Vinson & Elkins Named Energy & Projects Law Firm of the Year at the Chambers USA Awards
Vinson & Elkins has been named Energy & Projects Law Firm of the Year by Chambers USA. The Chambers editors noted V&E’s strategic growth also played a part in winning the award. In February, the firm enhanced its Renewable and Sustainable Energy and Tax practices with the addition of a nationally recognized renewable energy finance team.
“We are proud of our longstanding history as a trusted partner to the energy industry, advising companies, investors and financiers across the globe on their most important and complex transactions and disputes,” said Vinson & Elkins chairman Mark Kelly. “As the industry moves into its next phase of growth, companies seeking to participate in the transition to renewable energy are turning to V&E for guidance in many areas because of our deep ties to the industry, our detailed understanding of infrastructure, and our representation of the most capitalized private equity and investment fund clients investing in renewables projects.”
Chambers said “Energy stalwart Vinson & Elkins remained a key advisor for sector clients as they grappled with a turbulent year characterized by COVID-19 and the accompanying unprecedented fall-off in demand for power and petroleum products. Vinson & Elkins lawyers were a first call for clients rocked by the April 2020 oil price crash and the Texas Winter Energy Crisis as well as for advice on how to manage the regulatory changes coming in with the Biden administration. The firm handled numerous significant mandates for clients across the oil & gas sector including large-scale international LNG transactions and midstream work at home in the US.”
“Cementing its place in the clean energy sector, Vinson & Elkins built-out its Projects & Infrastructure practice with the lateral hire of a prestigious renewables project finance team and the opening of a new office in Los Angeles,” the write-up noted. ”This enhanced offering adds a full-service capability to a group already recognized for its ‘star player’ attorneys in the projects space.”
According to Chambers, the awards recognize a law firm’s pre-eminence in key jurisdictions in the country. They also reflect achievements over the past 12 months including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth and excellence in client service. They honor the work of national and international law firms across the USA and based on the research for the recent edition of Chambers USA. Vinson & Elkins was selected out of a group of six finalists.
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