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6 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Vinson & Elkins LLP

Regarded as one of the premier finance law firms worldwide, Vinson & Elkin's industry-leading Finance team is consistently ranked among the top practices, both in terms of the number of deals handled and aggregate loan amounts. We regularly represent a diverse group of the nation’s leading financial institutions (including the three largest lead arrangers by market share in 2019) as well as public and private borrowers, and alternative lenders in the US and globally. We leverage our deep experience from both sides of the transaction to offer practical, solutions-oriented advice geared toward helping our clients navigate the intricacies of complex financings and achieving their strategic business goals.

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Chambers Review

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Banking & Finance - Texas
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What the team is known for

Represents large banks with a significant presence in the energy industry as well as borrowers in the space, frequently handling leveraged acquisitions, structured projects and workouts, among other matters. Also experienced in representing mezzanine investors and alternative lenders. Particular expertise in the oil and gas space, as well as on renewables and conventional power generation, with further strength in the retail and manufacturing industries.

Work Highlights

Provided by Vinson & Elkins LLP
  • Vinson & Elkins LLP advised Wells Fargo on an exit financing for Oasis Petroleum North America, including a $1.5 billion syndicated, reserve-based revolving credit facility.

Notable Practitioners

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Erec Winandy
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Erec Winandy
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Erec Winandy's substantial experience in energy-related lending is regularly sought by household-name banks.
"Erec is everything that you want with external counsel. He is extremely knowledgeable, confident in terms of the guidance and expertise that he provides, great at developing deep, personal relationships and very team-oriented."

Christopher Dewar
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Christopher Dewar
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Band 3

Christopher Dewar handles a range of financing and refinancing transactions.
"Chris is outstanding. He is extremely proficient, very responsive, and possesses a keen business intelligence to provide balance in any situation."

Brian Moss
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Brian Moss
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Band 3

Brian Moss regularly represents borrower-side clients in financing acquisitions in the oil and gas sector.
"He is very responsive, always willing to help solve problems, has very strong mastery of legal concepts and documents and is a pleasure to work with."

Guy Gribov
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Guy Gribov
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Band 4

Guy Gribov's financing capabilities focus on the oil and gas sectors, as part of which he regularly represents alternative lenders.
"He has a standout understanding of what clients are strategically trying to achieve."

James Longhofer
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James Longhofer
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Up and Coming

James Longhofer is an up-and-coming practitioner who handles a range of banking and finance matters.
"His commercial awareness is excellent."

Bailey Pham
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Bailey Pham
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Up and Coming

Bailey Pham is a rising star in the Texas banking and finance legal market.

Ranked Lawyers at
Vinson & Elkins LLP

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Erec Winandy
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Erec Winandy
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Band 2
Brian Moss
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Brian Moss
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Band 3
Christopher Dewar
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Christopher Dewar
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Band 3
Guy Gribov
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Guy Gribov
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Band 4
Bailey Pham
U
Bailey Pham
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Up and Coming
James Longhofer
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James Longhofer
U
Up and Coming