Vinson & Elkins announces the promotion of five lawyers to its partnership, effective January 1, 2021: Matt Falcone in Houston; Katherine Frank in Dallas; Jessica Peet in New York; Quentin Smith in Houston; and Emilie Stewart in London.
V&E advised its clients Total E&P North Sea UK Limited (formerly Maersk Oil North Sea UK Limited) and Total Oil UK Limited (formerly Maersk Oil UK Limited) (together the Companies) in their successful appeal in the Court of Appeal (CoA), handed down on October 29, 2020. The main issue in dispute concerned whether the filing position of the Companies was just and reasonable. As the concept of just and reasonable is used in a number of UK tax provisions, the decision is likely to have significance beyond the facts of the case.
Vinson & Elkins advised TPG Pace Beneficial Finance Corp. (“TPG Pace”), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company formed by TPG that is focused on high-growth companies with strong environmental, social and governance principles, in connection with a definitive agreement with ENGIE New Business S.A.S., a wholly owned subsidiary of ENGIE S.A., a multi-national utility with headquarters in France, to acquire its subsidiary EV Charged B.V. for a combination of cash and equity.
The Times has named Vinson & Elkins to its 2021 Best Law Firms list, commending the firm for its work in energy and renewables.
Chambers UK 2021 has ranked Vinson & Elkins in four practice areas.
Legal Week/Law.com International has named Vinson & Elkins partner Federico Fruhbeck a Private Equity Rising Star in the U.K. and European legal industry. The list recognizes up-and-coming lawyers for their “prowess in winning new clients, deepening existing relationships and broadening the scope of their firm’s private equity expertise against a background of uncertainty.”
The Legal 500 U.K. ranks Vinson & Elkins in 6 categories in its 2021 edition. In total, 16 attorneys are recognized, some in more than one category.
Vinson & Elkins represented First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (“FQM”) in connection with its Rule 144A/Regulation S offering of $1.5 billion aggregate principal amount of 6.875% senior notes due 2027.
Vinson & Elkins served as underwriters’ counsel in connection with the debut Rule 144A/Regulation S offering of $450 million aggregate principal amount of 3.875% senior secured notes due 2027 and $415 million aggregate principal amount of 5.625% senior notes due 2028 by Cablevision Lightpath LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Company”), a subsidiary company of Altice USA, Inc. a Delaware Corporation.
Vinson & Elkins advised El Corte Inglés, S.A. on its offering of €600 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2024. The size of the offering was increased from the initially announced €400 million to €600 million. El Corte Inglés expects to close the sale of the notes on October 13, 2020 and will use the net proceeds from the sale of the notes for general corporate purposes, including to repay its debt as and when maturities come due.
Louise Woods, a partner in Vinson & Elkins’ London office, has been reappointed to ArbitralWomen’s Board of Directors and will serve as Vice President for the 2020-22 term.
The Legal 500 U.S. 2020 (Legalease, Ltd.) Recognizes V&E in 41 Practice Categories, With 181 Individual Lawyer Recommendations.