With nearly a century of experience that runs from the wellhead to Wall Street, Vinson & Elkins’ Energy Litigation lawyers combine their technical proficiency in energy operations, robust understanding of the business side of the energy industry, and decades of experience as lead counsel, to advise clients in nearly every kind of energy-related dispute.
Our experience extends across the full range of upstream, midstream, and downstream disputes. It includes matters relating to exploration, production, oilfield services, gathering, compression, processing, pricing, pipelines, and LNG, as well as all aspects of power generation, transmission, and sales. We are also market leaders in the unconventional oil and gas space, regularly advising on horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing matters.
Scope of Representation
Clients, ranging from producers and refiners to the world’s largest integrated energy companies, depend on our trial lawyers to understand the industry’s intricacies and to try business disputes at all levels of state and federal courts, and before international arbitration tribunals.
Business Counseling & Pre-Litigation Advice
In addition to providing advice on complex disputes, clients often come to us for our commercial knowledge and understanding of their unique business needs. We regularly provide proactive business advice and legal counseling to help clients avoid litigation or to strategically position themselves in the event of litigation. By involving us early in the process, our clients are often able to avoid costly litigation or serious disruptions to their businesses and operations