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Vinson & Elkins LLP
555 MISSION STREET
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94105
CALIFORNIA
United States

Energy > Energy regulation: oil and gas Tier 1

Vinson & Elkins LLP‘s energy regulation and complex commercial litigation practice, which is co-headed by Houston-based lawyers Jay Seegers and Suzanne Clevenger as well as Washington DC-based William Scherman, handles a diverse portfolio of matters that encompasses rate cases, presidential permit applications, compliance issues, and FERC enforcement proceedings. Seegers advises clients on a wide range of complex regulatory issues and federal energy policy trends, while Clevenger’s practice centers around advising clients on FERC regulatory requirements and compliance with FERC regulations, including assisting clients with the creation of regulatory compliance and internal audit programs. Scherman, who joined the firm in February 2023 from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, advises companies on litigation, commercial, regulatory and legislative matters relating to the US and international energy markets. John Decker has expertise in the production and transportation of LNG, the development of gas-fired power plants, and natural gas asset transactions. Monique Watson, who joined from Steptoe LLP in August 2023, offers strategic, policy and legal expertise in all facets of natural gas and oil pipeline regulation, allowing her to handle rate cases and tariff analysis, energy market policy reviews, and transactional matters.

Practice head(s):

Jay Seegers; Suzanne Clevenger; William Scherman

Other key lawyers:

John Decker; Jason Fleischer; Monique Watson

Work highlights

Energy > Energy transactions: oil and gas Tier 1

Vinson & Elkins LLP fields a team of ‘knowledgeable and commercial’ practitioners that provide ‘excellent advice and judgment’ across an array of important transactions. The firm is a frequent port-of-call to a growing roster of top name clients that include independent oil and gas exploration and production companies, prominent private equity firms, hedge funds, and investment banks, with a notable focus on the upstream and midstream space. Recent work highlights include multi-billion dollar upstream asset acquisitions, midstream joint venture merger transactions, as well as vast company takeovers. The practice is jointly led by Kaam Sahely, Danielle Patterson, and Matthew Strock, with Patterson and Strock particularly singled out for their wealth of expertise pertaining to M&A and private equity. ‘Real thought leaders’ Matthew Falcone and Lande Spottswood are ‘terrific’ across the full range of hydrocarbon transactions, with the former especially well regarded for his financial sponsor-oriented work and the latter for her expertise in public company mergers or change-of-control transactions. Bryan Loocke has overseen a multitude of matters involving high quality asset consolidations involving major active basins, particularly the Permian Basin, while Austin’s Douglas Bland focuses on midstream transactions, from pipelines to natural gas storage facilities. Keith Fullenweider has recently been active on multi-billion dollar upstream assets and gathering and processing asset deals. Shay Kuperman also comes highly recommended for his capabilities across the entire oil & gas spectrum. Other than Bland, the team operates out of Houston.  

Practice head(s):

Kaam Shaley; Danielle Patterson; Matt Strock

Testimonials

‘Matt Falcone and Lande Spottswood are terrific. Real thought leaders that understand how to get deals done.’

‘Very knowledgeable and commercial. Excellent advice and judgment, particularly on important transactions.’

Key clients

Tug Hill, Inc.

Brigham Minerals, Inc.

EnCap Investments L.P.

Baytex Energy Corp.

PureWest Energy, LLC

Cibolo Energy Partners LLC

Vitol Inc.

Lario Oil & Gas Co.

Lotus Midstream, LLC

Energy Transfer LP

Harvest Midstream L.P.

Talos Energy LLC

Targa Resources Corp.

Jonah Energy Parent LLC

Quantum Energy Partners

Continental Resources, Inc.

Enbridge (U.S.) Inc.

Plains All American Pipeline, L.P.

Momentum Minerals II, LLC

Woodside Energy, Ltd.

Devon Energy Corporation

Pioneer Natural Resources

Energy > Renewable/alternative power Tier 1

Vinson & Elkins LLP has a strong track record advising the full spectrum of clients involved in the renewable energy sector, from tax equity investors, commercial bank lenders, and private equity funds, to project sponsors and developers. In recent years the firm has also received work from clients more usually associated with traditional energy projects, as they seek counsel on investments in cleaner energy. Assistance with financing clean energy projects under the inflation reduction act has been a specific popular subject for new work. Kaam Sahely in Austin co-leads the department and in this area stands out for his experience in renewable and sustainable energy assets. In Houston, fellow practice co-head Danielle Patterson continues to handle a number of transactions in the renewables space. On the financing side, Michael Joyce at the Los Angeles office is a key senior name, along with Sean Moran in Austin. Eamon Nolan is a key contact for financing transactions at the New York office, which also houses Aaron Prince, who recently advised on a major solar project. Lauren Collins (Los Angeles) focuses on tax matters related to project finance and has a strong presence in renewables, as does Peter Marshall (Dallas), who is a prominent M&A and finance lawyer.

Practice head(s):

Kaam Sahely; Danielle Patterson

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Brookfield Renewable Power

MN8 Energy

Macquarie Capital

Vitol

Swift Current Energy

Apollo Global Management

Carlyle Investment Management

Sixth Street Partners

Crowley Maritime Corporation

Goldman Sachs

IFM Investors

Ioneer Ltd.

Global Atlantic Financial Company

Wells Fargo

JPMorgan Capital Corporation

Terra-Gen

Takkion TP&L Holdings LLC

Archaea Energy

Buckeye Partners

John Hancock Life Insurance Company

Monolith Materials

Rev Renewables

NeuVentus

Siemens Gamesa

8 Rivers

Work highlights

  • Advised Brookfield Renewable Power on the acquisition of Scout Clean Energy from Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners for approximately $1bn.
  • Advised Swift Current Energy on the $779m project financing for its 800 MWdc Double Black Diamond Solar project.
  • Advised Vitol on a tax credit transfer agreement with Avangrid to purchase an estimated $100m of wind PTCs from eight operating wind farms.

Government > Government relations Tier 1

M&A/corporate and commercial > Shareholder activism Tier 1

The broad shareholder activism practice at Vinson & Elkins LLP covers defense matters for clients across all industries and market capitalizations. Its capabilities encompass the full range of work in the area, including proxy contests, “just vote no” campaigns, hostile takeover attempts, merger contests, short attacks, and other activist challenges. Practice leaders Patrick Gadson and Lawrence Elbaum both have dedicated practices in shareholder activism, assisting with competitive proxy solicitations, strategic investor relations, and corporate governance. Elbaum is admired for his ‘great rapport with clients‘, and Gadson draws together complementary expertise across private equity, M&A, and shareholder activism. Supporting the practice heads are Anita Balasubramanian, Desiree Baca, and Brett Peace, who all have broad experience across corporate and securities law. Above named lawyers are all based in New York, save for Peace, who is at the Houston office.

Practice head(s):

Lawrence Elbaum; Patrick Gadson

Testimonials

‘The V+E team has a unique level of experience in this field. They do more of this work and work on more live situations than any other firm.’

‘They are very collaborative and easy to work with productively.’

‘Lawrence Elbaum instantly builds great rapport with clients, and they get to know and trust him very quickly which is very important in this field.’

‘When the wine glass spills, my first call is to Lawrence Elbaum. His calm, analytical demeanor coupled with astute business acumen disguised as an attorney makes him my preferred business confidant. With Lawrence, there is no start or stop time, he is constantly accessible. There is no ego or drama working with other lawyers, either at his firm or competitive law firms. Uniquely, Lawrence doesn’t take advantage of client challenges but rather keeps in mind his clients’ long-term objectives and establishes and maintains fair billing and fee structures. I enthusiastically endorse Lawrence Elbaum for his pristine track record of success, ethical leadership, and tireless efforts to solve client problems.’

‘Each member of our team was outstanding. Extremely responsive and knowledgeable. Always calm and strategic in their counsel.’

‘Great team who work well with board and management, always make themselves available, know their stuff, and deliver competitive, outside-the-box billing arrangements.’

‘Patrick Gadson and Laurence Elbaum are fantastic to work with. They work as a duo, and at least one was regularly available when needed, and they were able to quickly establish a rapport with directors and management. They provided helpful advice, including drawing on past experience on the other side of activist disputes, and were able to educate and advise in a helpful and efficient manner.’

‘Very strong team with deep insights into the dynamics, strategies and tactics of shareholder activism. Extremely pragmatic counsel that was both timely and insightful distinguished the team.’

Key clients

Devon Energy Corporation

ArcBest Corporation

LivePerson, Inc.

Aimia Inc.

Miller Industries, Inc.

Masimo Corporation

Sitio Royalties Corp.

Primo Water Corporation

Green Plains Inc.

First Foundation Inc.

Daktronics, Inc.

California Resources Corporation

Blackbaud, Inc.

Energy > Energy litigation: oil and gas Tier 2

Vinson & Elkins LLP‘s energy litigation team continues to enjoy a leading position in the oil and gas litigation industry, advising clients across the country on a range of matters including energy contract and royalty disputes, class actions and oil and gas transportation disputes. Matthew Stammel heads the energy litigation department in Dallas, and is the point of contact for a number of oil and gas companies and private equity firms on complex disputes. From Houston, fellow co-head Jim Thompson advises on the full spectrum of energy-related litigation in several state and federal courts. The team also includes Houston’s Nicholas Shum, whose broad practice spans energy litigation and contract disputes involving upstream, midstream and oilfield service companies, and Stephanie Noble, known for her considerable experience in commercial litigation in state and federal courts throughout the US.

Practice head(s):

Jim Thompson; Matt Stammel

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘This team is a highly professional, cohesive, well functioning team that delivers a very high quality of product.’

‘What made me choose this team is quality of work and industry knowledge.’

‘While always responsive and professional, communication is clear, concise and personable.’

‘Jim Thompson and Nicholas Shum make a great team.’

Key clients

Antero Resources Corporation

Denbury Resources Inc.

Anadarko

Vitol Inc.

Apache Corporation

Magellan Midstream Partners L.P.

Gavilan Resources, LLC

CNOOC Energy U.S.A. LLC

Finance > Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

Vinson & Elkins LLP has made a major impression on the high-yield debt field, adding prominence in underwriter-side engagements to its pre-existing strength in issuer representation. Best known for its expertise in energy sector transactions, reflecting its Houston roots, it continues to advise on a high volume of deals originating from the oil and gas industry, though has further experience in agriculture, airlines, automotive, real estate, renewables, financial services, telecommunications and technology. Green and sustainability-linked bonds are another forte for the team. In Houston, David Stone is a prolific high-yield debt specialist, while Douglas McWilliams  provides additional senior-level expertise in this area.

Practice head(s):

Sarah Morgan

Other key lawyers:

David Stone; Douglas McWilliams; Thomas Zentner

Testimonials

‘V&E capital markets and high-yield debt team and senior debt teams are tops in the industry based on the amount of deals that they cover, the continuity of partnership leadership, and the size of the deal teams.’

‘David Stone, Thomas Zentner and Doug McWilliams. Are all the best in the business, because they are incredibly experienced, super intelligent, have great deal flow and have great practical skills in getting deals closed.’

 

Finance > Project finance Tier 2

Vinson & Elkins LLP predominantly focuses on project finance and development mandates in the energy and power sector, showcasing impressive asset engagement that includes, but is not limited to, minerals, oil and LNG, solar, wind and battery storage, as well as hydrogen and carbon black production facilities. The team has a balanced workload acting for lenders, sponsors and borrowers, and are regularly sought out by some of the globe’s most prominent multinational investment banks and financial services groups. The ‘professional and commercial’ Eamon Nolan leads the team out of New York and is noted for his ‘strong experience in debt financings of renewables transactions’. Michael Joyce co-leads the group out of Los Angeles and has a similarly renewables-focused practice, and has been the chief figure on some of the largest solar portfolio financings in the firm’s book of work. Asset finance specialists Sean Moran and Aaron Prince are key team members based in Austin and New York respectively and are frequently called upon by a host of investors and sponsors. Lauren Collins continues to establish her reputation in the market for advising on tax-related project finance matters, often acting on cutting-edge, first-of-its-kind deals, and sits in the Los Angeles office alongside fellow tax equity financing professional Josh Heideman.

Practice head(s):

Eamon Nolan; Michael Joyce

Testimonials

‘The global presence of the firm is a plus, allowing the firm to draw on diverse resources across the value chain. In my dealings, the firm demonstrated connectivity across offices and allocated appropriate resources regardless of base locations. Highly recommend. The staff provides counsel, guidance and serves as a peer in various topics/segments. Excellent.’

‘Knowledgeable and well connected to industry. Excellent source of information and intelligence. Extremely helpful in scenario exercises and commercial negotiations.. ’

‘Chris Terhune is very attentive to topics of significance, providing practical remedies and drafting while avoiding the common traps of academic rigor or taste and preferences that delay closing deals. ’

‘This team has a lot of experience in renewables transactions and takes a commercial approach to get clients great results in an efficient manner.’

‘Michael Joyce has tons of experience in tax equity financings and pairs that with a commercial approach that helps get things done efficiently.

‘Eamon Nolan is professional and commercial, with strong experience in debt financings of renewables transactions.’

‘Vinson & Elkins’s industry knowledge is second to none. Expertise in energy, especially in regulatory, commercial, and finance, is exceptional and should be everyone in the oil and gas exploration and production industry first and only source for legal service.’

Key clients

Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc.

IFM Investors Pty Ltd. / Swift Current Energy

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

Monolith Materials, Inc.

Tortuga Fuels and Bunkering, LLC

ioneer Ltd

Acadia Renewable Energy LLC

Aligned Data Centers

Wells Fargo Central Pacific Holdings, Inc.

Vitol Inc.

Work highlights

  • Advised Swift Current Energy in the $779 million project financing for its 800 MWdc Double Black Diamond Solar project.
  • Advised ioneer Ltd. in the formation of a 50/50 joint venture with Sibanye Stillwater to develop the flagship Rhyolite Ridge Lithium-Boron Project located in Nevada and related development and financing matters, including the negotiation and finalization with DOE of a $700 million conditional commitment for the project financing of the processing facilities.
  • Advised Goldman Sachs, as financial sponsor, in the acquisition, construction and term financing of a 60MW stand-alone storage asset in Goleta, California.

Antitrust > Cartel Tier 3

With considerable growth in recent years, Vinson & Elkins LLP is highlighted by clients for offering ‘years of experience and great teamwork’, and is well placed to handle a varied caseload for clients from industries such as technology, automotive, airline, financial services and transportation. Hill Wellford and Houston-based Jason Powers jointly head the group, with Wellford acting in many of the firm’s international mandates, and Powers offering a specialism in energy-related matters. Craig Seebald co-leads the firm’s litigation and regulatory practice, with his capabilities encompassing multijurisdictional cartel investigations and follow-on litigation. Darren Tucker specializes in investigations in the technology, energy and pharmaceutical sectors. In San Francisco, Michael Scarborough and Dylan Ballard are experienced trial lawyers, who frequently represent domestic and international clients in proceedings involving federal and state enforcement agencies. Unless stated otherwise, mentioned lawyers are based in Washington DC.

Practice head(s):

Hill Wellford; Jason Powers

Testimonials

‘Years of experience and great teamwork with speed.’

‘Plainly put, regulatory proceedings are scary, even if not a target. The team’s strength lies in their ability to place the matter in perspective and provide the client an organized and systematic approach, all grounded in their extensive knowledge of the subject and the trajectory of these proceedings.

‘They’re a personable team from different backgrounds, so they provide plenty of varied and essential insight. Each one is very professional, thorough and responsive, and provides excellent deliverables.’

‘We are engaged in potentially company-altering litigation and the team provides great expertise, efficient updates, a desire to learn the industry in general and our company practices specifically and is open to feedback. Put another way, they balance their specific legal expertise with a humbleness of approach that permits them to care and learn about the specific business points which is crucial for application of their expertise.’

‘Craig Seebald is excellent at placing the case in the context of prior history. He is very accessible and responsive, and I really enjoy working with him.’

Key clients

Google LLC

Wanhua Chemical (America) Co., Ltd

Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc.

H-E-B, LP

AirTran Airways

Southwest Airlines

Mastercard International

Samsung Electronics

Repsol Trading USA

Tug Hill, Inc.

AK Steel Corporation

Global Partners LP

Maxell Corporation of America

Lukoil Pan Americas LLC

United States Steel Corporation

Huntsman International

Magellan Crude Oil Pipeline Company, LP

Lantower Luxury Living

Oregon Dental Service

GID Investment Advisers, LLC/Windsor Property Management Company

Weichert, Realtors

Adventist Health System Sunbelt Healthcare Corporation

Bridge Property Management, L.C.

Delta Dental of Missouri

Oregon Dental Service

Antitrust > Merger control Tier 3

Fielding a strong team, praised for its ‘great expertise’, Vinson & Elkins LLP is routinely involved in complex and high-profile clearances across highly scrutinized sectors such as energy, tech, chemicals, and pharma. The team was strengthened by the arrival of Michael Scarborough and Dylan Ballard who have expanded the firm’s merger-related investigations and litigation work in San Francisco, while Kara Kuritz reinforces the firm’s DOJ and FTC expertise. As well as handling major US clearances, related investigations, and litigation, the firm is also adept at handling cross-border mandates. Co-head Hill Wellford handles HSR filings, government investigations, and litigation for clients in a range of industries, while fellow co-head Jason Powers specializes in energy related litigation. Darren Tucker regularly handles transactions in the tech, energy, and pharma sectors, and counsel Evan Miller is noted for his expertise in government investigations, HSR filings, and civil litigation.

Practice head(s):

Hill Wellford; Jason Powers

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Years of experience and great teamwork with speed.’

We use a lot of different law firms, from some of the biggest and most expensive in the country to solo practitioners and I am more consistently pleased with V&E practice than any other law firm I use. We are engaged in potentially company-altering litigation and the V&E team provides great expertise, efficient updates, a desire to learn the industry in general and our company practices specifically and is open to feedback.’

‘They balance their specific legal expertise with a humbleness of approach that permits them to care and learn about the specific business points which is crucial for application of their expertise.’

‘The two primary partners we have on the case are Steve Medlock and Craig Seebald. We really like working with both of them and they seem to have very complimentary skills. Steve seems to have a total mastery of the details, whereas Craig is a bit higher level but is excellent at placing the case in the context of prior history. They are both very accessible and responsive. I really enjoy working with both, professionally and personally.’

Key clients

Google LLC

Wanhua Chemical (America) Co., Ltd

Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc.

H-E-B, LP

AirTran Airways

Southwest Airlines

Mastercard International

Samsung Electronics

Repsol Trading USA

Tug Hill, Inc.

AK Steel Corporation

Global Partners LP

Maxell Corporation of America

Lukoil Pan Americas LLC

United States Steel Corporation

Huntsman International

Magellan Crude Oil Pipeline Company, LP

Lantower Luxury Living

Oregon Dental Service

GID Investment Advisers, LLC/Windsor Property Management Company

Weichert, Realtors

Adventist Health System Sunbelt Healthcare Corporation

Bridge Property Management, L.C.

Delta Dental of Missouri

Oregon Dental Service

Dispute resolution > Securities litigation: defense Tier 3

Vinson & Elkins LLP has ‘deep industry knowledge‘ in its complex commercial litigation practice, many of whom handle high-stakes securities cases. Chris Popov in Houston leads that practice, with Dallas-based Craig Zieminski and Michael Charlson in San Francisco taking the reins of the shareholder litigation and enforcement group. The firm is particularly well known for its work for clients in the energy sector, though it is increasingly involved in a broader spectrum of securities matters. Charlson is currently acting for Genius Brands International, which distributes and licenses children’s cartoon entertainment and related consumer products, in a notable securities class action. Michael Holmes in Dallas is a key figure in the group, and his recent work for EnCap Investments L.P.  in derivative claims. in New York, Lawrence Elbaum in New York also plays a key role in the practice.

Practice head(s):

Michael Charlson; Craig Zieminski; Chris Popov

Other key lawyers:

Michael Holmes; Jeff Crough; Robert Ritchie; Andrew Jackson; Lawrence Elbaum

Testimonials

‘Extremely smart and hardworking attorneys, each possessing exceptional judgment and attention to detail. Deep industry knowledge and experience with cutting edge legal matters.’

‘Michael Holmes, Craig Zieminski, Jeff Crough, Robert Ritchie, Andrew Jackson. Uniformly smart, hardworking attorneys, each fully capable of handling the most complicated of matters. I would trust them with any assignment.’

Key clients

Energy Transfer, LP

Riverstone Investment Group, LLC

Plains All American Pipeline, L.P.

NGP Energy Capital

Enbridge, Inc.

Apollo Global Management, Inc.

Jagged Peak Energy, LLC

Horizon Kinetics LLC

Continental Resources, Inc.

REM OA Holdings, LLC

Work highlights

Energy > Energy regulation: electric power Tier 3

Vinson & Elkins LLP‘s energy regulatory practice handles transactions and enforcement proceedings alongside transmission projects and rate cases for a variety of clients, often appearing before the DOE, FERC, as well as the PUCT. Houston-based James Seegers and Suzanne Clevenger act as co-heads of the team and have extensive experience advising clients in the energy space. The practice expanded notably at the beginning of 2023 with the addition of a team from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP to the DC office, including FERC experts Jeffrey Jakubiak and William Sherman, with the latter completing the group’s trio of practice heads. John Decker is noted for his expertise in regulatory matters concerning both the electric power and natural gas sectors.

Practice head(s):

James Seegers; William Scherman; Suzanne Clevenger

Other key lawyers:

John Decker; Michael Tomsu; Jo Ann Biggs; Jaren Taylor; Damien Lyster; Jeffrey Jakubiak

Key clients

Versant Power

Dynasty Power Inc.

Archaea Energy, Inc.

Edison Electric Institute

Wells Fargo Central Pacific Holdings, Inc.

JPMorgan Capital Corporation

Vitol

Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC

SoftBank

SB Energy

NorthWestern Corporation

Environment > Environment: litigation Tier 3

Manufacturing, oil and gas, mining companies turn to the environmental & natural resources team at Vinson & Elkins LLP for its ability to handle high-stakes contamination cases. Ronald Tenpas leads the group from Washington DC, representing clients in criminal investigations related to environmental violations. The deep bench fields Matthew Dobbins , of the Houston office, whose handles indemnification claims and industrial incidents, Washington DC’s Corinne Snow, who is sought after for her experience challenging as well as defending federal regulations and the Houston-based Brandon Tuck, whose background in environmental and natural resources law, equips him to handle a spread of environmental issues surrounding project development and enforcement defense mandates.

Practice head(s):

Ronald Tenpas

Other key lawyers:

Matthew Dobbins; Corinne Snow; Brandon Tuck

Key clients

American Water Works Association

National Rural Water Association

Ocean Point Terminals Aerospace Industries Association

IAV GmbH

Enbridge Inc.

Freeport-McMoRan Inc.

New Fortress Energy LLC

Perpetua Resources Corp.

ALTIVIA Management Inc.

Tadano Ltd.

Denbury Inc.

NextEra Energy, Inc.

Texas Eastern Transmission, LP

Mewbourne Oil Company

M6 Midstream

Elevation Midstream

Capture

Point Solutions

Validus Energy

Cheniere Energy

JL Proler & Iron and Steel Co.

Enbridge (and affiliates, including Rio Bravo Pipeline Company, LLC, Enbridge Ingleside Oil Terminal, LLC, and Texas Eastern Transmission LP)

Spire Storage West LLC

Gulf Coast Ammonia

Rio Bravo Pipeline

Enbridge Ingleside Oil Terminal, LLC

Greer Capital Corporation

Magellan Terminals Holdings, L.P.

Work highlights

Environment > Environment: regulatory Tier 3

The environment and natural resources department at Vinson & Elkins LLP is a key point of contact for clients seeking assistance with investigations, permitting, incident response, as well as litigation. Practice head Ronald Tenpas leads from Washington DC, working with energy, oil and gas, manufacturing and chemicals companies on enforcement, prosecutions and investigations and violations of the CAA. In the Houston office, Brandon Tuck deals with natural resources law, handling a spread of project development and permitting matters for clients within the infrastructure, energy and maritime sectors, alongside Matthew Dobbins, whose focus lies within regulatory counselling and transactional matters, particularly relating to energy transition.

Practice head(s):

Ronald Tenpas

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

American Water Works Association

National Rural Water Association

Ocean Point Terminals

Aerospace Industries Association

IAV GmbH

Enbridge Inc.

Freeport-McMoRan Inc.

New Fortress Energy LLC

Perpetua Resources Corp.

ALTIVIA Management Inc.

Tadano Ltd.

Denbury Inc.

NextEra Energy, Inc.

Texas Eastern Transmission, LP

Mewbourne Oil Company

M6 Midstream Elevation

Midstream CapturePoint Solutions

Validus Energy

Cheniere Energy

JL Proler & Iron and Steel Co. Enbridge (and affiliates, including Rio Bravo Pipeline Company, LLC, Enbridge Ingleside Oil Terminal, LLC, and Texas Eastern Transmission LP)

Spire Storage West LLC

Gulf Coast Ammonia

Rio Bravo

Pipeline Enbridge

Ingleside Oil Terminal, LLC

Greer Capital Corporation

Magellan Terminals Holdings, L.P.

Environment > Environment: transactional Tier 3

Vinson & Elkins LLP’s environment and natural resources group is led by Washington DC-based Ron Tenpas and advises on a diverse array of regulatory and transactional matters in the environmental domain, spanning from asset acquisitions and sales to project development, financing, and mergers and acquisitions. Additionally, the team regularly manages crucial permits for development projects, addressing contested air, water, and wetlands permits for power plants, alongside overseeing water supply and wastewater discharge permits. Houston’s Matthew Dobbins is a key contact for permitting issues related to carbon capture and sequestration projects, negative emissions projects, and renewable fuels and credits, while, from the New York office, Corinne Snow assists in drafting and negotiating environmental terms in purchase and sales contracts.

Practice head(s):

Ronald Tenpas

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

New Fortress Energy

Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P.

Genera PR LLC

NFEnergia, LLC

NFE Power PR LLC

Tortoise Capital Partners

Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corporation II

Elliot Management Corp.

Wells Fargo

LS Power Equity Advisors, LLC

Apollo Global Management, Inc.

World Energy Holdings

Southwest Airlines

Global Infrastructure Partners

Denbury Inc.

Goldman Sachs

Finance > Capital markets: debt offerings

Vinson & Elkins LLP continues to be a leader in energy, particularly upstream and midstream oil and gas, and infrastructure offerings, while remaining prominent in real estate and REITs, transportation and technology. The capital markets team is making a further impression in green bonds and sustainability-linked debt offerings. Given its strength in oil and gas, much of the firm’s capital markets team sits in Houston, with David Stone , David Oelman and Douglas McWilliams  standing out, along with Sarah Morgan and Michael Telle .

Practice head(s):

Douglas McWilliams; Sarah Morgan

Other key lawyers:

David Stone; David Oelman; Michael Telle

Testimonials

‘V&E provides high-quality, practical advice – they don’t write memos and do unnecessary research. They just answer the question in a business-focused way that gets us where we need to go.’

‘Whilst most law firms at this level are professional, V&E is very practical and business focused which means they score well on the commercial side. In our deal, and obstacles encountered, they actively participated in finding solutions.’

‘Highly responsive and personable. Technical knowledge was also strong.’

 

Work highlights

Finance > Capital markets: equity offerings

Vinson & Elkins LLP is a leader in oil and gas equity offerings, along with issuances stemming from the broader energy sector, including energy transition. It has further expertise in financial services, manufacturing, real estate and REITS, telecoms, transport and technology, among other sectors. Along with a large portfolio of issuer clients, it frequently advises major investment banks as underwriters. It is also noted for representing private equity clients and their portfolio companies. It continues to see further growth in energy transition and renewables sector offerings. Douglas McWilliams and Sarah Morgan lead the capital markets team, which includes Ramey Layne David Oelman and Mark Kelly. All named individuals are based in Houston.

Practice head(s):

Sarah Morgan; Douglas McWilliams

Other key lawyers:

Mark Kelly; David Oelman; Ramey Layne; David Stone; Jackson O’Maley; Scott Rubinsky; Stancell Haigwood

Testimonials

‘Scott Rubinsky and Stancell Haigwood are a great tag-team. I can always count on them to get back to me quickly with solid, practical advice.’

‘Practical, knowledgeable and approachable. ’

‘Quick to respond, and very solution focused.’

 

Finance > Commercial lending

Under the leadership of Dallas-based Erec Winandy and Houston’s Brian Moss, Vinson & Elkins LLP‘s ‘top notch legal talent’ focuses heavily on financing transactions in the energy sector, advising, individual and syndicates of banks as lenders and energy companies as borrowers on the structuring of secured loans or revolving credit facilities. The practice also advises energy sector clients on a range of acquisition finance structures, including leveraged buyout and mezzanine financing deals. Also in Houston, James Longhofer is sought after by predominantly energy industry clients seeking assistance with obtaining mezzanine financing and syndicated credit structures. In New York, Brett Santoli and Tzvi Werzberger advise a range of sectors, including energy, mining and transport clients on project finance loans and asset-based credit structures. Dallas’ Christopher Dewar is another name to note for reserve and asset-based lending.

Practice head(s):

Brian Moss; Erec Winandy

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team has a very strong debt finance practice. The team is very knowledgeable in energy transactions and is also very skilled in general financing.’

‘The individuals do a great job, taking the time to think through issues in the transaction and come up with innovative solutions.’

‘Top notch legal talent. We use them generally on larger, syndicated transactions and also some midsize.’

Key clients

Devon Energy Corporation

Continental Resources, Inc.

Sentinel Peak Resources California LLC

California Resources Corporation

Aligned Energy Holdings, LP

HighPeak Energy, Inc.

Blackstone Inc.

CrownRock L.P.

Brazos Midstream Holdings II, LLC

M6 Midstream LLC

Sabinal Energy Operating, LLC

Jonah Energy Parent LLC

CLEAResult Consulting, Inc.

TOPS Holdings, LLC

Meritage Midstream Services II, LLC

Tidewater Inc.

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC

TWE Holdings, LLC

NRP (Operating) LLC

Wells Fargo Bank, NA

JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA

Texas Capital Bank

Wells Fargo Bank, NA

MUFG Bank, Ltd.

Bank of America, NA

Sixth Street Partners

Citibank, NA

Royal Bank of Canada

HPS Investment Partners, LLC

Voya Retirement Insurance and Annuity Co

Work highlights

  • Advised Wells Fargo Bank on a $1.5bn syndicated, senior secured, reserve-based revolving credit facility to Comstock Resources, Inc.
  • Advised JPMorgan Chase Bank in a $1.5bn syndicated reserve-based, senior secured revolving credit facility to an upstream E&P portfolio company.
  • Advised Texas Capital Bank on a $1bn syndicated, senior secured, reserve-based revolving loan to Granite Ridge Resources to partially fund its acquisition of oil and gas assets via a de-SPAC transaction.

Government > Government contracts Tier 3

High-stakes bid protests and claims are the cornerstone of Vinson & Elkins LLP’s practice, also assisting major players in the aerospace and defense, healthcare, construction, and IT industries with prime/sub disputes, suspension and debarment proceedings, and government and internal investigations. David Johnson leads the Washington DC-based team, and has a wealth of experience in export controls, economic sanctions, and national security matters, as well as licensing, internal investigations, and voluntary disclosures. Jamie Tabb focuses on federal contracts, primarily bid protests, disputes, and litigation. At the counsel level, Tyler Robinson supports across the range of procurement and performance, and Elizabeth McIntyre excels in export controls, compliance counseling, and internal investigations.

Practice head(s):

David Johnson

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The V&E team partners with us on seeking solutions for our issues.’

‘Jamie Tabb is an outstanding government contracts practitioner, as well as a great guy.’

‘The V&E govcon team is highly responsive, knowledgeable, and efficient in handling complex legal matters. I find that the team is cost conscious and able to manage matters to budget by presenting me options to control costs.’

‘Jamie Tabb is my primary point of contact and my go-to for complex legal matters. He is able to absorb large amounts of information and quickly comprehend complex topics and environments.’

‘Tyler Robinson has an eye for detail and deep knowledge of GAO case law, which enables him to raise clever and compelling arguments.’

Key clients

Maxar Technologies Ltd.

BAE Systems Inc.

Privatized Military Housing Companies

Hunt Companies Inc.

Liberty Military Housing

Patrician Management LLC

Johnson Controls Inc.

CACI Inc. – Federal

Four Mountain Mine Remediation

Software AG

Martek Global

New Fortress Energy LLC

Virgin Orbit National Systems LLC

HHI Services Inc.

Access Bio Inc.

TIC Security LLC

Labor and employment > Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional Tier 3

Vinson & Elkins LLP stands out for its expertise in the oil, gas, and energy sectors, with notable clients like Harold Hamm Family LLC, Earthstone Energy Inc, and Baytex Energy Corp. The firm addresses a wide range of executive compensation and employee benefits matters, such as issues relating to tax, ERISA, securities law compliance, and corporate governance. The team is additionally skilled in representing clients before regulatory bodies such as the IRS, SEC, Department of Labor, and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. The practice is spearheaded by David D’Alessandro from Houston, who focuses on the tax and securities issues arising from executive compensation arrangements, and David Peck, based in Dallas. Also in Dallas, Shane Tucker advises on compensatory and benefits packages in M&A, IPOs, and de-SPAC transactions, while Dario Mendoza caters to a diverse clientele, including REITs, private equity firms, and executives. In New York, Patricia Adams and Joo Hyun Lee assist clients with various compensation and benefits arrangements related to corporate transactions.

Practice head(s):

David D’Alessandro; David Peck

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Focus Financial Partners, LLC

Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Denbury Inc.

Harold Hamm Family LLC

Earthstone Energy, Inc.

Brigham Minerals, Inc.

MoneyGram International, Inc.

Baytex Energy Corp.

Tap Rock Operating, LLC

PureWest Energy, LLC

Enbridge (U.S.) Inc.

Talos Energy LLC

Crowley Maritime Corporation

Vitesse Energy, LLC

Atlas Sand Company, LLC dba Atlas Energy

Ellington Financial Inc.

Prairie Operating Co.

Work highlights

  • Advised Focus Financial Partners Inc. on its definitive agreement for Clayton, Dubilier & Rice to acquire all outstanding shares at $53 per share in an all-cash transaction.
  • Advised Reata Pharmaceuticals Inc. on its definitive agreement under which Biogen Inc. has agreed to acquire Reata for $172.50 per share in cash.
  • Advised Denbury Inc. on its definitive agreement to be acquired by Exxon Mobil Corporation.

Real estate > Construction (including construction litigation) Tier 3

Based in Houston, Vinson & Elkins LLP’s construction practice acts for chemical and energy companies in various joint ventures, in addition to advising on all aspects of project financing. Kaam Sahely leads the team and acts for investors, developers and other participants in high-profile infrastructure and energy investments and projects. With expertise in project developments in Latin America, Alan Alexander is handling a series of arbitrations for the Panama Canal Authority following significant technical construction disputes, while Stephanie Coco’s assists a renewable energy gas producer in a joint venture, developing 39 landfill gas to RNG projects. Vestita Kuntz is another key contact in the group.

Practice head(s):

Kaam Sahely

Testimonials

‘The practice group has significant depth and experience in the construction industry.’

Key clients

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC

Archaea Energy Inc.

Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc.

ioneer Ltd.

Monolith Materials, Inc.

Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP

OCI Clean Ammonia LLC

Long Ridge Terminal LLC

Buckeye Partners, L.P.

Basrah Oil Company

Gulf Coast Ammonia LLC

Freepoint Commodities LLC

New Fortress Energy

8 Rivers Capital, LLC

Panama Canal Authority (ACP)

KBR, Inc.

Woodside Energy Group Ltd.

Goldman Sachs

Blackstone Credit

Fortress Investment Group

Real estate > Real estate investment trusts (REITs) Tier 3

Vinson & Elkins LLP‘s REIT practice is led out of Richmond by Daniel LeBey who specializes in REIT securities offerings, while the REIT tax team is led by Chris Mangin in Washington DC. The firm handles a number of REIT transactions including capital market transactions such as equity and debt securities, as well as REIT formation transactions. The team has also been active in mergers between publicly owned REITs, between REITs and C-corporations as well as acquisitions of public and private REITs over the last year. Greg Cope advises REITs on a full spectrum of issues from initial formation to corporate governance and joint ventures, and corporate finance specialist Chris Green is also noted. Both the aforementioned lawyers are based in Washington DC. Paige Anderson is key to the Richmond practice with her expertise in federal income tax and tax-related public and private REIT issues, as well as tax planning for equity and mortgage REITs.

Practice head(s):

Daniel LeBey; Chris Mangin

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Very smart, hard working business lawyers. Very practical and solution oriented. Their depth of knowledge allows them to be very efficient.’

‘Daniel LeBey is simply the best lawyer I have worked with in my 40+ year career in the securities and hospitality industries.’

Key clients

Alpine Income Property Trust, Inc.

Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc.

BofA Securities, Inc.

Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC

CTO Realty Growth, Inc.

Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc.

Ellington Financial Inc. & Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT

IFM Investors Pty Ltd.

Flagship Healthcare Properties, LLC/Flagship Healthcare Trust, Inc.

Global Medical REIT Inc.

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC

Mercury Trust, Inc.

New York Mortgage Trust, Inc.

Orchid Island Capital, Inc.

Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc.

Sandpiper, LLC/Sandpiper Lodging Trust

Swiss Life Asset Management

Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated

TPG Re Finance Trust, Inc.

Wells Fargo Securities, LLC

Work highlights

  • Advised Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. on its $5.8 billion acquisition by Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust, Inc.
  • Advised Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc. on its $3.6 billion acquisition by affiliates of Blackstone Real Estate (as special tax counsel).
  • Advised Ellington Financial Inc. on its entry into a definitive agreement to acquire Arlington Asset Investment Corp.

Tax > International tax Tier 3

Vinson & Elkins LLP advises on the tax aspects of complex transactions for US and non-US businesses raising equity and debt capital, buying, selling, or reorganizing businesses, and entering into joint ventures. The firm has particular expertise in the areas of traditional and renewable energy, partnerships including MLPs, REITs, SPACs, and Up-C structures. The team is co-headed by Dallas-based David Peck and Houston-based Ryan Carney who both advise on the full spectrum of transactions including M&A, fund formations, and investments. In Washington DC, Gary Huffman advises major multinational corporations, including large banks and oil and gas exploration and production companies, on inbound and outbound cross-border transactions. In Dallas, Natan Leyva has significant experience handling the cross-border transaction and has extensive expertise on tax legislative developments. In Houston, Jason McIntosh and John Lynch   advise clients across industry sectors, including investment funds, public and private companies, governmental entities, and high-net-worth individuals whilst George Gerachis represents clients before the courts concerning IRS audit and appeals. In New York, Ron Nardini concentrates his practice on the formation, operation, and investments of private equity, venture capital, and hedge funds, with a particular focus on credit, health care, entertainment and cross-border investments. Allyson Seger, who sits in the Austin office, focuses her practice on the US federal income tax aspects of complex cross-border and domestic transactions.

Practice head(s):

David Peck; Ryan Carney

Other key lawyers:

Gary Huffman; Natan Leyva; Jason McIntosh; John Lynch; George Gerachis; Ron Nardini; Allyson Seger

Key clients

Baytex Energy Corp.

Riverstone Holdings L.L.C.

Global Infrastructure Management, LLC

Core Laboratories LP

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC

FloWorks International LLC

Sumitomo Forestry America, Inc.

Ojo Labs, Inc.

Aviat Networks, Inc.

Swiss Life GIO III Holding S.à r.l.

Aligned Energy Holdings, LP

Work highlights

  • Advised Baytex Energy Corp., a Canadian company, in entering into a Merger Agreement to acquire U.S.-based Ranger Oil Corporation, a pure play Eagle Ford company for $2.5 billion.
  • Advised Aligned Data Centers and its sponsor Macquarie Asset Management in the execution of a definitive agreement to acquire ODATA, a data center service provider offering scalable, reliable, and flexible IT infrastructure in Latin America, from Patria Investments and other selling stakeholders.
  • Advised Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) in the execution of a definitive agreement with Canadian-based TC Energy to acquire a 40% interest in its Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC (Columbia Gas) and Columbia Gulf Transmission, LLC (Columbia Gulf) systems, in a new joint venture, with total proceeds expected to be US $3.9 billion in cash.

Tax > US taxes: contentious Tier 3

Vinson & Elkins LLP fields a ‘very experienced’ team with broad sector expertise and a strong record in an array of contentious tax matters, including issues relating to partnership rules. Highly experienced litigator George Gerachis, who works from Houston, co-leads the team alongside the New York-based Kathleen Pakenham, whose practice covers partnership tax and transfer pricing. Pakenham joined the team in January 2023 from Cooley LLP alongside Adriana Wirtz, also of New York, who is experienced in a range of audits and litigation and is well-versed in matters relating to tax insurance. Gary Huffman, in Washington DC, acts in both contentious and non-contentious tax matters for clients active in the energy and industrial sectors.

Practice head(s):

George Gerachis; Kathleen Pakenham

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Huge firm with every kind of expertise; very experienced at large corporate representation in tax controversies.’

‘George Gerachis is a masterful handler of difficult IRS examination, appeals, and litigation matters.’

Key clients

Oriole Management, LLC

S. Crow Collateral Corp.

Work highlights

  • Represented Otay Project, L.P., a California-based real estate developer, in Tax Court litigation involving novel issues of partnership taxation.
  • Represented S Crow Collateral Corp. in monetized installment sale transactions in connection with litigation against the United States, seeking punitive damages in connection with the unauthorized disclosure of confidential tax information.

Tax > US taxes: non-contentious Tier 3

Vinson & Elkins LLP’s transactional tax practice is particularly strong in the traditional energy sector, regularly advising up-, mid- and downstream companies, as well as drillers, service companies and energy-focused private equity funds. The team is also well known for handling MLP tax matters, REITS, and de-SPAC merger transactions. Texas-based Ryan Carney, regularly advising partnerships, MLPs, and corporations in relation to M&A, joint ventures, divestitures, and public offerings, leads the practice alongside David Peck in Dallas, who is well known for representing private equity clients. Ron Nardini in New York is active in the investment funds space. Lauren Collins in Los Angeles specializes in project finance-related tax matters, especially those concerning renewable energy and infrastructure assets. Washington DC’s Gary Huffman has extensive experience advising multinational corporations, including major oil and gas exploration and production companies. John Lynch in Houston focuses on federal income tax issues in the energy and infrastructure spaces, while Christopher Mangin in Richmond offers real estate expertise.

Practice head(s):

David Peck; Ryan Carney

Testimonials

‘The tax team is knowledgeable in our industry (Oil and Gas) and on cross-border tax issues, had excellent collaboration with their firm’s securities lawyers and had pre-existing relationships with our Canadian tax lawyers, U.S. accounting firm and counsel for the other side. Those relationships enhanced deal collaboration and reduced inefficiencies.’

‘The staff complimented each other well in our case. Jason McIntosh (Partner) provided leadership in risk identification and strategy, while Allyson Seger (Sr. Associate) designed the implementation of those ideas and specialists were brought in as needed. The team at V&E also cared about me personally, checking in to see how I was doing emotionally and psychologically – deals can be intense and they acted as friends when I needed them to.’

‘V&E’s tax team brings a proactive, problem-solving approach that is tailored to the individual client/ structure. They offer thoughtful and creative tax ideas/ solutions are up-to-date in structuring techniques with strong knowledge of current investment products and trading schemes across asset classes in public market and private transactions, e.g. aviation and maritime multi-jurisdictional knowledge which adds a broad based solution for long term successful implementation.’

‘Ron Nardini is accessible, available, and responsive. He is an effective communicator (i.e. brings tax explanation to C suite effectively), an effective negotiator, and strong advocate when needed. He is respected by peers for being tax savvy etc.’

‘Ron Nardini is an excellent tax resource – very knowledgeable and offers efficient, practical solutions to issues. He understands business needs.’

‘A solution-oriented, highly responsive and collaborative team, willing to work directly with portfolio companies on our behalf to resolve tax issues / questions, and make introductions to other specialists when necessary. The team always gets us an answer and goes beyond to explain how they have gotten there.’

Key clients

Baytex Energy Corp.

Crestwood Partners LLC

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC

Enbridge (U.S.) Inc.

Vitesse Energy, LLC

Ellington Financial Inc.

Atlas Sand Company, LLC dba Atlas Energy

Global Infrastructure Management, LLC

Vitol Inc.

Aligned Energy Holdings, LP

Lotus Midstream, LLC

Moda Midstream, LLC

Harold Hamm Family LLC

Apollo Global Management, Inc.

Monolith Materials, Inc.

Tug Hill, Inc.

IFM Investors Pty Ltd.

Swiss Life GIO III Holding S.à r.l.

Work highlights

  • Advised Baytex Energy Corp. in relation to its acquisition of Ranger Oil Corporation, a pure play Eagle Ford company for $2.5 billion.
  • Advised Crestwood Equity Partners LP in relation to its entry into a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which Energy Transfer LP will acquire Crestwood in an all-equity transaction valued at approximately $7.1 billion, including the assumption of $3.3 billion of debt, based on the closing price on August 15, 2023.
  • Represented Enbridge (US) Inc. in a $1.2 billion transaction with Morrow Renewables for the purchase of seven operating U.S. landfill gas-to- renewable natural gas (RNG) facilities.

Transport > Aviation and air travel: finance Tier 3

With ‘an unmatched client focus’, Vinson & Elkins LLP‘s ‘supportive’ team acts for both sponsors, such as airlines and aircraft leasing companies, and capital providers, including major banks and private equity funds. The practice was recently particularly active in relation to Russia/Ukraine-related deprivations of stranded aircraft, where the group assisted investors with the acquisition of rights in insurance claims from aircraft owners. Co-heading the New York-based department are ‘consummate legal professional’ and aviation leasing and financing specialist David Berkery, who is a member of the Aviation Working Group’s Global Aircraft Trading System legal advisory panel, and Niels Jensen, who focuses on a range of aviation transactions, including corporate, asset-backed and structured financings in the loan and capital markets, along with restructurings and joint ventures. The next line of key advisers features Demi Hueth, who regularly advises on aviation-related financings.

Practice head(s):

David Berkery; Niels Jensen

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

Irish, English and New York-qualified lawyers, so full coverage on deals that have elements of each. That is very valuable and saves clients time and energy having to explain concepts particular to each jurisdiction.

The team is very connected and clients are really impressed with how they work together seamlessly.

V&E delivers on what clients ask and does so with minimal fuss.

Responsive, collaborative and supportive. The entire team has an unmatched client focus.

David Berkery steps in where needed to solve complex points.

David Berkery gets to know how his clients think and what they do (and don’t) care about, and delivers on that.

David Berkery is the consummate legal professional, with expert industry insights and knowledge. Highly responsive, intuitively collaborative, and consistently supportive. David surrounds himself with an excellent team too, ensuring continuous and exceptional client support.

Niels Jensen has a lot of experience. He is easy to work with and open to new ideas.

Key clients

Citibank, N.A.

Castlelake Aviation Limited

Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.

AerCap Holdings N.V

Deutsche Bank Luxembourg S.A.

China Development Bank

Banc of America Leasing Ireland Co., Limited

MUFG Bank, Ltd.

Zephyrus Aviation Capital Limited

The Boeing Company

New Pacific Airlines

LCI Operations Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Citibank on a $400m syndicated, asset-based, senior secured revolving credit facility for Alaska Airlines.
  • Advised Castlelake Aviation Finance DAC (and its subsidiaries) on the $239.5m purchase of eight aircraft on lease to Avianca.
  • Advised Azorra Explorer Holdings Limited on the acquisition of an interest in complex, long-tail, insurance claims belonging to the estate of Voyager Aviation Holdings, LLC, and certain of its affiliates and subsidiaries, (in relation to two Boeing Model 747-8F aircrafts lost in Russia due to the Russian/Ukraine conflict).

Antitrust > Civil litigation/class actions: defense Tier 4

With a strong foothold in the chemicals, agriculture, and heavy industry sectors, Vinson & Elkins LLP’s antitrust practice stands out for its strong track record advising its clients in large multidistrict litigations and class actions. Key names in the team include practice co-head Craig Seebald, in Washington DC, who also co-heads the firm’s litigation and regulatory offering, and antitrust co-heads Hill Wellford, a former Antitrust Division trial lawyer, and Jason Powers, based in Washington DC and Houston, respectively. Seebald’s broad practice focuses on defending multinational corporations in cartel and price-fixing investigations and subsequent follow-on litigation, while Powers has particular expertise in the energy and oil and gas industries. Washington DC’s Stephen Medlock is a key contact for multidistrict class actions alleging monopolization and has notable experience acting on both the plaintiff’s and defendant’s sides. In San Francisco, Dylan Ballard and Mike Scarborough handle Sherman and Clayton Act cases and competitor-on-competitor litigation, respectively.

Practice head(s):

Craig Seebald; Hill Wellford; Jason Powers

Other key lawyers:

Stephen Medlock; Dylan Ballard; Michael Scarborough

Testimonials

‘Years of experience and great teamwork with speed.’

‘I recommend Craig Seebald.’

‘I am consistently pleased with Vinson and Elkins. The team provides great expertise, efficient updates, and a desire to learn our industry in general.’

‘The two primary partners we have on the case are Stephen Medlock and Craig Seebald. We really like working with both of them and they seem to have very complimentary skills. Steve seems to have a total mastery of the details, whereas Craig is excellent at placing the case in the context of prior history. They are both very accessible and responsive.’

Key clients

Google LLC

Wanhua Chemical (America) Co., Ltd

Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc.

H-E-B, LP

AirTran Airways

Southwest Airlines

Mastercard International

Samsung Electronics

Repsol Trading USA

Tug Hill, Inc.

AK Steel Corporation

Global Partners LP

Maxell Corporation of America

Lukoil Pan Americas LLC

United States Steel Corporation

Huntsman International

Magellan Crude Oil Pipeline Company, LP

Lantower Luxury Living

Oregon Dental Service

GID Investment Advisers, LLC/Windsor Property Management Company

Weichert, Realtors

Adventist Health System Sunbelt Healthcare Corporation

Bridge Property Management, L.C.

Delta Dental of Missouri

Oregon Dental Service

Dispute resolution > Appellate: courts of appeals / Appellate: supreme courts (states and federal) Tier 4

Standing as a popular choice to handle energy and infrastructure-related appeals, Vinson & Elkins LLP’s practice is further characterized by its robust skill sets in the IP, bankruptcy, tax, commercial and regulatory areas, among others. The national group benefits from significant platforms in Houston, Washington DC and Austin, while its geographical focus extends across the country, with notable recent activity before the Fifth and DC Circuits, as well as the Texas Supreme Court. From Houston, Marie Yeates fronts the appellate group and is recommended for her prominent record before the Texas Supreme Court. In Washington DC, deputy practice lead Jeremy Marwell is noted for his focus on constitutional and administrative law.

Practice head(s):

Marie Yeates; Jeremy Marwell

Other key lawyers:

Michael Heidler

Key clients

Forterra Pipe and Precast LLC

Panama Canal Authority

First Reserve XII Advisors LLC

Rio Bravo Pipeline Company LLC (subsidiary of Enbridge)

Kinder Morgan Co2 Company L.P.

TotalEnergies Gas & Power North America

Antero Resources Corporation

Texas Eastern Transmission LP

National Association of Manufacturers

U.S. Chamber Litigation Center

New Fortress Energy

Huntsman International LLC

Work highlights

  • Secured a denial of certiorari from the US Supreme Court, retaining a complete victory for US Pipe.
  • Achieved a complete victory for Panama Canal Authority in the Eleventh Circuit, when it upheld an earlier win ordering enforcement of an international arbitration award against Grupo Unidos por el Canal.
  • Successfully defended a Clean Water Act permit in the Fifth Circuit, which was issued for the Rio Grande and Rio Bravo projects.

Dispute resolution > Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Vinson & Elkins LLP houses a team with a broad range of expertise in white-collar matters; their combined experience spans false claims, public corruption, and FCPA violations, among other forms of misconduct. Further to this, the team is especially skilled at navigating cross-border asset forfeiture matters. Practicing in Washington DC, Michael Dry assists both domestic and international clients facing various allegations, including insider trading, bribery, and securities fraud. Standing out as ‘a first-rate advocate with outstanding judgment and capabilities’, Zachary Terwilliger is also located in Washington DC. Palmina Fava practices in New York; she routinely advises clients being investigated for money laundering, cybersecurity matters, and misappropriation of trade secrets. Ephraim Wernick is another notable member of the team who is located in Washington DC. Wernick has a wealth of experience representing clients before the DOJ, OFAC, and SEC, among other regulatory authorities.

Practice head(s):

Michael Dry; Palmina Fava

Other key lawyers:

Zach Terwilliger; Ephraim Wernick; Christopher James

Testimonials

‘Palmina Fava is very knowledgeable about compliance. She is practical and business oriented. She is easy to work with.’

‘The team has deep DOJ experience at senior levels and outstanding judgment.’

‘Zach Terwilliger and Ephraim Wernick are both outstanding advocates with deep DOJ experience. Ephraim is considered a leader in FCPA enforcement.’

‘Zach Terwilliger is a first-rate advocate with outstanding judgment and capabilities.’

 

Key clients

Oracle Corporation

MoneyGram International

The University of Texas System

Parler LLC

The University of Virginia

TradeZero America

Collins American Capital Corp.

International Investors, Inc.

Collins Family Foundation

Windsor Property Management Company

National Basketball Association

IAV GmbH Corporate

Tadano Ltd

Dispute resolution > International arbitration Tier 4

Vinson & Elkins LLP’s group is widely acknowledged for its ability to bring together ‘expertise in international arbitration and upstream oil and gas contracts’. Indeed, the team utilizes the wider firm’s dominant oil and gas practice to specialize in energy-related disputes, where it acts for both energy companies and sovereign states in commercial and investor-state cases. The group also garners a significant volume of construction and project-related work. From bases in Houston and Dubai, James Loftis steers the international dispute resolution department and focuses on energy, construction and infrastructure disputes. Key names in New York include Camilo Cardozo, who serves as head of international disputes for the Americas, and José Sanchez.

Practice head(s):

James Loftis; Camilo Cardozo

Other key lawyers:

José Sanchez; Peter Danysh

Testimonials

‘The team is well-organized, and always prepared and prompt in its submissions. Each of the team are experts, knowledgeable, resourceful and very forceful in both written and oral argument. In addition, they have shown admirable patience and perseverance during hearings.’

‘Each legal member is an expert by himself/herself, very courteous, very professional in their approach. Each one of the team speaks with command.’

‘Houston office combines the firm’s experience and expertise in international arbitration and upstream oil and gas contracts. V&E in London and Houston work seamlessly as one team without duplication of effort.’

‘James Loftis is a very capable litigator with a deep understand of the oil & gas industry. I have found the team’s judgment to be spot on. Our case is handled by a small and focused team that operates in an effective and cost-efficient manner – just the way we like it.’

‘The team is committed to providing steadfast client dedication, placing a paramount focus on meeting unique needs. We highly value effective communication, and the firm’s bilingual language proficiency in both English and Spanish provides a significant advantage.’

‘The team’s familiarity with both local and international arbitrators empowers us to select the most suitable arbitrators, ensuring a fair and favorable arbitration process.’

Key clients

Panama Canal Authority

Nam Tai Property

Upland Oil and Gas LLC, Sucursal del Peru and Upland Oil and Gas LLC

Ministry of Oil of the Republic of Iraq

University of Ghana

Khaitan Holdings (Mauritius)

Tampico Beverages

Basrah Oil Company

Offshore Exploration and Production LLC

Dispute resolution > M&A litigation: defense Tier 4

Vinson & Elkins LLP has ‘exceptional trial lawyers for complex corporate disputes‘, and with partners who have ‘a rare combination of savvy, skill, practical judgment and fierce work ethic‘. The key lawyers are co-heads of complex commercial litigation Chris Popov in Houston, as well as co-heads of shareholder litigation and enforcement Craig Zieminski in Dallas and Michael Charlson in San Francisco. The firm is best known for its work in the conventional and renewable energy sectors, in which is represents issuers, underwriters, accounting firms, financial institutions, and directors and officers in securities fraud class actions and merger-related litigation. Holmes and Zieminski recently saw the confirmation of its victory at trial in which they represented Energy Transfer Equity, LP in a case concerning the now-terminated $38bn merger between ETE and Williams. Christopher Duffy has left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Chris Popov; Craig Zieminski; Michael Charlson

Testimonials

‘Exceptional trial lawyers for complex corporate disputes. Rare combination of savvy, skill, practical judgment and fierce work ethic. Michael Holmes, Craig Zieminski, Jeff Crough are key partners.’

Work highlights

Finance > Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate Tier 4

Vinson & Elkins LLP represents a range of parties including companies and alternative lenders in all aspects of in-court and out-of-court restructurings. The firm has wide industry experience in areas including healthcare and shipping, with an even split of lawyers involved in debtor engagements and  company-side matters. Based in New York, David Meyer  head’s the practice and has been involved in matters representing equity holders, investors and creditors in Chapter 11 cases and special situation investments and acquisitions. Jessica Peet, also in New York, has represented a range of clients on both creditor and debtor sides, while Bradley Foxman in Dallas, is noted for his ‘communication skills and willingness to work through complicated situations with a commercial & constructive approach.’

Practice head(s):

David Meyer

Other key lawyers:

Bill Wallander; Jessica Peet; Bradley Foxman

Testimonials

‘Broad capabilities, user friendly explanations and guidance. High level of confidence in advice – Authoritative.’

‘Subject matter expertise and ability to communicate complicated concepts & subject matter to clients in a digestible message. Consistent and reliable availability, with a focus on strategizing with client and counterpart to induce the best outcome for the situation. In certain situations, Vinson & Elkins provided billing flexibility to accommodate the borrower’s difficult liquidity situation. Lawyers are very approachable individuals that are willing to take extra time to discuss, strategize, and educate clients.’

‘In particular, Bradley Foxman – a Partner in its Restructuring practice – stands out in particular. His communication skills and willingness to work through complicated situations with a commercial & constructive approach creates an environment for the best outcome. Additionally, his consistent and reliable availability allows for timely responsiveness in what is often rapidly changing situations.’

‘Firm has necessary experience to complete complex matters but is willing to work on smaller transactions by being flexible on staffing. I’ve never had any issues with partner or specialist availability. Specialists are also practical and drive to solutions.’

Key clients

Ares Management LLC

Barclays Bank PLC

Cap Hill Brands, Inc.

Cyprus Amax Minerals Company (CAMC)

HeartBrand Holdings, Inc., American Akaushi Association, Inc.

Kirdkraft Group Holdings, LLC

Ocean Point Terminals LLC

Official Committee of Equity Security Holders of Core Scientific Inc. and its affiliated debtors

Platinum Equity Advisors

Ratzon Realty Limited Partnership

Riverstone Holdings LLC

Strategic Materials, Inc.

Stronghold Digital Mining, Inc.

Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB

Work highlights

  • Represented Ares Management LLC in its capacity as a mezzanine lender in a comprehensive international restructuring of Mainstream Renewable Power’s Andes Portfolio.
  • Representing the Official Equity Committee of Core Scientific Inc., a Bitcoin mining company, in the chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings of Core and its affiliated debtors.
  • Advised Riverstone Holdings LLC and certain of its funds as equity owners of the Talen parent company, Talen Energy Corporation and the non-debtor TEC subsidiaries focused on ESG initiatives in the Chapter 11 cases of TEC’s wholly-owned subsidiary Talen Energy Supply, LLC and its subsidiaries.

Industry focus > Sport Tier 4

Leveraging its expertise in patent litigation, data privacy compliance, and commercial disputes, the Vinson & Elkins LLP practice regularly acts on behalf of major sports leagues, franchises, and media corporations. Operating out of Austin, Hilary Preston has in-depth experience in complex IP claims and is also capable of handling ecommerce matters, whilst Washington DC-based Zachary Terwilliger regularly represents clients in federal investigations and trials. In New York, Michael Kurzer specializes in technology-focused transactions and investments.

Practice head(s):

Hilary Preston

Other key lawyers:

Zach Terwilliger; Michael Kurzer

Key clients

Banner Seventeen, LLC

Brooklyn Events Center, LLC

Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment LLC

Cavaliers Operating Company, LLC

Chicago Professional Sports Corporation

Detroit Pistons Basketball Company

Hornets Basketball Holdings, LLC

Houston Astros, LLC

Memphis Basketball, LLC

Milwaukee Bucks, LLC

Minnesota Timberwolves Basketball Limited

National Basketball Association

National Football Association

New Orleans Pelicans NBA, LLC

NHL Enterprises, L.P.

Orlando Magic, Ltd.

Pacers Basketball, LLC

Rocket Ball, Ltd.

San Antonio Spurs, L.L.C.

The Los Angeles Lakers, Inc.

Washington Sports & Entertainment

World Champions Rodeo Alliance, LLC

M&A/corporate and commercial > Private equity buyouts: large deals ($500m+) Tier 4

A strong standing in the Texas market enables Vinson & Elkins LLP to regularly advise both private equity sponsors and target companies on high-value investments in the energy sector, including oil and gas-linked transactions as well as a growing volume of deals in the renewables space. The team also handles a diverse array of high-value matters in the tech, industrials, and financial services sectors, with New York lawyer Stancell Haigwood collaborating with Houston-based Steve Gill to advise Focus Financial Partners on its $7bn take-private acquisition by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and Stone Point. Gill co-leads the practice with securities expert Sarah Morgan, who also practices from Houston, and Dallas-based energy transactions expert John Grand. New York lawyer Jim Fox primarily advises on investments and portfolio company mergers in the energy and industrials sectors. Houston-based corporate expert Matthew Strock is also highly recommended. Gabriel Silva left the team in October 2023.

Practice head(s):

Stephen Gill; Sarah Morgan; John Grand

Other key lawyers:

Jim Fox; Keith Fullenweider; Matthew Strock; Doug McWilliams; Lande Spottswood; Dan Komarek; Robert Hughes; Stancell Haigwood; Peter Marshall

Testimonials

‘Everyone knows Vinson & Elkins are really good at energy deals, but they also do a great job with large and middle-market transactions in other industries. They do a great job of finding solutions.’

‘Peter Marshall is my go-to attorney and I’ve worked with him for many years. He knows the market well and is collaborative and problem solver. He is excellent at advocating for our needs and can drive a deal home. I look forward to working with him again on my next deal.’

‘So knowledgeable in the energy sector and overall corporate matters. An overall go-to firm. ’

‘Their attorneys are efficient and user friendly. Keith Fullenweider, Robert Hughes, and John Grand are all stand-out attorneys.’

Real estate Tier 4

With key offices in New York and Texas, Vinson & Elkins LLP is especially prominent for its transaction, leasing, and development work with mandates encompassing industrial properties and energy real estate in addition to office, hotel, retail and multifamily. The firm’s clients consist of a number of blue-chip clients that include large private equity real estate investors, funds, developers, and institutional investors. The firm also has experience in stadium projects, highlighted by their involvement in the $1.2bn development of a 25,000-seat soccer stadium and surrounding complex in Queens. New York-based co-head Wallace Schwartz is highly experienced across the transaction, joint venture, financing, workout, and restructuring spaces, drawing on around four decades of experience advising commercial real estate clients. Meanwhile, Paul Martin co-heads the team out of the firm’s Dallas office, bringing broad experience especially in the area of leasing, including built-to-suit leases and sale-leasebacks. He also has experience assisting institutional lenders and private equity funds on a range of acquisitions, dispositions, and financings. Also in Dallas is Russell Oshman who is particularly prominent in his advising on the formation of joint ventures, construction financings, and development projects, especially in the industrial warehouse and logistics sectors. Other key names include Prentiss Cutshaw in Dallas and Adam Endick in New York.

Practice head(s):

Paul Martin; Wallace Schwartz

Key clients

166 2nd LLC (family office of Adam Neumann) and FOL Management (a joint venture between entities controlled by Adam Neumann and Andreessen Horowitz).

3D Investment Partners

7-Eleven, Inc.

Basis Industrial

B&D Holdings, LLC

Bowlero Corp.

Castle Hill Partners, Inc.

CBRE Global Investors

Clarion Partners, LLC

Crow Family Holdings

Cypress Equities, LLC

Deerfield Management Company, L.P.

Evenhar Development Corporation

Fetner Properties Inc.

Goldman Sachs Realty Management, L.P.

Hillwood Properties

iStar Inc.

JP Morgan Asset Management

Lee & Associates

Pacific Elm Properties, LLC

Prime Advisor, L.P.

Rafi Properties

Rockpoint Group, L.L.C.

Sentry Centers Holdings LLC (dba Convene)

Spear Street Capital

Stream Realty Partners, L.P.

The Georgetown Company

The Related Companies, L.P.

Trammell Crow Company

Transwestern Investment Management

WeWork Companies, LLC

Woods Capital Management, LLC

Equinox Austin Club, Inc

Phoenix Houses of Texas, Inc.

Mapletree US Management LLC

Work highlights

  • Assisting The Related Companies, L.P. on the development of a $1.2 billion development project that includes a 25,000 seat soccer stadium, hotel, commercial complex and residential multifamily buildings in Queens, NY
  • Assisting Pacific Elm Properties, LLC on a range of projects that includes the planned development of Parkside, a 500,000 square-foot, 30-story tower and in its lease of space within Parkside to Bank of America, which will occupy 238,000 square feet of the tower in Dallas, Texas.
  • Represented B&D Holdings in the negotiation of a joint venture with H.I.G. Realty Partners, L.P. to recapitalize an existing 50 property portfolio. This consists of industrial properties located across the US.

Dispute resolution > General commercial disputes Tier 5

Vinson & Elkins LLP‘s caseload includes a broad range of commercial disputes which the group handles on behalf of a diverse client base that encompasses companies in the  energy, banking, private equity, pharma, and automotive sectors, among many others. Three lawyers comprise the leadership group: Houston’s Jim Thompson co-heads the litigation department alongside Washington DC-based Craig Seebald. The complex commercial litigation team is led by Chris Popov in Houston. Christopher Duffy left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Jim Thompson; Craig Seebald; Chris Popov

Testimonials

‘V&E is handling a large multi district litigation matter for us in Houston. There ability to provide world class local resources, a deep bench of talented partners and associates, and subject matter expertise, made them a perfect fit for this project. They also have strong writers and an impressive appellate team. ’

‘Chris Popov has great technical skills and strategic vision, particularly with pre-trial matters.’

Work highlights

M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: large deals ($1bn+) Tier 5

Demonstrating extensive expertise in the energy and infrastructure industries, the practice at Vinson & Elkins LLP routinely does a ‘great job of finding solutions’, providing bespoke advice on all elements of M&A and corporate transactions. In addition to advising on high-value business combinations and acquisitions in the oil and gas spaces, the team also handles a growing volume of transactions and joint ventures for energy providers and infrastructure funds in connection with renewable energy projects and developments. Operating out of Houston, Stephen Gill, who is an expert on securities offerings and corporate governance matters, co-heads the team with Sarah Morgan, who frequently represents public companies and investment banks in connection with capital raising transactions, and Dallas-based partner John Grand, who primarily advises on joint ventures and divestitures.

Practice head(s):

Stephen Gill; Sarah Morgan; John Grand

Other key lawyers:

Doug McWilliams; Lande Spottswood; Benji Barron; Robert Hughes

Testimonials

‘V&E is a bit of a hidden gem. Everyone knows they are really good at energy deals, but they also do a great job with large transactions (and middle market transactions) in other industries.’

‘I have worked with V&E for nearly a decade, and they are my go-to firm for all corporate matters. The team is knowledgeable, responsive, detailed, but most importantly commercial and understands our business and priorities.’

Key clients

Aligned Energy Holdings, LP

Brigham Minerals, Inc.

Brookfield Renewable Power Inc.

Crestwood Partners LLC

Denbury Inc.

Earthstone Energy, Inc.

EnCap Investments L.P.

Focus Financial Partners, LLC

Global Infrastructure Partners

Harold Hamm Family LLC

Lario Oil & Gas Co.

Long Ridge Terminal LLC

MN8 Energy LLC

PureWest Energy, LLC

Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Riverstone Holdings L.L.C.

Talos Energy LLC

Targa Resources Corp.

Tug Hill, Inc.

Work highlights

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Dispute resolution > Leading trial lawyers Tier 6

International trade > CFIUS

Real estate > Land use/zoning

Vinson & Elkins LLP ‘s Houston-based condemnation and eminent domain practice represents property owners in state and federal eminent domain cases and advises on regulatory matters in a broad range of development projects.

Latin America: International firms > Compliance and investigations Tier 3

Vinson & Elkins LLP frequently represents clients before the DOJ, SEC and other regulators. It has an extensive record in government and internal investigations, compliance, compliance-related advice connected to M&A and other transactions; additionally, it enjoys an especially strong reputation in the energy and technology sectors. The firm works with a range of multinationals and financial sponsors that have assets and interests in the Latin America region. It also advises Latin American businesses that are facing allegations of FCPA violation and other enforcement actions. Anti-bribery and corruption due diligence linked to transactions is another growth area for the team. New York partner Palmina Fava specialises in multi-jurisdictional investigations, often involving Latin America, and frequently advises on international compliance programmes for large global businesses. Washington DC partner Ephraim Wernick is an expert in FCPA cases, having previously served in the criminal fraud and FCPA unit at the DOJ.

Practice head(s):

Michael Dry; Palmina Fava; Ephraim (Fry) Wernick ; Zachary Terwilliger

Key clients

Oracle

Joachim Alexander von der Goltz

Private Equity Fund

Work highlights

  • Acted for Oracle in an investigation by the SEC for alleged violations of  the FCPA.
  • Assisted Oracle with compliance audits of its business partners in Argentina, Brazil, Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean.
  • Represented a private equity fund in the risk assessment of an energy project in Brazil, including the evaluation of corruption and procurement fraud risks in a proposed transaction and joint venture.

For over a century, Vinson & Elkins’ lawyers have provided innovative business solutions for clients whose needs are as diverse as the entities they represent. In today’s challenging environment of global markets, volatile economies and complex human and environmental issues, the firm’s time-tested role as trusted adviser has become even more critical. The lawyers’ extensive experience, combined with the responsiveness and efficiencies of the firm’s global reach, enables V&E to serve clients from start-up, to the negotiating table and boardroom, and before legislative and regulatory bodies in the courtroom and beyond.

Main areas of practice: Core practice areas include: admiralty and maritime; antitrust; appellate; business transactions; capital markets and securities; climate change; condemnation and land use; construction; contracts; corporate governance and compliance; e-commerce/internet; executive compensation and benefits; employment, labor and OSHA; energy; environmental; finance; financial institutions; government contracts; infrastructure; intellectual property; international dispute resolution; litigation; mergers and acquisitions; oil and gas; outsourcing; private equity/venture capital; project finance and development; real estate; regulatory; REITs; restructuring and reorganization; securities litigation; structured finance; syndicated finance; tax; technology; telecommunications; and white-collar criminal defense.

International work: Vinson & Elkins’ 11 offices worldwide allow the firm’s lawyers to work efficiently across time zones, as well as with local lawyers in foreign jurisdictions, to accomplish the client’s objectives. In addition to legal experience, V&E has strong personal relationships with business people and other professionals that offer significant benefits to the client, including broad experience in transactions spanning multiple jurisdictions, cultures and languages.

The firm efficiently guides its clients through a wide range of transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, public and private offerings of securities in the developed and emerging capital markets, as well as development and financing of a variety of projects.

The firm’s international dispute resolution team engages in international arbitration under all leading institutional rules, as well as international civil litigation in US courts and in other jurisdictions. V&E’s lawyers work with clients to develop effective solutions to the complex problems and unique challenges of international business.

Clients: Since the firm was founded in 1917, it has attracted an outstanding and diverse group of lawyers who serve an international clientele. Clients include the governments of sovereign nations and North American states, cities and municipalities, public and private companies, domestic and international financial institutions, new entities, joint ventures and project companies.

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