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Paul, Weiss Adds Leading Tax Partner

March 23, 2020 Read the press release

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP announced today that Robert E. Holo is joining the firm as a partner in the Tax Department, resident in the New York office. Mr. Holo’s practice focuses on international and domestic transactions, including all types of mergers, acquisitions, tax-free reorganizations and spin-offs; cross-border tax matters; joint ventures; and capital markets and financing transactions.

“Rob is an exceptional tax attorney with deep experience and a sterling reputation,” said Paul, Weiss Chairman Brad S. Karp. “We are delighted to welcome Rob to our partnership and back to Paul, Weiss, where he began his career as an associate.”

Mr. Holo has extensive international tax experience advising banks, domestic and foreign corporations, private equity funds and investors on the structuring of acquisitions and dispositions, with an emphasis on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, financings and capital markets transactions across Asia, Latin America and Europe. Additionally, he has represented his clients in migration, redomiciliation and expatriation transactions.

Mr. Holo has handled tax-related issues connected with some of the world’s most significant and complex private equity and public M&A deals, including First Data Corporation’s $22 billion merger with Fiserv; Johnson Controls’ sale of its Scott Safety business; Genesee & Wyoming’s $8.4 billion sale to affiliates of Brookfield Infrastructure and GIC; SiriusXM’s $3.5 billion acquisition of Pandora; Grupo Axo’s announced strategic partnership with Nike and connected acquisition of Nike’s operations in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay; and the $4.2 billion acquisition of Duff & Phelps by a global consortium led by Stone Point Capital and Further Global. 

Mr. Holo earned a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law, where he was elected Order of the Coif and was an editor of the Law Review. Following law school, he clerked for the (late) Honorable Pamela Ann Rymer in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

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