The latest report from Vinson & Elkins, The Evolving Role of ESG in M&A: Balancing Risks and Opportunities, addresses how environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations should be incorporated into every merger & acquisition transaction.
Vinson & Elkins advised Swift Current Energy, LLC in connection with the project financing with ING Capital, LLC and tax equity commitment from Morgan Stanley Renewables Inc. for its 266 MWdc (195 MWac) Tres Bahias Solar project located in Southeast Texas.
Vinson & Elkins has added Jon Solorzano, who has an extensive background in environmental, social and governance (ESG), mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and corporate governance, as counsel in its Los Angeles office. He most recently served as Senior Director of Legal & Corporate Development for The Clorox Company and will join the firm on Monday, January 23.
Vinson & Elkins advised Swift Current Energy in the project financing for the 197 MW Castle Gap Wind project located in Mills and Lampasas Counties, Texas.
The online application for Vinson & Elkins’ 2023 Summer Associate Program opened November 1 for first-year law students (class of 2024) in the U.S. Students should apply here as soon as possible before the end of the year, and are also encouraged to indicate interest in the firm’s Diversity Fellowship within the application.
Vinson & Elkins advised ioneer Ltd, an emerging lithium–boron supplier, in a binding offtake supply agreement with Ford Motor Company.
A team of Vinson & Elkins lawyers, led by partner Kaam Sahely and senior associate Stephanie Coco, advised Goldman Sachs Renewable Power, a strategic, long-term investor in clean energy projects and the sponsor of more than 850 solar and battery storage projects that collectively have a capacity of more than 2.6 gigawatts of renewable power, in the establishment of a financing partnership with ChargePoint (NYSE: CHPT) to reduce upfront costs of EV charging technology.
Vinson & Elkins represented Blackstone Credit in the formation of a $150 million exclusive financing agreement for the development of microgrid projects between its portfolio company, ClearGen, LLC, and Verdant Microgrid, LLC, a leading clean energy development company.
Vinson & Elkins advised Blackstone Credit in connection with a strategic partnership between GreenStruxure, a joint venture of Schneider Electric and Huck Capital, and ClearGen, a Blackstone portfolio company, that will accelerate the ability for commercial and industrial customers to transition to cost-effective, sustainable and resilient energy. Through this partnership, GreenStruxure will develop and operate highly standardized on-site renewable energy microgrid systems. ClearGen will provide the capital to develop the assets through a $500 million commitment of long-term capital provided by funds managed by Blackstone.
Vinson & Elkins advised California–based RLH Equity Partners in its investment in Astound Commerce, a global digital commerce specialist.
Vinson & Elkins is advising 8 Rivers Capital, LLC, (8 Rivers) in connection with two clean energy projects announced on April 15, 2021.
Vinson & Elkins announced today it has expanded its market leading Renewable and Sustainable Energy and Tax practices with the addition of a nationally recognized renewable energy finance team that includes partners Sean Moran, Mike Joyce, Lauren Collins and Aaron Prince, counsel Josh Heideman and Trevor Shelton, and a number of talented associates.