Vinson & Elkins offers a multi-disciplinary team that represents a mix of chemical manufacturers, suppliers, and investors on the unique technical and commercial issues affecting the industry. V&E’s commitment to understanding the technology, manufacturing processes, and feedstock/offtake markets involved in the chemicals sector sets us apart from competitors.
V&E is well regarded for its depth of industry knowledge not only in its transactional corridors but also in a number of niche areas, including project development and finance, environmental and regulatory proceedings, civil and criminal investigations, complex litigation, antitrust, incident response, and
intellectual property. Many of our lawyers have practical experience in labs as well advanced degrees in materials science. V&E also provides strategic advice on IP transactions as well as copyright, trade secrets, and patent litigation to safeguard our clients’ intellectual property
Chemical companies call on V&E when they experience allegations of monopolization and other anti-competitive behavior in order to defend against potential class action suits, multi-district litigation, and investigations by the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission. V&E has extensive experience advising
on health and safety matters concerning all major regulatory bodies such as the Environmental Protection Agency, Chemical Safety Board, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and governing state agencies.
V&E engagements regularly involve a host of chemical feedstock sources and byproducts. Examples include:
|alkylateaminesammoniabenzenebutadienecarbonatesethyl tertiary butyl etherethylene|| ||ethylene oxidegasolineglycolsjet fuellubricantsmethyl tertiary butyl etherpolyolefinspolyethylenes butyl ether|| ||polypropylenespropylenepropylene oxidestyrene monomertitanium oxide ultra low-sulfur dieselvinyl acetate monomer|