Since Vinson & Elkins was founded nearly a century ago, oil and gas clients have looked to us to handle their most complex transactions, projects, litigation, and regulatory inquiries. We provide our clients with extensive domestic and international oil and gas experience across all of the firm’s practice areas.
V&E has an impressive track record in oil and gas mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, investments, and other strategic transactions. We rank number one for the highest volume (in quantity and in value) of energy M&A deals since 2005, according to Mergermarket. Astute in
advising on all types of matters involving conventional and unconventional assets and drilling operations, our Oil and Gas team is well regarded for its technical prowess and understanding of the many effects market conditions have on our clients’ bottom line. We have extensive experience in assisting upstream
clients with their initial public offerings and follow-on debt and equity offerings, in addition to providing corporate governance advice to both public and private exploration and production companies. Further, our Real Estate, Finance, and Tax teams assist clients in efficiently structuring new developments
and refinancing existing properties.
Should oil and gas clients become involved in a dispute, appeal arbitration, or regulatory inquiry, V&E lawyers have a wealth of experience navigating these proceedings with an eye towards resolving the legal issue with minimal impact to business operations. In addition, we offer pre-litigation advice and counseling
in relation to agreements, contracts, and pending or current investments, and counsel on compliance obligations under federal and state air, water, waste, and land use programs.
With an international network of offices, our team serves every major oil and gas hub throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North and South America.