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Law360 Names Doug McWilliams a 2019 Energy MVP Published: 12-05-2019

Vinson & Elkins partner Doug McWilliams has been named one of Law360’s 2019 Energy MVPs for his work on several multibillion-dollar oil and gas transactions over the past year.

Talos Energy Acquires Gulf Of Mexico Portfolio Through Multiple Transactions 12-10-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Talos Energy Inc. in connection with a series of definitive agreements to acquire a broad portfolio of U.S. Gulf of Mexico producing assets, exploration prospects and acreage from affiliates of ILX Holdings, Castex Energy and Venari Resources for $640 million as of the effective date.

South Korean Consortium Acquires 50% Interest in Utopia Pipeline from Riverstone Holdings 11-25-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised funds affiliated with Riverstone Holdings LLC in the sale of a 50% ownership interest in the Utopia Pipeline to Shinhan Investment Corp., Samtan Co., Ltd., EIP Investment Co., Ltd. and KDB KIAMCO, a South Korean-based consortium of infrastructure investors.

Starwood Energy to Acquire Lavaca Gas Gathering System From Third Coast Midstream 11-08-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Starwood Energy Group Global, Inc., a leading private investment firm focused on energy infrastructure, in a definitive agreement to acquire Third Coast Midstream, LLC's gas gathering infrastructure located in and around Lavaca County, TX.

Clovis Point Capital Exits its Position in Mobile Solutions 10-24-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Clovis Point Capital in connection with the sale of Mobile Solutions Services, LLC to Periscope Equity.

Basalt to Acquire Natural Gas Transmission Business from Third Coast Midstream 10-17-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised an infrastructure investment fund managed by Basalt Infrastructure Partners II GP Limited in its negotiation to enter into a definitive agreement to acquire Third Coast Midstream LLC’s natural gas transmission business.

EQT Portfolio Company Kodiak Gas Services to Acquire Pegasus Optimization Managers 09-25-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Pegasus Optimization Managers (Pegasus) in a definitive agreement whereby EQT Infrastructure portfolio company Kodiak Gas Services will acquire Pegasus from affiliates of Apollo Natural Resource Partners II, L.P., a fund managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, Inc. 

V&E Advising Aisin AW and AW Texas on New Production Base in Cibolo, TX 09-18-2019

Vinson & Elkins is advising Japanese auto parts supplier Aisin AW and subsidiary AW Texas on its project to construct a new production base in Cibolo, Texas, near San Antonio.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 56 V&E Attorneys to the 2019 Texas Super Lawyers List 09-11-2019

Super Lawyers has selected 56 Vinson & Elkins lawyers to the Texas Super Lawyers list in its 2019 guide.

The Best Lawyers In America (Woodward/White, Inc.) 2020 Lists 97 V&E Lawyers, 8 “Lawyers of the Year” 08-15-2019

The Best Lawyers in America 2020 has named 97 Vinson & Elkins lawyers in its 2020 edition. Some are listed in more than one practice area, giving the firm a total of 177 lawyer listings.

V&E Advises Affiliates of Riverstone Holdings in Formation of Converge Midstream 06-24-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised affiliates of Riverstone Holdings LLC in the formation of, and their investment in, Converge Midstream LLC. 

Chisholm Oil and Gas, LLC and Gastar Exploration LLC Announce Strategic Combination to Create Leading STACK E&P Company 06-19-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Chisholm Oil and Gas, LLC (“Chisholm”) in entering into definitive agreements with Gastar Exploration LLC (“Gastar”) to create a leading STACK E&P company through a business combination between the two companies. The combined company, which will operate under the name Chisholm Oil and Gas and be headquartered in Tulsa, will have net production of approximately 20,000 Boe per day and a combined acreage position of approximately 165,000 net acres, primarily in Kingfisher County, Oklahoma.

ConocoPhillips Signs Agreement with Caelus Natural Resources to Acquire Nuna Discovery Acreage 06-18-2019

Vinson & Elkins represented Caelus Natural Resources Alaska, LLC on its entry into an agreement with ConocoPhillips Alaska to sell 100 percent of the Nuna discovery, located just east of the Colville River and approximately five miles southwest of the Oooguruk Field.

TPG Sixth Street Partners and Glendale Energy Ventures Form $500 Million Partnership to Fund Acquisitions of Non-Operated Oil and Gas Properties 06-14-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised TPG Sixth Street Partners in connection with an initial commitment to fund up to $500 million to Eagle Land JV, LLC, a newly formed partnership with Glendale Energy Ventures, LLC that will directly invest in the development and acquisition of upstream oil and gas assets across the United States.

The Legal 500 U.S. 2019 (Legalease, Ltd.) Recognizes V&E in 43 Practice Categories, With 187 Individual Lawyer Recommendations 05-30-2019

The Legal 500 U.S. recommended Vinson & Elkins as a leading law firm in 43 categories and named five lawyers as “Leading Lawyers” in its 2019 guide. In total, 118 attorneys are recognized in the 2019 U.S. edition, some in more than one category.

Chambers USA 2019 Recognizes V&E in 34 Practice Categories, with 107 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 107 individual lawyer rankings. Eighty-nine V&E attorneys were recognized, with some ranked in more than one category.

V&E Named Among 2019 Latin Lawyer 250, 10 Lawyers Recognized 04-02-2019

Vinson & Elkins has been recommended as a top law firm in the International category in the Energy, Project Finance & Infrastructure and Arbitration practice areas of the 2019 edition of Latin Lawyer 250: Latin America’s Leading Business Law Firms.

Clovis Point Capital Announces Majority Growth Investment in RIVS 03-22-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Clovis Point Capital, LLC in connection with its growth equity investment in RIVS.com, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based interview and recruiting software.

Cactus Closes Public Secondary Offering of Common Stock by Selling Stockholders 03-21-2019

Vinson & Elkins served as underwriters’ counsel in connection with Cactus, Inc.’s underwritten secondary offering of 8,500,000 shares of its Class A common stock by certain selling stockholders for total gross proceeds of $308.1 million. 

Boeing Acquires ForeFlight 03-06-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised ForeFlight, a leading provider of innovative mobile and web-based aviation applications, in the acquisition of Foreflight by Boeing.

V&E Advises Summit Midstream Partners in Sale of Tioga Midstream 02-26-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Summit Midstream Partners, LP in the sale of Tioga Midstream, a non-core gathering system in North Dakota, to affiliates of Hess Infrastructure Partners LP for $90 million, subject to customary closing adjustments. 

Talos Energy Acquires Gulf Of Mexico Portfolio Through Multiple Transactions 12-10-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Talos Energy Inc. in connection with a series of definitive agreements to acquire a broad portfolio of U.S. Gulf of Mexico producing assets, exploration prospects and acreage from affiliates of ILX Holdings, Castex Energy and Venari Resources for $640 million as of the effective date.

South Korean Consortium Acquires 50% Interest in Utopia Pipeline from Riverstone Holdings 11-25-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised funds affiliated with Riverstone Holdings LLC in the sale of a 50% ownership interest in the Utopia Pipeline to Shinhan Investment Corp., Samtan Co., Ltd., EIP Investment Co., Ltd. and KDB KIAMCO, a South Korean-based consortium of infrastructure investors.

Starwood Energy to Acquire Lavaca Gas Gathering System From Third Coast Midstream 11-08-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Starwood Energy Group Global, Inc., a leading private investment firm focused on energy infrastructure, in a definitive agreement to acquire Third Coast Midstream, LLC's gas gathering infrastructure located in and around Lavaca County, TX.

Clovis Point Capital Exits its Position in Mobile Solutions 10-24-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Clovis Point Capital in connection with the sale of Mobile Solutions Services, LLC to Periscope Equity.

Basalt to Acquire Natural Gas Transmission Business from Third Coast Midstream 10-17-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised an infrastructure investment fund managed by Basalt Infrastructure Partners II GP Limited in its negotiation to enter into a definitive agreement to acquire Third Coast Midstream LLC’s natural gas transmission business.

EQT Portfolio Company Kodiak Gas Services to Acquire Pegasus Optimization Managers 09-25-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Pegasus Optimization Managers (Pegasus) in a definitive agreement whereby EQT Infrastructure portfolio company Kodiak Gas Services will acquire Pegasus from affiliates of Apollo Natural Resource Partners II, L.P., a fund managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, Inc. 

V&E Advising Aisin AW and AW Texas on New Production Base in Cibolo, TX 09-18-2019

Vinson & Elkins is advising Japanese auto parts supplier Aisin AW and subsidiary AW Texas on its project to construct a new production base in Cibolo, Texas, near San Antonio.

V&E Advises Affiliates of Riverstone Holdings in Formation of Converge Midstream 06-24-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised affiliates of Riverstone Holdings LLC in the formation of, and their investment in, Converge Midstream LLC. 

Chisholm Oil and Gas, LLC and Gastar Exploration LLC Announce Strategic Combination to Create Leading STACK E&P Company 06-19-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Chisholm Oil and Gas, LLC (“Chisholm”) in entering into definitive agreements with Gastar Exploration LLC (“Gastar”) to create a leading STACK E&P company through a business combination between the two companies. The combined company, which will operate under the name Chisholm Oil and Gas and be headquartered in Tulsa, will have net production of approximately 20,000 Boe per day and a combined acreage position of approximately 165,000 net acres, primarily in Kingfisher County, Oklahoma.

ConocoPhillips Signs Agreement with Caelus Natural Resources to Acquire Nuna Discovery Acreage 06-18-2019

Vinson & Elkins represented Caelus Natural Resources Alaska, LLC on its entry into an agreement with ConocoPhillips Alaska to sell 100 percent of the Nuna discovery, located just east of the Colville River and approximately five miles southwest of the Oooguruk Field.

TPG Sixth Street Partners and Glendale Energy Ventures Form $500 Million Partnership to Fund Acquisitions of Non-Operated Oil and Gas Properties 06-14-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised TPG Sixth Street Partners in connection with an initial commitment to fund up to $500 million to Eagle Land JV, LLC, a newly formed partnership with Glendale Energy Ventures, LLC that will directly invest in the development and acquisition of upstream oil and gas assets across the United States.

Clovis Point Capital Announces Majority Growth Investment in RIVS 03-22-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Clovis Point Capital, LLC in connection with its growth equity investment in RIVS.com, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based interview and recruiting software.

Cactus Closes Public Secondary Offering of Common Stock by Selling Stockholders 03-21-2019

Vinson & Elkins served as underwriters’ counsel in connection with Cactus, Inc.’s underwritten secondary offering of 8,500,000 shares of its Class A common stock by certain selling stockholders for total gross proceeds of $308.1 million. 

Boeing Acquires ForeFlight 03-06-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised ForeFlight, a leading provider of innovative mobile and web-based aviation applications, in the acquisition of Foreflight by Boeing.

V&E Advises Summit Midstream Partners in Sale of Tioga Midstream 02-26-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Summit Midstream Partners, LP in the sale of Tioga Midstream, a non-core gathering system in North Dakota, to affiliates of Hess Infrastructure Partners LP for $90 million, subject to customary closing adjustments. 

DISCO Raises $83M in Investment Round Led by Georgian Partners 01-24-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised DISCO in connection with its $83 million investment led by Georgian Partners, a Toronto-based venture-capital firm with deep expertise in applied artificial intelligence. Existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners, LiveOak Venture Partners, The Stephens Group and venture-debt provider Comerica all participated in the round.

SemGroup and KKR Form Canadian JV, Acquire Meritage Midstream ULC 01-10-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Meritage Midstream ULC and Riverstone in the sale of Meritage Midstream ULC and its Canadian midstream infrastructure assets for C$600 million (US$449 million) to SemCAMS Midstream ULC, a joint venture formed by SemGroup®Corporation and KKR. 

Pipestone Oil Corp. and Blackbird Energy Inc. Close Strategic Merger 01-04-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Canadian Non-Operated Resources L.P. in connection with a strategic merger of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Pipestone Oil Corp., with Blackbird Energy Inc. to create Pipestone Energy Corp.

Eni acquires 70% and Operatorship of Oooguruk Oil Field in Alaska 01-03-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Caelus Natural Resources Alaska, LLC in a transaction whereby Eni will acquire 70% and operatorship of the Oooguruk oil field in Alaska from Caelus.

Rewire Holdings and Vida Capital Establish Merion Square Capital 12-19-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Vida Capital, Inc. in the formation of Merion Square Capital LLC, a joint venture with Rewire Holdings, LLC which combines the expertise and core competencies of the two companies.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 56 V&E Attorneys to the 2019 Texas Super Lawyers List 09-11-2019

Super Lawyers has selected 56 Vinson & Elkins lawyers to the Texas Super Lawyers list in its 2019 guide.

The Best Lawyers In America (Woodward/White, Inc.) 2020 Lists 97 V&E Lawyers, 8 “Lawyers of the Year” 08-15-2019

The Best Lawyers in America 2020 has named 97 Vinson & Elkins lawyers in its 2020 edition. Some are listed in more than one practice area, giving the firm a total of 177 lawyer listings.

The Legal 500 U.S. 2019 (Legalease, Ltd.) Recognizes V&E in 43 Practice Categories, With 187 Individual Lawyer Recommendations 05-30-2019

The Legal 500 U.S. recommended Vinson & Elkins as a leading law firm in 43 categories and named five lawyers as “Leading Lawyers” in its 2019 guide. In total, 118 attorneys are recognized in the 2019 U.S. edition, some in more than one category.

Chambers USA 2019 Recognizes V&E in 34 Practice Categories, with 107 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 107 individual lawyer rankings. Eighty-nine V&E attorneys were recognized, with some ranked in more than one category.

V&E Named Among 2019 Latin Lawyer 250, 10 Lawyers Recognized 04-02-2019

Vinson & Elkins has been recommended as a top law firm in the International category in the Energy, Project Finance & Infrastructure and Arbitration practice areas of the 2019 edition of Latin Lawyer 250: Latin America’s Leading Business Law Firms.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 58 V&E Attorneys to the 2018 Texas Super Lawyers List 09-06-2018

Super Lawyers has selected 58 Vinson & Elkins lawyers to the Texas Super Lawyers list in its 2018 guide.

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.

V&E Named Among Latin Lawyer 250, 10 Lawyers Recognized 03-07-2018

Vinson & Elkins has been recommended as a top law firm in the International category in the Energy, Project Finance & Infrastructure and Arbitration practice areas of the 2018 edition of Latin Lawyer 250: Latin America’s Leading Business Law Firms. The guide also recognizes 10 V&E lawyers as leading players.

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