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The American Lawyer Names Vinson & Elkins as 2022 Best Corporate Practice in Energy

The American Lawyer named Vinson & Elkins as the Best Corporate Practice in Energy at its annual awards event in New York on November 10.

Since July 1, 2020, V&E advised on more upstream M&A deals than any other law firm, and has maintained its dominant position in U.S. energy M&A, ranking number one by deal value and deal volume in Mergermarket’s energy M&A league tables over more than a decade.

In the last year, the firm has played a role in some of the biggest and most innovative energy deals of the year including:

  • Woodside Petroleum Ltd in its merger with BHP Petroleum with an approximately US $30 billion merged entity value
  • Continental Resources, Inc. in its strategic investment in Summit Carbon Solutions to fund the development and construction of CO2 capture, transportation and sequestration infrastructure with initial capacity of up to 12.0 MMtpa and expansion capabilities up to 20.0 MMpta
  • Independence Energy in its $5.7 billion combination with Contango Oil & Gas Company

Vinson & Elkins’ multidisciplinary team of attorneys regularly advises a broad range of clients from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies to venture capital and private equity sponsors on acquisition, divestment, financing (including tax equity financing, project financing, capital markets, and other financing), project development, tax, technology, regulatory, disputes, environmental, real estate, labor, national security and intellectual property matters related to traditional and renewable and sustainable energy investments and projects.

All submissions for the recognition are judged by senior leaders across The American Lawyer newsroom. Judges discuss and debate entries and conduct external research to confirm information and create a complete picture of the work being judged.

About Vinson & Elkins
For more than a century, Vinson & Elkins has provided outstanding client service across important industries that drive the global economy. Built on a strong culture of collaboration across 11 offices worldwide, V&E lawyers are committed to excellence, offering clients decades of legal experience in handling transactions, investments, projects and disputes across the globe. Learn more by visiting or connect with us on LinkedIn.

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