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Vinson & Elkins LLP


7 ranked lawyersBand 2USA - NationwideUSA 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

A Texas-based powerhouse highly regarded for its focus on the energy industry. Well known for its superb representation of the most significant oil and gas multinationals and energy-focused private equity funds. Talented project counsel that understands the market, regulatory landscape and industry inside out. Acts on behalf of developers, governments, lenders, borrowers and suppliers. Strengths include the development of downstream oil and gas processing plants, LNG facilities and hydroelectric facilities. Also has market-leading capabilities in the acquisition and sale of single projects and portfolios in the conventional and renewable power sectors. Further recognized for considerable strength in renewable energy projects across all asset classes following the acquisition of a large team from Wilson Sonsini.


Clients say:"They are knowledgeable, proactive and good at sorting out extremely complex issues." 

Interviewees report: "They are  very efficient and excellent at solving problems."

Sources say: "They are responsive, commercial and flexible."

Clients highlight: "They are very client-focused."

A client says: "V&E is a real businessperson's law firm."

Work highlights

Advised Chevron on the project financing and joint development with Qatar Petroleum of the $8 billion US Gulf Coast II Petrochemical Project.

Advised The Carlyle Group on the acquisition of a portfolio of solar development projects in Maine from the global solar independent power producer BNRG.

Represented New Fortress Energy in the negotiation and execution of an agreement for the development of a new gas-fired power plant and associated LNG import facilities in Puerto Sandino, Nicaragua.

Notable practitioners

Aaron Prince has an up-and-coming practice in the renewables space with notable capability in both solar and wind project financing. "He is very knowledgeable and knows how to find a path forward. We go to Aaron when we need to solve something with all parties involved; he's very creative and understands everything."

Eamon Nolan 's practice encompasses the disposition and acquisition of renewable assets including solar, wind and hydroelectric projects.
"He has the experience you need to wed the legal, technical and business components together in complex contracting." "He is very commercial."

Kaam Sahely has a strong track record of representing private equity and other investment funds in the acquisition and sale of wind, solar and conventional power portfolios, project companies and single assets.
"Kaam is knowledgeable, has a broad sense of the market and is really well versed in complex transactions." "He is a very high-quality negotiator; when you have a fight, Kaam is the kind of person you want in your corner."

Mark Brasher advises a broad client base on the development of onshore and offshore LNG infrastructure, both domestically and internationally.
"Mark is diligent, easy to work with and applies his experience to come up with solutions."

Michael Joyce has significant experience across the renewables sector handling tax equity and other forms of financing for wind and solar projects and portfolios.
"He is a very commercially oriented lawyer who does a good job of cutting to the chase and giving real, practical advice." "He is commercial and creative."

Peter Marshall is a growing presence in renewable energy sector transactions and is capable of assisting with the acquisition and sale of wind and solar projects, portfolios and project companies.
"Peter is calm, cool, collected and creative. It's almost like legal judo; he can use an opponent's strengths against them. He can also explain complicated concepts to a layperson."

Sean Moran has substantial expertise in the renewables sector when it comes to tax equity and other forms of project finance. He has a strong track record assisting with wind infrastructure development.
"He is one of the leading tax lawyers in the space." "He is very thoughtful."

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Vinson & Elkins is best known as a world-leading energy law firm, particularly in oil and gas, with a client base that includes some of the largest oil and gas companies and premier private equity companies. Our experience includes, among other things, the development, financing, purchase, and sale of oil and gas projects and assets throughout the world.

In addition to our global oil and gas practice, V&E is also helping forge the energy evolution by assisting clients in their investments in the evolving energy mix, including solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, renewable fuels, biofuels, biomass, waste-to-energy, energy storage, fuel cells, smart grid applications, electric vehicles and other cutting-edge technologies. We have represented clients in a broad array of projects throughout the world, including greenfield, brownfield, inside-the-fence, and privatization-related projects involving power generation and electric transmission facilities. 

Vinson & Elkins also has significant worldwide experience representing clients in connection with major LNG transactions, including the development and financing of LNG import and export projects globally. Our experience covers all facets of the LNG business and our broad client base includes developers and sponsors, equity investors, LNG suppliers and purchasers, terminal services customers, contractors, marketing companies, and lenders.


Vinson & Elkins LLP


1001 Fannin Street

Suite 2500




TX 77002-6760

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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 - Nationwide

Projects: LNG

Mark Brasher
Band 2

Projects: Power & Renewables: Transactional

Eamon Nolan
Band 3
Kaam Sahely
Band 1
Peter Marshall
Up and Coming

Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy

Aaron Prince
Up and Coming
Michael Joyce
Band 2

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