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V&E Chairman Mark Kelly Named to 2017 NACD Directorship 100 Published: 11-28-2017

Vinson & Elkins Chairman Mark Kelly has been named to the NACD Directorship 100: Governance Professionals and Institutions list by the National Association of Corporate Directors for the third consecutive year.

V&E Ranked #1 for Company Defense by Number of Campaigns in Thomson Reuters' First Half 2017 Global Shareholder Activism Scorecard 09-26-2017

Vinson & Elkins earned the #1 ranking by number of campaigns among law firms defending public companies against shareholder activism campaigns in Thomson Reuters’ First Half 2017 Global Shareholder Activism Scorecard. V&E was credited for advising on 16 campaigns during the first half of 2017.

Oasis Midstream Partners LP Closes Initial Public Offering 09-25-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Oasis Midstream Partners LP in its initial public offering of 7,500,000 common units at a price to the public of $17.00 per common unit.

Joseph Chedrawe Joins V&E’s Dispute Resolution Practice in Dubai 09-25-2017

Vinson & Elkins continues to expand its Middle East disputes presence with the addition of Joseph Chedrawe as counsel in the firm’s Dubai office.

Phillips 66 Partners Announces $2.4B Acquisition 09-22-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised the conflicts committee of the board of directors of the general partner of Phillips 66 Partners LP in its agreement with Phillips 66 to acquire its 25 percent interest in each of Dakota Access, LLC and Energy Transfer Crude Oil Company, LLC and 100 percent interest in Merey Sweeny, L.P., the owner of fuel-grade coke processing units at the Phillips 66 Sweeny Refinery.

V&E Named Houston/Dallas Tax Firm of the Year by International Tax Review 09-20-2017

Vinson & Elkins has been named US: Houston/Dallas Tax Firm of the Year as part of the 2017 International Tax Review American Tax Awards. V&E was one of six finalists in consideration for the award.

Chambers Latin America Recognizes V&E’s Energy Practice 09-20-2017

Chambers Latin America has again recognized Vinson & Elkins in its 2018 rankings. V&E is ranked by Chambers in the Latin America-Wide category for Energy & Natural Resources. Additionally, partner Boyd Carano is listed in the individual Energy & Natural Resources rankings.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 5 V&E Lawyers to 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers List 09-20-2017

Super Lawyers has named five Vinson & Elkins lawyers across a range of the firm’s practice areas to the 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers list. Additionally, nine lawyers have been selected for the New York Metro Rising Stars list.

Vinson & Elkins Advises on Two REIT Public Offerings 09-14-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised on two public offerings by REITs, which priced the week of Sept. 11.

City of Houston Honors V&E for 100th Anniversary 09-12-2017

In recognition of Vinson & Elkins’ 100th anniversary, the City of Houston declared September 12, 2017 to be “Vinson & Elkins Day.” Chairman Mark Kelly and Managing Partner Scott Wulfe accepted the honor during a ceremony at Houston City Hall where they were presented with an official proclamation from Mayor Sylvester Turner and Mayor Pro Tem Ellen Cohen.

Leatherbury and Pham Receive Texas Lawyer Professional Excellence Awards 09-06-2017

Vinson & Elkins partners Tom Leatherbury and Bailey Pham have each been selected to receive a 2017 Texas Lawyer Professional Excellence Award, in recognition of their impact on the legal profession in Texas.

Legal 500 Latin America 2017 Recommends V&E in 3 Practice Areas, 5 Attorneys Recognized 09-06-2017

Legal 500 Latin America once again recognizes Vinson & Elkins in the Corporate and M&A, International Arbitration and Projects and Energy categories in its 2017 guide.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 65 V&E Attorneys to 2017 Texas Super Lawyers List 09-05-2017

Super Lawyers has selected 65 Vinson & Elkins lawyers to the Texas Super Lawyers list in its 2017 guide.

Daseke Adds Defense Specialization with R&R Trucking Addition 09-05-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Daseke Inc., a leading consolidator and the largest owner of flatbed and specialized transportation solutions in North America, in connection with its merger with R&R Trucking.

John Dawson and Federico Fruhbeck Join V&E in London 09-05-2017

John Dawson and Federico Fruhbeck have joined Vinson & Elkins in its London office, adding depth to the firm’s global finance, high-yield and M&A practices.

NCS Multistage Acquires Spectrum Tracer Services for $80M 09-01-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised NCS Multistage Holdings, Inc. in its acquisition of Spectrum Tracer Services, LLC for approximately $80 million.

Patterson-UTI Energy Announces Agreement to Acquire MS Energy 09-01-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised MS Energy Services, Denham Capital Management LP and NGP Energy Capital Management, L.L.C. in connection with Patterson-UTI Energy’s acquisition of MS Energy on a debt-free basis for total consideration of approximately 8.8 million shares of Patterson-UTI common stock and $75 million of cash.

Zenith Energy to Acquire Arc Logistics Partners 08-29-2017

Vinson & Elkins represented Arc Logistics Partners, Lightfoot Capital Partners GP LLC and Lightfoot Capital Partners, LP in a purchase agreement and plan of merger with Zenith Energy U.S.

Forum Energy Technologies Purchases Membership Interests in Global Tubing from JV Partner Quantum Energy Partners 08-28-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Quantum Energy Partners in connection with a definitive agreement with its joint venture partner Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. whereby Forum will acquire the membership interests in Global Tubing from Quantum for approximately $237 million.

Apollo, Double Eagle Development Announce Formation of Double Eagle Energy Holdings III 08-22-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised an affiliate of Apollo Global Management, LLC in connection with the expansion of its strategic relationship with Double Eagle Development, L.L.C. to create Double Eagle Energy Holdings III LLC.

Golar LNG Partners L.P. Acquires Interest in FLNG, Hilli Episeyo 08-17-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Golar LNG Partners LP in connection with its purchase and sale agreement for the acquisition from Golar LNG Limited and affiliates of Keppel Shipyard Limited and Black and Veatch of equity interests in Golar Hilli LLC, which will, on the closing date of the acquisition, indirectly own the FLNG, Hilli Episeyo.

Oncor Announces Asset Swap with Sharyland Utilities and Sharyland Distribution & Transmission Services 07-24-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Oncor Electric Delivery Company, L.L.C. in connection with its agreement with Sharyland Utilities, L.P. and Sharyland Distribution & Transmission Services, L.L.C. to swap assets in a transaction valued at approximately $400 million. 

TPG RE Finance Trust, Inc. Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering 07-19-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised TPG RE Finance Trust, Inc. in connection with its initial public offering of 11,000,000 shares of its common stock at $20.00 per share. The offering priced on July 19, 2017 and is expected to close on July 25, 2017, subject to customary closing conditions.

Select Energy Services to Merge with Rockwater Energy Solutions 07-18-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Select Energy Services, Inc. in connection with its merger with Rockwater Energy Solutions, Inc. in a stock-for-stock transaction creating a combined company with annual revenue of approximately $1.3 billion.

Greenfield Midstream Announces $300M Equity Commitment from EnCap Flatrock Midstream 07-11-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Greenfield Midstream, LLC in connection with its initial $300 million equity commitment from EnCap Flatrock Midstream.

V&E Secures Dismissal of Constitutional Claims Against Texas State Bar 07-07-2017

On July 5, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas dismissed for lack of jurisdiction a lawsuit challenging the State Bar of Texas’ appointment of minority member directors.

EZCORP Announces Pricing of $125M of Convertible Senior Notes 06-29-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised EZCORP. Inc in the pricing of $125,000,000 aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes due 2024. 

Global Medical REIT Prices Common Stock Offering 06-28-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Global Medical REIT Inc. in its underwritten public offering of 3,500,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $9.00 per share for gross proceeds of $31.5 million. The offering priced on June 28, 2017.

CPPIB and Encino Energy Commit More Than $1B to Form Encino Acquisition Partners 06-28-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) in connection with its equity commitment to form Encino Acquisition Partners (EAP), which will focus on U.S. oil and gas acquisition opportunities. CPPIB has committed up to US$1 billion to EAP and Encino Energy, LLC has committed US$25 million.

V&E Advises Fred's, Inc. in Adoption of Shareholder Rights Plan 06-28-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Fred’s, Inc. in connection with the adoption of a shareholder rights plan (also known as a “poison pill”).

TPG Growth to Acquire Discovery Midstream 06-27-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised TPG Growth, the middle market and growth equity platform of global alternative asset firm TPG, in its definitive agreement to acquire Discovery Midstream.

Pattern Energy Announces Key Strategic Initiatives 06-19-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Pattern Energy Group LP (“Pattern Development 1.0”) and Pattern Energy Group 2 LP (“Pattern Development 2.0” and together with Pattern Development 1.0, “Pattern Development”) in a series of strategic initiatives to significantly increase Pattern Energy’s long-term growth outlook and enhance its access to capital.

EQT Corporation to Acquire Rice Energy for $6.7 Billion 06-19-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Rice Energy in a definitive merger agreement with EQT Corporation, under which EQT will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Rice common stock for total consideration of approximately $6.7 billion

V&E Wins Significant Appellate Victory for Herring Bancorp 06-13-2017

Vinson & Elkins recently won an important appellate victory for Herring Bancorp, Inc. and bank executives C.C. Burgess and C. Campbell Burgess in a long-running dispute over the redemption of preferred shares held by John Mikkelsen as part of the bank’s conversion into a Subchapter “S” Corporation.

Encana Agrees to Sell its Piceance Natural Gas Assets for $735M 06-09-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Caerus Oil and Gas LLC in Encana Corporation’s agreement to sell its Piceance natural gas assets for total cash consideration of $735 million. 

Healthcare Trust of America Holdings, LP Closes Offerings of Senior Unsecured Notes 06-08-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised the underwriters in connection with Healthcare Trust of America Holdings, LP’s $500 million offering of 3.750% senior unsecured notes due 2027 and $400 million offering of 2.950% senior unsecured notes due 2022.

Vinson & Elkins Advises Fiesta Restaurant Group in Successful Proxy Contest Defense 06-07-2017

Vinson & Elkins L.L.P advised Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc., in its successful proxy contest defense against a dissident group led by JCP Investment Partnership, LP.  

SemGroup Agrees to Acquire Houston Fuel Oil Terminal Company 06-06-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised SemGroup Corporation in the definitive agreement to acquire Houston Fuel Oil Terminal Company from investment funds managed by Alinda Capital Partners.

Evolution Midstream to Acquire Rowdy Gas Gathering System from Lucid Energy Group 06-05-2017

V&E advised Lucid Energy Group, an EnCap Flatrock portfolio company, in connection with the sale of Rowdy Pipeline, LLC to Evolution Midstream, LLC.

Teekay Tankers Announces Merger Agreement With Tanker Investments 05-31-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Teekay Tankers Ltd. in connection with its recently announced agreement to acquire all the remaining issued and outstanding shares of Tanker Investments Ltd. in a share-for-share merger.

MVP REIT and MVP REIT II Announce Definitive Merger Agreement 05-30-2017

Vinson & Elkins acted as counsel for the special committee of the board of directors of MVP REIT II, Inc. in connection with a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which MVP REIT II will acquire MVP REIT, Inc. in a stock-for-stock merger.

V&E Diversifies Corporate Practice with Addition of Nationally Recognized REIT Practice 04-04-2016

Vinson & Elkins LLP has significantly expanded its Capital Markets and M&A Practice with the addition of a nationally recognized REIT team, including five partners.

Mingda Zhao Named 2016 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow 03-17-2016

Vinson & Elkins has selected partner Mingda Zhao to participate in the 2016 Fellows Program for the Leadership Counsel on Legal Diversity.

V&E To Participate in Diversity Lab’s Women in Law Hackathon 03-11-2016

John Wander, managing partner of Vinson & Elkins’ Dallas office and head of the firm’s complex commercial litigation practice, will participate in the Women in Law Hackathon, a “Shark Tank” style pitch competition created by Diversity Lab in collaboration with Stanford Law School and Bloomberg Law.

Addition of Partner Ian Frost Bolsters Vinson & Elkins’ London Finance Practice 03-07-2016

Prominent banking and finance partner Ian Frost has joined Vinson & Elkins in London, strengthening the firm’s global Finance Practice.

V&E Seeks Applicants for Minority College Scholarships 02-09-2016

Vinson & Elkins is seeking applicants for its annual scholarships for high performing minority high school seniors 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.

Vinson & Elkins Enhances London Private Equity Practice with Addition of Partner Paul Dunbar 02-09-2016

Highly regarded corporate lawyer Paul Dunbar, whose practice focuses primarily on private equity and special situations funds, has joined Vinson & Elkins as a partner. He will reside in the firm’s London office.

V&E Relocates San Francisco Office to Larger Space at 555 Mission 02-08-2016

Vinson & Elkins LLP has relocated its San Francisco office to 555 Mission Street to accommodate the law firm’s growth in the Bay Area. The new space occupies the 20th floor of the building, located in the South of Market (SOMA) district.

International Trade Counsel Daniel J. Gerkin Joins V&E in Washington, D.C. 02-03-2016

Daniel J. Gerkin, an experienced international trade attorney who focuses on U.S. export controls, economic embargoes and sanctions, and customs matters, has joined Vinson & Elkins as Counsel in Washington, D.C.

Houston Partner Trevor Wommack Strengthens V&E’s Finance Practice 01-26-2016

Vinson & Elkins has bolstered its highly regarded Finance Practice Group with the addition of partner Trevor Wommack, who focuses his practice on syndicated lending in the energy sector.

Vinson & Elkins Promotes 12 to Counsel 01-13-2016

Vinson & Elkins has promoted 12 lawyers to counsel. Collectively, they represent four offices and 10 practice areas, including: employment, labor and OSHA; energy regulatory; energy transactions and projects; environmental; executive compensation and benefits; finance; intellectual property; mergers and acquisitions/capital markets; real estate; and restructuring and reorganization.

Vinson & Elkins Names 10 New Partners 12-29-2015

Vinson & Elkins announces the promotion of 10 lawyers to its partnership, effective January 1, 2016: Mike Heidler and Stephen Stout in Austin; Shaun Rogers and Danny Tobey in Dallas; Stephen Jacobson, Julian Seiguer, David Wall and Mingda Zhao in Houston; Dan Komarek in New York; and Jessica Mussallem in San Francisco.

Vinson & Elkins Adds David Meyer to Restructuring Practice in New York 11-16-2015

Vinson & Elkins has bolstered its nationally renowned Restructuring & Reorganization practice group with the addition of partner David Meyer, who advises clients in all aspects of complex corporate restructurings.

V&E Brings Leading Shareholder Activism Practice to New York 11-09-2015

Vinson & Elkins LLP announced today that the firm’s Shareholder Activism Response Team will expand its base of operations to New York, enhancing the group’s capabilities to serve clients throughout North America and across industries.

Josiah Daniel Named Fellow of American College of Bankruptcy 11-05-2015

Vinson & Elkins partner Josiah Daniel has been selected as a Fellow of The American College of Bankruptcy. He will be inducted on March 18, 2016 and is one of 31 nominees being honored for professional excellence and exceptional contributions to the bankruptcy and insolvency practice.

IP Litigators Christopher Kao and David Tsai Join V&E 09-21-2015

Preeminent intellectual property attorneys Christopher Kao and David Tsai have joined Vinson & Elkins as partners, bolstering the firm’s patent, copyright, trademark and trade secrets litigation capabilities.

Lindsey Vaala Appointed Secretary of D.C. Bar Association 09-11-2015

Lindsey Vaala, a senior associate in Vinson & Elkins’ Washington, D.C. office, has been appointed Secretary of the District of Columbia Bar Association for the 2015-2016 term. 

Vinson & Elkins Awards 30 Law Preview Diversity Scholarships 09-10-2015

For the eighth year, Vinson & Elkins awarded Law Preview Diversity Scholarships to students who are historically underrepresented in the legal profession — women, LGBT and racial and ethnic minority students.

Tom Wilson to Chair Texas State Bar's Human Rights Committee 09-03-2015

Vinson & Elkins partner Thomas H. Wilson has been elected Chairman of the newly-created International Human Rights Committee of the International Section of the State Bar of Texas. 

Vinson & Elkins Receives “A” Grade in 2014 Law Firm Diversity Report Card 08-25-2015

For the third consecutive year, Vinson & Elkins has earned an “A” grade in the 2014 Law Firm Diversity Report Card issued in July 2015 by the Austin Minority Bar Association. The firm was graded for its exceptional minority recruitment, hiring, retention efforts and results.

Partner Daniel Graham Joins V&E’s Government Contracts Practice 08-24-2015

Veteran Government Contracts litigator Daniel P. Graham has joined Vinson & Elkins as a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, where he will help lead V&E’s Government Contracts team.

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, 28 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.

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.

V&E Ranked #1 For Company Defense by Number of Campaigns in Thomson Reuters' 2016 Global Shareholder Activism Scorecard 02-24-2017

Vinson & Elkins claimed the top spot based on number of campaigns for legal defense of companies in Thomson Reuters’ Full Year 2016 Global Shareholder Activism Scorecard. The firm was credited for advising on 27 campaigns.

Alden Atkins Named 2017 BTI Client Service All-Star 02-10-2017

Vinson & Elkins partner Alden Atkins has been named a 2017 BTI Client Service All-Star for his dedication to client service excellence.

John Michael Receives Lexology’s 2017 Client Choice Award for Offshore Services 02-09-2017

Vinson & Elkins partner John Michael has been awarded a 2017 Lexology Client Choice Award for his work in Offshore Services. Michael is the sole recipient in the Offshore Services category this year.

V&E Receives High Ranks in IJGlobal’s Full Year 2016 Infrastructure Finance League Tables 02-02-2017

Vinson & Elkins is ranked among the top firms for infrastructure finance according to IJGlobal’s full year 2016 league table report.

Law360 Names V&E Among 2016 "Energy Groups of the Year" 01-30-2017

For the seventh consecutive year, Vinson & Elkins has been recognized in Law360’s “Practice Groups of the Year” series for the firm’s industry leading energy transactional and litigation successes in 2016.

Turnarounds & Workouts (Beard Group, Inc.) Recognizes V&E Among “Successful Restructurings” 01-26-2017

Turnarounds & Workouts has recognized Vinson & Elkins in its list of Successful Restructurings of 2016. V&E was recognized, as counsel to the debtor, for its work on behalf of Energy XXI, an independent oil and natural gas development and production company.

V&E Ranked #1 for Company Defense in FactSet SharkRepellent's 2016 Shareholder Activism League Tables 01-20-2017

Vinson & Elkins claimed the top spot for legal defense of companies under siege by shareholder activists in FactSet SharkRepellent’s 2016 year-end league tables. The ranking is based on number of campaigns.

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