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Vinson & Elkins RLLP

20 FENCHURCH STREET, 24TH FLOOR, LONDON, EC3M 3BY, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7065 6000
Fax:
Fax 020 7065 6001
Web:
www.velaw.com
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Paul Dunbar

Tel:
Work +44.20.7065.6020
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Vinson & Elkins LLP

Work Department

Private Equity and Special Situations

Position

Partner

Career

Paul advises private equity and special situations clients on M&A transactions, joint ventures and co-investments, management incentive plans, asset portfolio acquisitions, and restructurings. Paul works with clients investing across a wide range of industries, including financial services, consumer retail, technology, traditional and renewable energy, shipping, manufacturing, construction, real estate and healthcare.

Education

University of Oxford, Oriel College
Admitted to practice: England and Wales


London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £250m+

Within: M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £250m+

The ‘very client centric, thoughtful and commercial’ Vinson & Elkins RLLP has ‘an excellent overall level of service, in responsiveness, efficiency, thoughtfulness and quality of advice’. The M&A team is noted for its industry expertise in both the energy (particularly oil and gas) and telecoms infrastructure sectors. The team is co-headed by Jeffrey Eldredge and Shaun Lascelles. Lascelles and Simon Rootsey are recommended as ‘very perseverant and responsive’; the pair advised the Vitol Group on the sale of a 50% stake in the holding company of VTTI Energy Partners for $1.15bn, and represented the Vitol Group and Helios Investment Partners in connection with the $250m acquisition of Shell’s 20% shareholding in Vivo Energy. Paul Dunbar is ‘very commercial and effective in negotiation’ and ‘co-ordinates his team well’; he acted for TPG Sixth Street Partners and Oaktree Capital on the acquisition of Iona Energy and the establishment of a joint venture platform. Alex Msimang advised Statoil on its acquisition of 25% stake in Petrobras’ third-largest oil field for $2.9bn. Federico Fruhbeck joined from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.

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