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Overview of our Energy Law Practice
Energy touches virtually every aspect of commercial life and its production, consumption, and regulation present constantly evolving opportunities and legal challenges for businesses worldwide. Consistently named the World's Leading Energy Law Firm by Euromoney (1995 - present)*, Vinson & Elkins assists clients involved in all facets of the energy and natural resources industry as well as clients in other industries facing energy-related issues. The scope and depth of our law firm's global energy practice enable us to provide comprehensive representation to our clients, combining an ability to identify and understand the issues that they face and to craft solutions that are right for them.

Scope of Energy Practice
V&E’s global energy law practice began in Texas more than 90 years ago, but today the footprint of our law firm encompasses energy hubs, political capitals, and financial centers around the world. With recognized leading lawyers in nearly every energy discipline, more than 400 V&E attorneys regularly advise clients on energy-related matters. These matters include mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, project developments, financings, arbitrations, lawsuits, environmental matters, tax cases, intellectual property matters, restructurings/reorganizations, and regulatory proceedings.

Representative Energy Experience
V&E is committed to providing our clients the highest levels of service and legal advice. Our lawyers have deep experience and a robust understanding of technical, political, and business considerations in all sectors of the energy and natural resource industry, including the following:

Power and Clean Energy/Renewables
Midstream Oil and Gas
Mining and Metals  
Upstream Oil and Gas Downstream Oil and Gas








Energy Law Clients

Today’s challenging environment requires businesses involved in the energy industry or non-energy businesses confronted with energy issues to seek new opportunities and more creative solutions. Legal and business challenges impact owners, operators, developers, lenders, investors, and consumers in matters related to oil and gas, alternative energy, power and electric, shale plays, LNG, nuclear, mining of natural resources, and more. For nearly a century, our law firm has represented clients on their most significant energy engagements in almost every conceivable market condition and almost every country and region of the world including the U.S., UK, Brazil, China, the UAE, Russia/CIS, and beyond. Our clients include:

  • Energy Companies
  • Electric Utilities and Cooperatives
  • Independent Power Producers
  • Pipeline Companies
  • Refiners
  • Project Developers
  • Oil Field Services Companies
  • Mining and Metals Companies
  • Independent Oil Companies (IOCs)
  • National Oil Companies (NOCs)
  • Sovereign Wealth Funds
  • Private Equity Funds and
    Portfolio Companies
  • Infrastructure Funds
  • Venture Capital Firms
  • Financial Institutions
  • Investment Banks
  • Institutional Investors
  • Private Investors
  • Lenders
  • Strategic Investors
  • Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs)
  • REITs
  • Tax Equity Investors
  • Governmental Agencies

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

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

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