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Clean energy, including renewable and alternative energy sources such as sunlight, wind, biofuels, hydro, and geothermal, has emerged as part of the solution for fueling the world’s energy needs and for driving opportunities for innovative companies. Silicon Valley led the technology revolution in the 20th Century, and Palo Alto is again a hub, but this time for the clean energy revolution of the new century.

Consistently named the World’s Leading Energy Law Firm by Euromoney* (1995 - present), Vinson & Elkins is uniquely positioned to take growing clean energy companies from technology development to generating power or producing fuel on a commercial scale. As an international law firm with offices across the globe and with Transactional, Litigation, Tax, Restructuring, Intellectual Property, and Regulatory lawyers, we have the knowledge and experience to handle our clients’ most significant and challenging engagements. Through our Palo Alto office, V&E provides its experience to Silicon Valley’s entrepreneurs and investors.

Our broad energy experience and interdisciplinary approach enable us to anticipate our clients' needs and identify and resolve the issues critical to a successful energy project. V&E lawyers have significant knowledge and strength in virtually every sector of the global energy business, including in the U.S., Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Lawyers in our Palo Alto office and our global energy practice are regularly recognized as among the best in the energy practice area in such leading publications as Legal 500, Who’s Who, and Euromoney's Expert Guide to the World's Leading Energy Lawyers. In addition to serving our energy-sector clients, our Palo Alto office serves as a hub from which our deep bench of intellectual property lawyers serve our Silicon Valley clients.

Clients look to V&E for guidance on the most challenging aspects of energy transactions, including, tax planning, intellectual property protection, complex contractual and financing arrangements, environmental permitting and compliance, capital raising and IPOs, and joint ventures and other partnering arrangements.

* Based upon the number of lawyers named in the Guide to the World’s Leading Energy Lawyers.


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