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Highly Regarded CFIUS and Export Controls Attorney Damara Chambers Joins V&E Published: 07-09-2019

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Damara Chambers, an internationally-recognized attorney who advises corporate clients on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), export controls and international trade matters, has joined Vinson & Elkins as a partner and will co-lead the firm’s National Security practice, adding further depth to the practice group.

Chambers USA 2019 Recognizes V&E in 34 Practice Categories, with 108 Individual Lawyer Rankings 04-25-2019

The 2019 edition of Chambers USA recognizes Vinson & Elkins as a leading law firm in 34 practice categories, with 108 individual lawyer rankings. Eighty-nine V&E attorneys were recognized, with some ranked in more than one category.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 12 V&E Attorneys to 2019 D.C. Super Lawyers List, 7 to Rising Stars 04-19-2019

Super Lawyers has named 12 Vinson & Elkins lawyers across a range of the firm’s practice areas to the 2019 Washington D.C. Super Lawyers list. Meanwhile, 7 lawyers have been selected for the Washington D.C. Rising Stars list.

Targa Resources Sells 45 Percent Interest in Bakken Assets for $1.6B 02-19-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Targa Resources Corp. in its definitive agreements to sell a 45 percent interest in Targa Badlands LLC, the entity that holds all of Targa’s assets in North Dakota, to funds managed by GSO Capital Partners and Blackstone Tactical Opportunities for $1.6 billion in cash. 

Blackstone Infrastructure Partners Agrees to Acquire Controlling Interest in Tallgrass Energy for $3.3B 01-31-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Blackstone Infrastructure Partners in connection with its agreement with affiliates of Kelso & Co., The Energy & Minerals Group, and Tallgrass KC, LLC, an entity owned by certain members of TGE’s management, to acquire 100% of the membership interests in TGE’s general partner, as well as an approximately 44% economic interest in Tallgrass, for total cash consideration of approximately $3.3 billion.

Par Pacific to Acquire U.S. Oil & Refining Co. 11-27-2018

V&E advised U.S. Oil & Refining Co.’s private equity sponsor in connection with Par Pacific Holdings, Inc.’s definitive agreement to acquire U.S. Oil & Refining Co. and certain affiliated entities. The acquisition includes a refinery, a marine terminal, a rail loading terminal and refined product and crude oil storage.

South Jersey Industries Announces Sale of Solar Portfolio 06-28-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Goldman Sachs’ renewable energy fund on its approximately $350 million acquisition from Marina Energy, a subsidiary of South Jersey Industries, of its solar portfolio. 

TPG Growth and The Rise Fund to Acquire CLEAResult 06-18-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised TPG Growth and The Rise Fund in an agreement to acquire CLEAResult, the country’s leading provider of energy efficiency solutions for utility companies.

Devon Energy Sells Interests in EnLink Midstream to Global Infrastructure Partners for $3.125B 06-06-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Devon Energy Corp. in connection with its agreement to sell its aggregate ownership interests in EnLink Midstream Partners, LP and EnLink Midstream, LLC to an affiliate of Global Infrastructure Partners, a leading global, independent infrastructure fund manager, for $3.125 billion.

Chambers USA 2018 Recognizes 86 V&E Attorneys in 38 Practice Areas 05-09-2018

The 2018 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business recognizes Vinson & Elkins as a leading law firm in 38 practice areas and selects 86 V&E attorneys as leading individuals.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 11 V&E Attorneys to 2018 D.C. Super Lawyers List, 9 to Rising Stars 04-23-2018

Super Lawyers has named 11 Vinson & Elkins lawyers across a range of the firm’s practice areas to the 2018 Washington D.C. Super Lawyers list. Meanwhile, 9 lawyers have been selected for the Washington D.C. Rising Stars list.

Paragon Announces Agreement to be Acquired by Borr Drilling 02-21-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Paragon Offshore Limited in a Tender Offer Agreement with Borr Drilling Limited, pursuant to which Borr will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Paragon at a purchase price of $42.28 per share. 

Targa Resources Announces $1.1B of Development JVs with Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners 02-06-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Targa Resources Corp. in connection with development joint ventures with investment vehicles affiliated with Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners.

USA Compression Partners to Acquire Compression Business from Energy Transfer Partners 01-16-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised USA Compression Partners, LP (“USAC”) in connection with a transaction valued at approximately $1.8 billion providing for (i) the contribution of Energy Transfer Partners L.P.’s subsidiaries, CDM Resource Management LLC and CDM Environmental & Technical Services LLC, to USAC, (ii) the cancellation of the incentive distribution rights in USAC and conversion of the general partner interest in USAC into a non-economic general partner interest and (iii) committed financing transactions, including (1) the issuance of $500 million perpetual preferred units to investment funds managed or sub-advised by EIG Global Energy Partners and other investors and (2) $725 million in debt financing from JPMorgan and Barclays.

Enviva Holdings Announces New JV and Acquisition of Wood Pellet Production Plant 01-02-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Enviva Development Holdings, LLC in connection with its new joint venture, Enviva JV Development Company, LLC, with affiliates of The John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A.) to acquire, develop and construct wood pellet production plants and deep-water marine terminals in the Southeastern United States. 

Noble Midstream Partners and Greenfield Midstream Form DJ Basin JV, Acquire Saddle Butte Pipeline 12-12-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Noble Midstream Partners LP in connection with the formation of Black Diamond Gathering, LLC (“Black Diamond”), a joint venture with Greenfield Midstream, LLC, and Black Diamond’s definitive agreements to acquire Saddle Butte Rockies Midstream, LLC and affiliates for $625 million. 

Bill Barrett Corp. Announces $649M Combination with Fifth Creek Energy 12-05-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Fifth Creek Energy Company, LLC, a portfolio company of NGP, in a strategic business combination with Bill Barrett Corporation in a transaction valued at approximately $649 million. The transaction creates a premier exploitation and production company exclusively focused on oil-weighted rural areas in the Denver-Julesburg Basin.

Three Carriers Added to Daseke Family 12-04-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Daseke, Inc., the leading consolidator and largest flatbed and specialized transportation company in North America, in connection with the addition of three top-tier flatbed and specialized carriers to Daseke’s family of companies: Tennessee Steel Haulers & Co. (TSH & Co.), The Roadmaster Group and Moore Freight Service.

Talos Energy LLC to Combine with Stone Energy Corporation 11-21-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Talos Energy LLC in its combination with Stone Energy Corporation in an all-stock transaction that will create a premier offshore-focused exploration and production company. The company will be named Talos Energy, Inc.

Select Energy Services to Merge with Rockwater Energy Solutions 07-18-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Select Energy Services, Inc. in connection with its merger with Rockwater Energy Solutions, Inc. in a stock-for-stock transaction creating a combined company with annual revenue of approximately $1.3 billion.

Pattern Energy Announces Key Strategic Initiatives 06-19-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Pattern Energy Group LP (“Pattern Development 1.0”) and Pattern Energy Group 2 LP (“Pattern Development 2.0” and together with Pattern Development 1.0, “Pattern Development”) in a series of strategic initiatives to significantly increase Pattern Energy’s long-term growth outlook and enhance its access to capital.

Targa Resources Sells 45 Percent Interest in Bakken Assets for $1.6B 02-19-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Targa Resources Corp. in its definitive agreements to sell a 45 percent interest in Targa Badlands LLC, the entity that holds all of Targa’s assets in North Dakota, to funds managed by GSO Capital Partners and Blackstone Tactical Opportunities for $1.6 billion in cash. 

Blackstone Infrastructure Partners Agrees to Acquire Controlling Interest in Tallgrass Energy for $3.3B 01-31-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Blackstone Infrastructure Partners in connection with its agreement with affiliates of Kelso & Co., The Energy & Minerals Group, and Tallgrass KC, LLC, an entity owned by certain members of TGE’s management, to acquire 100% of the membership interests in TGE’s general partner, as well as an approximately 44% economic interest in Tallgrass, for total cash consideration of approximately $3.3 billion.

Par Pacific to Acquire U.S. Oil & Refining Co. 11-27-2018

V&E advised U.S. Oil & Refining Co.’s private equity sponsor in connection with Par Pacific Holdings, Inc.’s definitive agreement to acquire U.S. Oil & Refining Co. and certain affiliated entities. The acquisition includes a refinery, a marine terminal, a rail loading terminal and refined product and crude oil storage.

South Jersey Industries Announces Sale of Solar Portfolio 06-28-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Goldman Sachs’ renewable energy fund on its approximately $350 million acquisition from Marina Energy, a subsidiary of South Jersey Industries, of its solar portfolio. 

TPG Growth and The Rise Fund to Acquire CLEAResult 06-18-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised TPG Growth and The Rise Fund in an agreement to acquire CLEAResult, the country’s leading provider of energy efficiency solutions for utility companies.

Devon Energy Sells Interests in EnLink Midstream to Global Infrastructure Partners for $3.125B 06-06-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Devon Energy Corp. in connection with its agreement to sell its aggregate ownership interests in EnLink Midstream Partners, LP and EnLink Midstream, LLC to an affiliate of Global Infrastructure Partners, a leading global, independent infrastructure fund manager, for $3.125 billion.

Paragon Announces Agreement to be Acquired by Borr Drilling 02-21-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Paragon Offshore Limited in a Tender Offer Agreement with Borr Drilling Limited, pursuant to which Borr will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Paragon at a purchase price of $42.28 per share. 

Targa Resources Announces $1.1B of Development JVs with Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners 02-06-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Targa Resources Corp. in connection with development joint ventures with investment vehicles affiliated with Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners.

USA Compression Partners to Acquire Compression Business from Energy Transfer Partners 01-16-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised USA Compression Partners, LP (“USAC”) in connection with a transaction valued at approximately $1.8 billion providing for (i) the contribution of Energy Transfer Partners L.P.’s subsidiaries, CDM Resource Management LLC and CDM Environmental & Technical Services LLC, to USAC, (ii) the cancellation of the incentive distribution rights in USAC and conversion of the general partner interest in USAC into a non-economic general partner interest and (iii) committed financing transactions, including (1) the issuance of $500 million perpetual preferred units to investment funds managed or sub-advised by EIG Global Energy Partners and other investors and (2) $725 million in debt financing from JPMorgan and Barclays.

Enviva Holdings Announces New JV and Acquisition of Wood Pellet Production Plant 01-02-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Enviva Development Holdings, LLC in connection with its new joint venture, Enviva JV Development Company, LLC, with affiliates of The John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A.) to acquire, develop and construct wood pellet production plants and deep-water marine terminals in the Southeastern United States. 

Noble Midstream Partners and Greenfield Midstream Form DJ Basin JV, Acquire Saddle Butte Pipeline 12-12-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Noble Midstream Partners LP in connection with the formation of Black Diamond Gathering, LLC (“Black Diamond”), a joint venture with Greenfield Midstream, LLC, and Black Diamond’s definitive agreements to acquire Saddle Butte Rockies Midstream, LLC and affiliates for $625 million. 

Bill Barrett Corp. Announces $649M Combination with Fifth Creek Energy 12-05-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Fifth Creek Energy Company, LLC, a portfolio company of NGP, in a strategic business combination with Bill Barrett Corporation in a transaction valued at approximately $649 million. The transaction creates a premier exploitation and production company exclusively focused on oil-weighted rural areas in the Denver-Julesburg Basin.

Three Carriers Added to Daseke Family 12-04-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Daseke, Inc., the leading consolidator and largest flatbed and specialized transportation company in North America, in connection with the addition of three top-tier flatbed and specialized carriers to Daseke’s family of companies: Tennessee Steel Haulers & Co. (TSH & Co.), The Roadmaster Group and Moore Freight Service.

Talos Energy LLC to Combine with Stone Energy Corporation 11-21-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Talos Energy LLC in its combination with Stone Energy Corporation in an all-stock transaction that will create a premier offshore-focused exploration and production company. The company will be named Talos Energy, Inc.

Select Energy Services to Merge with Rockwater Energy Solutions 07-18-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Select Energy Services, Inc. in connection with its merger with Rockwater Energy Solutions, Inc. in a stock-for-stock transaction creating a combined company with annual revenue of approximately $1.3 billion.

Pattern Energy Announces Key Strategic Initiatives 06-19-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Pattern Energy Group LP (“Pattern Development 1.0”) and Pattern Energy Group 2 LP (“Pattern Development 2.0” and together with Pattern Development 1.0, “Pattern Development”) in a series of strategic initiatives to significantly increase Pattern Energy’s long-term growth outlook and enhance its access to capital.

Keane Agrees to Acquire RockPile Energy Services for $284.5M 05-18-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised RockPile Energy Holdings, LLC, a portfolio company of White Deer Energy II, in the agreement with Keane Group, Inc. for the sale and acquisition of RockPile Energy Services, LLC.

Enviva Partners to Acquire Enviva Port of Wilmington for $120M 05-10-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Enviva Wilmington Holdings, LLC in the sale of Enviva Port of Wilmington, LLC (“Wilmington”) to Enviva Partners, LP for total consideration of $130 million.

TC PipeLines, LP Announces Agreement to Acquire Interests in Iroquois and PNGTS 05-04-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised TC PipeLines, LP in connection with its agreements to purchase a 49.3 percent interest in Iroquois Gas Transmission System and remaining 11.8 percent interest in Portland Natural Gas Transmission System from TransCanada for $765 million.

Enbridge Energy Partners Concludes Strategic Review 04-28-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised the special committee of the board of directors of Enbridge Energy Partners in a strategic review and resulting restructuring actions to strengthen its financial position and outlook.  

Chambers USA 2019 Recognizes V&E in 34 Practice Categories, with 108 Individual Lawyer Rankings 04-25-2019

The 2019 edition of Chambers USA recognizes Vinson & Elkins as a leading law firm in 34 practice categories, with 108 individual lawyer rankings. Eighty-nine V&E attorneys were recognized, with some ranked in more than one category.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 12 V&E Attorneys to 2019 D.C. Super Lawyers List, 7 to Rising Stars 04-19-2019

Super Lawyers has named 12 Vinson & Elkins lawyers across a range of the firm’s practice areas to the 2019 Washington D.C. Super Lawyers list. Meanwhile, 7 lawyers have been selected for the Washington D.C. Rising Stars list.

Chambers USA 2018 Recognizes 86 V&E Attorneys in 38 Practice Areas 05-09-2018

The 2018 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business recognizes Vinson & Elkins as a leading law firm in 38 practice areas and selects 86 V&E attorneys as leading individuals.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 11 V&E Attorneys to 2018 D.C. Super Lawyers List, 9 to Rising Stars 04-23-2018

Super Lawyers has named 11 Vinson & Elkins lawyers across a range of the firm’s practice areas to the 2018 Washington D.C. Super Lawyers list. Meanwhile, 9 lawyers have been selected for the Washington D.C. Rising Stars list.

The Legal 500 U.S. 2017 (Legalease, Ltd.) Ranks V&E in 39 Practice Areas, Recommends 76 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, 76 attorneys were recognized in the 2017 U.S. edition.

Chambers USA 2017 Ranks Vinson & Elkins in 33 Practice Areas and Recognizes 78 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 78 V&E attorneys as leading individuals.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 9 V&E Attorneys to 2017 Washington DC Super Lawyers List, 8 to Rising Stars List 04-24-2017

Super Lawyers has named 9 Vinson & Elkins lawyers across a range of the firm’s practice areas to the 2017 Washington DC Super Lawyers list. Additionally, eight lawyers have been selected for the Washington DC Rising Stars list.

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