Vinson & Elkins

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Firm Overview:
For more than 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, its time-tested role as trusted adviser has become even more critical. Its lawyers’ experience, combined with the responsiveness and efficiencies of the firm’s global reach, enable Vinson & Elkins to serve clients from start-up, to the negotiating table and boardroom, before legislative and regulatory bodies, in the courtroom and beyond.

Main Areas of Practice:
14 offices worldwide allow Vinson & Elkins’ 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, the firm 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 effectively 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. Vinson & Elkins’ lawyers also know the importance of seeking proper protection against adverse developments and have handled many high-stakes international disputes. 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. The firm’s lawyers work with their clients to develop effective solutions to the complex problems and unique challenges of international business.

Practice Areas:

■ Admiralty & Maritime
■ Antitrust
■ Appellate
■ Aviation & Airlines
■ Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical
■ Capital Markets & Securities
■ Clean Energy
■ Climate Change
■ Construction & Engineering
■ Corporate Governance & Compliance
■ Energy & Natural Resources
■ Energy Regulatory
■ Environmental
■ Executive Compensation & Benefits
■ Export Controls & Economic Sanctions
■ Finance
■ Government Contracts
■ Infrastructure
■ Intellectual Property
■ International Dispute Resolution
■ Labour & Employment
■ Litigation
■ Master Limited Partnerships
■ Mergers & Acquisitions
■ Mining & Minerals
■ National Security Review (CFIUS)
■ Private Equity
■ Project Finance & Development
■ Real Estate
■ REITS
■ Restructuring & Reorganisation
■ Securities Litigation & Enforcement
■ Tax
■ Technology
■ Telecommunications

Key Contacts

Chairman:
T Mark Kelly

Managing Partner:
Scott Wulfe

Firm Rankings

Appellate Law
Band 4

4.0

Arbitration
Band 4

4.0

Capital Markets
Band 4

5.0

Capital Markets: Debt
Band 3

6.0

Capital markets: Equity
Band 3

7.0

Class Actions
Band 4

4.0

Commercial Lending
Band 4

5.0

Competition/Antitrust
Band 3

6.0

Construction
Band 3

6.0

Corporate Investigations
Band 4

4.0

Corporate/M&A
Band 3

6.0

Employee Benefits
Band 3

6.0

Energy
Band 2

8.0

Environment
Band 3

6.5

Funds
Band 3

6.0

Government
Band 3

7.0

Power
Band 1

9.0

Private Equity: Buyouts
Band 4

4.0

Projects
Band 3

7.0

Real Estate
Band 4

4.0

Real Estate: Funds
Band 3

6.0

Securities: Litigation
Band 3

6.0

Shareholder
Band 2

8.0

Tax
Band 4

5.5

Tax: Contentious
Band 4

4.0

Restructuring & Insolvency
Band 4

4.0

Oil & Gas
Band 1

9.8

Lawyer Rankings

Articles

Key Emerging Trends Spurring Energy Transition IPOs and SPAC Combinations

The creation of a myriad of new public companies, through traditional IPOs and DeSPAC business combination transactions, focused on the energy evolution and clean energy is expected to dramatically increase, according to a new analysis from Vinson & Elkins. The report, entitled What’s Driving Transition Energy IPOs and SPAC Combinations?, examines the key factors that are […]

05 Oct 2021
V&E’s Comprehensive Primer on Sustainable Finance

The amount of money invested in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) funds has increased exponentially in the past year, and as banks and investors increasingly turn their attention to ESG factors, companies are also increasing their focus on ESG. As part of this trend, ESG-type criteria are appearing with increasing prevalence in the bond and […]

28 Jul 2021
Comprehensive Primer on Sustainable Finance

The amount of money invested in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) funds has increased exponentially in the past year, and as banks and investors increasingly turn their attention to ESG factors, companies are also increasing their focus on ESG. As part of this trend, ESG-type criteria are appearing with increasing prevalence in the bond and […]

28 Jun 2021

Press Releases

Vinson & Elkins Strengthens Tax Practice with Addition of Partner Peita Menon in London

Vinson & Elkins continues its strategic growth in London with the addition of Peita Menon as a partner in its global tax practice. Menon will lead the firm’s London and EMEA tax practice, advising domestic and international clients in transactional matters across a wide range of industries. “Peita is a talented, versatile tax lawyer whose expertise fits […]

06 Oct 2021
Vinson & Elkins has achieved Mansfield Rule 4.0 Certification after a rigorous year-long collaboration with Diversity Lab.

Mansfield Rule Certification measures whether law firms have affirmatively considered at least 30% women, underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, LGBTQ+ lawyers, and lawyers with disabilities for leadership and governance roles, equity partner promotions, client opportunities, and senior lateral positions. Mansfield focuses on measurement, transparency, and accountability to achieve meaningful progress toward greater diversity, equity, and inclusion. “We […]

06 Oct 2021
Nationally Recognized CFIUS Partner Richard Sofield Joins Vinson & Elkins

Richard Sofield, a nationally recognized attorney with nearly three decades of experience in United States national security legal and public policy matters, has joined Vinson & Elkins as a partner in Washington, D.C. Sofield joins Vinson & Elkins from Wiley Rein LLP, where he led the firm’s Committee of Foreign Investment in the United States […]

06 Oct 2021
Vinson & Elkins Named Energy M&A Legal Advisor of the Year

Vinson & Elkins has been named Energy M&A Legal Advisory Firm of the Year as part of Mergermarket’s inaugural North America M&A Awards. “Our rigorous judging process combined our market-leading U.S. and Canada league tables with expert judges combing through data to highlight the best of the best in the market,” said Thomas Davidson, editor at Acuris […]

01 Sep 2021
Carla Jordan-Detamore Receives Diversity & Inclusion Future Leader Award

Vinson & Elkins senior associate Carla Jordan-Detamore has been selected as Chambers’ Diversity & Inclusion Future Leader. Chambers’ Diversity & Inclusion Awards spotlight those who are paving the way in pro bono and corporate social responsibility and promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Jordan-Detamore was selected from a national pool of applicants, fifteen of which were shortlisted for […]

28 Jul 2021
Vinson & Elkins Named Energy M&A Legal Advisor of the Year

Vinson & Elkins has been named Energy M&A Legal Advisory Firm of the Year as part of Mergermarket’s inaugural North America M&A Awards. “Our rigorous judging process combined our market-leading U.S. and Canada league tables with expert judges combing through data to highlight the best of the best in the market,” said Thomas Davidson, editor at Acuris […]

28 Jun 2021
Vinson & Elkins Strengthens Tax Practice with Addition of Partner Ron G. Nardini in New York

Vinson & Elkins continued its strategic growth in New York with the addition of Ron G. Nardini as a partner in its global Tax practice. Nardini will lead the firm’s New York Tax practice, advising both domestic and international clients in transactional matters across a wide range of industries. “Ron is a talented, versatile tax […]

28 Jun 2021

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