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Vinson & Elkins


Vinson & Elkins LLP
1001 Fannin Street
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77002

Tel: +1 713 758 2222

Vinson & Elkins London office
20 Fenchurch Street
24th Floor
London EC3M 3BY
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 20 7065 6000



Vinson & Elkins offers clients widely recognized legal excellence as well as efficiency and market insights in a manner that reflects the firm’s entrepreneurial spirit.


V&E has an impressive track record in oil and gas mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, investments, and other strategic transactions. The company rank number one for the highest volume (in quantity and in value) of energy M&A deals since 2005, according to Mergermarket. Astute in advising on all types of matters involving conventional and unconventional assets and drilling operations, their Oil and Gas team is well regarded for its technical prowess and understanding of the many effects market conditions have on their clients’ bottom line. V&E have extensive experience in assisting upstream clients with their initial public offerings and follow-on debt and equity offerings, in addition to providing corporate governance advice to both public and private exploration and production companies. Further, the company's Real Estate, Finance, and Tax teams assist clients in efficiently structuring new developments and refinancing existing properties.

Should oil and gas clients become involved in a dispute, appeal arbitration, or regulatory inquiry, V&E lawyers have a wealth of experience navigating these proceedings with an eye towards resolving the legal issue with minimal impact to business operations. In addition, V&E offer pre-litigation advice and counseling in relation to agreements, contracts, and pending or current investments, and counsel on compliance obligations under federal and state air, water, waste, and land use programs. 

With an international network of offices, the company's team serves every major oil and gas hub throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North and South America.

Areas of expertise:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • IPOs & Equity Offerings
  • International Energy Disputes
  • Energy Litigation
  • Royalty Litigation & Class Actions
  • Master Limited Partnerships
  • Reserve-Based Lending
  • Private Equity
  • High-Yield Offerings
  • Emergency Response & Crisis Management
  • Transactional Tax
  • Corporate Governance & Board Representation