Vinson & Elkins advised Southwest Airlines Co. in connection with its underwritten public offering of $1.8 billion aggregate principal amount of senior notes, consisting of $500 million aggregate principal amount of 4.750% Notes due 2023 and $1.3 billion aggregate principal amount of 5.125% Notes due 2027.
Vinson & Elkins Senior Associate Carla Jordan-Detamore has been named among the National Bar Association’s (NBA) “40 Under 40: Nation’s Best Advocates,” recognizing attorneys for high achievement in advocacy, innovation, vision, leadership and overall legal and community involvement.
Vinson & Elkins Pro Bono Counsel Ellyn Josef has been appointed to the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants (SCLAID) for a three-year term.
On May 29, 2020, Judge Lee Yeakel of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas dismissed a suit brought against the State Bar of Texas alleging that the state’s requirement for attorneys to pay dues to the state bar as a condition of practicing law in the state violated their First Amendment rights.
Proximo has named the development of Gulf Coast Ammonia LLC’s (GCA) world-scale anhydrous ammonia plant the 2019 North American Petrochemicals Deal of the Year. Vinson & Elkins represented GCA as project counsel and borrower’s counsel and advised on all aspects of the development and financing for the project, including the negotiation of major commercial contracts and debt and equity financing agreements.
Vinson & Elkins’ advised Asterion Industrial Partners on institutional aspects of the acquisition, and the equity syndication with respect to the £500 million consortium acquisition by Asterion, EDF Invest and Swiss Life of Energy Assets Group plc, a UK energy metering business, from Alinda and Hermes Infrastructure.
Vinson & Elkins advised Homeward in connection with its $20 million in equity funding led by Adams Street Partners, with additional participation by Javelin Venture Partners and LiveOak Venture Partners.
Vinson & Elkins has been selected to receive the Houston Bar Association’s 2020 Diversity Award, recognizing the firm for its commitment to diversity efforts within the Houston legal community. This is the first year HBA has included this category as part of its annual awards program.
Vinson & Elkins and the City of Houston’s Office of Business Opportunity (OBO) have launched the Houston Small Business Legal Consultations (HSBLC) Program to provide free legal advice to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vinson & Elkins advised Pioneer Natural Resources Company in connection with its offering of $1.15 billion aggregate principal amount of 0.250% convertible senior notes due 2025 in a private placement to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933. The offering priced on May 11, 2020 and is expected to close on May 14, 2020.
Vinson & Elkins advised HighPeak Energy Partners, LP and its affiliates (the “HighPeak Funds”) in the Business Combination Agreement between Pure Acquisition Corp., an special purpose acquisition entity, and, among others, HighPeak Energy, Inc. (“HighPeak Energy”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Pure formed to effect the business combination, and the HighPeak Funds.
Vinson & Elkins counseled the underwriters in connection with CNX Resources Corporation’s offering of $300.0 million aggregate principal amount of its 2.250% convertible senior notes due 2026.