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Steve Gill and Jeremy Marwell Named 2018 Law360 MVPs Published: 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.

Texas Access to Justice Commission Honors V&E with Champion of Justice Award 10-18-2018

The Texas Access to Justice Commission (TAJC) has honored Vinson & Elkins with a Champion of Justice Award in recognition of the firm’s stellar fundraising efforts as part of TAJC’s statewide Justice for All Campaign.

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.

Talos Energy Announces Transaction With Pan American Energy to Cross-Assign Certain Offshore Mexico Interests 10-17-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Talos Energy Inc in a transaction with Hokchi Energy, S.A. de C.V., a subsidiary of Pan American Energy LLC, to cross assign Talos’ Participating Interest ("PI") in Block 2 and Hokchi's PI in Block 31, both in the Sureste Basin offshore Mexico. 

Range Announces Appalachian Overriding Royalty Sale for $300M 10-16-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Range Resources Corporation in its agreement to sell a proportionately reduced 1% overriding royalty in its Washington County, Pennsylvania leases for gross proceeds of $300 million. 

V&E Expands New York M&A Team with Addition of Partner John Kupiec 10-16-2018

John Kupiec has joined Vinson & Elkins’ Mergers and Acquisitions practice as a partner.

Former Assistant U.S. Attorney General Ron Tenpas Joins Vinson & Elkins 10-15-2018

Tenpas Adds Depth to Firm’s National Environmental and White Collar Practices

Ronald J. Tenpas, former Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, has joined Vinson & Elkins as a partner.

Diversified Gas & Oil Buys Core Appalachia for $183M 10-11-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised TCFII Core LLC in the sale of Core Appalachia Holding Co LLC to Diversified Gas & Oil PLC for total consideration of approximately $183 million.

V&E's Leveraged Finance Practice Adds Partner Lucy Jenkins in London 10-11-2018

Vinson & Elkins continues to expand its global corporate practice with the addition of leveraged finance partner Lucy Jenkins in London.

National and Texas Diversity Councils Name Bailey Pham Among 2018 Top 50 Women Lawyers in Dallas 10-09-2018

Vinson & Elkins partner Bailey Pham has been named among the 2018 “Top 50 Women Lawyers in Dallas” by the Texas Diversity Council in conjunction with the National Diversity Council.

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.

Apollo Funds to Acquire Approx. $1B Portfolio from GE Capital's Energy Financial Services 10-08-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised funds managed by affiliates (the “Apollo Funds”) of Apollo Global Management, LLC in connection with a definitive agreement with GE Capital whereby the Apollo Funds will purchase an approximately $1 billion portfolio, including assumed obligations, of predominantly equity investments in energy assets from GE Capital’s Energy Financial Services unit.

Cottonwood Venture Partners Raises $32 Million for Inaugural Digital Oilfield Fund 10-03-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Cottonwood Venture Partners in the formation of its inaugural fund with total capital commitments of $32 million. 

StoneMor Partners L.P. Announces Corporate Transition 09-28-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised StoneMor Partners L.P., a leading owner and operator of cemeteries and funeral homes, in the execution of a definitive agreement that will result in the transition to a newly-created Delaware corporation, StoneMor Inc.

National Retail Properties Closes Senior Unsecured Notes Offering 09-27-2018

Vinson & Elkins served as underwriters’ counsel in connection with National Retail Properties, Inc.’s public offering of $400 million of 4.300% senior unsecured notes due 2028 and $300 million of 4.800% senior unsecured notes due 2048.

The American Lawyer Names V&E a 2018 Global Legal Awards Finalist 09-27-2018

Vinson & Elkins has been named a 2018 Global Legal Awards finalist by The American Lawyer for its role as defense counsel in the nationwide optical disk drive antitrust litigation.

V&E Obtains Verdict Equivalent to Appraiser’s Compensation Estimate In Condemnation Trial 09-26-2018

Vinson & Elkins recently won a jury trial for the owner of a refrigerated warehouse whose property was taken by the State of Texas to accommodate a highway expansion project.

Roan Resources Finalizes Reorganization Agreement Between Roan Holdings and Linn Energy 09-24-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Roan Resources, Inc. in connection with the reorganization agreement entered into on September 17, 2018 between Roan Holdings, LLC and Linn Energy, Inc. 

The American Lawyer Names V&E a 2018 Regional Litigation Department of the Year Finalist 09-24-2018

Vinson & Elkins has been named by The American Lawyer as a Regional Litigation Department of the Year finalist.

V&E Named 2018 Houston/Dallas Tax Firm of the Year by International Tax Review 09-19-2018

Vinson & Elkins has been named US: Houston/Dallas Tax Firm of the Year as part of the 2018 International Tax Review Americas Tax Awards. V&E was one of four finalists in consideration for the award.

Funds Managed by Affiliates of Apollo Global Management Invest in Infrastructure Networks 09-18-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC in connection with an equity investment in Infrastructure Networks, Inc., the leading provider of private broadband wireless LTE solutions to the energy industry.

Univar to Acquire Nexeo in Transaction Valued at $2 Billion 09-18-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised TPG Capital in the merger agreement between Univar Inc. and Nexeo Solutions, Inc.

Targa Resources Executes Agreements to Sell Assets in its Petroleum Logistics Business 09-12-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Targa Resources Corp. in connection with agreements to sell its refined products and crude oil storage and terminaling facilities in Tacoma, WA and Baltimore, MD to an affiliate of ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC for approximately $160 million.

The Carlyle Group and Diamondback Energy Form Joint Venture 09-11-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised The Carlyle Group L.P. in its agreement with Diamondback Energy, Inc. to fund the development of Diamondback’s oil and gas assets in the San Pedro area of Pecos County, Texas within the Southern Delaware basin.

Vapor IO Raises Series C Financing 09-05-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Vapor IO, developer of the first fully-integrated hardware and software solutions for edge computing, in connection with its Series C funding round led by private equity firm Berkshire Partners, with participation from current investor Crown Castle. 

Kinder Morgan and EagleClaw Announce Final Investment Decision on Permian Highway Pipeline Project 09-05-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised EagleClaw Midstream Ventures, LLC, a portfolio company of Blackstone Energy Partners, in the execution of definitive joint venture agreements with Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline LLC, a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan, Inc., to proceed with the Permian Highway Pipeline Project (PHP Project) after having secured sufficient firm transportation agreements with shippers.

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.

Talos Energy to Acquire Whistler Energy II 09-04-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Whistler Energy II, LLC (Whistler) in connection with the acquisition of Whistler by Talos Energy Inc.

Southwestern Energy to Sell Fayetteville Shale Business to Flywheel Energy for $1.865B 09-04-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Flywheel Energy, LLC , a private company backed by Kayne Private Energy Income Funds, in its $1.865 billion acquisition of Fayetteville Shale E&P and related midstream gathering assets from Southwestern Energy Company. 

Ascent Resources Acquires Natural Gas and Oil Properties from Salt Fork Resources 08-31-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Salt Fork Resources, LLC (Salt Fork) and an affiliate of Riverstone Holdings LLC (Riverstone) in connection with the acquisition by Ascent Resources, LLC (Ascent) of certain natural gas and oil properties from Salt Fork and a cash contribution by Riverstone to Ascent.

PennEnergy Resources to Acquire Assets of Rex Energy 08-30-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised PennEnergy Resources, LLC in connection with its acquisition of substantially all the assets of Rex Energy Corporation for a cash purchase price of $600.5 million.

Funding Secured to Complete Development Activities on $3.5B GTL Americas Project 08-30-2018

Vinson & Elkins is acting as project counsel to GTLA Holdings, LP on the development of the GTL Americas project, a landmark gas-to-liquids project that will produce 33,000 barrels per day of ultra-clean transportation fuels from natural gas. 

Eni Acquires Exploration Leases from Caelus Exploration Company 08-29-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Caelus Alaska Exploration Company, LLC in a transaction whereby Eni will acquire 124 exploration leases (for a total of approximately 350,000 acres) onshore in the Eastern North Slope of Alaska from Caelus.

Eclipse Resources and Blue Ridge Mountain Resources to Combine in an All-Stock Merger 08-27-2018


Vinson & Elkins advised EnCap Investments in in the all-stock merger agreement between Eclipse Resources Corporation and Blue Ridge Mountain Resources Inc.

Enbridge Agrees to Acquire All Public Equity of Spectra Energy Partners for $3.3B 08-24-2018

Vinson & Elkins provided tax counsel to Enbridge Inc. in connection with a definitive agreement under which Enbridge will acquire all of the outstanding public common units of Spectra Energy Partners, LP. 

Magnolia Oil & Gas Corporation to Acquire South Texas Assets of Harvest Oil & Gas 08-21-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Magnolia Oil & Gas Corporation in connection with its acquisition of substantially all of the South Texas Assets of Harvest Oil & Gas Corp. for approximately $135 million in cash, without giving effect to effective date adjustments, and 4.2 million newly issued shares of Magnolia’s Class A common stock valued at approximately $56 million as of the close of trading on August 20, 2018.

Plains All American, Magellan Midstream, OMERS Infrastructure Announce Joint Ownership of BridgeTex Pipeline Company 08-21-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Plains All American in an agreement between certain subsidiaries of Plains, Magellan Midstream Partners and OMERS, along with OMERS Infrastructure Management Inc., whereby Plains and Magellan will collectively sell a 50% interest in BridgeTex Pipeline Company for $1.438 billion. 

Spartan Energy Acquisition Corp. Closes Initial Public Offering 08-14-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Spartan Energy Acquisition Corp. in connection with its initial public offering of 55,200,000 units at a public offering price of $10.00 per unit, including the exercise in full by the underwriters of their option to purchase up to an additional 7,200,000 units.

Devon Energy Announces $215M Sale of Non-Core Delaware Basin Acreage 08-14-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Devon Energy Corp. in connection with its definitive agreement to sell 9,600 net acres of non-core Delaware Basin acreage in Ward and Reeves County to Carrizo Oil and Gas for $215 million.

New York Mortgage Trust Closes Offering of Common Stock 08-14-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYMT) in connection with its underwritten public offering of 14,375,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $6.16 per share.

Vinson & Elkins Expands Middle East Disputes Presence 03-06-2017

Vinson & Elkins’ will expand its Middle East disputes presence in March, when partner Amir Ghaffari relocates to Dubai to lead the firm’s growing International Dispute Resolution practice in the region. 

Vinson & Elkins Promotes Nine to Counsel 01-30-2017

Vinson & Elkins has named nine new counsel. The promotions include attorneys spanning five offices and seven practice areas, including energy transactions and projects, energy regulation, executive compensation and benefits, restructuring and reorganization, complex commercial litigation, environmental and natural resources, and mergers and acquisitions and capital markets.

Former AUSA Michael S. Dry Joins V&E as Partner 01-08-2017

Michael S. Dry, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia and most recently the Deputy Chief of its Criminal Division, has joined Vinson & Elkins as a partner in the firm’s Government Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense practice.

Corporate Technology Lawyer Andrew Smetana Joins Vinson & Elkins as Counsel 01-03-2017

Andrew Smetana, an experienced attorney with venture capital, finance, mergers and acquisitions and corporate law and governance capabilities, has joined Vinson & Elkins as counsel in Austin.

V&E Names Eight New Partners 12-13-2016

Vinson & Elkins announces the promotion of eight lawyers to its partnership, effective January 1, 2017: Mark Brasher, Jason McIntosh, Becky Petereit, Bailey Pham, Simon Rootsey, Lande Spottswood, Thomas Zentner and Craig Zieminski. 

Vinson & Elkins Named Among Best Companies to Work for in Texas 11-22-2016

Vinson & Elkins has been named among the 2017 “Best Companies to Work for in Texas” by Texas Monthly, the Texas Association of Business (TAB), the Texas Society for Human Resources Management and Best Companies Group.

Vinson & Elkins Adds Leading International Tax Lawyer Natan Leyva in Washington, D.C. 11-08-2016

Vinson & Elkins has strengthened its global Tax practice with the addition of Natan Leyva as a partner. Leyva, who will reside in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, focuses on all aspects of international tax planning.

John Elwood Named Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers 10-04-2016

Vinson & Elkins partner John Elwood has been elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers (AAAL). Membership in AAAL is reserved for experienced appellate advocates who have demonstrated the highest skill level and integrity.

V&E Strengthens London Private Equity Practice with Addition of Partner Shaun Lascelles 10-03-2016

Firm’s Growing Private Equity Practice Also Includes New Counsel Simon Rootsey and Daniel D. Graham

Widely respected M&A and private equity lawyer Shaun Lascelles has joined Vinson & Elkins LLP as a partner, enhancing the firm’s growing Private Equity practice group in London.

Renowned Corporate Technology Partner Paul Tobias Joins V&E 08-15-2016

Corporate attorney Paul Tobias, widely regarded for his work with technology and growth companies, has joined Vinson & Elkins LLP as a partner in the firm’s Austin office.

USC Researchers Identify John Elwood Among Most Successful Supreme Court Attorneys (2012-2015) 08-02-2016

Vinson & Elkins appellate partner John P. Elwood’s record for winning U.S. Supreme Court review is currently among the best in the country, according to a recent study published by the University of Southern California.

Tom Leatherbury Named Chair of The NALP Foundation 07-27-2016

Tom Leatherbury, a partner in Vinson & Elkins’ Dallas office, has been named chair of the board of trustees for The NALP Foundation for Law Career Research and Education. He will serve as chair from July 2016 through July 2018.

V&E Selected to Chinese Enterprises Investment & Trade Service Alliance 07-13-2016

Vinson & Elkins has been selected as a preferred service provider and sponsor of the newly established Chinese Enterprises Investment and Trade Service Alliance, a service group that aims to assist Chinese companies attempting to expand in the U.S.

Lindsey Vaala Elected to D.C. Bar Association Board of Governors 07-11-2016

Lindsey Vaala, a senior associate in Vinson & Elkins’ Washington, D.C. office, has been elected to the Board of Governors for the D.C. Bar Association.

Tom Leatherbury Appointed Chair of the Yale Alumni Fund Board 06-30-2016

Tom Leatherbury, co-head of Vinson & Elkins’ Appellate practice group and Chairman of Talent Management, has been named Chair of the Yale Alumni Fund Board of Directors.

James Loftis Elected Member of London Court of International Arbitration 06-22-2016

James Loftis, head of Vinson & Elkins’ International Dispute Resolution practice, has been elected a member of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) for a five-year term.

Texas Access to Justice Commission Reappoints Harry Reasoner as Chair 06-20-2016

Harry Reasoner, a litigation partner in Vinson & Elkins’ Houston office, has been reappointed as Chair of the Texas Access to Justice Commission (TAJC) for the 2016 - 2017 term. Reasoner has served as a member of the Commission since 2006 and as Chair since 2009.

Louise Woods Appointed to Board of ArbitralWomen 06-16-2016

Louise Woods, a senior associate in Vinson & Elkins’ London office, has been appointed to the Board of ArbitralWomen, effective July 1, 2016.

Vinson & Elkins Adds Top Litigation Team to Global IP Practice 06-13-2016

V&E continues to enhance its global Intellectual Property practice with the addition of five highly regarded partners in Austin and Dallas who have a broad range of patent, copyright, trademark, trade secrets and complex commercial litigation experience.

V&E Awards Scholarships to Diverse High School Graduates 06-03-2016

Vinson & Elkins’ Scholarship Committee has confirmed the selection of seven scholarship recipients for 2016.

Chairman Mark Kelly Wins a 2018 SMU Dedman School of Law Distinguished Alumni Award 03-16-2018

Vinson & Elkins Chairman Mark Kelly will receive this year’s SMU Dedman School of Law Distinguished Alumni Award for Private Practice at a ceremony in Dallas on April 11, 2018.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 24 V&E Attorneys to 2018 Texas Rising Stars List 03-12-2018

Super Lawyers has named 24 Vinson & Elkins attorneys to the 2018 Texas Rising Stars List across a range of the firm’s practices and Texas offices.

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.

Alerian Honors V&E with 2018 "Legal Counsel of the Year" Award 03-07-2018

Vinson & Elkins has been named “Legal Counsel of the Year” as part of Alerian’s 2018 Ammy Awards, recognizing excellence in the North American energy infrastructure industry.

V&E Leads Legal Advisors for Company Defense in Thomson Reuters' 2017 Global Shareholder Activism Scorecard 03-06-2018

Vinson & Elkins claimed the top spot for legal advisors based on number of campaigns for defense of companies in Thomson Reuters’ Full Year 2017 Global Shareholder Activism Scorecard. The firm was credited for advising on 35 campaigns.

V&E Ranked in Top Band in 5 Categories in Chambers Global 2018; 20 Lawyers Recognized 02-19-2018

Chambers Global 2018 ranked Vinson & Elkins in 20 practice areas, including top-tier rankings for five of the firm’s practice areas.

V&E #1 Legal Advisor by Deal Count in Mergermarket's 2017 Global Energy, Mining & Utilities Report 02-02-2018

Vinson & Elkins claimed the top spot in Mergermarket’s 2017 Energy, Mining & Utilities (EMU) Global Trend Report by deal count, credited with 74 deals valued at $80 billion.

Tom Leatherbury Honored with Dallas Bar Foundation Fellows 2018 Justinian Award 01-30-2018

Vinson & Elkins partner Tom Leatherbury has been selected by the Dallas Bar Foundation Board of Trustees to receive the 2018 Justinian Award, the most prestigious honor presented by the Dallas Bar Foundation. The award recognizes attorneys who have adhered to the highest principles and traditions of the legal profession.

V&E Recognized by Global Competition Review in 18th Edition of GCR100 01-30-2018

Global Competition Review (GCR) has recognized Vinson & Elkins in the 18th edition of its annual GCR100. V&E is recommended for its work in Texas and Washington, D.C.

Law360 Names V&E Among 2017 "Energy Groups of the Year" 01-24-2018

For the eighth consecutive year, Vinson & Elkins has been recognized in Law360’s “Practice Groups of the Year” series for the firm’s industry leading energy litigation and transactional successes in 2017.

Russell Oshman Named a D Magazine "Best Lawyer Under 40" 01-17-2018

D Magazine has named V&E partner Russell Oshman to its inaugural “Best Lawyers Under 40” list, honoring up-and-coming attorneys in Dallas.

Law360 Names Steve Gill A 2017 MVP 12-20-2017

Vinson & Elkins partner Steve Gill has been named one of Law360’s 2017 Energy MVPs of the Year for his work guiding clients through major mergers and acquisitions, including helping to establish one of the largest natural gas producers in the country.

Activist Insight Monthly's 2017 Intermediary Awards Rank V&E #1 for Issuer Representation 12-13-2017

Vinson & Elkins’ Shareholder Activism Response Team has received the No. 1 ranking for issuer representation as part of Activist Insight Monthly’s 2017 Intermediary Awards. The firm is credited with advising on 29 campaigns.

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018 Recognizes V&E for India Litigation, One Attorney Ranked 12-07-2017

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018 recommends Vinson & Elkins in India Dispute Resolution. Additionally, one V&E attorney was recognized in a number of categories and regions.

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 Recommends V&E in 5 Areas 11-29-2017

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 recommends Vinson & Elkins in five areas. The firm was recognized for its work in China, India, Japan and the Philippines.

V&E Chairman Mark Kelly Named to 2017 NACD Directorship 100 11-28-2017

Vinson & Elkins Chairman Mark Kelly has been named to the NACD Directorship 100: Governance Professionals and Institutions list by the National Association of Corporate Directors for the third consecutive year.

Who's Who Legal 2018 Names 3 V&E Lawyers to Future Leaders in Arbitration Guide 11-27-2017

Vinson & Elkins partners Mark Beeley and Amir Ghaffari and senior associate Alexander Slade have been named to Who’s Who Legal’s 2018 Future Leaders in Arbitration guide.

V&E Honored for Contributions to Homeless Youth Policy Report 11-16-2017

Texas Appleseed has honored Vinson & Elkins with a 2017 Pro Bono Leadership Award, in recognition of the firm’s help researching and developing policy recommendations to the Texas Legislature designed to address challenges faced by the state’s homeless youth population. 

V&E Earns Perfect Score on 2018 Human Rights Campaign Foundation Corporate Equality Index 11-09-2017

Vinson & Elkins has received a perfect score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index for the fourth consecutive year. Administered annually by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the Corporate Equality Index is a national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to LGBTQ employees.

V&E Listed in Law Business Research’s GIR 100 2017 11-07-2017

Vinson & Elkins is among the firms included in the Global Investigations Review (GIR) 100 2017, an independent guide to the world’s best firms for international investigations. GIR 100 has listed V&E every year dating back to the inaugural guide in 2015.

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