May 24, 2013 — Chambers USA recognized Vinson & Elkins with its “Award for Excellence” in Energy Projects: Oil & Gas, one of the publication’s top honors. This is the second time V&E has received this award.
The awards, presented at an event in New York on Thursday, May 23, are based on research carried out for Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Each year, researchers for the publication interview thousands of lawyers and their clients around the world in order to identify the top practitioners and law firms in key practice areas. Coupled with the findings from this research, the awards are granted to those firms exhibiting impressive client service, strategic growth and outstanding work over the past year.
Highly regarded in the energy industry, V&E represents many of the world’s preeminent oil and gas companies, advising them in transactional, regulatory, and contentious matters. The firm’s many recent project highlights include the representation of Pioneer Natural Resources Co. in its agreement to sell 40 percent of its stake in West Texas’ Wolfcamp Shale play to a unit of China's Sinochem Group for $1.7 billion; advising Apache Corporation in its agreement to acquire a 51 percent stake in Kitimat LNG’s planned liquefied natural gas export terminal in British Columbia; and representing SandRidge Energy in connection with major shale transactions.
In addition to this award, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2013 recognizes V&E in 34 separate categories, including top national rankings in Energy: Oil & Gas, and Projects: Oil & Gas. Further, 83 V&E lawyers are named as being “leaders in their field.” For a complete listing of V&E’s 2013 Chambers rankings, see the announcement here.
V&E assists clients involved in all aspects of the energy industry as well as clients in other industries facing energy-related issues. With an integrated network of 16 offices across the globe, V&E offers clients nearly a century of cross-border experience in the legal aspects of virtually all areas of the oil and gas value stream.
Vinson & Elkins LLP is an international law firm with more than 700 lawyers across 16 offices worldwide. For more information, please contact Melissa Anderson at +1.713.758.2030.