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Chambers Global Guide Recognizes Partners Among World's Finest

March 1, 2006

HOUSTON (March 1, 2006) – Two partners at Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, as well as the firm's energy and Caspian Sea practices, have been recognized as leaders in their field by 2006 Chambers & Partners' Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business.

The ranking, which is published annually by Chambers and Partners, is renowned for its in-depth assessment of attorneys practicing law in 175 nations worldwide.  The guide lists recommendations for attorneys and firms by country and area of law based upon market recommendations on technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by the client.  Individuals and practices were ranked Nos. 1 through 4.

Bracewell was ranked No. 3 as a Corporate/Commercial leading firm in Kazakhstan and Kazakhstan office managing partner, Greg Vojack, was named a leading individual.  Chambers stated “clients are impressed by the professionalism and timely service of this team, while peers commend thorough research of the relevant issues.” 

The United States section ranked Bracewell No. 4 as a leading firm in Energy: Oil & Gas. Clients commended Bracewell’s “responsiveness, value for money and long experience in the sector.”   Chuck Shoneman, Washington, D.C. Energy and Telecommunications Markets and Regulation partner, was named as a leading individual in oil & gas. One interviewee described Shoneman as possessing “a knack of knowing when to be aggressive and when to look for compromise, and a talent for understanding his client."

Both Shoneman and Vojack were recognized as leading individuals in the 2005 Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business directory.

For more details about the Chambers' directory or how Bracewell ranked, visit www.chambersandpartners.com and type in the firm name or that of a specific attorney.