On December 22, 2019 the U.S. Fifth Circuit affirmed an $11.6 million judgment for Vinson & Elkins client Captain Jay Rivera. Captain Rivera, a harbor pilot, was badly injured when boarding a vessel owned by Kirby Offshore Marine, LLC (Kirby). District Court Judge George Hanks found Kirby liable under both theories offered by Captain Rivera and awarded damages for Captain Rivera’s lost future earnings as a harbor pilot.
Vinson & Elkins is advising Range Resources Corporation in connection with its offering of $600 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2029 (the “Notes”). The size of the offering was increased from the previously announced $500 million to $600 million.
Vinson & Elkins advised Takkion Holdings LLC, a portfolio company of funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, Inc. and premier multimodal logistics and transportation provider for energy transition infrastructure, in connection with its acquisition of Sioux Falls, SD-based Renew Energy, Inc. and its subsidiaries.
Vinson & Elkins advised the initial purchasers in connection with an upsized offering by Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP and Tallgrass Energy Finance Corp. of $750 million aggregate principal amount of 6.000% senior notes due 2030. The offering priced on December 15, 2020 and closed on December 22, 2020.
Vinson & Elkins is advising the initial purchasers in connection with EnLink Midstream, LLC’s pricing of $500 million aggregate principal amount of 5.625% senior notes due January 2028 at a price of 100% of their face value. The Senior Notes will be fully and unconditionally guaranteed on a senior basis by EnLink Midstream Partners, LP, a subsidiary of EnLink.
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.
Vinson & Elkins advised TC Energy Corporation (TC Energy) in its agreement with TC PipeLines, LP (TCP or the Partnership) to acquire all the outstanding common units of TCP not beneficially owned by TC Energy or its affiliates in exchange for TC Energy common shares.
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.
Vinson & Elkins advised the underwriters in connection with an underwritten public offering of 7,525,000 shares of common stock by Sunnova Energy International Inc. and funds affiliated with Newlight Partners. The offering closed on December 3, 2020.
Vinson & Elkins advised Double Eagle III Midco 1 LLC and its wholly owned subsidiary Double Eagle Finance Corporation in connection with their private placement of $650 million aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes due 2025.
Vinson & Elkins advised The Lion Electric Company, a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles, in its combination with Northern Genesis Acquisition Corp., a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) focused on a commitment to sustainability and strong alignment with environmental, social and governance principles.
The National Black Lawyers recently named Vinson & Elkins partners Gillian Hobson and Patrick Gadson to its list of Top 100 Black Lawyers in the U.S. Counsel Quentin Smith, senior associate Carla Jordan-Detamore and associates Princess Fuller and Aurra Fellows were named to the organization’s Top 40 Under 40 Black Lawyers list.