Vinson & Elkins LLP

Energy & Natural Resources Department

USA - Nationwide
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Vinson & Elkins is consistently ranked as the world’s leading energy law firm, with approximately 700 lawyers and a client base including many of the largest independent oil and gas exploration and production companies, premier private equity firms and master limited partnerships.


The firm has ranked #1 in energy M&A transactions by volume and value over the last decade, according to



Our law firm’s strong reputation is reflected in the number of lawyers – more than 60 percent – who dedicate their practice to the energy sector. That deep bench has three distinct advantages for energy companies:

  • Our lawyers in supporting practices, such as tax, environmental and regulatory have unique experience and knowledge on oil and gas transactions.
  • Our lawyers, from associates doing due diligence to senior partners structuring transactions, have unparalleled technical knowledge of the industry.
  • Our experience gives us a valued perspective of what is “market” even for cutting-edge deals. This gives our clients an advantage in structuring and negotiations.

With an integrated network of 16 offices across the globe, V&E offers clients nearly a century of cross-border experience in the legal aspects of virtually all areas of the oil and gas value stream in energy-producing regions across the globe.