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Top EPA Enforcement Official Patrick D. Traylor Joins V&E in Washington, D.C. Published: 10-15-2019

Patrick D. Traylor, the former Deputy Assistant Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA), has joined Vinson & Elkins as a partner in Washington, D.C.

Anadarko Announces $4B Midstream Asset Sale; Western Gas Announces Simplification Transaction 11-08-2018

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation announced a transaction to sell substantially all of its remaining midstream assets for $4.015 billion to Western Gas Partners, LP (WES), with $2.0075 billion cash proceeds, and the balance to be paid in new Western Gas equity. Concurrently WES announced it has entered into a merger agreement with Western Gas Equity Partners, LP (WGP), which will result in a simplified midstream structure. Vinson & Elkins served as transaction counsel to Anadarko Petroleum Company, WGP and WES. 

EagleClaw Midstream, Blackstone Energy Partners and I Squared Capital Form Leading Delaware Basin Midstream Partnership 11-02-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised EagleClaw Midstream and funds managed by Blackstone Energy Partners in connection with the binding agreements between EagleClaw, Blackstone and I Squared Capital, pursuant to which I Squared Capital has committed over $500 million of cash and contributed its Delaware Basin midstream portfolio company, Pinnacle Midstream, and become a partner in BCP Raptor Holdco, the parent company for EagleClaw. 

Vitol and IFM to Acquire 50% of VTTI from Buckeye 11-02-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Vitol Group in its joint acquisition, with IFM Global Investors, of Buckeye Partners LP’s 50% equity interest in VTTI BV. 

Chesapeake Energy Accelerates Strategic Plan with Acquisition of WildHorse 10-30-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised WildHorse Resource Development Corporation in its definitive agreement to be acquired by Chesapeake Energy Corporation in a transaction valued at approximately $3.977 billion. 

Denbury to Acquire Penn Virginia in $1.7 Billion Transaction 10-29-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Denbury Resources Inc. in its agreement with Penn Virginia Corporation under which Denbury will acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Penn Virginia in a transaction valued at approximately $1.7 billion.

Oncor to Acquire InfraREIT; Sempra Energy to Acquire 50% Stake in Sharyland Utilities 10-18-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC in its agreement to acquire 100 percent of the equity interests of InfraREIT, Inc., including all the limited-partnership units in its subsidiary InfraREIT Partners, LP, for approximately $1.275 billion.

Antero Midstream GP to Acquire Antero Midstream Partners in Simplification Transaction 10-09-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Antero Midstream GP LP (AMGP), Antero Midstream Partners LP (AM) and Antero Resources in a definitive agreement for AMGP to acquire all outstanding AM common units, both those held by the public and those held by Antero Resources, in a stock and cash transaction.

EagleClaw Midstream Announces Acquisition of Caprock Midstream 09-05-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Caprock Midstream Holdings (Caprock) in a transaction whereby EagleClaw Midstream will acquire Caprock from Energy Spectrum Capital and Caprock Midstream Management for $950 million plus pre-closing adjustments.

Spredfast and Lithium Technologies Announce Merger 09-04-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Spredfast, Inc., a leader in digital customer engagement, in connection with its merger agreement with Lithium Technologies, LLC.

First Reserve Announces $1.225B Agreement to Sell Deep Gulf Energy 08-06-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Deep Gulf Energy Companies (DGE), a portfolio company of global private equity investment firm First Reserve, in an agreement to sell DGE to Kosmos Energy for a total consideration of $1.225 billion. 

EQT to Sell Offshore Communication Infrastructure Provider Tampnet 07-27-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised EQT Infrastructure in connection with its definitive agreement to sell Tampnet AS to 3i Infrastructure plc, a listed long-term investor in infrastructure businesses and assets, and ATP, Denmark’s largest pension provider.

Osaka Gas Participates in Shale Gas Project in Texas 06-29-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Osaka Gas USA Co. in its agreement with Sabine to acquire 35% of Sabine’s working interest in gas properties located primarily in Harrison and Panola Counties.

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. 

OCI N.V. and Dakota Gasification Company Form N-7 JV 05-21-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised OCI N.V. in connection with the negotiation of its definitive agreements with Dakota Gasification Company to sell nitrogen fertilizers, industrial ammonia and diesel exhaust fluid in North America through a newly formed joint venture, N-7 LLC.

Chambers USA 2018 Recognizes 84 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 84 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.

Unit Corporation to Sell 50% Interest in Midstream Subsidiary 03-29-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Unit Corporation in the sale of a 50% equity interest in its wholly owned subsidiary, Superior Pipeline Company, LLC for cash proceeds of $300 million.

C&J Energy Services to Acquire O-Tex Holdings, Inc. 10-25-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised C&J Energy Services, Inc., in the acquisition of O-Tex Holdings, Inc. and its operating subsidiaries, including O-Tex Pumping, L.L.C.

Cooke Inc. to Acquire Omega Protein Corporation for $22.00 Per Share 10-06-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Omega Protein Corporation (“Omega Protein”), a nutritional product company and a leading integrated provider of specialty oils and specialty protein products, in connection with its definitive agreement with Cooke Inc. ("Cooke"), a New Brunswick company and parent of Cooke Aquaculture Inc., under which Cooke will acquire all outstanding shares of Omega Protein for $22.00 per share in cash or approximately $500 million.

Oncor Announces Asset Swap with Sharyland Utilities and Sharyland Distribution & Transmission Services 07-24-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Oncor Electric Delivery Company, L.L.C. in connection with its agreement with Sharyland Utilities, L.P. and Sharyland Distribution & Transmission Services, L.L.C. to swap assets in a transaction valued at approximately $400 million. 

Anadarko Announces $4B Midstream Asset Sale; Western Gas Announces Simplification Transaction 11-08-2018

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation announced a transaction to sell substantially all of its remaining midstream assets for $4.015 billion to Western Gas Partners, LP (WES), with $2.0075 billion cash proceeds, and the balance to be paid in new Western Gas equity. Concurrently WES announced it has entered into a merger agreement with Western Gas Equity Partners, LP (WGP), which will result in a simplified midstream structure. Vinson & Elkins served as transaction counsel to Anadarko Petroleum Company, WGP and WES. 

EagleClaw Midstream, Blackstone Energy Partners and I Squared Capital Form Leading Delaware Basin Midstream Partnership 11-02-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised EagleClaw Midstream and funds managed by Blackstone Energy Partners in connection with the binding agreements between EagleClaw, Blackstone and I Squared Capital, pursuant to which I Squared Capital has committed over $500 million of cash and contributed its Delaware Basin midstream portfolio company, Pinnacle Midstream, and become a partner in BCP Raptor Holdco, the parent company for EagleClaw. 

Vitol and IFM to Acquire 50% of VTTI from Buckeye 11-02-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Vitol Group in its joint acquisition, with IFM Global Investors, of Buckeye Partners LP’s 50% equity interest in VTTI BV. 

Chesapeake Energy Accelerates Strategic Plan with Acquisition of WildHorse 10-30-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised WildHorse Resource Development Corporation in its definitive agreement to be acquired by Chesapeake Energy Corporation in a transaction valued at approximately $3.977 billion. 

Denbury to Acquire Penn Virginia in $1.7 Billion Transaction 10-29-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Denbury Resources Inc. in its agreement with Penn Virginia Corporation under which Denbury will acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Penn Virginia in a transaction valued at approximately $1.7 billion.

Oncor to Acquire InfraREIT; Sempra Energy to Acquire 50% Stake in Sharyland Utilities 10-18-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC in its agreement to acquire 100 percent of the equity interests of InfraREIT, Inc., including all the limited-partnership units in its subsidiary InfraREIT Partners, LP, for approximately $1.275 billion.

Antero Midstream GP to Acquire Antero Midstream Partners in Simplification Transaction 10-09-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Antero Midstream GP LP (AMGP), Antero Midstream Partners LP (AM) and Antero Resources in a definitive agreement for AMGP to acquire all outstanding AM common units, both those held by the public and those held by Antero Resources, in a stock and cash transaction.

EagleClaw Midstream Announces Acquisition of Caprock Midstream 09-05-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Caprock Midstream Holdings (Caprock) in a transaction whereby EagleClaw Midstream will acquire Caprock from Energy Spectrum Capital and Caprock Midstream Management for $950 million plus pre-closing adjustments.

Spredfast and Lithium Technologies Announce Merger 09-04-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Spredfast, Inc., a leader in digital customer engagement, in connection with its merger agreement with Lithium Technologies, LLC.

First Reserve Announces $1.225B Agreement to Sell Deep Gulf Energy 08-06-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Deep Gulf Energy Companies (DGE), a portfolio company of global private equity investment firm First Reserve, in an agreement to sell DGE to Kosmos Energy for a total consideration of $1.225 billion. 

EQT to Sell Offshore Communication Infrastructure Provider Tampnet 07-27-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised EQT Infrastructure in connection with its definitive agreement to sell Tampnet AS to 3i Infrastructure plc, a listed long-term investor in infrastructure businesses and assets, and ATP, Denmark’s largest pension provider.

Osaka Gas Participates in Shale Gas Project in Texas 06-29-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Osaka Gas USA Co. in its agreement with Sabine to acquire 35% of Sabine’s working interest in gas properties located primarily in Harrison and Panola Counties.

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. 

OCI N.V. and Dakota Gasification Company Form N-7 JV 05-21-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised OCI N.V. in connection with the negotiation of its definitive agreements with Dakota Gasification Company to sell nitrogen fertilizers, industrial ammonia and diesel exhaust fluid in North America through a newly formed joint venture, N-7 LLC.

Unit Corporation to Sell 50% Interest in Midstream Subsidiary 03-29-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Unit Corporation in the sale of a 50% equity interest in its wholly owned subsidiary, Superior Pipeline Company, LLC for cash proceeds of $300 million.

C&J Energy Services to Acquire O-Tex Holdings, Inc. 10-25-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised C&J Energy Services, Inc., in the acquisition of O-Tex Holdings, Inc. and its operating subsidiaries, including O-Tex Pumping, L.L.C.

Cooke Inc. to Acquire Omega Protein Corporation for $22.00 Per Share 10-06-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Omega Protein Corporation (“Omega Protein”), a nutritional product company and a leading integrated provider of specialty oils and specialty protein products, in connection with its definitive agreement with Cooke Inc. ("Cooke"), a New Brunswick company and parent of Cooke Aquaculture Inc., under which Cooke will acquire all outstanding shares of Omega Protein for $22.00 per share in cash or approximately $500 million.

Oncor Announces Asset Swap with Sharyland Utilities and Sharyland Distribution & Transmission Services 07-24-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Oncor Electric Delivery Company, L.L.C. in connection with its agreement with Sharyland Utilities, L.P. and Sharyland Distribution & Transmission Services, L.L.C. to swap assets in a transaction valued at approximately $400 million. 

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.

EQT Corporation to Acquire Rice Energy for $6.7 Billion 06-19-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Rice Energy in a definitive merger agreement with EQT Corporation, under which EQT will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Rice common stock for total consideration of approximately $6.7 billion

Chambers USA 2018 Recognizes 84 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 84 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 75 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, 75 attorneys were recognized in the 2017 U.S. edition.

Chambers USA 2017 Ranks Vinson & Elkins in 33 Practice Areas and Recognizes 76 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 76 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.

RSP Permian’s $2.4B Acquisition of Silver Hill Energy Partners, LLC and Silver Hill E&P II Named “M&A Deal of the Year” by Oil and Gas Investor 03-01-2017

RSP Permian, Inc.’s (RSP) $2.4 billion acquisition of Silver Hill Energy Partners, LLC and Silver Hill E&P II, LLC has been named “M&A Deal of the Year” as part of Oil and Gas Investor’s annual Excellence Awards. Vinson & Elkins advised RSP in the transactions.

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