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Vinson & Elkins LLP

Capital Markets: Debt & Equity

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What the team is known for

Remains a top-tier practice, offering expertise in a wide variety of capital markets deals. Particularly strong in handling MLP IPOs. Fields a deep bench of highly experienced practitioners with a range of specialties in both debt and equity offerings. Provides clients with ancillary expertise in areas such as tax, regulatory and energy law. Active in the technology, aviation and real estate industries, and capable across the energy space.

Strengths

Interviewees observe that the firm is one of "the incumbent Texas firms in the energy space."

Clients report that the practitioners "are very smart, they communicate well and they are business-minded, savvy lawyers."

Sources say that the attorneys "are incredibly helpful, they always go above and beyond, and their responses are timely and exactly what we need."

Work highlights

Acted for Southwest Airlines on a $2.3 billion equity offering.

Notable practitioners

Alan Beck possesses significant experience in the energy sector, where he handles a broad range of capital markets matters.
"He is a very good practitioner who has great substantive knowledge." "He is the kind of lawyer clients want, as he finds solutions and addresses issues."

Co-head of the department David Oelman acts for clients in a range of capital markets matters, with an emphasis on IPOs. He brings to bear significant experience in diverse industries, including energy, biotechnology and construction.
"He is an excellent lawyer who knows the law, who can find solutions to difficult issues and who is good to work with." "He is as smart as can be but he speaks in plain English: he is really good at boiling down complex problems into nonlegal terms."

Douglas McWilliams ' practice sees him at the service of issuers and underwriters on major offerings of debt and equity, with noteworthy experience in energy IPOs.
"He has clients who go back to him all the time as he does a great job and he is a good person to work with." "He is user-friendly and he has deep substantive knowledge."

Michael Telle is regularly chosen by clients for his expert counsel on a broad range of public and private financing transactions. He is best known for his capital markets work in the energy industry, where he handles all kinds of debt and equity offerings.
"He is a very capable lawyer and a problem solver who handles difficult issues well." "He cuts through what does not need to be discussed to focus on the important stuff."

Ramey Layne dedicates his practice to the representation of issuers and underwriters on the complete spectrum of debt and equity offerings. He is highlighted for his specialist experience advising MLPs and SPACs.
"He is a very bright lawyer who knows the law and he does a great job for his clients." "He is known as a technical specialist who is knowledgeable on MLP agreements and their nuances."

Sarah Morgan is an experienced adviser to companies and underwriters, with capabilities spanning both debt and equity transactions, including IPOs.
"She is a very capable lawyer who does a very good job of addressing issues on transactions, and she is creative." "She is a fierce advocate for her clients, she is productive and she knows the details of the case inside and out - she is a tremendous lawyer."

Mark Kelly provides market-leading representation to issuers and underwriters on the full span of capital markets matters. He currently serves as chairman of the firm.
"He has a great managerial practice." "He knows the law, and client relationships are one of his absolute strengths and talents."

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Overview

V&E has a robust capital markets practice that spans across all of our domestic and international offices and various diverse industries. In the past five years, we have handled more than 635 securities offerings with an aggregate transactional value in excess of approximately $273 billion.

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Capital Markets: Debt & Equity Department

Vinson & Elkins LLP

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1001 Fannin Street

Suite 2500

Houston

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USA

TX 77002-6760

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Capital Markets: Debt & Equity


David Oelman
Band 1
Douglas E McWilliams
Band 2
Michael S Telle
Band 3
Ramey Layne
Band 2
Sarah Morgan
Band 2