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Vinson & Elkins advised CARBO Ceramics Inc. in an agreement with Wilks Brothers, LLC and Equify Financial, LLC (together, the “Wilks Brothers”) under which the Wilks Brothers will acquire CARBO Ceramics through a debt-for-equity exchange pursuant to a plan of reorganization in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy case.

March 30, 2020
Deals & Cases
Deals & Cases

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas has issued a significant victory to V&E client Lydia Ann Channel Moorings LLC (LACM), tossing a lawsuit by a group of local residents alleging that LACM and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers violated Texas and federal law in connection with the permitting and operation of LACM’s barge mooring and fleeting facility in Lydia Ann Channel.

March 27, 2020
Deals & Cases
Deals & Cases

Vinson & Elkins advised WPT Industrial REIT in its acquisition of a portfolio of 26 U.S. distribution and logistics properties totaling approximately nine million square feet of gross leasable area and one 85-acre land parcel for a purchase price of US$730 million (the “Acquisition”). Announced concurrently, V&E also advised WPT Industrial REIT in an agreement to sell to a syndicate of underwriters co-led by Desjardins Capital Markets, BMO Capital Markets and RBC Capital Markets, on a bought deal basis, 14,150,000 Subscription Receipts at a price of US$14.35 per Subscription Receipt for gross proceeds of approximately US$203 million (the “Offering”).

March 26, 2020
Press Release
Press Release

Partner Damara Chambers has been selected as Vinson & Elkins’ 2020 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellow and senior associates Rafael Alvarado and Michelle Arishita have been selected as V&E’s 2020 LCLD Pathfinders.

March 23, 2020
Deals & Cases
Deals & Cases

Vinson & Elkins advised Goldman Sachs’ Alternative Energy Investing Group in connection with the formation of a joint venture with TELOS Clean Energy to develop, construct, own and operate distributed solar power projects.

March 11, 2020
Press Release
Press Release

Chris Duffy, an accomplished trial lawyer with nearly two decades of experience in complex commercial litigation matters, has joined Vinson & Elkins as a partner, further enhancing the firm’s global trial and litigation team and expansion in New York.

March 10, 2020
Deals & Cases
Deals & Cases

Vinson & Elkins advised Lifesize, a global innovator of video collaboration and meeting productivity solutions, in connection with its merger with Serenova, a leading contact center-as-a-service (CCaaS) provider, creating a contact center communications and workplace collaboration company serving more than 10,000 customers worldwide.

March 10, 2020
Rankings & Awards
Rankings & Awards

For the fourth consecutive year, Refinitiv, a global provider of financial markets data, has awarded Vinson & Elkins’ Shareholder Activism practice the No. 1 ranking for company and board representation based on the number of activism campaigns defended in 2019.

March 9, 2020
Rankings & Awards
Rankings & Awards

Super Lawyers has named 18 Vinson & Elkins attorneys to the 2020 Texas Rising Stars List across a range of the firm’s practices and Texas offices.

March 6, 2020
Deals & Cases
Deals & Cases

Vinson & Elkins advised Ridgewood Infrastructure LLC, a leading infrastructure investor in the U.S., in a joint venture partnership with Savage Enterprises, LLC, a global transportation and materials handling company, to form Transportation Infrastructure Partners LLC.

March 4, 2020
Deals & Cases
Deals & Cases

Vinson & Elkins advised Goldman Sachs’ renewable energy fund on the final closing in its $350 million acquisition from Marina Energy, a subsidiary of South Jersey Industries, of its solar portfolio.

March 3, 2020
Press Release
Press Release

Wail Alkahtany, who recently served as chief legal counsel at the Ministry of Finance of Saudi Arabia, has returned to the Law Office of Looaye M. Al-Akkas, in association with Vinson & Elkins (V&E), as counsel.

March 2, 2020