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

Nolan, Eamon

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.

V&E Ranked in Top Band in 5 Categories in Chambers Global 2019 02-14-2019

Chambers Global 2019 ranked Vinson & Elkins in 19 practice areas, including top-tier rankings for five of the firm’s practice areas.

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.

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

V&E Awards Five $25,000 Diversity Fellowships to 2LS 12-21-2018

Vinson & Elkins awarded five second-year law students 2018 Diversity Fellowships. 

Vinson & Elkins Names 8 New Partners 12-17-2018

Vinson & Elkins has promoted eight lawyers to partner, effective Jan. 1, 2019: Mike Bielby, Prentiss Cutshaw and Jaren Taylor in Dallas; Danielle Patterson, Scott Rubinsky and Brittany Sakowitz in Houston; Scott Stiegler in London; and Jamie Tabb in Washington, D.C.

V&E Expands New York M&A Team with Addition of Partner John Kupiec 10-16-2018

John Kupiec has joined Vinson & Elkins’ Mergers and Acquisitions practice as a partner.

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

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

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.

V&E's Leveraged Finance Practice Adds Partner Lucy Jenkins in London 10-11-2018

Vinson & Elkins continues to expand its global corporate practice with the addition of leveraged finance partner Lucy Jenkins in London.

Vinson & Elkins Bolsters Global Leveraged Finance Practice with Addition of Noel Hughes in London 09-10-2018

Vinson & Elkins announced today the addition of internationally recognized capital markets partner Noel Hughes to its global Leveraged Finance practice, enhancing the firm’s capabilities in cross-border leveraged finance and high-yield debt offerings.

Kevin Heverin Joins V&E's Restructuring Practice in London 09-03-2018

Kevin Heverin has joined Vinson & Elkins LLP as counsel in the Restructuring and Reorganization practice. He will reside in the firm’s London office.

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.

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.

Former AUSA Jennifer Freel Rejoins V&E as Government Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense Counsel in Austin 07-23-2018

Jennifer Freel, a trial and appellate lawyer who spent nearly a decade as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas, has rejoined Vinson & Elkins as a counsel in the firm’s Austin office.

Carrie Winkler Rejoins V&E as Real Estate Counsel 07-16-2018

Carrie M. Winkler, an attorney with a broad-based real estate practice, has rejoined Vinson & Elkins as counsel in the firm’s Dallas office. Winkler previously worked as a real estate associate in V&E’s Dallas office between 1998 and 2004.

V&E Announces Scholarship Awards to Diverse High School Graduates 07-09-2018

Through the Vinson & Elkins Scholars Program, V&E awarded seven $10,000 scholarships to exceptional students in Texas. The longstanding program provides scholarships to graduating high school seniors who have significant academic achievements, are members of racial/ethnic groups historically underrepresented in the legal profession, and demonstrate an interest in working in a law firm.

Partner Doug Bland Participates on ‘Crowd Favorite’ Team at Diversity in Law Hackathon 06-22-2018

For the second consecutive year, Vinson & Elkins participated in the 2018 Diversity in Law Hackathon, a competition aimed at increasing diversity in the legal industry.

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

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

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

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

V&E Participating Again in National “Diversity in Law” Hackathon 03-13-2018

For the second year, Vinson & Elkins is participating in the Diversity in Law Hackathon, a “Shark Tank” style competition designed to generate new ideas for retaining diverse talent in law firms. Last year’s inaugural event was the catalyst for a version of the NFL’s Rooney Rule for law firms. A number of firms, including V&E, began piloting the Mansfield Rule in 2017 which encourages firms to more consciously consider women lawyers and attorneys of color when making decisions with respect to promotions, lateral hiring and significant leadership roles, and to track their progress.

V&E Partner Pat Mizell Admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers 03-09-2018

Vinson & Elkins partner Pat Mizell has been named a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, recognized as the preeminent organization of trial lawyers in North America, dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of trial practice, professionalism, ethics and the administration of justice. 

V&E Ranked in Top Band in 5 Categories in Chambers Global 2019 02-14-2019

Chambers Global 2019 ranked Vinson & Elkins in 19 practice areas, including top-tier rankings for five of the firm’s practice areas.

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.

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.

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.

Manuel Berrelez Named a 2018 Top Latino Lawyer by Latino Leaders Magazine 01-04-2019

Vinson & Elkins partner Manuel Berrelez has been selected as a 2018 Top Latino Lawyer by Latino Leaders magazine.

Jeremy Reichman Named to 2019 D Magazine "Best Lawyers Under 40" List 01-03-2019

D Magazine has named V&E senior associate Jeremy Reichman to its 2019 “Best Lawyers Under 40” list, honoring up-and-coming attorneys in Dallas.

Steve Gill and Jeremy Marwell Named 2018 Law360 MVPs 12-14-2018

Vinson & Elkins partners Steve Gill and Jeremy Marwell have been selected by Law360 as 2018 MVPs in the energy and environmental categories, respectively.

V&E Earns 'Commended' Ranking in 2018 FT Innovative Lawyers Report for North America 12-11-2018

Vinson & Elkins has earned a “Commended” ranking from Financial Times in the 2018 FT Innovative Lawyers Report for North America for its work advising Oncor Electric Delivery Company in an asset exchange with Sharyland Utilities.

Who’s Who Legal Names 4 V&E Lawyers in 2019 Arbitration Guide 12-07-2018

Vinson & Elkins partners Amir Ghaffari and Jim Loftis, counsel Joseph Chedrawe and senior associate Alexander Slade have been named in Who’s Who Legal’s 2019 Arbitration guide.

Chambers UK 2019 Recommends V&E in 5 Practice Areas, Ranks 6 Lawyers 11-02-2018

Chambers UK 2019 has ranked Vinson & Elkins in five practice areas, including continued recognition for V&E as a Band 1 firm for UK-wide Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas.

U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2019 Recognizes V&E With 19 Tier 1 National Rankings 11-01-2018

Vinson & Elkins is recognized as a national tier 1 law firm in 19 practice areas, with a total of 37 national rankings, in the 2019 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” survey.

The Legal 500 UK 2018 Ranks V&E in 5 Categories; Recommends 15 Lawyers 10-29-2018

The Legal 500 UK ranks Vinson & Elkins in five categories and recommends 15 of the firm’s lawyers in its 2018 edition. Additionally, partner Alex Msimang was named a Leading Lawyer in London: Projects, Energy and Natural Resources: Oil & Gas, and partner Nick Henchie was named a Leading Lawyer in London: Real Estate: Construction – Contentious.

V&E Listed in 2018 Global Investigations Review 100 10-29-2018


Lande Spottswood Recognized Among Houston Business Journal 2018 Women Who Mean Business 10-19-2018

Vinson & Elkins partner Lande Spottswood has been selected by Houston Business Journal to receive a 2018 Women Who Mean Business Award in the “Women to Watch” category.

Texas Access to Justice Commission Honors V&E with Champion of Justice Award 10-18-2018

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.

National and Texas Diversity Councils Name Bailey Pham Among 2018 Top 50 Women Lawyers in Dallas 10-09-2018

Vinson & Elkins partner Bailey Pham has been named among the 2018 “Top 50 Women Lawyers in Dallas” by the Texas Diversity Council in conjunction with the National Diversity Council.

The American Lawyer Names V&E a 2018 Global Legal Awards Finalist 09-27-2018

Vinson & Elkins has been named a 2018 Global Legal Awards finalist by The American Lawyer for its role as defense counsel in the nationwide optical disk drive antitrust litigation.

The American Lawyer Names V&E a 2018 Regional Litigation Department of the Year Finalist 09-24-2018

Vinson & Elkins has been named by The American Lawyer as a Regional Litigation Department of the Year finalist.

V&E Named 2018 Houston/Dallas Tax Firm of the Year by International Tax Review 09-19-2018

Vinson & Elkins has been named US: Houston/Dallas Tax Firm of the Year as part of the 2018 International Tax Review Americas Tax Awards. V&E was one of four finalists in consideration for the award.

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