary Chair of the Baker Institute and a Partner at Baker Botts and John Gibson, Chairman, Energy Technology, Tudor Pickering Holt.

Steven Miles, a Partner at Baker Botts and Chair of the firm’s Energy Sector Committee, and Kenneth Medlock, the James A. Baker III and Susan G. Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics and Senior Director of the Center for Energy Studies, are the programme Chairmen.

Andrew M. Baker, Baker Botts’ Managing Partner and Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian, Director, Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy will provide opening remarks.

Additional Baker Botts partners from the firm’s international network will be participating on panels at the event. These include the following:

  • Energy Transitions: The Future of Electric Power – 9.00 - 10.30 am. Megan Berge, Partner, Baker Botts (Moderator).
  • The Evolving International Natural Gas Landscape – 11.00 am - 12.30 pm. Steven Miles, Partner, Baker Botts, (Moderator).
  • The Permian Basin - Globally Important, Regionally Challenged and Technologically Opportunistic: A Microcosm of What’s to Come? – 2.00 – 3.30 pm. Jim Barkley, Partner, Baker Botts (Moderator).
  • Financing the Energy Future – 3.30 - 4.30 pm. Martin Toulouse, Partner, Baker Botts (Moderator).

What: Revolutions in Energy? The Roles of Markets, Technology and Policy

When: Thursday 11 October, 8 am - 5 pm.

Where: Rice University, Baker Hall, Doré Commons, 6100 Main St.

Global energy leaders will address various issues affecting global energy markets on topics ranging from oil and gas to electricity, renewables and technology. The event panellists comprise a unique group of leading international and US experts that include CEOs and other corporate leaders, industry authorities in finance, investment and law, as well as a number of Baker Botts partners.

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