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Mona Dajani Assumes Key Leadership Roles at Baker Botts

Baker Botts has welcomed to its ranks prominent energy and infrastructure lawyer Mona Dajani has joined the firm as a partner in New York. Dajani will serve as Global Co-Chair of Energy Infrastructure and Hydrogen and Co-Chair of the firm’s Energy Sector. 

Dajani’s global practice has involved representation of some of the largest blue-chip clients worldwide. In her over 20 years of practice, she has led numerous energy, sustainability, and infrastructure deals, including on complex mergers and acquisitions/dispositions, project development, financings, joint ventures, restructuring, tax equity and tax credit financings involving energy and related infrastructure facilities in the U.S. and around the world.

The transactions Dajani has led involve solar, wind, hydrogen, hydroelectric and geothermal, as well as ammonia, mobility, various energy deals with data centers, electric vehicles, carbon capture and sequestration, renewable natural gas, biofuels, net-zero technology and other energy transition projects. She has significant experience in syndicated loan and debt capital markets transactions, sustainable finance, ESG, water and transportation projects, and arranging capital for new and established energy and infrastructure companies.

During her career, Dajani has represented a wide variety of commercial and public institutions, sponsors, utilities, financial institutions, underwriters, energy and clean technology companies, private equity funds, investment banks and multilateral agencies in transactions throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. 

Dajani joins the firm from Shearman & Sterling, where she was Global Head of Renewables; Global Head of Energy & Infrastructure (Projects); Head of the Hydrogen and Ammonia Practice (Americas); and Co-Head of the U.S. Energy team. 

“Baker Botts is a market leader in the energy transition space, and Mona is preeminent in this sector. Her strategic fit with our firm could not be more ideal,” said Danny David, Managing Partner of Baker Botts. “Mona’s experience, including in the U.S., Middle East and Europe, spans the regions in which we operate around the globe. Her arrival will help us further expand our market-leading capabilities worldwide, and we are delighted to welcome her to the firm.” 

“Mona is a superstar in the energy transition space, where Baker Botts is a leader,” said Jason Bennett, firmwide Department Chair of Baker Botts’ Global Projects Practice and co-head of its firmwide Energy Sector leadership. “Her arrival highlights our commitment to support clients in the renewable energy space, and her leadership in energy transition will provide additional depth and excellence to support our clients in their most important investments in the future of energy.”  

“For over well over 100 years, Baker Botts has long been the go-to law firm for the global energy industry, including in the renewables and energy transition space. It is a one-stop-shop for clients across the entire energy spectrum and provides a broad, market-leading platform for my practice,” Ms. Dajani said. “I am excited to join and further strengthen and expand the firm’s global presence in the sector, particularly with so many opportunities and challenges we are seeing for clients right now. It is an ideal time for me to join Baker Botts, and I look forward to expanding the team and hitting the ground running to help clients pursue the global energy transition.” 

Baker Botts’ transactional lawyers handle the full range of corporate, securities and financing matters on a global basis, with several lawyers having served as general counsel and in-house counsel at publicly traded companies in the energy space. The firm’s transactional capabilities include providing clients with the range of legal skills and experience needed for sophisticated and complex energy and infrastructure projects and transactions around the world. Even in the midst of rapid changes that have pushed energy companies to adapt to new priorities for decarbonization and electrification and heightened focus on ESG, Baker Botts remains the preeminent energy law firm, advising clients globally across the energy value chain.