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Vinson & Elkins Named a Law360 "Energy Group of the Year" for 12th Time

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As part of its annual “Practice Groups of the Year” series, Law360 has named Vinson & Elkins as an “Energy Group of the Year” for the 12th time.

In a February profile, Law360 lauds Vinson & Elkins for its work on a “whopping” 51 energy deals valued at approximately $73 billion since October 2021, including its representation of Woodside Petroleum Ltd. in its $43 billion merger with BHP Group, which closed last June, as well as the firm’s representation of Talos Energy Inc. in its $1.1 billion acquisition of EnVen Energy Corp., which closed in late September.

In an interview with Law360, Kaam Sahely, co-head of Vinson & Elkins’ Corporate department, explains how there is “quite a bit of crossover” between practice groups when handling energy clients.

Law360 highlights Vinson & Elkins’ work in the renewable energy space, specifically the firm’s representation OCI Clean Ammonia LLC as it aims to develop a gigantic 1.1 million ton per annum blue ammonia project in Beaumont, Texas and Goldman Sachs Renewable Power LLC in a transaction to separate from Goldman Sachs Asset Management into a new independent renewable energy company renamed MN8 Energy.

Jim Thompson, Litigation & Regulatory department co-head, explained to Law360 in an interview that the firm will remain a leader in the energy industry across the hydrocarbon and green industries.

“Whenever the country gets ready to really transition to those alternative sources, we’re going to continue to be, I think, the dominant firm in those spaces,” Thompson said.

On the litigation side, Law360 highlights a victory before the Fifth Circuit in the dismissal of a harbor dues challenge relating to the state waterway agency’s $1.2 billion improvement project for client Sabine-Neches Navigation District. They also note the firm’s representation of NorthWestern Corp. in multiple disputes before FERC concerning proposed solar generation projects and how costs associated with interconnecting qualifying facilities to NorthWestern’s transmission system should be allocated.

Law360 awards “Practice Groups of the Year” to “the law firms behind the litigation wins and major deals that resonated throughout the legal industry.”

Vinson & Elkins’ full profile can be viewed here.

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