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David Stone

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Vinson & Elkins LLP


David primarily represents issuers or investment banks in connection with capital markets financings, with a focus on high yield and other debt securities offerings. He also has significant experience in convertible debt and equity offerings and related equity derivative products. In the past five years alone, he has advised on nearly a hundred capital markets offerings.

David's clients have included many of the world's leading investment banks, as well as a diverse range of public and private capital markets issuers. He has extensive experience in the energy industry in particular, having worked on numerous transactions involving oil and gas companies, midstream companies, refiners, and oilfield service companies. He also has significant experience in the chemical industry, the shipping industry, the airline industry, and a variety of other industries.


David graduated from Trinity University, B.A. magna cum laude in 1989, attended the London School of Economics from 1987 to 1988, and graduated from The University of Texas, J.D. with honors in 1992 (Fraternities: Chancellors and Order of the Coif). Admitted to Texas Bar in 1992.

United States: Finance

Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

Within: Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

Oil and gas powerhouse Vinson & Elkins LLP is praised for its ‘encyclopedic knowledge of key terms and structuring for energy issuers and underwriters’. The national group, which ‘stands at the leading edge of trends in the capital markets’, also impresses with its ‘first-hand experience of marquee transactions’ and its ‘broad relationship network’. David Stone is a key contact for high-yield debt offerings and teamed up with counsel Daniel Spelkin and of counsel Michael Harrington to advise Targa Resources Partners on its $1bn offering of senior notes. On the manager side, the same team advised Deutsche Bank as lead underwriter on Tullow Oil’s $800m offering of senior notes. The firm has also recently handled work for issuers outside the energy sector, including Belden and Enviva Partners. Named attorneys are based in Houston.

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