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

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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.

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

Vinson & Elkins partners Tom Leatherbury, Bailey Pham and Julian Seiguer 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.

The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.) 2018 Lists 104 V&E Lawyers 08-15-2017

The Best Lawyers in America 2018 has recognized 104 Vinson & Elkins lawyers in its newest guide. In addition, the publication has named 12 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. 

Western Refining Logistics and Andeavor Logistics Merge 08-14-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Western Refining Logistics in connection with its merger with Andeavor Logistics in a unit-for-unit transaction for a total enterprise value of $1.8 billion, including net debt.

V&E Wins Significant Endangered Species Act Ruling 08-11-2017

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has issued a resounding victory to V&E client Lydia Ann Channel Moorings LLC, striking down an injunction issued under the Endangered Species Act that had shut down the company’s barge fleeting facility near the Port of Corpus Christi.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Western Refining Logistics and Andeavor Logistics Merge 08-14-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Western Refining Logistics in connection with its merger with Andeavor Logistics in a unit-for-unit transaction for a total enterprise value of $1.8 billion, including net debt.

V&E Wins Significant Endangered Species Act Ruling 08-11-2017

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has issued a resounding victory to V&E client Lydia Ann Channel Moorings LLC, striking down an injunction issued under the Endangered Species Act that had shut down the company’s barge fleeting facility near the Port of Corpus Christi.

Ranger Energy Services, Inc. Prices Initial Public Offering 08-10-2017

Vinson & Elkins is advising Ranger Energy Services, Inc. in connection with its initial public offering of 5,862,069 shares of its Class A common stock at $14.50 per share.

Huntsman Subsidiary Venator Materials PLC Completes IPO 08-08-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Huntsman Corporation and its subsidiary Venator Materials PLC ("Venator"), a global chemical company dedicated to the development and manufacture of titanium dioxide pigments and performance additives, in Venator’s initial public offering of 26,105,000 ordinary shares, which includes 3,405,000 ordinary shares issued upon the exercise in full by the underwriters of their option to purchase additional ordinary shares.

KBR Defeats FCA Litigation at Fourth Circuit 08-07-2017

In a major win for Vinson & Elkins client KBR, Inc., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has rejected False Claims Act (FCA) litigation accusing KBR of overbilling the government for water purification services provided in Iraq.

Bluerock Residential Growth REIT Announces Agreement to Internalize Management 08-04-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised BRG Manager LLC in connection with its definitive agreement with Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc. to internalize the external management function currently performed by BRG Manager LLC.

Energy Transfer Announces $1.57B Sale of Stake in Entity of Rover Pipeline Project to Blackstone 07-31-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised funds managed by Blackstone in an agreement with Energy Transfer Partners' wholly owned subsidiaries, Energy Transfer Interstate Holdings and ET Rover Pipeline (HoldCo), whereby Blackstone will contribute approximately $1.57 billion in cash in exchange for a 49.9% interest in HoldCo.

Alliance Resource Partners and Alliance Holdings GP Announce Elimination of IDRs and Conversion of General Partner Interest 07-28-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised the Board of Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. (AHGP) in an agreement between Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. (ARLP) and AHGP.

Reata Pharmaceuticals Prices Class A Common Stock Public Offering 07-26-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in connection with its underwritten public offering of 3,250,000 shares of its Class A common stock at a price to the public of $31.00 per share. 

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.

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.

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.

Energy Regulatory Attorney Suzanne Clevenger Rejoins V&E as Counsel 08-02-2017

Suzanne Clevenger, an energy attorney with nearly a decade of legal experience assisting in the natural gas midstream sector with an array of contested regulatory, compliance and transactional matters has rejoined Vinson & Elkins as counsel in the firm’s Houston office.

Renowned Trial Lawyer Robert M. Schick Rejoins V&E as Partner 06-19-2017

Robert M. Schick, a commercial trial attorney with more than 35 years of experience representing clients across a broad spectrum of industries, has rejoined Vinson & Elkins as a partner in the firm’s Houston office.

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.

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.

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

Vinson & Elkins partners Tom Leatherbury, Bailey Pham and Julian Seiguer 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.

The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.) 2018 Lists 104 V&E Lawyers 08-15-2017

The Best Lawyers in America 2018 has recognized 104 Vinson & Elkins lawyers in its newest guide. In addition, the publication has named 12 V&E attorneys “Lawyers of the Year” for 2018.

Who’s Who Legal (Law Business Research Ltd.) 2017 Recognizes 42 V&E Attorneys 07-25-2017

Who’s Who Legal has recognized 42 Vinson & Elkins attorneys in its 2017 guide. Inclusion in the publication is based on several factors: the total number of lawyers listed in the Who’s Who Legal series, the total number of practice areas in which the firm is listed in the series; the total number of jurisdictions in which the firm has a presence; and the number of recommended lawyers per jurisdiction.

Law360 Names Bryan Loocke 2017 Energy Rising Star 07-25-2017

Vinson & Elkins partner Bryan Loocke has been named one of Law360’s 2017 Energy Rising Stars in recognition of his work brokering “a slew of multibillion-dollar deals in the oil patch.” Loocke is one of just five Rising Stars selected in the energy category this year.

Margaret Peloso Selected as ABA Top 40 Young Lawyer 07-17-2017

Vinson & Elkins counsel Margaret Peloso has been selected as a 2017 American Bar Association “On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyer.” The award is given by the ABA Young Lawyers Division to 40 members who exemplify a broad range of high achievement, innovation, vision, leadership and legal and community service.

United States Lawyer Rankings Names V&E Partner Larry Nettles Top Environmental Lawyer 07-12-2017

For a tenth consecutive year, the United States Lawyer Rankings has recognized Vinson & Elkins partner Larry Nettles as the top environmental lawyer in the United States on its “Top 10 List” of lawyers considered the best in the country.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Recognizes 7 V&E Attorneys in 2017 Northern California Guide 07-07-2017

Super Lawyers has recognized seven Vinson & Elkins attorneys in its 2017 Northern California guide. Four attorneys were named to the Northern California Super Lawyers list and three were named to the Rising Stars list.

Vault Ranks Vinson & Elkins as Best Law Firm in Texas 06-28-2017

Associates rated Vinson & Elkins the No. 1 law firm in Texas, according to Vault’s 2018 rankings by region. In addition, the firm topped Vault’s practice area rankings for energy, oil and gas law for the second consecutive year.

National Law Journal Names Kevin Gaynor An "Energy and Environmental Trailblazer" 06-02-2017

The National Law Journal (NLJ) has selected Vinson & Elkins partner Kevin Gaynor to its list of 2017 “Energy and Environmental Trailblazers.” As one of 50 legal professionals nationwide to be honored, Gaynor is recognized for his contributions and achievements in the environmental field.

The Legal 500 U.S. 2017 (Legalease, Ltd.) Ranks V&E in 39 Practice Areas, Recommends 88 Lawyers 05-31-2017

The Legal 500 U.S. recognized Vinson & Elkins as a leading law firm in 39 categories, named four lawyers as “Leading Lawyers” in its 2017 guide. In total, 88 attorneys were recognized in the 2017 U.S. edition.

Chambers USA 2017 Ranks Vinson & Elkins in 33 Practice Areas and Recognizes 96 V&E Attorneys 05-26-2017

The 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business recognizes Vinson & Elkins as a leading law firm in 33 practice areas and selects 96 V&E attorneys as leading individuals.

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.

V&E Receives 2017 International Tax Review European Tax Award 05-18-2017

International Tax Review honored Vinson & Elkins with a Deal of the Year award at the European Tax Awards 2017.

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.).

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