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New York Law Journal Names Lawrence Elbaum a 2018 Rising Star Published: 07-17-2018

Vinson & Elkins partner Lawrence Elbaum has been named one of New York Law Journal’s 2018 Rising Stars. The awards honor the best and brightest among New York’s legal community, who have influenced their practice areas in New York and beyond.

V&E Named to 2018 GAR 100 by Global Arbitration Review 05-03-2018

Vinson & Elkins has been named to the 2018 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.

NorthStar Midstream to Sell NorthStar Port Arthur Terminal 05-02-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Northstar Midstream, a portfolio company of funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P., in the sale of its Northstar Port Arthur Terminal to a subsidiary of Colonial Pipeline Company.

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.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 14 V&E Attorneys to 2018 D.C. Super Lawyers List, 9 to Rising Stars 04-23-2018

Super Lawyers has named 14 Vinson & Elkins lawyers across a range of the firm’s practice areas to the 2018 Washington D.C. Super Lawyers list. Meanwhile, 9 lawyers have been selected for the Washington D.C. Rising Stars list.

Yale Law Women Names V&E to 2018 Top 10 Family Friendly Law Firms List 04-19-2018

Vinson & Elkins has been named among the 2018 Top 10 Family Friendly Firms by Yale Law Women. The list recognizes firms for leadership in developing and implementing family friendly practices and policies.

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. 

V&E Partner Boyd Carano Named to Legal 500’s (Legalease, Ltd.) 2018 Private Practice Powerlist 04-18-2018

For the second consecutive year, Vinson & Elkins partner Boyd Carano has been named to Legal 500’s 2018 Private Practice Powerlist: The Leading U.S. Attorneys with a Focus on Mexico.

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.

The Legal 500 EMEA 2018 Recommends V&E in 4 Practice Areas, 5 Attorneys 04-16-2018

The Legal 500 EMEA recommends Vinson & Elkins in four practice areas across Iraq, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in its 2018 edition. Five V&E attorneys were recognized as well.

Esteemed Antitrust Attorney Greg Wells Joins V&E as Counsel 04-09-2018

Vinson & Elkins LLP continues to expand its global Antitrust practice with the addition of new counsel Greg Wells, who has nearly two decades of experience representing clients in the technology, pharmaceutical, chemical and financial services sectors on complex litigation and compliance matters.

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.

Jessica Crow Elected to Board of Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners 04-02-2018

Vinson & Elkins senior associate Jessica Crow has been elected to the board and as executive secretary of the Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners (YCAP).

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.

Daniel Spelkin Named 2018 BTI Client Service All-Star 03-29-2018

Vinson & Elkins counsel Daniel Spelkin has been named a 2018 BTI Client Service All-Star for his dedication to client service excellence.

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.

IJGlobal Names Hickory Run Energy Project 2017 “North American Power Deal of the Year” 03-26-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Tyr Energy, Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of Itochu Corporation, in connection with the financing and development of the Hickory Run Energy Center. 

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. 

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.

Fieldwood Energy Files Prepackaged Chapter 11 Cases, Announces Gulf of Mexico Acquisition 02-15-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Riverstone in connection with the announcement by Fieldwood Energy LLC that it has filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas as part of a "prepackaged" chapter 11 case. 

Quintana Energy Services Inc. Closes Initial Public Offering 02-13-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Quintana Energy Services Inc. (QES) in connection with its initial public offering of 9,259,259 shares of its common stock at $10.00 per share.

Lotus Midstream Secures $400M Capital Commitment from EnCap Flatrock Midstream 02-13-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Lotus Midstream, LLC, a crude oil logistics provider, in connection with an initial capital commitment of $400 million from EnCap Flatrock Midstream and the Lotus management team.

Targa Resources Announces $1.1B of Development JVs with Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners 02-06-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Targa Resources Corp. in connection with development joint ventures with investment vehicles affiliated with Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners.

Ridge Runner Resources Announces Investment of Up to $300M from Warburg Pincus 02-05-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Ridge Runner Resources, LLC, a newly formed oil and gas exploration and production company focused on the Delaware Basin, in connection with its line of equity financing of up to $300 million from funds affiliated with Warburg Pincus.

Double Eagle Energy Holdings III Secures More Than $1 Billion of Equity Commitments 02-05-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC in connection with equity commitments to Double Eagle Energy Holdings III. Inclusive of a recent capital raise, Double Eagle has secured equity commitments of more than $1 billion.

V&E Secures Texas Supreme Court Victory for Herring Bancorp 02-01-2018

The Texas Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Herring Bancorp, Inc. and bank executives C.C. Burgess and C. Campbell Burgess in a long-running dispute over the redemption of preferred shares held by John Mikkelsen as part of the bank’s conversion into a Subchapter “S” Corporation.

DISCO Raises $20M Growth Financing 01-30-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised CS Disco, Inc., the legal technology company that makes the market-leading cloud ediscovery solution DISCO, in connection with its $20 million equity financing.

Gastar Exploration Divests Non-Core Reserves and Acreage in Oklahoma 01-26-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Gastar Exploration Inc. in connection with its definitive purchase and sale agreement to divest its interest in the West Edmund Hunton Lime Unit for $107.5 million.

Nine Energy Service, Inc. Closes Initial Public Offering 01-23-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Nine Energy Service, Inc. in connection with its initial public offering of 7,000,000 shares of its common stock at $23.00 per share.

Salt Fork Resources Announces Upsized Equity Commitment from Riverstone 01-18-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised funds managed by Riverstone Holdings LLC in connection with their upsized equity commitment to Salt Fork Resources, LLC. Salt Fork plans to use the equity commitment to expand its leasing and acquisition efforts and develop its existing acreage position in the core of the Utica Shale.

USA Compression Partners to Acquire Compression Business from Energy Transfer Partners 01-16-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised USA Compression Partners, LP (“USAC”) in connection with a transaction valued at approximately $1.8 billion providing for (i) the contribution of Energy Transfer Partners L.P.’s subsidiaries, CDM Resource Management LLC and CDM Environmental & Technical Services LLC, to USAC, (ii) the cancellation of the incentive distribution rights in USAC and conversion of the general partner interest in USAC into a non-economic general partner interest and (iii) committed financing transactions, including (1) the issuance of $500 million perpetual preferred units to investment funds managed or sub-advised by EIG Global Energy Partners and other investors and (2) $725 million in debt financing from JPMorgan and Barclays.

Liberty Oilfield Services Prices Upsized Initial Public Offering 01-12-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Liberty Oilfield Services Inc. in the pricing of an upsized initial public offering of 12,731,092 shares of its Class A common stock at $17.00 per share. 

Northwoods Energy Announces Acquisition of SM Energy’s Powder River Basin Assets for $500M 01-10-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Northwoods Energy LLC (formerly known as Converse Energy) and certain funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC in connection with Northwoods’ $500 million acquisition of SM Energy’s core Powder River Basin assets.

Riverstone Holdings and Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division Acquire Lucid Energy II for $1.6B 01-08-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Lucid Energy Group II, LLC (“Lucid II”), a portfolio company of EnCap Flatrock Midstream, in the sale of Lucid II to a joint venture controlled by Riverstone Global Energy and Power Fund VI, L.P., an investment fund managed by Riverstone Holdings LLC, and investment funds managed by the Merchant Banking Division of The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. for approximately $1.6 billion in cash.

CrownRock Announces Perpetual Preferred Equity Investment 01-04-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised CrownRock Holdings, L.P., an oil and gas producing joint venture of CrownQuest Operating and Lime Rock Partners, in connection with its $475 million perpetual preferred equity investment from funds managed by Magnetar Capital and EIG Global Energy Partners, respectively. 

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.

International Trade Counsel Daniel J. Gerkin Joins V&E in Washington, D.C. 02-03-2016

Daniel J. Gerkin, an experienced international trade attorney who focuses on U.S. export controls, economic embargoes and sanctions, and customs matters, has joined Vinson & Elkins as Counsel in Washington, D.C.

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. 

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.”

Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom 2018 (Woodward/White, Inc.) Lists 4 V&E Partners 03-28-2017

Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom has named four Vinson & Elkins partners in its 2018 edition.

Vinson & Elkins Named to Latin Lawyer 250, 6 Lawyers Recognized 03-20-2017

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 2017 edition of Latin Lawyer 250: Latin America’s Leading Business Law Firms.

V&E Ranked in Top Band in 5 Categories in Chambers Global 2017, 23 Lawyers Recognized 03-16-2017

Chambers Global 2017 ranked Vinson & Elkins in 26 practice areas, including top-tier rankings for five of the firm’s practice areas.

IJGlobal Names Colón LNG-to-Power Project 2016 “Latin America Power Deal of the Year” 03-15-2017

IJGlobal has named the Colón LNG-to-Power Project the 2016 “Latin America Power Deal of the Year.”

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