Mark Brasher > Vinson & Elkins LLP > Houston, United States > Lawyer Profile

Vinson & Elkins LLP
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HOUSTON, TX 77002-6760
United States

Work Department

Energy Transactions & Projects




As a member of Vinson & Elkins’ worldwide Energy Transactions and Projects practice group, Mark engages in a domestic and international business transactions and projects practice that is focused on energy and infrastructure. He has represented domestic and international participants in the energy business, including offshore and onshore oil and gas producers, a range of participants in the LNG industry, alternative energy companies, banks, and private equity funds in a wide variety of transactions. Mark also has experience advising developers of major infrastructure projects, including in the transportation and water sectors.

A large part of Mark’s practice involves advising clients in connection with project development, joint venture formation, and construction arrangements, in connection with major capital projects.

Lawyer Rankings

Latin America: International firms > Projects and energy

Vinson & Elkins LLP‘s outstanding energy credentials are increasingly evident in Latin America, thanks in part to its growing team of senior practitioners that are focused on the region. Midstream and upstream oil and gas are real fortes of the core Latin America group, which also impresses in power and renewables. Infrastructure is a growing feature of the practice too. The firm is increasingly active in solar, wind and hydro projects in Mexico and beyond. It is also involved in a large number of midstream oil and gas projects involving Mexico. Ports and roads are a growing area of focus, including the 4G toll road segment in Colombia. San Francisco’s Boyd Carano is noted for upstream, midstream, power and renewables transactions and projects, particularly in Mexico. New York partner Eamon Nolan is also a key name for Mexico power and renewables projects, while also building a presence in infrastructure projects elsewhere. Houston’s Alan Alexander was elected to partner in January 2020 and has a similar background in upstream and midstream oil and gas projects in Mexico; while Houston partner Mark Brasher is active across, energy and infrastructure projects and associated financing and transactions.

United States > Real estate > Construction (including construction litigation)

(Next Generation Partners)

Mark BrasherVinson & Elkins LLP

The construction practice at Vinson & Elkins LLP has a notable expertise in the energy sector, where it handles transactional matters and disputes relating to major developments in the US and abroad. Jointly led in the US by Houston-based commercial litigator Ferguson McNiel and power and infrastructure specialist Kaam Sahely in Austin, the practice group also has broader strengths in public infrastructure projects, generally. Another contact in the team is Mark Brasher, who led on some of the firm’s most prominent recent matters, including the negotiation of construction and operating agreements for Texas Central’s Dallas to Houston high-speed rail project, and the negotiation of a $15.2bn EPC contract for Tellurian in relation to an LNG terminal. Stephanie Coco is a standout senior associate in the Houston office. Nicholas Henchie leads the wider international construction group from the firm’s London office.