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Law360 Names Doug McWilliams a 2019 Energy MVP Published: 12-05-2019

Vinson & Elkins partner Doug McWilliams has been named one of Law360’s 2019 Energy MVPs for his work on several multibillion-dollar oil and gas transactions over the past year.

EQT Portfolio Company Kodiak Gas Services to Acquire Pegasus Optimization Managers 09-25-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Pegasus Optimization Managers (Pegasus) in a definitive agreement whereby EQT Infrastructure portfolio company Kodiak Gas Services will acquire Pegasus from affiliates of Apollo Natural Resource Partners II, L.P., a fund managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, Inc. 

V&E Named 2019 Houston/Dallas Tax Firm of The Year By International Tax Review 09-24-2019

Vinson & Elkins has been named US: Houston/Dallas Tax Firm of the Year for the third year in a row as part of the 2019 International Tax Review Americas Tax Awards. V&E was one of seven finalists in consideration for the award.

Leading FCPA Attorney Palmina Fava Joins V&E’s Government Investigations Practice in New York 09-19-2019

Vinson & Elkins continues to expand its nationally recognized Government Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense practice with the addition of New York-based partner Palmina M. Fava, who brings to the firm more than two decades of experience handling a wide range of internal and government investigations and compliance matters.

V&E Advising Aisin AW and AW Texas on New Production Base in Cibolo, TX 09-18-2019

Vinson & Elkins is advising Japanese auto parts supplier Aisin AW and subsidiary AW Texas on its project to construct a new production base in Cibolo, Texas, near San Antonio.

One Drop Launches Global Commercial Partnership with Bayer 09-17-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised One Drop, a leader in the development of digital therapeutic solutions for diabetes and other chronic conditions, in connection with a $40 million Series B financing, led by Bayer, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world.

Law360 Names 3 V&E Partners as 2019 Rising Stars 09-16-2019

Law360 has named three Vinson & Elkins partners to its 2019 Rising Stars list, which honors outstanding attorneys under the age of 40.

New York Mortgage Trust Closes Common Stock Offering 09-13-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. in connection with its $153.5 million underwritten public offering of its common stock. The offering closed on September 13, 2019.

Highwoods Closes $400M of 3.050% Notes Due 2030 09-13-2019

Vinson & Elkins provided tax counsel to Highwoods Properties, Inc. and  Highwoods Realty Limited Partnership in connection with Highwoods Realty Limited Partnership's $400 million offering of 3.050% unsecured notes under its existing shelf registration statement

CryoLife Enters Into Distribution Agreement with Endospan 09-11-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised CryoLife, a leading cardiac and vascular surgery company focused on aortic disease, in connection with distribution and credit facility agreements with Endospan.

The Legal 500 Latin America 2019 (Legalease, Ltd.) Recommends V&E in 3 Practice Categories, With 14 Individual Lawyer Recommendations 09-11-2019


Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names Six V&E Attorneys to the 2019 New York Metro Super Lawyers List 09-11-2019

Super Lawyers has named three Vinson & Elkins lawyers across a range of the firm’s practice areas to the 2019 New York Metro Super Lawyers list. Additionally, three lawyers have been selected for the New York Metro Rising Stars list.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 55 V&E Attorneys to the 2019 Texas Super Lawyers List 09-11-2019

Super Lawyers has selected 55 Vinson & Elkins lawyers to the Texas Super Lawyers list in its 2019 guide.

Law360 Names V&E a 2019 Texas Powerhouse 09-10-2019

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

V&E Helps Secure Favorable FCPA Settlement For Juniper Networks 09-06-2019

Resolution of SEC Investigation Follows DOJ Decision to Decline Charges

On August 29, 2019, the Securities & Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced a settlement with Juniper Networks settling various investigations involving the Silicon Valley technology company.  Under the settlement, Juniper—without having to admit culpability—agreed to pay $11.7 million in disgorgement, fines and interest to the government relating to alleged record keeping violations.  Coupled with an earlier decision by the U.S. Justice Department that it would decline to bring any criminal or civil charges against Juniper, this resolution fully wraps up a six-year investigation and negotiation about the operations of certain subsidiaries in Russia, China and elsewhere.

Healthcare Trust of America Prices $250M of 3.5% Senior Unsecured Notes Due 2026 and $650M of 3.1% Senior Unsecured Notes Due 2030 09-05-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised the underwriters in connection with Healthcare Trust of America, Inc.’s pricing of $250M of 3.500% senior unsecured notes due 2026 and $650 million of 3.100% senior unsecured notes due 2030. 

National Retail Properties Prices Offering of Common Stock 09-04-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised the underwriters in connection with National Retail Properties, Inc.’s underwritten public offering of 7,000,000 shares of common stock at a price of $56.50 per share.

V&E Recognized In BTI Consulting Group’s 2019 Most Recommended Law Firms Report 08-29-2019

Vinson & Elkins has been recognized in the 2019 edition of BTI Consulting Group’s Most Recommended Law Firms report. V&E is among a select group of U.S. law firms that are “highly recommended” among corporate counsel for their commitment to client service, according to BTI.

Helmerich & Payne Expands Portfolio of Drilling Optimization Software with Acquisition of DrillScan 08-21-2019

Vinson & Elkins served as IP counsel to Helmerich & Payne, Inc. in the acquisition by its wholly owned subsidiary, Helmerich & Payne Technologies, LLC, of DrillScan. 

Chambers Latin America 2020 Recognizes V&E as Leading Firm, Ranks 3 Individual Attorneys 08-16-2019

The 2020 edition of Chambers Latin America recognizes Vinson & Elkins as a leading firm for Energy and Natural Resources work.

The Best Lawyers In America (Woodward/White, Inc.) 2020 Lists 91 V&E Lawyers, 8 “Lawyers of the Year” 08-15-2019

The Best Lawyers in America 2020 has named 91 Vinson & Elkins lawyers in its 2020 edition. Some are listed in more than one practice area, giving the firm a total of 177 lawyer listings.

Chisholm Oil and Gas, LLC and Gastar Exploration LLC Announce Strategic Combination to Create Leading STACK E&P Company 06-19-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Chisholm Oil and Gas, LLC (“Chisholm”) in entering into definitive agreements with Gastar Exploration LLC (“Gastar”) to create a leading STACK E&P company through a business combination between the two companies. The combined company, which will operate under the name Chisholm Oil and Gas and be headquartered in Tulsa, will have net production of approximately 20,000 Boe per day and a combined acreage position of approximately 165,000 net acres, primarily in Kingfisher County, Oklahoma.

ConocoPhillips Signs Agreement with Caelus Natural Resources to Acquire Nuna Discovery Acreage 06-18-2019

Vinson & Elkins represented Caelus Natural Resources Alaska, LLC on its entry into an agreement with ConocoPhillips Alaska to sell 100 percent of the Nuna discovery, located just east of the Colville River and approximately five miles southwest of the Oooguruk Field.

Keane and C&J Energy Services to Combine in Merger of Equals, Establishing an Industry-Leading, Diversified Oilfield Services Provider 06-17-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, as lead financial advisor to C&J Energy Services, in connection with its combination with Keane Group, Inc., creating an industry-leading, diversified oilfield services provider with a pro-forma enterprise value of approximately $1.8 billion, including $255 million of net debt. 

MoneyGram Announces Strategic Partnership with Ripple 06-17-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised MoneyGram International, Inc. in its strategic agreement with Ripple, a provider of leading enterprise blockchain solutions for global payments, that will enable MoneyGram to utilize Ripple's xRapid product, leveraging XRP in foreign exchange settlement as part of MoneyGram's cross-border payment process, including a $30 million investment by Ripple in Moneygram’s common stock and warrants and arrangements for future investments up to an additional $20 million (subject to certain conditions).

TPG Sixth Street Partners and Glendale Energy Ventures Form $500 Million Partnership to Fund Acquisitions of Non-Operated Oil and Gas Properties 06-14-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised TPG Sixth Street Partners in connection with an initial commitment to fund up to $500 million to Eagle Land JV, LLC, a newly formed partnership with Glendale Energy Ventures, LLC that will directly invest in the development and acquisition of upstream oil and gas assets across the United States.

Sequitur Permian Acquires Midland Basin Assets From Callon Petroleum For $245M 06-13-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Sequitur Permian LLC on its acquisition of certain Midland Basin oil and gas assets from Callon Petroleum Company, for $245 million.

Hartree Cardinal Gas Acquires Natural Gas Storage Assets From Martin Midstream for $215M 06-11-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Hartree Cardinal Gas, LLC, a subsidiary of Hartree Bulk Storage, LLC, in its entry into an agreement to purchase Arcadia Gas Storage, LLC, Cadeville Gas Storage LLC, Monroe Gas Storage, LLC and Perryville Gas Storage LLC (the “Natural Gas Storage Assets”) from Martin Midstream Partners L.P., for $215,000,000. The Natural Gas Storage Assets consist of approximately 50 billion cubic feet of working capacity located in northern Louisiana and Mississippi.

Phillips 66 and Plains All American Announce Strategic JV and Sanctioning of Red Oak Pipeline System 06-11-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Plains All American Pipeline in connection with the formation of Red Oak Pipeline LLC, a 50/50 joint venture with Phillips 66 to develop and operate the Red Oak Pipeline system. 

Comstock Resources to Become Haynesville Basin Leader With Acquisition of Covey Park Energy For $2.2 Billion 06-10-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Covey Park Energy LLC, a privately held natural gas company with operations in the core of the Haynesville shale basin, in its acquisition by Comstock Resources, Inc. for approximately $2.2 billion. The cash and stock transaction includes the assumption of Covey Park's outstanding debt and the retirement of Covey Park's existing preferred units which in the aggregate total approximately $1.1 billion. 

The Dallas Morning News Wins Defamation Case at Texas Supreme Court 06-06-2019

In a complete victory for The Dallas Morning News, the Texas Supreme Court has rejected a defamation lawsuit brought by the owners of a compounding-pharmacy business.

Frontier Tubular Solutions Acquires Permian Enterprises 05-31-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised SCF Partners and its portfolio company, Frontier Tubular Solutions (Frontier), in connection with Frontier’s acquisition of Permian Enterprises, an Odessa, Texas-based tubular goods service provider offering internal plastic coatings, cement and fiberglass linings, external coatings and linings and non-destructive inspection services to the oil and gas industry throughout Texas and New Mexico.

Cloud Peak Energy Voluntarily Files for Chapter 11 05-16-2019

Vinson & Elkins is advising Cloud Peak Energy Inc., the only pure-play Powder River Basin coal company, in the filing of voluntary petitions under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Atlantic Power Acquires Ownership Interests in Two Biomass Plants from AltaGas 05-15-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised AltaGas Power Holdings (U.S.) Inc. (AltaGas) in the execution of an agreement whereby Atlantic Power Corporation will acquire the equity ownership interests held by AltaGas in two contracted biomass plants in North Carolina and Michigan. 

KKR and Spur Energy Form Partnership to Pursue Oil and Gas Opportunities 05-14-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Spur Energy Partners LLC in connection with the formation of a partnership with KKR, a leading global investment firm, to acquire large, high-margin oil and gas production development assets across the Lower 48.

New York Mortgage Trust Closes Public Offering of Common Stock 05-13-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. in connection with its $107.3 million underwritten public offering of its common stock. The offering closed on May 13, 2019.  

Buckeye Partners Agrees to $10.3B Acquisition by IFM Investors 05-10-2019

Vinson & Elkins served as tax counsel to Buckeye Partners, L.P. in the acquisition of Buckeye by IFM Investors for $41.50 per common unit. 

PayLease Acquires Zego to Innovate Resident Living Experience 05-07-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised PayLease, a leading PropTech provider for the property management and Homeowner Association industry, in connection with its acquisition of Zego, the hub for smarter apartment living.

Pioneer Sells Eagle Ford Shale and Remaining South Texas Assets 05-06-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Pioneer Natural Resources Company in the sale of its Eagle Ford shale and remaining South Texas assets to Ensign Natural Resources.

PDC Energy Divests Midstream Assets to EagleClaw Midstream for $182M 05-01-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised EagleClaw Midstream in a transaction whereby PDC Energy, Inc. will divest its gas-related midstream assets, including long-term future gathering and processing rights, to EagleClaw for total proceeds of approximately $182 million.

Riverstone Energy Limited Announces European Power Commitment 04-26-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Riverstone Holdings LLC, the Manager of Riverstone Energy Limited, in connection with the formation of Onyx Strategic Investment Management I BV, a newly formed European independent power producer, and its signing of an agreement to acquire a fleet of coal- and biomass-fired power stations from affiliates of ENGIE S.A. 

Vinson & Elkins Continues to Build Finance Practice in London with Addition of Partner Paul Simcock 01-22-2018

Vinson & Elkins further expands its global corporate practice with the addition of acquisition and leveraged-finance partner Paul Simcock in London.

Vinson & Elkins Promotes 8 To Counsel 01-04-2018

Vinson & Elkins has named eight new counsel. The promotions span four offices and five practice areas, including: appellate; complex commercial litigation; employment, labor and OSHA; finance; and mergers & acquisitions and capital markets.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Recognizes 2 V&E Attorneys in 2018 Northern California Guide 07-10-2018

Super Lawyers has recognized two Vinson & Elkins attorneys in its 2018 Northern California Super Lawyers guide.

Associates Name V&E Best Firm in Texas, Energy in 2019 Vault Rankings 06-22-2018

Vinson & Elkins once again claimed the top spot in two categories in Vault’s 2019 Law Firm Rankings.

V&E Named Energy, Power and Utilities Law Firm of the Year at The 2018 Deal Awards 06-22-2018

Vinson & Elkins has been named “Energy, Power and Utilities Law Firm of the Year” as part of The 2018 Deal Awards, recognizing the advisors and service providers who “power the deal economy.”

Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom (Woodward/White, Inc.) 2019 Lists 4 V&E Partners 06-14-2018

Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom has named four Vinson & Elkins partners in its 2019 edition.

The Legal 500 U.S. 2018 (Legalease, Ltd.) Recognizes V&E in 43 Practice Areas, 82 Lawyers 05-31-2018

The Legal 500 U.S. recommends Vinson & Elkins as a leading law firm in 43 categories and named five lawyers as “Leading Lawyers” in its 2018 guide. In total, 82 attorneys are recognized in the 2018 U.S. edition.

V&E Recognized for Pro Bono Commitment to Her Justice 05-17-2018

Vinson & Elkins has been recognized among the top five firms for pro bono hours per capita donated to Her Justice in fiscal year 2017.

Chambers USA 2018 Recognizes 80 V&E Attorneys in 38 Practice Areas 05-09-2018

The 2018 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business recognizes Vinson & Elkins as a leading law firm in 38 practice areas and selects 80 V&E attorneys as leading individuals.

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.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 9 V&E Attorneys to 2018 D.C. Super Lawyers List, 8 to Rising Stars 04-23-2018

Super Lawyers has named 9 Vinson & Elkins lawyers across a range of the firm’s practice areas to the 2018 Washington D.C. Super Lawyers list. Meanwhile, 8 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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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

Super Lawyers has named 20 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.

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