Vinson Nabs Energy Deals Expert From Herbert Smith

Law360, New York (April 23, 2012, 4:37 PM EDT) -- Vinson & Elkins LLP has lured a partner specializing in project finance deals and mergers and acquisitions from Herbert Smith LLP, where he was serving as the joint head of energy and infrastructure in Tokyo, the firm announced Monday.

James Watson, who will join Vinson & Elkins' global energy transactions and projects practice group in Tokyo, brings more than 20 years of experience in brokering cross-border deals in oil and gas, petrochemicals, renewables and other energy sectors, according to the firm. The new hire is expected...
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