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Highly Regarded CFIUS and Export Controls Attorney Damara Chambers Joins V&E Published: 07-09-2019

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Damara Chambers, an internationally-recognized attorney who advises corporate clients on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), export controls and international trade matters, has joined Vinson & Elkins as a partner and will co-lead the firm’s National Security practice, adding further depth to the practice group.

V&E Makes Significant Expansion in New York With Addition of Nationally Recognized Real Estate Team 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.

V&E Announces 2019 LCLD Fellow and Pathfinders 04-05-2019

Vinson & Elkins counsel Quentin Smith has been selected as the firm’s Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellow for 2019 and senior associates Simone King and Rob Landicho have been selected as the firm’s 2019 LCLD Pathfinders.

Goldman Sachs Renewable Power Fund Acquires Solar Portfolio from Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation Subsidiary 04-04-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Goldman Sachs Renewable Power Fund in connection with its acquisition of a 142 MW portfolio of solar power generation assets from a subsidiary of Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation.

V&E Listed Among 2019 Top U.S. Transactional Tax Advisory Firms by International Tax Review 04-04-2019

Vinson & Elkins has been recognized in Tier 1 in the U.S. on International Tax Review’s 2019 list of the world’s best tax transactional firms.

The Deal Middle Market Awards Name EagleClaw Midstream’s Acquisition of Pinnacle Midstream “Energy, Power & Utilities Deal of the Year” 04-03-2019

The Deal has named EagleClaw Midstream’s acquisition of Pinnacle Midstream from I Squared Capital the 2018 “Energy, Power & Utilities Deal of the Year,” as part of their inaugural Middle Market Awards.

V&E Named Among 2019 Latin Lawyer 250, 10 Lawyers Recognized 04-02-2019

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 2019 edition of Latin Lawyer 250: Latin America’s Leading Business Law Firms.

Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners to Acquire Oryx Midstream 04-02-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised affiliates of Quantum Energy Partners and Post Oak Energy Capital in the agreement to sell substantially all of the assets of Oryx Southern Delaware Holdings LLC and Oryx Delaware Holdings LLC to funds managed by Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners for a cash purchase price of approximately $3.6 billion.

Nick Henchie and Louise Woods Named to Inaugural Legal 500 (Legalease, Ltd.) International Arbitration Powerlist: United Kingdom 03-27-2019

Vinson & Elkins London partners Nick Henchie and Louise Woods have been named to the inaugural edition of Legal 500’s International Arbitration Powerlist: United Kingdom.

V&E Ranked #1 for Company Defense in Refinitiv's 2018 Global Shareholder Activism Scorecard 03-26-2019

For the third year in a row, Vinson & Elkins’ Shareholder Activism practice claimed the top spot for company defense based on number of campaigns in Refinitiv’s Full Year 2018 Global Shareholder Activism Scorecard.

Noble Midstream Secures Preferred Investment from Global Infrastructure Partners Capital Solutions Fund 03-25-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Noble Midstream Partners LP in connection with a $200 million equity commitment from Global Infrastructure Partners Capital Solutions Fund to fund capital contributions to Dos Rios Crude Intermediate LLC, a newly-formed subsidiary holding Noble Midstream’s 30% equity interest in the EPIC Crude Pipeline.

Enviva Partners, LP Announces Accretive Drop-Down Transactions 03-25-2019

Vinson & Elkins served as counsel to the sponsor in Enviva Partners, LP’s agreement to purchase the sponsor’s interest in its first development joint venture, Enviva Wilmington Holdings, LLC.

Clovis Point Capital Announces Majority Growth Investment in RIVS 03-22-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Clovis Point Capital, LLC in connection with its growth equity investment in RIVS.com, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based interview and recruiting software.

Coolsys Acquired by Ares Management Corporation 03-21-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised the management team of Coolsys Inc., a parent of market-leading refrigeration and HVAC companies nationwide, in connection with its acquisition by a fund managed by the Private Equity Group of Ares Management Corporation. 

Cactus Closes Public Secondary Offering of Common Stock by Selling Stockholders 03-21-2019

Vinson & Elkins served as underwriters’ counsel in connection with Cactus, Inc.’s underwritten secondary offering of 8,500,000 shares of its Class A common stock by certain selling stockholders for total gross proceeds of $308.1 million. 

Archrock Closes $500M Senior Notes Offering 03-21-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised the underwriters in connection with Archrock Partners, L.P.’s private offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of 6.875% senior notes due 2027 at an issue price of 100% of their face value.

TPG RE Finance Trust, Inc. Closes Common Stock Offering 03-19-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised TPG RE Finance Trust, Inc. in connection with its underwritten public offering of 6,000,000 shares of its common stock, $0.001 par value per share, at a price to the public of $19.90 per share for gross proceeds of $119.4 million, before deducting underwriting discounts and offering expenses payable by the company.

Global Medical REIT Inc. Closes Common Stock Offering 03-18-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Global Medical REIT Inc. in connection with its underwritten public offering of 7,250,000 shares of its common stock, par value $0.001 per share, at a price to the public of $9.75 per share for gross proceeds of $70,687,500 million, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and offering expenses payable by the company.

CNX Resources Closes $500M Senior Notes Offering 03-14-2019

Vinson & Elkins served as underwriters’ counsel in connection with CNX Resources’ $500 million offering of its 7.25% senior notes due 2027.

EQM Midstream Partners Announces Strategic, Bolt-on Acquisition 03-14-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners in a definitive agreement announced by Equitrans Midstream Corporation and EQM Midstream Partners, LP under which EQM will acquire a 60% interest in Eureka Midstream Holdings, LLC and a 100% interest in Hornet Midstream Holdings, LLC from a fund managed by Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners for total consideration of $1.03 billion.

Carla Jordan-Detamore Named to DCA Live's 2019 List of Emerging Women Leaders in Law 03-14-2019

Vinson & Elkins Senior Associate Carla Jordan-Detamore has been named to DCA Live’s inaugural list of Emerging Women Leaders in Law (Private Practice).

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.

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.

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. 

Carbon Energy Acquires Membership Units of Carbon Appalachian Co. 01-07-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised affiliates of Old Ironsides Energy, LLC in connection with their sale to Carbon Energy Corporation of membership units representing 73.50% of Carbon Appalachian Company, LLC.

Pipestone Oil Corp. and Blackbird Energy Inc. Close Strategic Merger 01-04-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Canadian Non-Operated Resources L.P. in connection with a strategic merger of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Pipestone Oil Corp., with Blackbird Energy Inc. to create Pipestone Energy Corp.

Eni acquires 70% and Operatorship of Oooguruk Oil Field in Alaska 01-03-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Caelus Natural Resources Alaska, LLC in a transaction whereby Eni will acquire 70% and operatorship of the Oooguruk oil field in Alaska from Caelus.

Rewire Holdings and Vida Capital Establish Merion Square Capital 12-19-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Vida Capital, Inc. in the formation of Merion Square Capital LLC, a joint venture with Rewire Holdings, LLC which combines the expertise and core competencies of the two companies.

American Securities Acquires FleetPride from TPG Capital 12-19-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised FleetPride, Inc. in an agreement under which American Securities LLC, partnered with management, acquired FleetPride from TPG Capital.

Strategic Joint Venture Between ArcLight and BP to Acquire Thorntons Inc. 12-03-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Thorntons Inc., a Louisville, Kentucky-based convenience store chain, in its acquisition by a joint venture created between affiliates of ArcLight Capital Partners and BP to grow in the downstream refined products segment.

Par Pacific to Acquire U.S. Oil & Refining Co. 11-27-2018

V&E advised U.S. Oil & Refining Co.’s private equity sponsor in connection with Par Pacific Holdings, Inc.’s definitive agreement to acquire U.S. Oil & Refining Co. and certain affiliated entities. The acquisition includes a refinery, a marine terminal, a rail loading terminal and refined product and crude oil storage.

Natural Resource Partners to Sell Construction Aggregates Business 11-19-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Natural Resource Partners L.P. in  the definitive agreement to sell its construction aggregates business segment, VantaCore Partners LLC, to an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc. for $205 million. 

Flat Creek Resources Announces $400M Equity Commitment from EnCap 11-14-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised EnCap Investments L.P. on its initial capital commitment of $400 million to Flat Creek Resources, LLC.

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.

Carrick Brooke-Davidson Joins V&E as Environmental Counsel 10-16-2017

Vinson & Elkins has bolstered its Environmental and Natural Resources practice with the addition of new counsel Carrick Brooke-Davidson, who brings to the firm more than three decades of experience as a private practitioner and as an attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice handling a wide range of environmental litigation, compliance and regulatory matters.

Joseph Chedrawe Joins V&E’s Dispute Resolution Practice in Dubai 09-25-2017

Vinson & Elkins continues to expand its Middle East disputes presence with the addition of Joseph Chedrawe as counsel in the firm’s Dubai office.

City of Houston Honors V&E for 100th Anniversary 09-12-2017

In recognition of Vinson & Elkins’ 100th anniversary, the City of Houston declared September 12, 2017 to be “Vinson & Elkins Day.” Chairman Mark Kelly and Managing Partner Scott Wulfe accepted the honor during a ceremony at Houston City Hall where they were presented with an official proclamation from Mayor Sylvester Turner and Mayor Pro Tem Ellen Cohen.

John Dawson and Federico Fruhbeck Join V&E in London 09-05-2017

John Dawson and Federico Fruhbeck have joined Vinson & Elkins in its London office, adding depth to the firm’s global finance, high-yield and M&A practices.

Energy Regulatory Attorney Suzanne Clevenger Rejoins V&E as Counsel 08-02-2017

Suzanne Clevenger, an energy attorney with nearly a decade of legal experience assisting in the natural gas midstream sector with an array of contested regulatory, compliance and transactional matters has rejoined Vinson & Elkins as counsel in the firm’s Houston office.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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