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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.

Enbridge to Acquire All Public Equity of Enbridge Energy Partners and Enbridge Energy Management 09-18-2018

Vinson & Elkins provided tax counsel to Enbridge Inc. (Enbridge) in connection with separate definitive agreements under which Enbridge will acquire all of the outstanding public Class A common units of Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. and all of the outstanding public Listed Shares of Enbridge Energy Management, L.L.C.

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.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 4 V&E Attorneys to 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers List 09-13-2018

Super Lawyers has named four Vinson & Elkins lawyers across a range of the firm’s practice areas to the 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers list. Additionally, five lawyers have been selected for the New York Metro Rising Stars list.

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.

Lande Spottswood Receives 2018 Texas Lawyer "On the Rise" Award 09-10-2018

Vinson & Elkins partner Lande Spottswood has been selected by Texas Lawyer to receive a 2018 “On the Rise” award. Spottswood is among 23 Texas attorneys named in the category, which honors the most promising lawyers under the age of 40 in the state.

Vinson & Elkins Bolsters Global Leveraged Finance Practice with Addition of Noel Hughes in London 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.

Law360 Names V&E a 2018 Texas Powerhouse 09-07-2018

Vinson & Elkins has once again been named a Texas Powerhouse by Law360, in recognition of the firm’s successes over the past year.

Legal 500 Latin America 2018 Recommends V&E in 3 Practice Areas, 5 Attorneys Recognized 09-06-2018

Legal 500 Latin America once again recognizes Vinson & Elkins in the Corporate and M&A, International Arbitration and Projects and Energy categories in its 2018 guide.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 61 V&E Attorneys to the 2018 Texas Super Lawyers List 09-06-2018

Super Lawyers has selected 61 Vinson & Elkins lawyers to the Texas Super Lawyers list in its 2018 guide.

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. 

Kevin Heverin Joins V&E's Restructuring Practice in London 09-03-2018

Kevin Heverin has joined Vinson & Elkins LLP as counsel in the Restructuring and Reorganization practice. He will reside in the firm’s London office.

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. 

TPG RE Finance Trust, Inc. Prices Public Offering of Common Stock 08-08-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised TPG RE Finance Trust, Inc. in connection with its underwritten public offering of 7,000,000 shares of its common stock. Total estimated gross proceeds of the offering are approximately $140 million or approximately $161 million if the underwriters exercise their 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,050,000 shares in full.

Four Corners Property Trust Closes Upsized Public Offering of Common Stock 08-07-2018

Vinson & Elkins served as underwriters’ counsel in connection with Four Corners Property Trust, Inc.’s (FCPT) upsized underwritten registered public offering of 3,500,000 shares of common stock at a public offering price of $25.00 per share. 

Continental Resources, Inc. Forms Minerals JV with Franco-Nevada 08-06-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Continental Resources, Inc. in connection with the formation of a minerals joint venture with Franco-Nevada. Franco-Nevada will pay approximately $220 million for its initial interest in the joint venture, and the parties have also committed, subject to the satisfaction of agreed upon development thresholds, to spend up to a combined $125 million per year over the next three years to acquire additional minerals through the newly-formed joint venture.

Andeavor Completes $1.55B Drop Down to Andeavor Logistics 08-06-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Andeavor Logistics in its agreement with Andeavor to acquire a portfolio of logistics assets for total consideration of $1.55 billion. 

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. 

Blackwells Capital Settles Proxy Contest Against SuperValu After Announcement of $2.9B Sale to United Natural Foods 08-02-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Blackwells Capital in its successful debut activism campaign, which ended in the sale of SuperValu to United Natural Foods in a deal valued at $2.9 billion, reflecting a reported 67% premium to shareholders. V&E also represented Blackwells Capital in the subsequent settlement of its proxy contest.

Energy Transfer Equity to Acquire Energy Transfer Partners in Simplification Transaction 08-01-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) in the agreement with Energy Transfer Equity (ETE) for the merger of ETP with a wholly-owned subsidiary of ETE in a unit-for-unit exchange. In connection with the transaction, ETE’s incentive distribution rights (IDRs) in ETP will be cancelled.

Northern Oil and Gas Announces Largest Acquisition in Its History 07-31-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Crestview Partners in the sale of W Energy Partners to Northern Oil and Gas, Inc., the largest acquisition in Northern’s history.

Focus Financial Partners Closes Initial Public Offering 07-30-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Focus Financial Partners Inc. in connection with its initial public offering of shares of Class A common stock with gross proceeds of approximately $615 million.

Berry Petroleum Corporation Closes Initial Public Offering 07-30-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Berry Petroleum Corporation in connection with its initial public offering of its common stock at $14.00 per share.

TPG Growth Agrees to Sell Discovery Midstream to KKR and Williams for $1.2B 07-30-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised TPG Growth, the middle market and growth equity platform of alternative asset firm TPG, in its definitive agreement to sell Discovery Midstream to a newly-formed joint venture between KKR and Williams for approximately $1.2 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.

Clean Line Energy Sells Non-Transmission Development Assets to ConnectGen 07-25-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Clean Line Energy Partners LLC in connection with the sale of its non-transmission development assets, including its interests in a 600 MW wind project and a series of utility-scale wind and battery storage development projects, to ConnectGen LLC, a new renewable energy company established by Quantum Energy Partners Fund VII.

Reata Pharmaceuticals Announces Pricing of Class A Common Stock Public Offering 07-24-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, in its underwritten public offering of 3,000,000 shares of its Class A common stock at a price to the public of $72.00 per share.

American Finance Trust Begins Trading on Nasdaq 07-22-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised BMO Capital Markets, financial advisor to American Finance Trust, Inc. (AFIN), in connection with the listing of AFIN’s shares of Class A Common Stock on The Nasdaq Global Select Market on July 19, 2018.

Matlin & Partners Acquisition Corporation and U.S. Well Services Enter Business Combination 07-16-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Crestview Partners in connection with Matlin & Partners Acquisition Corporation’s (MPAC) proposed business combination with U.S. Well Services, LLC (USWS), whereby USWS will combine with MPAC to become a publicly listed company. 

Covenant Transportation Group Acquires Landair Holdings 07-05-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Covenant Transportation Group, Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Landair Holdings, Inc. ("Landair") of Greeneville, Tennessee, the holding company for Landair Transport, Inc. and Landair Logistics, Inc. 

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. 

Transocean Announces $750M Offering of Secured Notes Due 2024 06-27-2018

Vinson & Elkins served as initial purchasers’ counsel in connection with Transocean Guardian Limited’s private offering of U.S. $750 million in aggregate principal amount of senior secured notes due 2024. 

V&E, Morgan Lewis Secure Release of Scott Walker from Federal Prison 04-25-2016

Scott Walker, who served nearly 20 years of a life sentence in prison on a non-violent drug offense, was released on Monday, April 25, after the Illinois federal judge who presided over his trial reduced his sentence.

Tax Counsel Sara Stewart Joins V&E in London 04-20-2016

Sara Stewart, a highly regarded tax lawyer, has joined Vinson & Elkins as counsel in its London office.

V&E Diversifies Corporate Practice with Addition of Nationally Recognized REIT Practice 04-04-2016

Vinson & Elkins LLP has significantly expanded its Capital Markets and M&A Practice with the addition of a nationally recognized REIT team, including five partners.

Mingda Zhao Named 2016 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow 03-17-2016

Vinson & Elkins has selected partner Mingda Zhao to participate in the 2016 Fellows Program for the Leadership Counsel on Legal Diversity.

V&E To Participate in Diversity Lab’s Women in Law Hackathon 03-11-2016

John Wander, managing partner of Vinson & Elkins’ Dallas office and head of the firm’s complex commercial litigation practice, will participate in the Women in Law Hackathon, a “Shark Tank” style pitch competition created by Diversity Lab in collaboration with Stanford Law School and Bloomberg Law.

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.

Partner Daniel Graham Joins V&E’s Government Contracts Practice 08-24-2015

Veteran Government Contracts litigator Daniel P. Graham has joined Vinson & Elkins as a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, where he will help lead V&E’s Government Contracts team.

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. 

Chambers UK 2018 Recommends V&E in 6 Practice Areas, Ranks 5 Lawyers 11-07-2017

Chambers UK 2018 recognized V&E in Construction: International Arbitration, Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas, International Arbitration: Commercial Arbitration, Projects, and Telecommunications UK-wide, and recognized the firm's Construction: Purchaser practice in London. V&E is again ranked as a Band 1 firm in the UK-wide rankings for Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas.

Beto Cardenas Named Among 2017 Top Latino Lawyers by Latino Leaders Magazine 11-07-2017

Vinson & Elkins counsel Beto Cardenas has been selected as a 2017 Top Latino Lawyer by Latino Leaders magazine. Honorees are recognized for their successful law practices, significant cases, professional activity and recognition and community involvement.

U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2018 Recognizes V&E with 21 Tier 1 National Rankings 11-06-2017

Vinson & Elkins is recognized as a national tier 1 law firm in 21 practice areas, with a total of 36 national rankings, in the 2018 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” survey.

Texas Access to Justice Commission Honors V&E With Champion of Justice Award 10-26-2017

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.

Vinson & Elkins Receives 2017 Marvin Frankel Award 10-18-2017

Human Rights First has selected Vinson & Elkins to receive a 2017 Marvin Frankel Award for the firm’s outstanding pro bono service to refugees and asylum seekers.

The UK Legal 500 2017 Ranks V&E in 6 Categories, Recognizes 13 Attorneys 10-12-2017

The UK Legal 500 ranks Vinson & Elkins in six categories and recommends 13 of the firm’s lawyers in its 2017 edition. Additionally, V&E partner Alex Msimang was named a Leading Lawyer in London: Projects, Energy and Natural Resources: Oil & Gas.

Euromoney’s 2018 Benchmark Litigation Recognizes V&E, 16 V&E Lawyers Ranked 10-03-2017

Euromoney’s Benchmark Litigation has again recognized Vinson & Elkins’ Texas litigation group as “Highly Recommended” and the firm’s Washington, D.C. litigation group as “Recommended” in its 2018 edition. V&E’s Appellate group is also recognized nationally.

Law360 Names V&E a 2017 Texas Powerhouse 10-02-2017

Vinson & Elkins has once again been named a Texas Powerhouse by Law360, in recognition of the firm’s outstanding corporate and litigation successes over the past year.

NLJ Names Michael Holmes a 2017 Winning Litigator 09-28-2017

The National Law Journal has named Vinson & Elkins partner Michael Holmes a 2017 Winning Litigator, in recognition of a major trial court victory for Energy Transfer Equity, LP, which resulted in the termination of a proposed $38 billion merger with The Williams Companies.

V&E Ranked #1 for Company Defense by Number of Campaigns in Thomson Reuters' First Half 2017 Global Shareholder Activism Scorecard 09-26-2017

Vinson & Elkins earned the #1 ranking by number of campaigns among law firms defending public companies against shareholder activism campaigns in Thomson Reuters’ First Half 2017 Global Shareholder Activism Scorecard. V&E was credited for advising on 16 campaigns during the first half of 2017.

V&E Named Houston/Dallas Tax Firm of the Year by International Tax Review 09-20-2017

Vinson & Elkins has been named US: Houston/Dallas Tax Firm of the Year as part of the 2017 International Tax Review American Tax Awards. V&E was one of six finalists in consideration for the award.

Chambers Latin America Recognizes V&E’s Energy Practice 09-20-2017

Chambers Latin America has again recognized Vinson & Elkins in its 2018 rankings. V&E is ranked by Chambers in the Latin America-Wide category for Energy & Natural Resources. Additionally, partner Boyd Carano is listed in the individual Energy & Natural Resources rankings.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 3 V&E Lawyers to 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers List 09-20-2017

Super Lawyers has named three Vinson & Elkins lawyers across a range of the firm’s practice areas to the 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers list. Additionally, seven lawyers have been selected for the New York Metro Rising Stars list.

Leatherbury and Pham Receive Texas Lawyer Professional Excellence Awards 09-06-2017

Vinson & Elkins partners Tom Leatherbury and Bailey Pham have each been selected to receive a 2017 Texas Lawyer Professional Excellence Award, in recognition of their impact on the legal profession in Texas.

Legal 500 Latin America 2017 Recommends V&E in 3 Practice Areas, 5 Attorneys Recognized 09-06-2017

Legal 500 Latin America once again recognizes Vinson & Elkins in the Corporate and M&A, International Arbitration and Projects and Energy categories in its 2017 guide.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 60 V&E Attorneys to 2017 Texas Super Lawyers List 09-05-2017

Super Lawyers has selected 60 Vinson & Elkins lawyers to the Texas Super Lawyers list in its 2017 guide.

The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.) 2018 Lists 101 V&E Lawyers 08-15-2017

The Best Lawyers in America 2018 has recognized 101 Vinson & Elkins lawyers in its newest guide. In addition, the publication has named nine V&E attorneys “Lawyers of the Year” for 2018.

Who’s Who Legal (Law Business Research Ltd.) 2017 Recognizes 31 V&E Attorneys 07-25-2017

Who’s Who Legal has recognized 31 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.

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