Dentons energy boss quits for Baker Botts

Denton Wilde Sapte’s head of energy and projects for the Gulf region has left the firm to join Baker Botts in its Dubai office.

Energy and projects partner Sean Korney, who moved to the DWS Dubai office two years ago from Singapore, was a valued member of the nine-strong energy and projects team, explained DWS Dubai managing partner Neil Cuthbert.

Cuthbert commented: “As well as the team in Dubai we have six people based in Oman and three in Abu Dhabi. We have a very strong team and are confident about our strengths here.”

US firm Baker Botts has Middle East offices based in Riyadh in Saudi Arabia and Dubai, which launched in 2005.

Korney, who started with the firm yesterday (17 June) advised on some key deals for DWS, including the joint venture between oil and gas company ONGC Videsh and Sinopec involving $1bn (£500m) worth of oil and pipeline assets in Colombia.