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V&E Announces New Leadership Roles in Shareholder Activism Practice, Corporate Department Published: 02-08-2018

Vinson & Elkins LLP announced today several new leadership appointments, including naming attorneys Lawrence Elbaum, Jeff Floyd, Patrick Gadson and Steve Gill as the senior leadership team of the firm’s Shareholder Activism practice.

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 4 V&E Lawyers to 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers List 09-20-2017

Super Lawyers has named four 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 63 V&E Attorneys to 2017 Texas Super Lawyers List 09-05-2017

Super Lawyers has selected 63 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.

The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.) 2018 Lists 101 V&E Lawyers 08-15-2017

The Best Lawyers in America 2018 has recognized 101 Vinson & Elkins lawyers in its newest guide. In addition, the publication has named nine V&E attorneys “Lawyers of the Year” for 2018.

V&E Advises Fred's, Inc. in Renegotiation of Cooperation Agreement 08-14-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Fred’s, Inc. in connection with a renegotiation of its cooperation agreement with hedge fund Alden Global Capital LLC. 

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.

Helmerich & Payne to Acquire MOTIVE Drilling Technologies 05-22-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Helmerich & Payne, Inc. on intellectual property matters in connection with its agreement to acquire MOTIVE Drilling Technologies, Inc. for $75 million payable at closing and up to an additional $25 million in potential earnout payments based on future performance during the next few years.

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.

Saudi Aramco and Jacobs Form Saudi Arabia-Based Joint Venture 05-19-2017

The Law Office of Looaye M. Al-Akkas in Association with Vinson & Elkins LLP advised Saudi Aramco in connection with its agreement with Jacobs to form a Saudi Arabia-based joint venture company to provide professional program and construction management services for social infrastructure projects throughout the Kingdom and across the Middle East and North Africa.

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.

Texas Access to Justice Commission Reappoints Harry Reasoner as Chair 06-20-2016

Harry Reasoner, a litigation partner in Vinson & Elkins’ Houston office, has been reappointed as Chair of the Texas Access to Justice Commission (TAJC) for the 2016 - 2017 term. Reasoner has served as a member of the Commission since 2006 and as Chair since 2009.

Louise Woods Appointed to Board of ArbitralWomen 06-16-2016

Louise Woods, a senior associate in Vinson & Elkins’ London office, has been appointed to the Board of ArbitralWomen, effective July 1, 2016.

Vinson & Elkins Adds Top Litigation Team to Global IP Practice 06-13-2016

V&E continues to enhance its global Intellectual Property practice with the addition of five highly regarded partners in Austin and Dallas who have a broad range of patent, copyright, trademark, trade secrets and complex commercial litigation experience.

V&E Awards Scholarships to Diverse High School Graduates 06-03-2016

Vinson & Elkins’ Scholarship Committee has confirmed the selection of seven scholarship recipients for 2016.

Vinson & Elkins Opens in Taipei 05-16-2016

New office will focus on litigation and intellectual property matters. 

V&E, Morgan Lewis Secure Release of Scott Walker from Federal Prison 04-25-2016

Scott Walker, who served nearly 20 years of a life sentence in prison on a non-violent drug offense, was released on Monday, April 25, after the Illinois federal judge who presided over his trial reduced his sentence.

Tax Counsel Sara Stewart Joins V&E in London 04-20-2016

Sara Stewart, a highly regarded tax lawyer, has joined Vinson & Elkins as counsel in its London office.

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.

V&E Awards Seven Students 2015 Scholarships 06-29-2015

Vinson & Elkins’ Scholarship Committee confirmed the selection of seven scholarship recipients for 2015. Since the V&E Scholars Program began in 1990, the law firm has granted a total of 140 scholarships to Texas-area high school students.

V&E Confirms Selection of Seven Scholarship Recipients for 2014 06-05-2014

Vinson & Elkins' Scholarship Committee has confirmed the selection of seven scholarship recipients for 2014. 

U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2017 Recognizes V&E with 21 Tier 1 National Rankings 11-01-2016

Vinson & Elkins is recognized as a national tier 1 law firm in 21 practice areas, with a total of 36 national rankings, in the 2017 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” survey.

Euromoney’s 2017 Benchmark Litigation Again Recognizes V&E, 16 Lawyers Ranked 10-12-2016

Euromoney’s 2017 Benchmark Litigation has once again recognized Vinson & Elkins’ Texas litigation group as “Highly Recommended” and the firm’s Washington, D.C. litigation group as “Recommended.” V&E’s Appellate group was also recognized nationally.

V&E Listed in Law Business Research’s 2016 GIR 100 10-04-2016

Vinson & Elkins is among the firms included in the 2016 Global Investigations Review (GIR) 100, an independent guide to the world’s best firms for international investigations.

Who’s Who Legal (Law Business Research Ltd.) 2016 Recognizes 33 V&E Attorneys 09-29-2016

Who’s Who Legal has recognized 33 Vinson & Elkins attorneys in its 2016 guide.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names Four V&E Attorneys to 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyers List 09-21-2016

Super Lawyers has named four Vinson & Elkins lawyers across a range of the firm’s practice areas to the 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyers list. Additionally, eight lawyers have been selected for the New York Metro Rising Stars list.

Chambers Latin America Recognizes V&E’s Energy Practice 09-19-2016

Chambers Latin America has again recognized Vinson & Elkins in its 2017 rankings. V&E is ranked by Chambers in the Latin America-Wide category for Energy & Natural Resources.

The UK Legal 500 2016 Ranks V&E in Six Categories, 10 Lawyers Recognized 09-14-2016

The UK Legal 500 ranks Vinson & Elkins in six categories and recommends 10 of the firm’s lawyers in its 2016 edition.

2016 Legal 500 Latin America Recommends V&E in Three Practice Areas; Recognizes Four V&E Attorneys 09-07-2016

Legal 500 Latin America once again recognizes Vinson & Elkins in the Corporate and M&A, International Arbitration and Projects and Energy categories in its 2016 guide. In addition, the guide specifically recommends four V&E attorneys.

Marie Yeates Receives Texas Lawyer Lifetime Achievement Award 09-07-2016

Vinson & Elkins partner Marie Yeates has been awarded the 2016 Professional Excellence Award: Lifetime Achievers by Texas Lawyer. Yeates is one of 18 attorneys selected for the prestigious award, which recognizes lawyers who have made their mark on the legal profession throughout the state of Texas.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 63 Vinson & Elkins Attorneys to the 2016 Texas Super Lawyers List 09-06-2016

Super Lawyers has selected 63 Vinson & Elkins lawyers to the Texas Super Lawyers list in its 2016 guide.

Vinson & Elkins Named a 2016 “Litigation Powerhouse” by Law360 08-25-2016

Vinson & Elkins has been named a 2016 Litigation Powerhouse by Law360 in its inaugural ranking of the top firms in the U.S. for litigation. V&E is among the top 20 firms nationally Law360 recognized for securing “remarkable wins for their clients over the past year.”

V&E Receives High Marks in Thomson Reuters' First Half 2016 Global Shareholder Activism Scorecard 08-25-2016

Vinson & Elkins is ranked third by total number of global campaigns on Thomson Reuters’ First Half 2016 Global Shareholder Activism Scorecard. V&E also tops the chart for guiding companies through the most shareholder activism campaigns during the first half of the year.

The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.) 2017 Lists 104 V&E Lawyers in 47 Practice Areas 08-15-2016

The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 has recognized 104 Vinson & Elkins lawyers in its newest guide. In addition, the publication has named eight V&E attorneys “Lawyers of the Year” for 2017.

Benchmark Litigation Names V&E Partner Amy Riella To Under 40 Hot List 08-08-2016

Vinson & Elkins partner Amy Riella has been named to Benchmark Litigation’s inaugural Under 40 Hot List. The list, compiled through a process of peer review and case examination, honors the achievements of the nation’s most accomplished legal partners at the age of 40 or younger.

Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers Name V&E Among 2016 “50 Best Law Firms for Women” 07-26-2016

Working Mother magazine and Flex-Time Lawyers have once again named Vinson & Elkins as one of the “50 Best Law Firms for Women.” This is the seventh time V&E has been recognized for leading the industry in creating and using best practices to retain and promote women lawyers.

Yale Law Women Names V&E Among Top 10 Family Friendly Law Firms 07-11-2016

Vinson & Elkins has been named among the 2016 Top 10 Family Friendly Firms by Yale Law Women (YLW). The firm also made this year’s list of the top five family friendly firms in Washington D.C. The lists recognize firms for leadership in developing and implementing family friendly practices and policies. 

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Recognizes 6 V&E Attorneys in 2016 Northern California Guide 07-08-2016

Super Lawyers has recognized six Vinson & Elkins attorneys in its 2016 Northern California guide. Five partners were named to the Super Lawyers list and another was named to the Rising Stars list.

V&E Chairman Mark Kelly Named to 2016 NACD Directorship 100 07-07-2016

For the second consecutive year, 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 (NACD). 

IFLR's Energy and Infrastructure Guide Recognizes V&E in 10 Categories, 5 Leading Lawyers 07-06-2016

Vinson & Elkins has been recognized in the 2016 edition of IFLR’s Energy and Infrastructure guide.

Paul Deemer Recognized by Vanderbilt Alumni With International Professional Achievement Award 06-30-2016

Vinson & Elkins partner Paul Deemer has been awarded the Vanderbilt University Alumni Association Board’s 2016 International Professional Achievement Award.

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