Law360 Names Steve Gill A 2017 MVP
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
In a profile
appearing in Law360, Gill is recognized for advising Rice Energy on its
$6.7 billion cash-and-stock acquisition by EQT Corp., boosting EQT’s footprint
in the Marcellus and Utica shales. Despite some obstacles, including
shareholder objections, “the transaction made tremendous sense,” Gill told Law360.
“Fortunately, both sides of our deal team, both the Rice and EQT side, were
able to effectively counter the activists’ argument and the deal passed
Based in Houston, Gill has worked on
energy deals since the start of his career. “It is exciting because energy, it
is a very capital-intensive industry, so that brings with it obviously the need
for capital, the need to sell and trade securities and the need to be
efficient. So the efficiencies are what drive people towards the M&A side
of it,” Gill said, adding that his practice extends to other sectors as well.
Law360’s MVP awards honor
lawyers who have distinguished themselves from their peers over the past year
through high-stakes litigation, record-breaking deals and complex global
matters. Winners were selected by a committee of Law360 editors, who
reviewed more than 1,000 nominations. Read Gill’s complete profile here.
This is the fifth consecutive year a
V&E attorney has been named to Law360’s MVP list. V&E partners
Michael Holmes, John Elwood, Keith Fullenweider and David Cohen were selected
in 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013, respectively.