Ramey Layne > Vinson & Elkins LLP > Houston, United States > Lawyer Profile

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

Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions




Ramey’s principal areas of practice are capital markets, securities law, and mergers and acquisitions. He has a particular focus on transactions relating to publicly traded master limited partnerships (MLPs). He represents both issuers and underwriters in public and private securities offerings. Ramey has advised clients on general corporate matters, public company reporting issues, restructuring of partnerships, and reporting obligations in connection with acquisition and disposition of partnership securities. Additionally, Ramey advises clients on Investment Company Act of 1940 avoidance.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Capital markets: debt offerings

Vinson & Elkins LLP has a rounded practice, principally in the high-yield debt field, but with further credibility in investment grade and convertibles. The firm is building its presence in ESG and sustainable finance; it advised Goldman Sachs on Sunnova Energy International’s $400m green bond offering in 2021. While best known for its work in the energy and infrastructure sectors, it has gained further traction in REITs and lands further engagements through its expanding private equity client base. It is slightly more active on the issuer-side, but also frequently advises underwriters. Houston’s Mark Kelly, Gillian Hobson, Alan Beck, David Oelman, Ramey Layne and David Stone are amongst its key partners in the capital markets sphere, along with Washington DC partner Christopher Green.

United States > Finance > Capital markets: equity offerings

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Vinson & Elkins LLP is best known for its work in the energy and infrastructure sectors, routinely advising on a high-volume of IPOs and other equity offerings, including high-value deals. The firm has also made an impression in REITs and is at the forefront of SPAC IPOs and deSPAC transactions. The firm’s burgeoning list of private equity clients has added to its deal flow. The firm primarily represents issuers, though has a solid pipeline of engagements from underwriters. Alan Beck  and David Oelman  are rated for energy sector IPOs and equity offerings. Ramey Layne is a prominent figure in SPAC IPOs and Brenda Lenahan is a key name in New York.