Christopher Strong is a partner in the London office of Vinson & Elkins and has previously worked in Vinson & Elkins’ Houston, Middle East and Asian offices. Chris’s practice focuses on the energy and natural resources industry, where he represents clients in relation to mergers and acquisitions, project finance and development, joint ventures, and other transactions. Chris’s areas of expertise include transactions related to upstream oil and gas, LNG, pipelines, refining and petrochemical facilities, electric power generating facilities, and mining and minerals. His clients include upstream oil and gas companies, power developers, governments, private equity firms and energy trading houses. Chris is a 1992 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and a 1995 graduate of the University of Texas School of Law, where he was a member of Chancellors, the Texas Law Review and the Order of the Coif.