Vinson & Elkins’ London office opened in 1971, making our office one of the oldest London offices of any U.S. law firm. Our London lawyers handle disputes (including international arbitration and High Court litigation), energy transactions and projects, finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and tax.
Our firm-wide Africa, Construction, and Project Finance practices are led and co-ordinated from the London office and our London lawyers work closely with our colleagues from all V&E offices worldwide, particularly with those located in the Middle East and Asia.
The London office has particular strength in upstream oil and gas, midstream and downstream energy projects, and global telecoms deals. We have very significant experience of African transactions, and of projects in Central Asia and the Middle East, and in all locations where English law transactions and projects
take place. We have a particular focus on the oil and gas, natural resources and power sectors, and the fixed and mobile telecoms industry, advising major corporates, private equity investors, service providers, and financial institutions.
Like all our offices worldwide, we are heavily committed to improving our wider community and to supporting those in greatest need. The London office’s charity of the year for 2015 is
Kids Company, which provides practical, emotional, and educational support to vulnerable children, young people, and families across London, Bristol, and Liverpool, including the most deprived and at risk children whose parents are unable to care for them due to
their own practical and emotional challenges.