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Ansgar A. Simon
New York +1 212 841 1051 asimon@cov.com Download V-card

Ansgar Simon has a broad-based transactional tax practice. He regularly advises on mergers and acquisitions, restructuring transactions, recapitalizations, divestitures (including spin-offs), and the structuring of joint ventures, involving both corporations and partnerships for tax purposes. His advice also covers the financing of corporate and partnership transactions, the tax-efficient structuring for private equity funds and other alternative investment vehicles, and the tax-efficient structuring of inbound and outbound investments by and through such vehicles.

  • A litigation investment management company in structuring investments in litigation proceeds.
  • NFL On Location in its acquisitions of Anthony Travel, Kreate, Nomadic Entertainment Group and Runaway Tours.
  • RedBird Capital Partners, LLC in various acquisitions.
  • Javelin Global Commodities in the acquisition of a hydrocarbon trading business.
  • Goldman, Sachs & Co. in the disposition of Latin American investments in exchange for real property in Latin America.
  • Goldman, Sachs & Co. in the disposition of its Colombian mining operations to Murray Energy Corporation.
  • Javelin Global Commodities in the formation and tax structuring of its worldwide commodities trading business.
  • A Latin American family business in the restructuring of its worldwide operations.
  • Omnilife in its disposition of the Chivas USA Soccer Club.
  • Liberty Global plc in its $23.3 billion acquisition of Virgin Media Inc. and the related expatriation of Liberty Global Inc. to the United Kingdom.
  • SunGard Data Systems, Inc. in its tax-free spin-off of its Availability Services operations.
  • Financing in connection with the Acquisition of Cooper Industries plc and Eaton Corp by Eaton Corporation plc.
  • Underwriters in the bond offering in relation to the spin-off of AbbVie Inc. by Abbot Laboratories Inc.
  • Vivendi/Universal Music Group in its acquisition and partial disposition of the EMI Music Group.
  • SunGard Data Systems, Inc. in the disposition of its Higher Education business to a consortium of private equity funds sponsored by Hellman & Friedman.
  • The Dow Chemical Company in the divestiture of its Styron unit to Bain Capital.
  • Various sovereign wealth funds in connection with investments in the United States.
  • American Axle in its out-of-court restructuring.
  • Daimler AG in connection with the bankruptcy of Chrysler LLC and investment by Fiat in Chrysler Group LLC.
  • The Dow Chemical Company in the tax structuring for its $17.4 billion joint venture with a subsidiary of the Kuwait Petroleum Company.
  • Merrill Lynch in its acquisition by Bank of America.
  • DaimlerChrysler AG in its disposition of 80.1% of Chrysler Holding LLC to Cerberus.
  • Citigroup in its acquisition of Old Lane Funds.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • New York State Bar Association, Member of the Executive Committee of the Tax Section; Co-Chair of the Committee on Cross-Border M&A
  • American Bar Association, Member of the Section of Taxation
  • Member of Tax Review (New York)

Previous Experience

  • Mr. Simon has practiced corporate tax law at several international law firms.