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

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

Tenpas, Ron

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.

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. 

Lindsey Vaala Appointed Co-Chair of ABA Antitrust Cartel and Criminal Practice Committee 08-21-2018

Vinson & Elkins counsel Lindsey Vaala has been appointed Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Cartel and Criminal Practice Committee for the 2018-2019 term.

The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.) 2019 Lists 94 V&E Lawyers, 8 “Lawyers of the Year” 08-15-2018

The Best Lawyers in America 2019 has recognized 94 Vinson & Elkins lawyers in its newest guide. In addition, the publication has named eight V&E attorneys “Lawyers of the Year” for 2019.

Gillian Hobson Appointed to NACD General Counsel Steering Committee 08-15-2018

Vinson & Elkins partner Gillian Hobson has been appointed to the National Association of Corporate Directors’ (NACD) General Counsel Steering Committee.

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.

Chambers Latin America Recognizes V&E’s Energy Practice 08-09-2018

Chambers Latin America has again recognized Vinson & Elkins in its 2019 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.

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.

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. 

EQT Midstream Partners Closes $2.5B Offering of Senior Notes 06-25-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised the underwriters in EQT Midstream Partners’ $2.5 billion senior notes offering. The offering, which closed June 25, 2018, includes $1.1 billion in aggregate principal amount of its 4.75% senior notes due 2023, $850 million in aggregate principal amount of its 5.5% senior notes due 2028, and $550 million in aggregate principal amount of its 6.5% senior notes due 2048, at prices to the public of 99.761%, 99.538%, 99.055% of their face value, respectively.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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 62 V&E Attorneys to 2017 Texas Super Lawyers List 09-05-2017

Super Lawyers has selected 62 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 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.

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