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Vinson & Elkins Bolsters Global Leveraged Finance Practice with Addition of Noel Hughes in London Published: 09-10-2018

Vinson & Elkins announced today the addition of internationally recognized capital markets partner Noel Hughes to its global Leveraged Finance practice, enhancing the firm’s capabilities in cross-border leveraged finance and high-yield debt offerings.

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.

Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom (Woodward/White, Inc.) 2019 Lists 4 V&E Partners 06-14-2018

Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom has named four Vinson & Elkins partners in its 2019 edition.

Saudi Aramco Technologies and Siluria Technologies Join Forces to Maximize Chemicals Production 06-13-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Saudi Aramco Technologies Company in the execution of a multi-plant technology license with Siluria Technologies for the integration of Siluria's proprietary technology (natural gas to olefins) with Saudi Aramco's high-olefins cracking process technology. 

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.

Double Eagle Energy Holdings III LLC and FourPoint Permian Form DoublePoint Energy 06-05-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Double Eagle Energy Holdings III LLC in connection with the formation of a new company named DoublePoint Energy, LLC with FourPoint Permian, LLC. 

The Legal 500 U.S. 2018 (Legalease, Ltd.) Recognizes V&E in 43 Practice Areas, 94 Lawyers 05-31-2018

The Legal 500 U.S. recommends Vinson & Elkins as a leading law firm in 43 categories and named five lawyers as “Leading Lawyers” in its 2018 guide. In total, 94 attorneys are recognized in the 2018 U.S. edition.

SailPoint Closes Follow-On Offering by Selling Stockholders 05-29-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised SailPoint Technologies Holdings, Inc. in an underwritten public offering of 17,808,000 shares of its common stock by selling stockholders at a public offering price of $22.50 per share.

Southern Power Sells Minority Interest in Solar Portfolio to Global Atlantic Financial Group 05-23-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised affiliates of Global Atlantic Financial Group in the $1.175 billion acquisition from Southern Power of a 33 percent minority interest in its solar portfolio.

CrownRock Closes Private Offering of Additional Senior Notes Due 2025 05-22-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised CrownRock L.P. in its private offering of $185 million aggregate principal amount of 5.625% senior notes due 2025 at an issue price of 98.260% of par.

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.

ETE Defeats Effort To Rescind Convertible Unit Issuance 05-18-2018

The Delaware Court of Chancery has rejected unit holder claims to unwind a March 2016 issuance of convertible preferred units by Energy Transfer Equity, L.P.

Enbridge Announces Simplification of Corporate Structure 05-17-2018

Vinson & Elkins provided tax counsel to Enbridge Inc. in connection with separate all-share proposals, made on behalf of itself and certain of its wholly owned US subsidiaries, to the respective boards of directors of its sponsored vehicles, Spectra Energy Partners, LP, Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. and Enbridge Energy Management, L.L.C., to acquire, in separate combination transactions, all of the outstanding equity securities of those sponsored vehicles not beneficially owned by Enbridge.

V&E Recognized for Pro Bono Commitment to Her Justice 05-17-2018

Vinson & Elkins has been recognized among the top five firms for pro bono hours per capita donated to Her Justice in fiscal year 2017.

Titanium Exploration Partners to Sell Certain Conventional Assets to Red Rocks Energy Partners 05-14-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Titanium Exploration Partners, LLC in connection with the sale of certain conventional assets in Oklahoma’s SCOOP play to Red Rocks Energy Partners, L.P.

HTC Corp. Defeats Smartphone Remote Control Patent Litigation 05-14-2018

A Texas federal jury has found in favor of Vinson & Elkins client HTC Corporation, rejecting all of the plaintiff’s claims in a case accusing the wireless phone manufacturer of infringing an individual inventor’s patent on user interface and infrared universal remote control technology. The plaintiff had sought damages for each of millions of smartphones sold between 2013-2015.

Neptune Energy Closes $550 Million Senior Notes Offering 05-11-2018

Vinson & Elkins served as counsel to the initial purchasers in Neptune Energy Group Limited’s offering of 6 5/8% senior notes in an aggregate principal amount of $550 million.

EZCORP Announces Private Offering of Convertible Senior Notes Due 2025 05-10-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised EZCORP in its sale of $172.5 million aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes due 2025.

Chambers USA 2018 Recognizes 95 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 95 V&E attorneys as leading individuals.

Reece Group Signs Agreement to Acquire MORSCO 05-07-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised MORSCO senior management in connection with a binding agreement whereby Reece Group, Australia’s leading provider of Plumbing, HVAC and Waterworks products, will acquire MORSCO.

Enterprise and Energy Transfer Form JV to Restore Service on Old Ocean Pipeline 05-04-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. in connection with a 50/50 joint venture with Enterprise Products Partners, L.P. to resume service on the Old Ocean natural gas pipeline, which has been essentially idled since 2012.

Sumitomo Forestry America to Acquire Crescent Communities 04-27-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Sumitomo Forestry America, Inc. in connection with its definitive agreement with Crescent Communities, LLC under which Crescent Communities’ three key businesses will be acquired by Sumitomo. 

Two Harbors Investment Corp. to Acquire CYS Investments 04-26-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised CYS Investments, Inc., an agency mortgage REIT, in a definitive merger agreement with Two Harbors Investment Corp., a leading hybrid mortgage REIT, under which Two Harbors will acquire CYS.

Plains Defeats Securities Litigation Arising from 2015 Pipeline Spill 04-19-2018

A Texas federal judge has issued a resounding victory to Vinson & Elkins client Plains All American Pipeline, LP, dismissing putative class action securities litigation brought by Plains investors who claimed nearly $1.5 billion in damages for stock losses allegedly incurred in the aftermath of a 2015 pipeline leak in Santa Barbara County, California.

Ward Energy Partners Sells DJ Basin Assets 04-18-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Ward Energy Partners, LLC in connection with its sale of assets located in Adams and Weld Counties in Colorado to an undisclosed buyer. 

Daseke to Acquire Aveda Transportation and Energy Services 04-16-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Daseke, Inc., the largest owner of flatbed and specialized transportation and logistics solutions in North America, in connection with its merger agreement with Aveda Transportation and Energy Services, one of the largest oil rig moving companies in North America.

V&E Wins Critical Appellate Decision in Historic Church Property Dispute 04-06-2018

Vinson & Elkins has secured a crucial appellate victory in a landmark battle for control over the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth and more than $100 million worth of historic church property. The dispute, which is the largest church property case in Texas history, concerns the First Amendment’s impact on state property laws and has produced the Texas Supreme Court’s first church property opinions in more than a century.

Vista Equity Partners Invests in YouEarnedIt 04-05-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised YouEarnedIt, Inc., the leading Human Resources SaaS company improving bottom-line performance metrics by enhancing the employee experience, in connection with a strategic investment from Vista Equity Partners.

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.

Concho Resources to Acquire RSP Permian for Approximately $9.5B 03-28-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised RSP Permian, Inc. in a definitive agreement under which Concho will acquire RSP in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $9.5 billion, inclusive of RSP’s net debt.

Tullow Oil plc Closes $800M Senior Notes Offering 03-23-2018

Vinson & Elkins served as counsel to the initial purchasers in connection with Tullow Oil plc’s offering of $800 million aggregate principal amount of 7.000% senior notes due 2025. 

Aker BP ASA Closes $500M Senior Notes Offering 03-22-2018

Vinson & Elkins served as counsel to the initial purchasers in connection with Aker BP ASA’s offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of 5.875% senior notes due 2025 at par. 

TPGE Announces $2.66B Business Combination With EnerVest’s South Texas Division 03-20-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised TPG Pace Energy Holdings Corp. (“TPGE”) in its definitive agreements with certain funds managed by EnerVest, Ltd (“EnerVest”) to acquire the oil and gas assets within EnerVest’s South Texas Division for approximately $2.66 billion in cash and stock. As part of the transaction, TPGE and EnerVest are partnering to create Magnolia Oil & Gas Corporation.

Delek US Announces Sale of AltAir Paramount and Paramount, CA Assets 03-19-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Delek US Holdings, Inc. in connection with the sale of AltAir Paramount, LLC and Delek’s Paramount, California refining and pipeline assets to an affiliate of Boston based World Energy, LLC.

AirTran Wins Baggage Fee Antitrust Battle at Eleventh Circuit 03-13-2018

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has issued a major antitrust victory to Vinson & Elkins client AirTran Airways in long running multidistrict litigation accusing the airline of colluding with a competitor to adopt a first-checked baggage fee.

Plasma and Systena Launch ONE Tech to Bring AI, Robotics and Integrated Digital Experience Offerings 03-10-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Plasma, a Texas based Technology innovator, in connection with its partnership with Systena America, Inc., a California based Business Solutions provider, to launch ONE Tech, Inc., a new entity to build innovative and future facing integrated digital experience offerings for the Internet of Things, specializing in integration of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence. 

Devon Energy Announces $553M Sale of Johnson County Assets 03-07-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Devon Energy Corp. in its definitive agreement to sell the southern portion of its Barnett Shale position for $553 million. 

TPG RE Finance Trust, Inc. Closes $932.4M Commercial Real Estate CLO 03-06-2018

Vinson & Elkins provided tax counsel to TPG RE Finance Trust, Inc. (TRTX) in connection with TRTX 2018-FL1, a $932.4 million collateralized loan obligation (CLO), which closed on February 14, 2018. 

Alliance Resource Partners and Alliance Holdings GP Announce Simplification Transactions 02-23-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. (AHGP) in an agreement between Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. (ARLP) and AHGP, pursuant to which, through a series of transactions, AHGP would become a wholly owned subsidiary of ARLP and all of the ARLP common units held by AHGP and its subsidiaries would be distributed to the unitholders of AHGP in exchange for their AHGP common units.

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. 

Tidewater Logistics Announces Investment by Funds Affiliated with Apollo Global Management 02-15-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management in connection with the acquisition of a majority interest in Tidewater Logistics Corporation, a leading provider of frac sand supply chain solutions.

V&E Seeks Applicants for Minority College Scholarships 02-09-2016

Vinson & Elkins is seeking applicants for its annual scholarships for high performing minority high school seniors in Texas. The scholarships provide each student $10,000 toward his or her college education, an internship opportunity at V&E and LSAT preparatory course reimbursement.

Vinson & Elkins Enhances London Private Equity Practice with Addition of Partner Paul Dunbar 02-09-2016

Highly regarded corporate lawyer Paul Dunbar, whose practice focuses primarily on private equity and special situations funds, has joined Vinson & Elkins as a partner. He will reside in the firm’s London office.

V&E Relocates San Francisco Office to Larger Space at 555 Mission 02-08-2016

Vinson & Elkins LLP has relocated its San Francisco office to 555 Mission Street to accommodate the law firm’s growth in the Bay Area. The new space occupies the 20th floor of the building, located in the South of Market (SOMA) district.

Houston Partner Trevor Wommack Strengthens V&E’s Finance Practice 01-26-2016

Vinson & Elkins has bolstered its highly regarded Finance Practice Group with the addition of partner Trevor Wommack, who focuses his practice on syndicated lending in the energy sector.

Vinson & Elkins Promotes 12 to Counsel 01-13-2016

Vinson & Elkins has promoted 12 lawyers to counsel. Collectively, they represent four offices and 10 practice areas, including: employment, labor and OSHA; energy regulatory; energy transactions and projects; environmental; executive compensation and benefits; finance; intellectual property; mergers and acquisitions/capital markets; real estate; and restructuring and reorganization.

V&E Awards Seven Students 2015 Scholarships 06-29-2015

Vinson & Elkins’ Scholarship Committee confirmed the selection of seven scholarship recipients for 2015. Since the V&E Scholars Program began in 1990, the law firm has granted a total of 140 scholarships to Texas-area high school students.

V&E Confirms Selection of Seven Scholarship Recipients for 2014 06-05-2014

Vinson & Elkins' Scholarship Committee has confirmed the selection of seven scholarship recipients for 2014. 

Who’s Who Legal (Law Business Research Ltd.) 2017 Recognizes 33 V&E Attorneys 07-25-2017

Who’s Who Legal has recognized 33 Vinson & Elkins attorneys in its 2017 guide. Inclusion in the publication is based on several factors: the total number of lawyers listed in the Who’s Who Legal series, the total number of practice areas in which the firm is listed in the series; the total number of jurisdictions in which the firm has a presence; and the number of recommended lawyers per jurisdiction.

Law360 Names Bryan Loocke 2017 Energy Rising Star 07-25-2017

Vinson & Elkins partner Bryan Loocke has been named one of Law360’s 2017 Energy Rising Stars in recognition of his work brokering “a slew of multibillion-dollar deals in the oil patch.” Loocke is one of just five Rising Stars selected in the energy category this year.

Margaret Peloso Selected as ABA Top 40 Young Lawyer 07-17-2017

Vinson & Elkins counsel Margaret Peloso has been selected as a 2017 American Bar Association “On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyer.” The award is given by the ABA Young Lawyers Division to 40 members who exemplify a broad range of high achievement, innovation, vision, leadership and legal and community service.

United States Lawyer Rankings Names V&E Partner Larry Nettles Top Environmental Lawyer 07-12-2017

For a tenth consecutive year, the United States Lawyer Rankings has recognized Vinson & Elkins partner Larry Nettles as the top environmental lawyer in the United States on its “Top 10 List” of lawyers considered the best in the country.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Recognizes 2 V&E Attorneys in 2017 Northern California Guide 07-07-2017

Super Lawyers has recognized four Vinson & Elkins attorneys in its 2017 Northern California guide. One attorney was  named to the Northern California Super Lawyers list and one was named to the Rising Stars list.

Vault Ranks Vinson & Elkins as Best Law Firm in Texas 06-28-2017

Associates rated Vinson & Elkins the No. 1 law firm in Texas, according to Vault’s 2018 rankings by region. In addition, the firm topped Vault’s practice area rankings for energy, oil and gas law for the second consecutive year.

National Law Journal Names Kevin Gaynor An "Energy and Environmental Trailblazer" 06-02-2017

The National Law Journal (NLJ) has selected Vinson & Elkins partner Kevin Gaynor to its list of 2017 “Energy and Environmental Trailblazers.” As one of 50 legal professionals nationwide to be honored, Gaynor is recognized for his contributions and achievements in the environmental field.

The Legal 500 U.S. 2017 (Legalease, Ltd.) Ranks V&E in 39 Practice Areas, Recommends 81 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, 81 attorneys were recognized in the 2017 U.S. edition.

Chambers USA 2017 Ranks Vinson & Elkins in 33 Practice Areas and Recognizes 87 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 87 V&E attorneys as leading individuals.

V&E Earns Top Training and Recruitment Award in London 05-19-2017

Vinson & Elkins’ London office has received a LawCareers.Net Training & Recruitment Award 2017 for Best Recruiter – US firm in the City.

V&E Receives 2017 International Tax Review European Tax Award 05-18-2017

International Tax Review honored Vinson & Elkins with a Deal of the Year award at the European Tax Awards 2017.

D Magazine Recognizes 7 Vinson & Elkins Attorneys as "Best Lawyers in Dallas" 05-16-2017

D Magazine has named seven Vinson & Elkins lawyers to its 2017 “Best Lawyers in Dallas” list.

David Meyer Among 2017 “Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyers” 05-01-2017

Vinson & Elkins partner David Meyer has been named a 2017 “Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer” by Turnarounds & Workouts (Beard Group, Inc.).

Global Competition Review Recognizes V&E Among Texas Antitrust Bar Elite 04-26-2017

Global Competition Review (GCR) has recognized Vinson & Elkins among the Texas antitrust bar elite in its review of top competition practices.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 12 V&E Attorneys to 2017 Washington DC Super Lawyers List, 8 to Rising Stars List 04-24-2017

Super Lawyers has named 12 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.

Global Competition Review Recognizes V&E in 17th Edition of GCR100 04-18-2017

Global Competition Review (GCR) has recognized Vinson & Elkins in the 17th edition of its annual GCR100. V&E is recommended for its work in Texas and Washington, D.C.

The Legal 500 EMEA 2017 Recommends V&E in 5 Practice Areas, 3 Lawyers Recognized 04-12-2017

The Legal 500 EMEA recommends Vinson & Elkins in five practice areas across Iraq and Saudi Arabia in its 2017 edition. The guide also recognizes three V&E attorneys.

V&E Named to 2017 GAR 100 by Global Arbitration Review 04-11-2017

Vinson & Elkins has been named to the 2017 GAR 100 by Global Arbitration Review. The GAR 100 is a guide to the international arbitration capabilities of law firms. It profiles and only includes firms that have been audited by the publication for the qualities of arbitral specialization.

Vinson & Elkins Recognized as Leading Transactional Firm by American Lawyer Corporate Scorecard 2017 04-04-2017

Vinson & Elkins was once again recognized as a leading firm for corporate transactions in American Lawyer’s 2017 Corporate Scorecard.

Boyd Carano Named to Legal 500’s (Legalease, Ltd.) Private Practice Powerlist 04-04-2017

Vinson & Elkins partner Boyd Carano has been named to Legal 500’s inaugural Private Practice Powerlist: The Leading U.S. Attorneys with a Focus on Mexico. Legal 500 has unveiled the series as a way of identifying “key individual practitioners with outstanding specialization in, and knowledge of, particular jurisdictions.”

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