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Southwest Airlines Acquires SAFFiRE Renewables and Strengthens Focus on Sustainability

Southwest SAFFiRE

Vinson & Elkins advised Southwest Airlines Co. in the acquisition of SAFFiRE Renewables, LLC as part of the investment portfolio of its wholly owned subsidiary Southwest Airlines Renewable Ventures, LLC (SARV).

SARV is dedicated to creating more opportunities for Southwest® to obtain scalable sustainable aviation fuel.

The Vinson & Elkins team was led by partner Chris Rowley with assistance from senior associate John Sager, and associates Tessa Krieger-Carlisle and Micah Tardy. Other key team members included partner Hilary Preston, counsels Rajesh Patel and Erik Shallman and senior associate Alexa Chally partner David Peck and senior associate Lauren Meyers, partner Sean Becker and associate Andrew Cox, partner Shane Tucker, partner Jamie Tabb and senior associate John Satira, and associate Bryce Imhoff, and partner Danielle Patterson.

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