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In 2021, $1.9 trillion was invested in energy worldwide, $750B of that in clean energy. And though experts say that is far short of the level needed to impact climate change, it’s causing ripples throughout the energy industry, including at one of its foremost law firms, Vinson & Elkins.

Published on Lawdragon.com

April 21, 2022
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Our Eleventh Annual Hydraulic Fracturing Symposium featured six dynamic speakers who focused on comprehensive analysis of the shifting industry landscape.
October 14, 2021
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For better or for worse the coronavirus pandemic has ushered in a new paradigm in legal practice. So far as evidentiary hearings are concerned, what were usually in-person affairs have now, it seems, become fully virtual.

Published in Construction Law August/September 2021

September 10, 2021
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A Texas appellate court recently issued guidance on the meaning of “willful misconduct” in the exculpatory clause of a model form joint operating agreement (“JOA”).

June 30, 2021
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“To spud or not to spud,” that was the question before the Texas Supreme Court in determining whether a lessee, Sundown Energy, maintained a lease on non-producing acreage under the lease’s continuous drilling provisions.

V&E Energy Update

April 27, 2021
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Event Recap
V&E lawyers discussed recent developments in the royalty class action space – including recent certification orders and trends in particularly active jurisdictions – and predictions of what lies ahead.
April 14, 2021
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Aided by terms of art and a long history of precedent, parties entering an oil and gas lease can generally choose from common, time-tested clauses to serve their needs.

V&E Energy Update

March 16, 2021
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As one of the top former prosecutors in the country, Zachary Terwilliger has an intimate understanding of how to get clients out of the government’s crosshairs. He’ll counsel companies on how to avoid problems before they start; help clients identify existing problems and determine whether remediation is necessary; and zealously represent clients who are the…

February 9, 2021
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On January 13, 2021, the Environmental Protection Agency (“the EPA”) announced its enforcement results for fiscal year (“FY”) 2020.

January 28, 2021
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While the texts of environmental laws do not change without an act of Congress, executive branch agencies that enforce those laws have a great deal of discretion in what kinds of violations to prioritize for investigation and enforcement and how aggressive to be in applying them to new or ambiguous fact patterns.

January 22, 2021
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While news stories and campaign rhetoric can frequently create expectations of immediate shifts after a change in administration, most changes happen slowly in the federal government, and constraints on resources means that many areas of environmental regulation and permitting policy will remain unchanged in the early years of the new administration.

January 21, 2021
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Each new presidential administration brings with it its own set of policy goals and priorities.

January 20, 2021