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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.

Noble Midstream Acquires Midstream Interests from Noble Energy for $1.6B 11-15-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Noble Energy in a definitive agreement whereby Noble Midstream Partners LP (the “Partnership”) acquired the Partnership’s incentive distribution rights and substantially all of Noble Energy’s remaining midstream interests for $1.6 billion. 

Canes Midstream Secures Equity Commitment From EIV Capital 11-13-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Canes Midstream LLC, a growth-oriented energy infrastructure company focused on acquiring and developing oil and gas midstream infrastructure, in connection with an equity commitment by EIV Capital, a private equity firm focused on the energy industry, and Canes’ management.

Antero Midstream Corp. Closes Secondary Common Stock Offering 11-12-2019

Vinson & Elkins represented Antero Midstream Corporation in an underwritten public offering of an aggregate of approximately 26 million shares of common stock by certain affiliates of Warburg Pincus and certain investment funds managed by Yorktown Partners LLC.

Calumet Specialty Products Partners Divests San Antonio Refinery and Related Assets 11-11-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P., a leading independent producer of specialty hydrocarbon and fuels products, in the sale of its San Antonio, Texas refinery and related assets, including a crude oil terminal and pipeline, to Starlight Relativity Acquisition Company LLC.

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.

Gravity to Acquire Permian Basin Focused Water Midstream Gathering and Disposal Company On Point 11-06-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Gravity, a leading water and energy infrastructure company backed by affiliates of Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., in a definitive agreement to acquire On Point Oilfield Holdings, LLC ("On Point") from White Deer Energy.

Devon Energy Production Company Forms Midstream Partnership with QL Capital Partners 11-05-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Devon Energy Production Company, L.P. in an agreement to form a midstream partnership in the Delaware Basin with QL Capital Partners, LP. 

First Reserve Acquires TriMas Corporation’s Lamons Business 11-04-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised First Reserve in connection with the acquisition of TriMas Corporation’s Lamons business for $135 million in cash, subject to customary working capital and purchase price adjustments.

V&E Partners Boyd Carano and Eamon Nolan Named to Legal 500’s (Legalease, Ltd.) U.S.-Mexico Private Practice Powerlist 2019 11-04-2019

For the third consecutive year, Vinson & Elkins partner Boyd Carano has been named to Legal 500’s Private Practice Powerlist: The Leading U.S. Attorneys with a focus on Mexico. Additionally, V&E partner Eamon Nolan has been named to the list for 2019.

U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2020 Recognizes V&E with 20 Tier 1 National Rankings 11-01-2019

Vinson & Elkins is recognized as a national tier 1 law firm in 20 practice areas, with a total of 36 national rankings, in the 2020 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” survey.

V&E Advises Saudi Aramco Entrepreneurship Center on Co-Investment in UnitX 10-31-2019

The Law Firm of Looaye M. Al-Akkas in Association with Vinson & Elkins (V&E) advised Saudi Aramco Entrepreneurship Center (Wa’ed) on its co-investment in UnitX, a KAUST artificial intelligence (AI) and supercomputing startup company and cloud-based supercomputing provider that helps enterprises deploy AI at scale. 

Vinson & Elkins Named Among Top 5 Law Firms in Houston for Diversity by National Diversity Council 10-29-2019

Vinson & Elkins has been named a 2019 “Houston Top Law Firm for Diversity” by the National Diversity Council (NDC).

National Diversity Council Honors Kaam Sahely with "Top 50 Multicultural Award" 10-29-2019

The National Diversity Council has honored Vinson & Elkins partner Kaam Sahely with a 2019 “Top 50 Multicultural Award” for his experience, leadership and commitment to diversity. 

V&E Named to NLJ’s 2019 Appellate Hot List 10-29-2019

The National Law Journal has named Vinson & Elkins to its annual Appellate Hot List, in recognition of several key appellate victories the firm won over the past year. V&E is one of 25 law firms from across the U.S. included on NLJ’s 2019 list and featured in the publication’s November issue.

V&E Listed In 2019 Global Investigations Review 100 10-27-2019

Vinson & Elkins is among the firms included in the 2019 Global Investigations Review (GIR) 100, an independent guide to the world’s best firms for international investigations. The GIR 100 has listed V&E every year dating back to the inaugural guide in 2015.

V&E Advises Cloud Peak Energy in Connection With Sale of Assets to Navajo Transitional Energy Company 10-24-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Cloud Peak Energy Inc. and certain subsidiaries in connection with the sale of substantially all their operating assets to Navajo Transitional Energy Company, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Navajo Nation, as part of Cloud Peak’s chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

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.

V&E Pro Bono Counsel Ellyn Josef to Receive Pro Bono Leadership Award from Texas Appleseed 10-21-2019

Texas Appleseed will honor Vinson & Elkins’ Pro Bono Counsel Ellyn Josef with a Pro Bono Leadership Award at its annual Good Apple Dinner on November 14, 2019 in Austin, Texas.

DTE Midstream Acquires Haynesville Midstream Assets from Momentum Midstream, Indigo Natural Resources 10-18-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Momentum Midstream in a transaction whereby DTE Midstream, a non-utility business of DTE Energy, will acquire a gathering system and gathering pipeline in the Haynesville shale formation of Louisiana for a purchase price of $2.25 billion in cash, plus a $400 million milestone payment upon completion of the gathering pipeline in the second half of 2020, from Momentum Midstream and Indigo Natural Resources, the primary gas producer supplying the system.

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.

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.

DTE Midstream Acquires Haynesville Midstream Assets from Momentum Midstream, Indigo Natural Resources 10-18-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Momentum Midstream in a transaction whereby DTE Midstream, a non-utility business of DTE Energy, will acquire a gathering system and gathering pipeline in the Haynesville shale formation of Louisiana for a purchase price of $2.25 billion in cash, plus a $400 million milestone payment upon completion of the gathering pipeline in the second half of 2020, from Momentum Midstream and Indigo Natural Resources, the primary gas producer supplying the system.

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.

Ellington Financial Prices Public Offering of Preferred Stock 10-16-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Ellington Financial, Inc. in connection with its underwritten public offering of 4,000,000 shares of 6.750% Series A Fixed-to-Floating Rate Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, with a liquidation preference of $25.00 per share, for gross proceeds of $100 million before deducting underwriting discounts and estimated offering expenses. 

SailPoint Acquires Orkus and OverWatchID 10-16-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised SailPoint Technologies Holdings, Inc., the leader in enterprise identity governance, in its acquisition of two companies, Orkus and OverWatchID.

Parsley Energy to Acquire Jagged Peak Energy in Deal Valued at $2.27B 10-14-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Jagged Peak Energy Inc. in a definitive merger agreement with Parsley Energy, Inc. under which Parsley will acquire Jagged Peak in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $2.27 billion

CubeSmart Closes Offering of 3.000% Senior Unsecured Notes Due 2030 10-11-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised the underwriters in connection with CubeSmart, L.P.’s offering of $350 million aggregate principal amount of 3.000% senior unsecured notes due 2030 in an underwritten public offering. 

New York Mortgage Trust Prices Public Offering of 7.875% Series E Fixed-to-Floating Rate Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock 10-10-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. in connection with its $150 million underwritten public offering of its 7.875% Series E Fixed-to-Floating Rate Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock.

CoolSys Acquires Building Air Services 10-09-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised CoolSys, a parent of market-leading refrigeration and HVAC services companies nationwide and a portfolio company of Ares Management Corporation, in its acquisition of Building Air Services, a provider of service and preventive maintenance programs for commercial air conditioning, heating, refrigeration and automated building controls.

DIRTT Environmental Solutions to Trade on Nasdaq Global Select Market 10-08-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised DIRTT Environmental Solutions Ltd. in the preparation of its Registration Statement on Form 10 relating to the registration of its class of common shares under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and its dual listing on The Nasdaq Global Select Market.

Shiseido to Acquire Drunk Elephant 10-08-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Tiffany Masterson, the founder of Drunk Elephant, and a consortium of majority equity holders in connection with the sale of Drunk Elephant to Shiseido Company, Limited. 

Holly Energy Partners and Plains All American Announce Cushing Connect Joint Venture 10-03-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Plains All American Pipeline in connection with a 50/50 joint venture, Cushing Connect Pipeline & Terminal LLC, with Holly Energy Partners, L.P.

Roan Resources Enters Into Definitive Merger Agreement to Be Acquired by Citizen Energy 10-01-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Roan Resources in the definitive merger agreement to be acquired by Citizen Energy Operating, LLC, an affiliate of Warburg Pincus LLC, in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $1.0 billion.

Urstadt Biddle Properties Closes Series K Preferred Stock Offering 10-01-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised the underwriters in connection with Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc.’s underwritten public offering of 4,000,000 shares of its 5.875% Series K Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, liquidation preference of $25.00 per share, for net proceeds of $96.85 million.

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.

One Drop Launches Global Commercial Partnership with Bayer 09-17-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised One Drop, a leader in the development of digital therapeutic solutions for diabetes and other chronic conditions, in connection with a $40 million Series B financing, led by Bayer, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world.

New York Mortgage Trust Closes Common Stock Offering 09-13-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. in connection with its $153.5 million underwritten public offering of its common stock. The offering closed on September 13, 2019.

Highwoods Closes $400M of 3.050% Notes Due 2030 09-13-2019

Vinson & Elkins provided tax counsel to Highwoods Properties, Inc. and  Highwoods Realty Limited Partnership in connection with Highwoods Realty Limited Partnership's $400 million offering of 3.050% unsecured notes under its existing shelf registration statement

CryoLife Enters Into Distribution Agreement with Endospan 09-11-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised CryoLife, a leading cardiac and vascular surgery company focused on aortic disease, in connection with distribution and credit facility agreements with Endospan.

Vinson & Elkins Continues to Build Finance Practice in London with Addition of Partner Paul Simcock 01-22-2018

Vinson & Elkins further expands its global corporate practice with the addition of acquisition and leveraged-finance partner Paul Simcock in London.

Vinson & Elkins Promotes 8 To Counsel 01-04-2018

Vinson & Elkins has named eight new counsel. The promotions span four offices and five practice areas, including: appellate; complex commercial litigation; employment, labor and OSHA; finance; and mergers & acquisitions and capital markets.

V&E Receives Perfect Score on 2019 Human Rights Campaign Foundation Corporate Equality Index 04-12-2019

V&E Receives Perfect Score on 2019 Human Rights Campaign Foundation Corporate Equality Index

Brittany Sakowitz Named a 2019 Rising Star by The Deal 04-10-2019

Vinson & Elkins partner Brittany Sakowitz has been chosen by The Deal as one of “the most promising new M&A partners of 2019.”

V&E Listed Among 2019 Top U.S. Transactional Tax Advisory Firms by International Tax Review 04-04-2019

Vinson & Elkins has been recognized in Tier 1 in the U.S. on International Tax Review’s 2019 list of the world’s best tax transactional firms.

The Deal Middle Market Awards Name EagleClaw Midstream’s Acquisition of Pinnacle Midstream “Energy, Power & Utilities Deal of the Year” 04-03-2019

The Deal has named EagleClaw Midstream’s acquisition of Pinnacle Midstream from I Squared Capital the 2018 “Energy, Power & Utilities Deal of the Year,” as part of their inaugural Middle Market Awards.

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.

Nick Henchie and Louise Woods Named to Inaugural Legal 500 (Legalease, Ltd.) International Arbitration Powerlist: United Kingdom 03-27-2019

Vinson & Elkins London partners Nick Henchie and Louise Woods have been named to the inaugural edition of Legal 500’s International Arbitration Powerlist: United Kingdom.

V&E Ranked #1 for Company Defense in Refinitiv's 2018 Global Shareholder Activism Scorecard 03-26-2019

For the third year in a row, Vinson & Elkins’ Shareholder Activism practice claimed the top spot for company defense based on number of campaigns in Refinitiv’s Full Year 2018 Global Shareholder Activism Scorecard.

Carla Jordan-Detamore Named to DCA Live's 2019 List of Emerging Women Leaders in Law 03-14-2019

Vinson & Elkins Senior Associate Carla Jordan-Detamore has been named to DCA Live’s inaugural list of Emerging Women Leaders in Law (Private Practice).

David Oelman Inducted Into The 2019 Ammys Hall of Fame 03-08-2019

David Oelman, Vinson & Elkins partner and co-head of the firm’s Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions practice, has been inducted into the 2019 class of Alerian’s Ammy’s Hall of Fame. 

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 18 V&E Attorneys To 2019 Texas Rising Stars List 03-04-2019

Super Lawyers has named 18 Vinson & Elkins attorneys to the 2019 Texas Rising Stars List across a range of the firm’s practices and Texas offices.

Law360 Names V&E Among 2018 “Energy Groups of the Year” 02-18-2019

For the ninth consecutive year, Vinson & Elkins has been named in Law360’s “Practice Groups of the Year” series in recognition of the firm’s industry leading energy transactional and litigation successes in 2018. The firm is one of only five named in the energy category this year.

V&E Ranked in Top Band in 5 Categories in Chambers Global 2019 02-14-2019

Chambers Global 2019 ranked Vinson & Elkins in 19 practice areas, including top-tier rankings for five of the firm’s practice areas.

V&E Shareholder Activism Team Receives Top Rankings 02-05-2019

Vinson & Elkins’ Shareholder Activism team has received No. 1 rankings for company representation as part of FactSet SharkRepellent’s 2018 year-end league tables, as well as Activist Insight Monthly’s 2018 Intermediary Awards.

ABA Recognizes V&E as a 2018 Pro Bono Leader 01-25-2019

Vinson & Elkins has been recognized as a Pro Bono Leader by the American Bar Association (ABA) Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service for its participation during 2018 in the Texas Legal Answers and ABA Free Legal Answers programs.

Sale of RSP Permian to Concho Resources Named 2018 M&A Deal of the Year at DFW Outstanding Corporate Counsel Awards 01-25-2019

The 2018 DFW Outstanding Corporate Counsel Awards, hosted by the Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel and The Texas Lawbook, recognized Vinson & Elkins and  RSP Permian General Counsel James Mutrie for their work on the company’s sale to Concho Resources, which was named M&A Deal of the Year.

Global Competition Review Recognizes V&E in 19th Edition of GCR100 01-15-2019

Global Competition Review (GCR) has recognized Vinson & Elkins in the 19th edition of its annual GCR100. V&E is recognized among the elite in Texas and is recommended for its work in Washington, D.C.

Manuel Berrelez Named a 2018 Top Latino Lawyer by Latino Leaders Magazine 01-04-2019

Vinson & Elkins partner Manuel Berrelez has been selected as a 2018 Top Latino Lawyer by Latino Leaders magazine.

Jeremy Reichman Named to 2019 D Magazine "Best Lawyers Under 40" List 01-03-2019

D Magazine has named V&E senior associate Jeremy Reichman to its 2019 “Best Lawyers Under 40” list, honoring up-and-coming attorneys in Dallas.

Steve Gill and Jeremy Marwell Named 2018 Law360 MVPs 12-14-2018

Vinson & Elkins partners Steve Gill and Jeremy Marwell have been selected by Law360 as 2018 MVPs in the energy and environmental categories, respectively.

V&E Earns 'Commended' Ranking in 2018 FT Innovative Lawyers Report for North America 12-11-2018

Vinson & Elkins has earned a “Commended” ranking from Financial Times in the 2018 FT Innovative Lawyers Report for North America for its work advising Oncor Electric Delivery Company in an asset exchange with Sharyland Utilities.

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