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Erec Winandy

Vinson & Elkins LLP

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Erec advises clients in commercial lending and financial transactions, including acquisition and leveraged finance, asset and reserve based lending, subscription-backed lending, and structured finance. He has substantial experience with corporate borrowers, commercial banks, and mezzanine and alternative lenders in all aspects of the energy and natural resources industry, including oil and gas exploration and production; renewables and clean energy; energy services, storage, transportation and midstream; and refining. Erec co-heads Vinson & Elkins' Finance practice group.

United States: Finance

Commercial lending

Within: Commercial lending

The ‘outstanding’ team at Vinson & Elkins LLP is praised for its ‘excellent market knowledge’ and for being ‘very responsive’ and ‘very efficient’. The firm is particularly strong on energy sector-related financings, both for borrowers and lenders, and has high-quality lawyers working out of its Houston, Dallas and New York offices. On the lender side, the firm has strong relationships with major institutions such as Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase, and Bank of America. The firm also acts for several direct lenders, such as the Carlyle Group, which it advised, through its Carlyle Energy Mezzanine Opportunities Fund, on a $400m investment to fund the development of EOG’s oil and gas assets in Oklahoma. On the borrower side, the firm advised AltaGas on the financing for its $6.4bn acquisition of WGL Holdings. Another highlight was representing Patterson-UTI Energy on the financing of its $1.7bn acquisition of Seventy Seven Energy. Outside of the energy sector, the firm also advised Macdonald, Dettwiler and Associates on the financing of its $3.6bn acquisition of DigitalGlobe, a global leader in Earth imagery. The well-regarded team is jointly led by Brian Moss and Erec Winandy out of Houston and Dallas respectively.

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