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Vinson & Elkins LLP

Banking & Finance

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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.

Strengths

Sources laud the firm for "being a longstanding powerhouse in Houston" with a "robust team and knowledgeable partners."

An interviewee describes Vinson & Elkins as "very thoughtful and a pleasure to work with."

Work highlights

Acted for Wells Fargo Bank on a $905 million syndicated revolving credit facility to Pioneer Natural Resources Company.

Notable practitioners

Brian Moss regularly represents borrower-side clients in financing acquisitions in the oil and gas sector.
"Working opposite him is a pleasant experience; he knows the market and gets the deal across the line."

Christopher Dewar handles a range of financing and refinancing transactions.
"He is tremendously detail-oriented and exceptionally sharp."

Erec Winandy 's substantial experience in energy-related lending is regularly sought by household-name banks.
"He is pleasant to work with, approachable and there to help."

Guy Gribov 's financing capabilities focus on the oil and gas sectors, as part of which he regularly represents alternative lenders.
"He is a very good practitioner, smart and responsive."

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Overview

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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Banking & Finance Department

Vinson & Elkins LLP

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Department location

1001 Fannin Street

Suite 2500

Houston

Texas

USA

TX 77002-6760

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Banking & Finance


Christopher Dewar
Band 4
Erec Winandy
Band 2