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

Vinson & Elkins LLP
SUITE 2500
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

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

(Next Generation Partners)

Mark BrasherVinson & Elkins LLP

Vinson & Elkins LLP has a standout construction practice for energy projects, acting for owners, developers and investors on the range of matters. It also handles public infrastructure projects as well as a range of other developments, both public and private, representing clients in EPC, design build and other engineering and construction arrangements. The team has a cross-country and global reach, coordinating with its London office in particular. Accomplished litigator D. Ferguson McNiel co-leads the group with energy and infrastructure projects specialist Kaam Sahely. They work closely with the head of the firm’s international dispute resolution practice, Jim Loftis, and energy transactions experts Mark Brasher and Alan Alexander to provide comprehensive advice on the range of construction matters. Senior associate Stephanie Coco is a rising star in the market with experience in multiple sectors of the energy industry, including pipelines, LNG, power generation and chemicals. All named lawyers are based in Houston

Latin America: International firms > City Focus - Houston

Vinson & Elkins LLP‘s Houston headquarters has a long history in the oil-and-gas sector and a deep affinity with Latin America. While cementing its position as a global leader in oil and gas, it has also achieved a prominent standing in power, renewables and the broader energy sphere. The office has worked intensively on oil and gas infrastructure projects between the US and Mexico, while additionally building its name in energy M&A and private equity.  It now has broad geographic coverage from Mexico down to Brazil and Argentina. Mark Brasher and Alan Alexander are genuine Latin America energy experts. James Loftis heads the international arbitration group and has a solid record in Latin America cases.


Latin America: International firms > Corporate and M&A

Vinson & Elkins LLP continues to impress in the energy and infrastructure field, including in investments and acquisitions by private equity funds. The Latin America team has developed its traditional strengths in line with key economic trends, notably in clean energy and digital infrastructure. The relatively recent hires of Eamon Nolan and dual-qualified (Brazil/New York) Gabriel Silva to the New York office have significantly deepened the firm’s Latin America credentials; the former is noted for Mexico power and renewables deals and the latter specialises in Brazil transactions, especially telecoms and digital infrastructure deals. Houston partners Mark Brasher and Alan Alexander are also experienced in Latin America energy deals.

Latin America: International firms > Projects and energy

Vinson & Elkins LLP has a deepening presence in Latin America, retaining its traditional presence in oil and gas and the broader energy sector, along with additional growth in digital infrastructure and other segments. The firm is known for its recent experience in Mexico’s oil and gas industry, including projects involving links between the US and Mexico itself. Combining strength in project development, project finance and energy M&A, the firm has achieved further growth in Brazil, notably advising New Fortress Energy on LNG import terminal development and natural gas marketing and sales matters in Brazil, including the development and sale of natural gas from its Suape, Sergipe and Barcarena LNG receiving and regasification terminals. Houston partner Mark Brasher has a strong track-record in Latin America’s energy markets, for clients such as New Fortress Energy, while New York’s Gabriel Silva continues to work on a number of digital infrastructure and telecoms projects and transactions in Brazil. New York partner Eamon Nolan is another Latin America expert and Houston’s Alan Alexander is also rated for Mexico oil and gas and renewables projects.