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International Construction Disputes Practice Strengthened with the Addition of Two Partners

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Vinson & Elkins continues its strategic growth in London with the addition of Roberta Downey and Angus Rankin as partners in the office’s International Construction Disputes practice.

Coming from Hogan Lovells, the lateral hires join a growing top-ranked practice with a reputation for excellence in international construction arbitration proceedings. “Our London International Construction Disputes team has a reputation worldwide, Roberta and Angus add to what is already a strength of the firm,” said Vinson & Elkins chairman Mark Kelly. “Celebrating 50 years in London, we continue to expand and evolve to offer a full-service team of lawyers working across a range of practices and industries.”

Downey joins with experience handling large arbitrations and highly technical disputes arising out of petrochemical facilities, power plants, LNG facilities, offshore wind, engineering support services, rail infrastructure, telecommunications, waste water treatment and recycling facilities, and automated equipment and control systems. On joining Vinson & Elkins she remarks: “The combination of our two individually strong teams into a single force will create a real construction powerhouse, and we are tremendously excited about the future.”

Rankin advises clients in relation to major global disputes in a number of industries including the energy, infrastructure, petrochemical, transportation and industrial sectors.

“Our practice is highly-regarded and focuses on the most technically complex construction and engineering disputes around the world. Having a team from such a respected construction group join Vinson & Elkins makes us one of the largest International Construction Disputes practices in London. Offering uncompromised excellence, the quality of our advice and legal work will remain the foremost attribute of the combined group,” adds Nick Henchie, London partner and head of the Vinson & Elkins international construction group. “I’m proud of the team we are creating and the work we do, and am excited to see what we achieve for our clients in the coming years.”

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