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V&E Makes Significant Expansion in New York With Addition of Nationally Recognized Real Estate Team Published: 04-08-2019

Vinson & Elkins has significantly expanded its Real Estate Practice as well as its New York presence with the addition of a nationally recognized Real Estate team that includes three partners, three counsel, nine associates and three paralegals.

Noble Midstream and Salt Creek Midstream Close Delaware Basin Joint Venture 02-08-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Noble Midstream in connection with the closing of a previously announced 50/50 joint venture with Salt Creek Midstream LLC, Delaware Crossing LLC. 

Kimbell Royalty Partners Announces $151.3M Mineral and Royalty Acquisition from EnCap 02-07-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised EnCap Investments L.P. (EnCap) in the acquisition by Kimbell Royalty Partners of certain oil and gas royalty assets from EnCap for approximately $151.3 million in a 100% equity transaction. 

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.

Distinguished Former Appellate Justice Jane Bland Joins Vinson & Elkins 02-05-2019

Former Texas First Court of Appeals Justice Jane Bland has joined Vinson & Elkins as a partner.

New Fortress Energy Closes Initial Public Offering 02-04-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised New Fortress Energy LLC in its initial public offering of 20,000,000 Class A shares representing limited liability company interests in New Fortress at $14.00 per share. The offering, which closed on February 4, represents the first IPO of an operating company in 2019 and priced three days following the re-opening of the Federal government.

Vinson & Elkins Welcomes Project Finance Partner Eamon Nolan in New York 02-04-2019

Eamon Nolan has joined Vinson & Elkins as a partner based in New York, bolstering the firm’s capabilities in project finance and cross-border transactions, including in Latin America and Spain.

CubeSmart Closes Offering of Senior Unsecured Notes 01-31-2019

Vinson & Elkins served as underwriters’ counsel in connection with an offering by CubeSmart L.P. of $350 million aggregate principal amount of 4.375% senior unsecured notes due 2029 in an underwritten public offering. The offering closed on January 31, 2019.

Blackstone Infrastructure Partners Agrees to Acquire Controlling Interest in Tallgrass Energy for $3.3B 01-31-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Blackstone Infrastructure Partners in connection with its agreement with affiliates of Kelso & Co., The Energy & Minerals Group, and Tallgrass KC, LLC, an entity owned by certain members of TGE’s management, to acquire 100% of the membership interests in TGE’s general partner, as well as an approximately 44% economic interest in Tallgrass, for total cash consideration of approximately $3.3 billion.

ExxonMobil, Plains All American and Lotus Midstream Proceeding with Wink to Webster Pipeline 01-30-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. in the formation of a joint venture with ExxonMobil and Lotus Midstream, LLC.

Taco Bueno Successfully Emerges from Chapter 11 01-28-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised TPG-backed, quick-service restaurant operator and franchisor Taco Bueno in connection with its prepetition debt sale transaction and subsequent prepackaged chapter 11 cases, which equitized $140 million in secured debt and transitioned ownership to an affiliate of Sun Holdings, Inc., one of the largest franchise operators in the United States.

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.

Texas Supreme Court Rules for Anadarko in Multimillion Dollar Deepwater Horizon Insurance Dispute 01-25-2019

The Texas Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Vinson & Elkins client Anadarko Petroleum Corp., reviving the company’s claim against Lloyd’s of London (“Underwriters”) for its multimillion dollar defense costs arising out of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico.

DISCO Raises $83M in Investment Round Led by Georgian Partners 01-24-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised DISCO in connection with its $83 million investment led by Georgian Partners, a Toronto-based venture-capital firm with deep expertise in applied artificial intelligence. Existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners, LiveOak Venture Partners, The Stephens Group and venture-debt provider Comerica all participated in the round.

Vinson & Elkins Promotes 14 Attorneys to Counsel 01-22-2019

Vinson & Elkins has named 14 new counsel. The promotions span four offices and five practice areas, including: complex commercial litigation; environmental & natural resources; finance; mergers & acquisitions and capital markets; and tax and executive compensation & benefits.

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.

New York Mortgage Trust Closes Public Offering of Common Stock 01-11-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. in connection with its $86.4 million underwritten public offering of its common stock.

Targa Resources Partners Prices Upsized $1.5B Senior Notes Offering 01-10-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Targa Resources Partners LP and its subsidiary Targa Resources Partners Finance Corporation on the pricing of an upsized offering of $1.5 billion aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes.

SCF Partners Announces Investment in ProDirectional 01-10-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised SCF Partners in its partnership with and investment in Professional Directional Enterprises (ProDirectional), a leading independent directional drilling services company.

SemGroup and KKR Form Canadian JV, Acquire Meritage Midstream ULC 01-10-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Meritage Midstream ULC and Riverstone in the sale of Meritage Midstream ULC and its Canadian midstream infrastructure assets for C$600 million (US$449 million) to SemCAMS Midstream ULC, a joint venture formed by SemGroup®Corporation and KKR. 

New York Mortgage Trust Closes Public Offering of Common Stock 11-13-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. in connection with its $87.8 million underwritten public offering of its common stock. The offering closed on November 13, 2018.  

Oasis Midstream Partners to Acquire Additional Interests in Development Companies from Oasis Petroleum 11-08-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Oasis Midstream Partners (OMP or the Partnership) in a definitive agreement to acquire additional interests in Bobcat DevCo LLC and Beartooth DevCo LLC from Oasis Petroleum Inc. (Oasis) for $250 million. V&E also advised OMP on an underwritten public offering of 2,000,000 common units representing limited partnership interests for total gross proceeds of $40,000,000.

Anadarko Announces $4B Midstream Asset Sale; Western Gas Announces Simplification Transaction 11-08-2018

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation announced a transaction to sell substantially all of its remaining midstream assets for $4.015 billion to Western Gas Partners, LP (WES), with $2.0075 billion cash proceeds, and the balance to be paid in new Western Gas equity. Concurrently WES announced it has entered into a merger agreement with Western Gas Equity Partners, LP (WGP), which will result in a simplified midstream structure. Vinson & Elkins served as transaction counsel to Anadarko Petroleum Company, WGP and WES. 

Vantage Energy Acquisition Corp. Announces $1.65B Acquisition of Williston Basin Assets 11-07-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Vantage Energy Acquisition Corp. in definitive agreements with QEP Energy Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of QEP Resources, Inc. (collectively, “QEP”), to acquire the entirety of QEP’s Williston Basin assets in North Dakota and Montana for $1.65 billion cash consideration.

Ready Capital Announces Merger with Owens Realty Mortgage 11-07-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Owens Realty Mortgage in a definitive merger agreement with Ready Capital Corporation to combine in a stock-for-stock merger.

EagleClaw Midstream, Blackstone Energy Partners and I Squared Capital Form Leading Delaware Basin Midstream Partnership 11-02-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised EagleClaw Midstream and funds managed by Blackstone Energy Partners in connection with the binding agreements between EagleClaw, Blackstone and I Squared Capital, pursuant to which I Squared Capital has committed over $500 million of cash and contributed its Delaware Basin midstream portfolio company, Pinnacle Midstream, and become a partner in BCP Raptor Holdco, the parent company for EagleClaw. 

Vitol and IFM to Acquire 50% of VTTI from Buckeye 11-02-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Vitol Group in its joint acquisition, with IFM Global Investors, of Buckeye Partners LP’s 50% equity interest in VTTI BV. 

Pioneer Natural Resources Company to Sell South Texas Sinor Nest Oil Assets for $132M 10-31-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Pioneer Natural Resources Company in a purchase and sale agreement with an undisclosed third party to sell approximately 2,900 net acres in the Sinor Nest (Lower Wilcox) field for net proceeds of $132 million, subject to normal closing adjustments.

Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs Group Negotiates Security Purchase Agreement with McDermott 10-30-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised certain investment funds managed by the Merchant Banking Division of The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) in the negotiation of a Security Purchase Agreement pursuant to which GS will acquire 300,000 shares of the 12% Redeemable Preferred Stock of McDermott International, Inc., a Panama corporation (the Company), and a warrant to purchase a number of shares of the Common Stock of the Company equal to 3.75% of the total number of shares of Common Stock of the Company outstanding as of the closing date.

Chesapeake Energy Accelerates Strategic Plan with Acquisition of WildHorse 10-30-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised WildHorse Resource Development Corporation in its definitive agreement to be acquired by Chesapeake Energy Corporation in a transaction valued at approximately $3.977 billion. 

Denbury to Acquire Penn Virginia in $1.7 Billion Transaction 10-29-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Denbury Resources Inc. in its agreement with Penn Virginia Corporation under which Denbury will acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Penn Virginia in a transaction valued at approximately $1.7 billion.

Hi-Crush Completes Buyout of General Partner 10-22-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised the owners of the general partner of Hi-Crush Partners LP ("Hi-Crush" or the "Partnership") in the acquisition by Hi-Crush of its general partner by acquiring Hi-Crush Proppants LLC for consideration of 11.0 million newly issued common units of the Partnership.

EnLink Midstream, LLC to Acquire EnLink Midstream Partners, LP in a Simplification Transaction 10-22-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised TPG in its capacity as a majority holder of the $750 million Series B Cumulative Convertible Preferred Units of EnLink Midstream Partners, LP.

V&E Advises Funds Managed by EIG Global Energy Partners in $375M Purchase of 5-Year Volumetric Production Payments 10-18-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised investment funds managed by EIG Global Energy Partners in their purchase of five-year volumetric production payments associated with certain offshore oil and gas properties from an undisclosed seller for a cash purchase price of $375 million.

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. 

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.

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.

Renowned Trial Lawyer Robert M. Schick Rejoins V&E as Partner 06-19-2017

Robert M. Schick, a commercial trial attorney with more than 35 years of experience representing clients across a broad spectrum of industries, has rejoined Vinson & Elkins as a partner in the firm’s Houston office.

James Loftis Appointed Vice President of London Court of International Arbitration 05-23-2017

James Loftis, head of Vinson & Elkins’ International Dispute Resolution practice, has been appointed as a vice president of the London Court of International Arbitration.

Jason Levine Appointed to The Federalist Society's Litigation Practice Group Executive Committee 04-26-2017

Vinson & Elkins partner Jason Levine has been appointed to the Executive Committee, Litigation Practice Group, of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies.

Tom Leatherbury Elected Member of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers 04-18-2017

Vinson & Elkins partner Tom Leatherbury has been elected a Member 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.

Vinson & Elkins Seeks Applicants for Diversity College Scholarships 03-20-2017

Vinson & Elkins is seeking applicants for its annual scholarships for high performing high school seniors of color 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.

Chris Strong Named Co-Chair of Drafting Committee for AIPN Model Asset Purchase and Sale Agreement 03-07-2017

Vinson & Elkins partner Chris Strong has been named co-chair of the Drafting Committee for the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators’ (AIPN) Model Asset Purchase and Sale Agreement for the purchase of international oil and gas assets.

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.

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 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.

Gillian Hobson Named Among 2018 MCCA Rainmakers 03-22-2018

Vinson & Elkins partner Gillian Hobson has been named among the Minority Corporation Counsel Association’s (MCCA) 2018 Rainmakers. Hobson is one of 11 diverse attorneys recognized for their business acumen, passion and dedication to proactive client development, setting them apart as leaders in the legal profession.

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 23 V&E Attorneys to 2018 Texas Rising Stars List 03-12-2018

Super Lawyers has named 23 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; 19 Lawyers Recognized 02-19-2018

Chambers Global 2018 ranked Vinson & Elkins in 19 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.

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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