Robert E. Holo

Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Robert E. Holo

Robert E. Holo

Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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Rob Holo is the Head of Simpson Thacher’s Chambers’ “Band One”recognized Tax Department. Rob focuses on federal income taxation, with an emphasis on corporate mergers and acquisitions (including tax-free reorganizations and spin-offs), cross-border tax matters, joint ventures, and capital markets and financing transactions.

Rob has a broad international tax practice and spends much of his time advising on cross-border mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions. As part of his international tax practice, Rob has represented many clients on migration, redomiciliation and expatriation transactions.

Recent transactions include representation of:

* KKR in connection with multiple transactions, including Walgreens’ strategic transaction with Alliance Boots, its acquisition of Epicor Software and its investment in Focus Financial Partners
* Ahold in its merger with Delhaize
* PPL in connection with the Reverse Morris Trust transaction with Riverstone Holdings, to form Talen Energy
* Ingersoll Rand in its spin-off of Allegion
* Mosaic in its acquisition of Vale Fertilizantes
* Carlyle in its acquisition of a 75% stake in Gastronomía y Negocios
* Alibaba Group in connection with its IPO
* Primavera and Ant Financial in connection with their investment in Yum China
* HNA acquisition of an ownership stake in OM Asset Management
* Johnson Controls to its sale of the Scott Safety Business
* Tourico Holidays in its acquisition by Hotelbeds

Rob has advised numerous banks, domestic and foreign corporations, private equity funds and investors in connection with the structuring of acquisitions and dispositions, with an emphasis on cross-border tax issues, as well on U.S. and cross-border financing transactions. Additionally, Rob advises on many of the capital markets and joint venture transactions handled by the Firm in Asia, Latin America and Europe. Representative clients have included KKR, Carlyle, Johnson Controls, PPL, Mosaic, Barrick Gold, JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs, Barclays and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Rob joined the Firm in 1997 and became a Partner in 2001. He received his B.A. in 1987 from the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his J.D. in 1991 from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he was elected Order of the Coif and was an editor of the Law Review. He was a law clerk to the Hon. Pamela Ann Rymer (Ninth Circuit) from 1991 to 1992. He is admitted to practice in New York and California.

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Education
JD, Order of the Coif
Class of 1991

UCLA School of Law is the youngest top law school in the nation. After more than 60 years, our school has never felt bound by outmoded ideas of how law should be taught or studied. Instead, beginning in the 1950s, UCLA created its own tradition - a tradition of innovation.

BA, Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 1987

The University of California, Santa Cruz, has earned international distinction as a university with high-impact research and an uncommon commitment to teaching and public service. A campus with world-class facilities and one of the most visually spectacular settings in higher education, UC Santa Cruz provides unparalleled opportunities for students to learn through hands-on experience. A commitment to environmental stewardship and community engagement are also central to UCSC's core values.

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American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is a voluntary bar association for the state of New York. NYSBA was founded in 1877 with the stated goal to cultivate the science of jurisprudence; to promote reform in the law; to facilitate the administration of justice, and to elevate the standards of integrity, honor, professional skill, and courtesy in the legal profession. Its first President was David B. Hill. Among the reforms in the legislation signed into law creating the association was the removal of the restrictions on the admission of women to the practice of law. In 1896, NYSBA proposed the first global means for settling disputes among nations, what is now called the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.

Career History
Partner
1997 - Current

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP provides legal services. Established in 1884, the firm provides coordinated legal advice on corporate transactions and litigation matters in industries which include financial services, insurance, power and natural resources, consumer products, services, technology, telecommunications, media, pharmaceuticals and healthcare industries. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the firm's practice.

Clerk
1991 - 1992

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (in case citations, 9th Cir.) is a U.S. Federal court with appellate jurisdiction over the district courts in the following districts: District of Alaska District of Arizona Central District of California Eastern District of California Northern District of California Southern District of California District of Hawaii District of Idaho District of Montana District of Nevada District of Oregon Eastern District of Washington Western District of Washington It also has appellate jurisdiction over the following territorial courts: District of Guam District of the Northern Mariana Islands.

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The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research engages in finding a cure for Parkinson's disease within the decade through funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson's. It is delivering patients better treatments and, ultimately, a cure for Parkinson's disease. It developed a targeted approach to research funding that helps them identify and prioritize the patient-relevant science. The company was founded by Michael J. Fox and Deborah W. Brooks in 2000 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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2010

Partner at Sidley Austin LLP

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Awards & Honors
1996
Admitted to the California Bar
1993
Admitted to the New York Bar
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