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Paul C. Deemer
Paul C. Deemer
Retired Partner in Residence
Retired Partner in Residence

Paul C. Deemer

Paul C. Deemer
London

20 Fenchurch Street
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London EC3M 3BY
United Kingdom

Paul C. Deemer

Paul Deemer is a Retired Partner in Residence at Vinson & Elkins. Paul practiced with V&E for more than 40 years, most recently in the Energy Transactions and Projects area in our London Office, before retiring from the partnership at the end of 2018.

His experience includes international mergers and acquisitions, and the development and financing of international energy projects. He has worked extensively on international oil and gas projects, including the acquisition and disposal of oil and gas assets (and companies owning those assets), cross-border oil and gas pipeline projects, and LNG and electric power projects in Europe, Asia, the FSU, and the Middle East. He has also worked on renewable energy projects, including wind, hydroelectric, geothermal and other renewable energy sources. Paul has worked on projects in China since the early 1990s, and has broad experience with Chinese oil, natural gas, and electricity projects. He has represented major international clients, including multilateral lenders, in the development and financing of energy projects in China, Russia, and other countries. Paul was based in China from 1997 to 1999, and from 2002 to 2013, and in Vinson & Elkins’ London, Moscow and Singapore offices for 18 years prior to that.

Credentials

  • Vanderbilt University, J.D., 1975 (Order of the Coif)
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1969
  • Attended the University of Madrid, Spain
  • IFLR 1000 Leading Lawyer, Financial & Corporate Law, 2017; Energy and infrastructure M&A, Project development, 2018
  • Legal Media Group’s (Euromoney’s)Guide to the World’s Leading Energy and Natural Resources Lawyers, 2016
  • Legal Media Group’s (Euromoney’s) Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Project Finance Lawyers, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016
  • Legal 500: UK, Projects, Energy and Natural Resources: Oil & Gas, 2015 and 2016
  • Legal Media Group’s (Euromoney’s) Banking, Finance and Transactional Expert Guide, 2014
  • Who’s Who Legal 100 (Law Business Research Ltd.), Energy and Project Finance, 2014
  • Who’s Who Legal (Law Business Research Ltd.), Energy, 2016 and 2017; Project Finance, 2017
  • IFLR 1000 Energy & Infrastructure: Asia Pacific, M&A, Project Development, and Oil & Gas (China), 2015 and 2016
  • The International Who’s Who of Project Finance Lawyers (Law Business Research Ltd.), 2011 and 2013–2014
  • Chambers Global: World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Energy & Natural Resources (Asia Pacific Region) and Energy & Natural Resources: International Firms (China), 2012–2013 and 2016–2017; Energy & Natural Resources: Foreign Expert (UK), 2014, 2016–2017; Energy & Natural Resources: Experts Based Abroad (China), 2014; Energy & Natural Resources: Experts Based Abroad (Russia), 2012
  • Asialaw Leading Lawyers, Project Finance (China), 2012–2013
  • Asialaw Leading Lawyers, Energy & Natural Resources (China), 2011–2013
  • The International Who’s Who of Oil & Gas Lawyers (Law Business Research Ltd.), 2005–2007 and 2009–2013
  • Legal Media Group’s (Euromoney’s) Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Energy and Natural Resource Lawyers, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013
  • PLC Which Lawyer?, Energy and Natural Resources (China and Hong Kong), 2011–2012
  • Chambers Asia-Pacific, Energy & Natural Resources (Asia Pacific Region); Energy & Natural Resources: International Firms (China), 2011–2012
  • Legal Media Group’s (Euromoney’s) Expert Guide to Leading Practitioners: China, Energy, 2011 and 2017; Project Finance, 2011 and 2012
  • Legal Media Group’s (Euromoney’s) Expert Guide to the Best of the Best, energy and natural resources, 2006, 2012 and 2014
  • Fellow: Royal Geographical Society
  • Member: Association of International Petroleum Negotiators
  • Visiting Professor: Center for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London
  • Adjunct Professor of Law: Vanderbilt University Law School, Nashville, TN
  • Texas
  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales