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Energy & Natural Resources

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Notable practitioners

Anita Wilson deftly manages a broad array of regulatory issues, with a particular focus on major rulemaking and policy disputes before FERC. She regularly represents pipeline companies in complex proceedings.
"Truly well-versed in the natural gas space and very well thought of by clients."

Bryan Loocke focuses his practice on upstream and midstream oil and gas matters, with expertise spanning M&A and a broad range of commercial agreements concerning gathering and processing.
"A go-to energy transactional lawyer."

Damien Lyster fields significant regulatory expertise for which he is routinely sought by upstream and midstream oil and gas companies.

Danielle Patterson is noted for her expertise in oil and gas transactions. She has particular experience acting on behalf of hydrocarbon exploration companies.
"She is pragmatic and does an excellent job on buy-side transactions."

David Cohen is adept at handling domestic and cross-border transactions, including large-scale M&A and joint venture formation in the oil and gas space.
"He has deep experience in the space, a high intellect and is extremely thorough."

Douglas Bland has an impressive track record assisting clients across the oil and gas sector on high-value transactions. He is looked to for his advice on strategic investments and joint venture formation.
"A fantastic attorney who works toward getting the best deal for his clients."

James Seegers has considerable expertise in regulatory issues surrounding the construction and operation of natural gas pipelines.
"A very fine, thorough and knowledgeable attorney." "A tough negotiator and a great adversary."

John Connally has extensive experience advising clients in the upstream and midstream sectors on acquisitions, divestitures, private equity investments and joint ventures.
"One of the godfathers of oil and gas transactions, John is absolutely superb." "A go-to transactional lawyer. He's very efficient, practical, reliable and quick to respond."

John Grand 's oil and gas practice spans M&A, joint ventures and investments, with a particular focus in the upstream and midstream sectors.
"Excellent at managing the details of complex transactions."

John Decker offers comprehensive regulatory counsel to clients in both the oil and gas and electricity sectors, often advising on the regulatory aspects of large transactions. He is particularly noted for his cognisance of international regulatory regimes.
"An excellent FERC lawyer who has a tremendous knowledge of regulatory issues. He's pragmatic, highly responsive, a great communicator and excellent at working with other counsel. He is always an advocate you want on your team."

Keith Fullenweider expertly advises private equity firms on the full spectrum of oil and gas transactions, including M&A, financing and securities matters.
"An absolutely stellar, incredible lawyer who is very organised in complicated transactions. He focuses on what's important and keeps transactions moving along." "Practical, has a 'can do' attitude and rolls up his sleeves."

Suzanne Clevenger acts for major energy clients in rate and tariff matters before FERC. She has additional experience handling Natural Gas Act Section 4 cases.
"Very smart and very easy to work with."

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Overview

·         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 Mergermarket.

·         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.

Energy & Natural Resources

Vinson & Elkins LLP

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Location

845 Texas Avenue

Houston

Texas

USA

TX 77002

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

USA

Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation)


John S Decker
Band 4

Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation)


Anita Wilson
Band 2
Damien Lyster
Up and Coming
James D Seegers
Band 2
John S Decker
Band 4
Suzanne Clevenger
Up and Coming

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