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Vinson & Elkins LLP
SUITE 2500
HOUSTON, TX 77002-6760
United States
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Work Department

Energy Litigation




Nick is a trial attorney who represents and advises clients in their complex commercial disputes in both litigation and arbitration. Nick has litigated and arbitrated many cases through a jury verdict or final award, and has resolved many more disputes without the necessity of trial to achieve favorable outcomes for his clients.

Nick’s practice focuses on handling complex commercial disputes in the energy industry, including various upstream and midstream contract disputes, fracing disputes, royalty disputes, leasing disputes, joint development/operating agreement disputes, and disputes arising from purchase and sale transactions. Nick also has significant experience handling other types of complex commercial disputes, such as antitrust cases, trade secrets cases, and transnational litigation matters.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Energy litigation: oil and gas

(Next Generation Partners)

Nicholas Shum  – Vinson & Elkins LLP

The litigation team at Vinson & Elkins LLP consists of litigators and appellate lawyers and includes former petroleum engineers, giving the team a unique perspective from which to advise on a broad array of oil and gas issues. The group has experience in disputes relating to shale and hydraulic fracking, as well as oil and gas recovery and transportation, including energy contract disputes and class actions. Practice co-head Jim Thompson has an extensive background in the energy industry; his fellow co-head Matthew Stammel is frequently instructed by oil and gas companies and private equity firms. Nicholas Shum is recommended for his expertise in contract disputes that involve upstream, midstream and oilfield services companies. Head of the firm’s appellate practice, Marie Yeates is also a name to note. At associate level, senior Stephanie Noble provides strong support to the team. All named lawyers are based in Houston apart from Stammel, who is based in Dallas.