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David Meyer Among 2017 “Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyers” Published: 05-01-2017

Vinson & Elkins partner David Meyer has been named a 2017 "Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer" by Turnarounds & Workouts (Beard Group, Inc.). The select list, which features only 12 lawyers throughout the United States, recognized attorneys under age 40 who work on the industry’s most prominent restructurings.

James Loftis Appointed Vice President of London Court of International Arbitration 05-23-2017

James Loftis, head of Vinson & Elkins’ International Dispute Resolution practice, has been appointed as a vice president of the London Court of International Arbitration.

Carlyle and EOG Resources Announce $400M Drilling Partnership 05-22-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised The Carlyle Group L.P. in its definitive agreement to fund the development of EOG’s oil and gas assets in Ellis County, Oklahoma. As part of the joint venture, Carlyle Energy Mezzanine Opportunities Fund II L.P. will fund up to $400 million for the development program over four years.

Vinson & Elkins Advises Senomyx, Inc. in Successful Proxy Contest Defense 05-22-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Senomyx, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNMX) in its successful proxy contest defense against a dissident group led by VCM, LLC and post-annual meeting three-year standstill agreement with the dissident group.

V&E Earns Top Training and Recruitment Award in London 05-19-2017

Vinson & Elkins’ London office has received a LawCareers.Net Training & Recruitment Award 2017 for Best Recruiter – US firm in the City.

Noble Energy Sells Interests in CONE Gathering to Quantum Energy Partners for $765M 05-18-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Noble Energy in connection with its definitive agreement to divest the holding company which owns a 50 percent interest in CONE Gathering, LLC and 21.7 million common and subordinated limited partnership units to a portfolio company of Quantum Energy Partners for total cash consideration of $765 million.

Keane Agrees to Acquire RockPile Energy Services for $284.5M 05-18-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised RockPile Energy Holdings, LLC, a portfolio company of White Deer Energy II, in the agreement with Keane Group, Inc. for the sale and acquisition of RockPile Energy Services, LLC.

DCP Midstream Announces Strategic High-Grading of Its Portfolio 05-17-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised DCP Midstream, LP, in the divestiture of its Douglas gathering system in Wyoming to Tallgrass Energy Partners for approximately $128 million. 

Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure, Inc. Closes Initial Public Offering 05-17-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure, Inc. in connection with its initial public offering of 10,100,000 shares of its Class A common stock.

D Magazine Recognizes 7 Vinson & Elkins Attorneys as "Best Lawyers in Dallas" 05-16-2017

D Magazine has named seven Vinson & Elkins lawyers to its 2017 “Best Lawyers in Dallas” list.

SCS Financial Agrees to Join Focus Financial Partners 05-15-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Focus Financial Partners in connection with SCS Financial and its subsidiary SCS Capital Management’s definitive agreement to join the Focus partnership. With $16.5 billion in regulatory assets under management, SCS is the largest deal in Focus’ history.

Chisholm Energy Holdings Announces First Asset Acquisition 05-15-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Chisolm Energy Holding, a start-up oil and gas company, on the acquisition of its first asset, located in the New Mexico region of the Delaware Basin.

WildHorse Resource Development Corporation Announces $625M Acquisition of Eagle Ford Properties 05-11-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised WildHorse Resource Development in connection with its definitive agreement to acquire approximately 111,000 net acres and associated production from Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and affiliates of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P.

Enviva Partners to Acquire Enviva Port of Wilmington for $120M 05-10-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Enviva Wilmington Holdings, LLC in the sale of Enviva Port of Wilmington, LLC (“Wilmington”) to Enviva Partners, LP for total consideration of $130 million.

Urban Edge Properties Closes Common Stock Offering 05-10-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC in connection with Urban Edge Properties’ public offering of 7,700,000 Common Shares for gross proceeds of approximately $194.8 million.

Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT Prices Public Offering 05-10-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT in its public offering of 3,000,000 common shares.

Antero Midstream GP LP Closes Initial Public Offering 05-09-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised the underwriters in connection with Antero Midstream GP LP’s (AMGP) initial public offering of 37,250,000 common shares representing limited partner interests in AMGP by Antero Resources Investment LLC, at a public offering price of $23.50 per common share for total gross proceeds (before underwriters' fees and estimated expenses) of approximately $875 million.

Healthcare Trust of America Closes Public Offering of Common Stock 05-08-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised the underwriters in connection with Healthcare Trust of America, Inc.’s (HTA) underwritten public offering of 54,625,000 Class A Common Shares at a price to the public of $28.50 per share for an aggregate public offering price of $1,556,812,500.

TC PipeLines, LP Announces Agreement to Acquire Interests in Iroquois and PNGTS 05-04-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised TC PipeLines, LP in connection with its agreements to purchase a 49.3 percent interest in Iroquois Gas Transmission System and remaining 11.8 percent interest in Portland Natural Gas Transmission System from TransCanada for $765 million.

Federal Circuit Rules for Agility in Dispute Over Iraq War Contract 05-03-2017

Agility Public Warehousing Company K.S.C.P. (“Agility”) recently won a significant victory at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which vacated in part and remanded an adverse judgment by the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (“ASBCA”) against the company.

Jonah Energy Acquires Properties from LINN Energy for $580M 05-02-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Jonah Energy LLC in its definitive agreement to acquire natural gas and oil producing properties from LINN Energy, Inc. for approximately $580 million. 

Carlyle and EOG Resources Announce $400M Drilling Partnership 05-22-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised The Carlyle Group L.P. in its definitive agreement to fund the development of EOG’s oil and gas assets in Ellis County, Oklahoma. As part of the joint venture, Carlyle Energy Mezzanine Opportunities Fund II L.P. will fund up to $400 million for the development program over four years.

Vinson & Elkins Advises Senomyx, Inc. in Successful Proxy Contest Defense 05-22-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Senomyx, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNMX) in its successful proxy contest defense against a dissident group led by VCM, LLC and post-annual meeting three-year standstill agreement with the dissident group.

Noble Energy Sells Interests in CONE Gathering to Quantum Energy Partners for $765M 05-18-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Noble Energy in connection with its definitive agreement to divest the holding company which owns a 50 percent interest in CONE Gathering, LLC and 21.7 million common and subordinated limited partnership units to a portfolio company of Quantum Energy Partners for total cash consideration of $765 million.

Keane Agrees to Acquire RockPile Energy Services for $284.5M 05-18-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised RockPile Energy Holdings, LLC, a portfolio company of White Deer Energy II, in the agreement with Keane Group, Inc. for the sale and acquisition of RockPile Energy Services, LLC.

DCP Midstream Announces Strategic High-Grading of Its Portfolio 05-17-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised DCP Midstream, LP, in the divestiture of its Douglas gathering system in Wyoming to Tallgrass Energy Partners for approximately $128 million. 

Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure, Inc. Closes Initial Public Offering 05-17-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure, Inc. in connection with its initial public offering of 10,100,000 shares of its Class A common stock.

SCS Financial Agrees to Join Focus Financial Partners 05-15-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Focus Financial Partners in connection with SCS Financial and its subsidiary SCS Capital Management’s definitive agreement to join the Focus partnership. With $16.5 billion in regulatory assets under management, SCS is the largest deal in Focus’ history.

Chisholm Energy Holdings Announces First Asset Acquisition 05-15-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Chisolm Energy Holding, a start-up oil and gas company, on the acquisition of its first asset, located in the New Mexico region of the Delaware Basin.

WildHorse Resource Development Corporation Announces $625M Acquisition of Eagle Ford Properties 05-11-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised WildHorse Resource Development in connection with its definitive agreement to acquire approximately 111,000 net acres and associated production from Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and affiliates of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P.

Enviva Partners to Acquire Enviva Port of Wilmington for $120M 05-10-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Enviva Wilmington Holdings, LLC in the sale of Enviva Port of Wilmington, LLC (“Wilmington”) to Enviva Partners, LP for total consideration of $130 million.

Urban Edge Properties Closes Common Stock Offering 05-10-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC in connection with Urban Edge Properties’ public offering of 7,700,000 Common Shares for gross proceeds of approximately $194.8 million.

Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT Prices Public Offering 05-10-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT in its public offering of 3,000,000 common shares.

Antero Midstream GP LP Closes Initial Public Offering 05-09-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised the underwriters in connection with Antero Midstream GP LP’s (AMGP) initial public offering of 37,250,000 common shares representing limited partner interests in AMGP by Antero Resources Investment LLC, at a public offering price of $23.50 per common share for total gross proceeds (before underwriters' fees and estimated expenses) of approximately $875 million.

Healthcare Trust of America Closes Public Offering of Common Stock 05-08-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised the underwriters in connection with Healthcare Trust of America, Inc.’s (HTA) underwritten public offering of 54,625,000 Class A Common Shares at a price to the public of $28.50 per share for an aggregate public offering price of $1,556,812,500.

TC PipeLines, LP Announces Agreement to Acquire Interests in Iroquois and PNGTS 05-04-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised TC PipeLines, LP in connection with its agreements to purchase a 49.3 percent interest in Iroquois Gas Transmission System and remaining 11.8 percent interest in Portland Natural Gas Transmission System from TransCanada for $765 million.

Federal Circuit Rules for Agility in Dispute Over Iraq War Contract 05-03-2017

Agility Public Warehousing Company K.S.C.P. (“Agility”) recently won a significant victory at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which vacated in part and remanded an adverse judgment by the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (“ASBCA”) against the company.

Jonah Energy Acquires Properties from LINN Energy for $580M 05-02-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Jonah Energy LLC in its definitive agreement to acquire natural gas and oil producing properties from LINN Energy, Inc. for approximately $580 million. 

Lucid Energy Group Secures $250M Preferred Equity Commitment from Magnetar Capital 05-02-2017

V&E advised Lucid Energy Group, an EnCap Flatrock portfolio company, in connection with a $250 million preferred equity commitment from Magnetar Capital.

Daseke Acquires Two Leading Open Deck Transportation Companies 05-01-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Daseke, Inc., in its acquisitions of the Schilli Companies and Big Freight Systems Inc.

Enbridge Energy Partners Concludes Strategic Review 04-28-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised the special committee of the board of directors of Enbridge Energy Partners in a strategic review and resulting restructuring actions to strengthen its financial position and outlook.  

James Loftis Appointed Vice President of London Court of International Arbitration 05-23-2017

James Loftis, head of Vinson & Elkins’ International Dispute Resolution practice, has been appointed as a vice president of the London Court of International Arbitration.

Jason Levine Appointed to The Federalist Society's Litigation Practice Group Executive Committee 04-26-2017

Vinson & Elkins partner Jason Levine has been appointed to the Executive Committee, Litigation Practice Group, of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies.

Tom Leatherbury Elected Member of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers 04-18-2017

Vinson & Elkins partner Tom Leatherbury has been elected a Member of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers (AAAL). Membership in AAAL is reserved for experienced appellate advocates who have demonstrated the highest skill level and integrity.

Vinson & Elkins Seeks Applicants for Diversity College Scholarships 03-20-2017

Vinson & Elkins is seeking applicants for its annual scholarships for high performing high school seniors of color in Texas. The scholarships provide each student $10,000 toward his or her college education, an internship opportunity at V&E and LSAT preparatory course reimbursement.

Chris Strong Named Co-Chair of Drafting Committee for AIPN Model Asset Purchase and Sale Agreement 03-07-2017

Vinson & Elkins partner Chris Strong has been named co-chair of the Drafting Committee for the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators’ (AIPN) Model Asset Purchase and Sale Agreement for the purchase of international oil and gas assets.

Vinson & Elkins Expands Middle East Disputes Presence 03-06-2017

Vinson & Elkins’ will expand its Middle East disputes presence in March, when partner Amir Ghaffari relocates to Dubai to lead the firm’s growing International Dispute Resolution practice in the region. 

Vinson & Elkins Promotes Nine to Counsel 01-30-2017

Vinson & Elkins has named nine new counsel. The promotions include attorneys spanning five offices and seven practice areas, including energy transactions and projects, energy regulation, executive compensation and benefits, restructuring and reorganization, complex commercial litigation, environmental and natural resources, and mergers and acquisitions and capital markets.

Former AUSA Michael S. Dry Joins V&E as Partner 01-08-2017

Michael S. Dry, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia and most recently the Deputy Chief of its Criminal Division, has joined Vinson & Elkins as a partner in the firm’s Government Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense practice.

Corporate Technology Lawyer Andrew Smetana Joins Vinson & Elkins as Counsel 01-03-2017

Andrew Smetana, an experienced attorney with venture capital, finance, mergers and acquisitions and corporate law and governance capabilities, has joined Vinson & Elkins as counsel in Austin.

V&E Names Eight New Partners 12-13-2016

Vinson & Elkins announces the promotion of eight lawyers to its partnership, effective January 1, 2017: Mark Brasher, Jason McIntosh, Becky Petereit, Bailey Pham, Simon Rootsey, Lande Spottswood, Thomas Zentner and Craig Zieminski. 

Vinson & Elkins Named Among Best Companies to Work for in Texas 11-22-2016

Vinson & Elkins has been named among the 2017 “Best Companies to Work for in Texas” by Texas Monthly, the Texas Association of Business (TAB), the Texas Society for Human Resources Management and Best Companies Group.

David Tsai Appointed as Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Council 11-11-2016

Vinson & Elkins partner David Tsai has been appointed a Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Council for the Northern District of California. Tsai is one of six lawyers selected, and will serve a three-year term. He will join 12 continuing lawyer representatives. 

Vinson & Elkins Adds Leading International Tax Lawyer Natan Leyva in Washington, D.C. 11-08-2016

Vinson & Elkins has strengthened its global Tax practice with the addition of Natan Leyva as a partner. Leyva, who will reside in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, focuses on all aspects of international tax planning.

David Tsai Nominated to Board of Directors of the Bar Association of San Francisco 10-16-2016

Vinson & Elkins partner David Tsai has been nominated to serve a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF), effective January 1, 2017. 

John Elwood Named Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers 10-04-2016

Vinson & Elkins partner John Elwood has been elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers (AAAL). Membership in AAAL is reserved for experienced appellate advocates who have demonstrated the highest skill level and integrity.

V&E Strengthens London Private Equity Practice with Addition of Partner Shaun Lascelles 10-03-2016

Firm’s Growing Private Equity Practice Also Includes New Counsel Simon Rootsey and Daniel D. Graham

Widely respected M&A and private equity lawyer Shaun Lascelles has joined Vinson & Elkins LLP as a partner, enhancing the firm’s growing Private Equity practice group in London.

Andrew Stewart Appointed Vice Chair of ABA Environmental Enforcement and Crimes Committee 09-09-2016

Vinson & Elkins counsel Andrew Stewart has been named Vice Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, Environmental Enforcement and Crimes Committee. His one-year term began on August 7, 2016.

Intellectual Property Partners Jennifer Chen and John Fuisz Join V&E 08-22-2016

Vinson & Elkins continues to strengthen its global Intellectual Property practice with the addition of two partners in Washington, D.C. The firm’s newest partners, Jennifer Chen and John Fuisz, join an IP team bolstered by several recent hires in California and Texas, and the opening of the firm’s Taipei office.

Renowned Corporate Technology Partner Paul Tobias Joins V&E 08-15-2016

Corporate attorney Paul Tobias, widely regarded for his work with technology and growth companies, has joined Vinson & Elkins LLP as a partner in the firm’s Austin office.

USC Researchers Identify John Elwood Among Most Successful Supreme Court Attorneys (2012-2015) 08-02-2016

Vinson & Elkins appellate partner John P. Elwood’s record for winning U.S. Supreme Court review is currently among the best in the country, according to a recent study published by the University of Southern California.

V&E Earns Top Training and Recruitment Award in London 05-19-2017

Vinson & Elkins’ London office has received a LawCareers.Net Training & Recruitment Award 2017 for Best Recruiter – US firm in the City.

D Magazine Recognizes 7 Vinson & Elkins Attorneys as "Best Lawyers in Dallas" 05-16-2017

D Magazine has named seven Vinson & Elkins lawyers to its 2017 “Best Lawyers in Dallas” list.

David Meyer Among 2017 “Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyers” 05-01-2017

Vinson & Elkins partner David Meyer has been named a 2017 “Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer” by Turnarounds & Workouts (Beard Group, Inc.).

Global Competition Review Recognizes V&E Among Texas Antitrust Bar Elite 04-26-2017

Global Competition Review (GCR) has recognized Vinson & Elkins among the Texas antitrust bar elite in its review of top competition practices.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 14 V&E Attorneys to 2017 Washington DC Super Lawyers List, 8 to Rising Stars List 04-24-2017

Super Lawyers has named 14 Vinson & Elkins lawyers across a range of the firm’s practice areas to the 2017 Washington DC Super Lawyers list. Additionally, eight lawyers have been selected for the Washington DC Rising Stars list.

Global Competition Review Recognizes V&E in 17th Edition of GCR100 04-18-2017

Global Competition Review (GCR) has recognized Vinson & Elkins in the 17th edition of its annual GCR100. V&E is recommended for its work in Texas and Washington, D.C.

David Tsai Awarded 2017 James C. Hormel Philanthropist Award by AIDS Legal Referral Panel 04-18-2017

Vinson & Elkins partner David Tsai has been selected to receive the 2017 James C. Hormel Philanthropist Award by the AIDS Legal Referral Panel (ALRP).

The Legal 500 EMEA 2017 Recommends V&E in 5 Practice Areas, 3 Lawyers Recognized 04-12-2017

The Legal 500 EMEA recommends Vinson & Elkins in five practice areas across Iraq and Saudi Arabia in its 2017 edition. The guide also recognizes three V&E attorneys.

V&E Named to 2017 GAR 100 by Global Arbitration Review 04-11-2017

Vinson & Elkins has been named to the 2017 GAR 100 by Global Arbitration Review. The GAR 100 is a guide to the international arbitration capabilities of law firms. It profiles and only includes firms that have been audited by the publication for the qualities of arbitral specialization.

Vinson & Elkins Recognized as Leading Transactional Firm by American Lawyer Corporate Scorecard 2017 04-04-2017

Vinson & Elkins was once again recognized as a leading firm for corporate transactions in American Lawyer’s 2017 Corporate Scorecard.

Boyd Carano Named to Legal 500’s (Legalease, Ltd.) Private Practice Powerlist 04-04-2017

Vinson & Elkins partner Boyd Carano has been named to Legal 500’s inaugural Private Practice Powerlist: The Leading U.S. Attorneys with a Focus on Mexico. Legal 500 has unveiled the series as a way of identifying “key individual practitioners with outstanding specialization in, and knowledge of, particular jurisdictions.”

Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom 2018 (Woodward/White, Inc.) Lists 5 V&E Partners 03-28-2017

Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom has named five Vinson & Elkins partners in its 2018 edition.

Vinson & Elkins Named to Latin Lawyer 250, 7 Lawyers Recognized 03-20-2017

Vinson & Elkins has been recommended as a top law firm in the International category in the Energy, Project Finance & Infrastructure and Arbitration practice areas of the 2017 edition of Latin Lawyer 250: Latin America’s Leading Business Law Firms.

V&E Ranked in Top Band in 5 Categories in Chambers Global 2017, 29 Lawyers Recognized 03-16-2017

Chambers Global 2017 ranked Vinson & Elkins in 26 practice areas, including top-tier rankings for five of the firm’s practice areas.

IJGlobal Names Colón LNG-to-Power Project 2016 “Latin America Power Deal of the Year” 03-15-2017

IJGlobal has named the Colón LNG-to-Power Project the 2016 “Latin America Power Deal of the Year.”

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 31 V&E Attorneys to 2017 Texas Rising Stars List 03-08-2017

Super Lawyers has named 31 Vinson & Elkins attorneys to the 2017 Texas Rising Stars List across a range of the firm’s practices and Texas offices.

Best Lawyers in Japan Recognizes V&E Partner James Atkin 03-03-2017

Best Lawyers in Japan has named Vinson & Elkins partner James Atkin in its 2018 edition. Atkin is recommended in Energy Law.

Shihana Alazzaz Awarded “Deal Maker of the Year” by Finance Monthly Magazine 03-01-2017

Vinson & Elkins counsel Shihana Alazzaz has been selected as a Finance Monthly “Deal Maker of the Year 2016” for her leadership role in advising Sanabil Investments in its acquisition of a 20% stake in Ebrahim Mohammed Almana & Brothers Co.

RSP Permian’s $2.4B Acquisition of Silver Hill Energy Partners, LLC and Silver Hill E&P II Named “M&A Deal of the Year” by Oil and Gas Investor 03-01-2017

RSP Permian, Inc.’s (RSP) $2.4 billion acquisition of Silver Hill Energy Partners, LLC and Silver Hill E&P II, LLC has been named “M&A Deal of the Year” as part of Oil and Gas Investor’s annual Excellence Awards. Vinson & Elkins advised RSP in the transactions.

Daily Journal Names Chinese Textile Co.’s $72M Win a Top 2016 Verdict 02-27-2017

The Daily Journal has recognized as one of California’s top verdicts of 2016, Vinson & Elkins partner Mort Hartwell’s $72 million win for a Chinese textile company involved in a dispute over the sale of its interest in a U.S.-based distributor.

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