Vinson & Elkins’ Energy Dispute lawyers possess unsurpassed knowledge and experience in oil and gas operations, and the environmental and regulatory issues influencing the entire industry value chain. From exploration and production issues, through gathering, processing, and transportation, to the downstream sectors and marketing, our lawyers are at the forefront of the rapidly evolving energy landscape in energy producing regions worldwide. Clients draw upon our decades of experience representing companies with energy-related contractual issues, including producers, gatherers, processors, refiners, pipelines, and retail enterprises.
Scope of Practice
Our global reputation as a leader in energy litigation stems from our extensive experience handling disputes brought before state and federal courts, arbitration tribunals, and state and federal administrative and regulatory agencies. Our experience encompasses the full range of commercial
agreements, including oil and gas leases, joint operating agreements, gas gathering and processing agreements, purchase and sale agreements, farm-out agreements, and other key contracts. We provide industry knowledge, tested advocacy skills, and essential case management to all energy-related
contractual lawsuits to help our clients meet their business goals.
Thorough Representation, from Pre-Litigation Counsel to Jury Verdict
Our lawyers serve the diverse needs of our global clients by developing an early understanding of each client’s unique business objectives and, when necessary, aggressively employing an offensive discovery and motion practice. Should litigation become inevitable, our seasoned litigators are
prepared to lead all types of complex litigation, including class actions and multi-district litigation, through all stages of trial and appeal.