Abigail Simon | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Abigail Simon
Abigail Simon

Abigail Simon

Associate, New York

T +1 212 819 8340

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Overview

Abigail is an associate in our Capital Markets group in New York. Her work includes debt and equity securities offerings, corporate governance, general corporate representations and ongoing disclosure and compliance requirements under US securities laws.

Bars and Courts

  • New York State Bar

Education

  • JD, College of William and Mary Law School
  • BA, Boston University

Languages

  • English

Experience

Representation of the underwriters on the US$68 million SEC-registered IPO and NASDAQ listing of the ordinary shares of Mimecast Limited, a provider of next generation cloud security and risk management services for corporate information and email.

Representation of the underwriters on a $57 million SEC-registered offering of ordinary shares by Foamix Pharmaceuticals Ltd., a clinical-stage specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the treatment of acne, rosacea, impetigo and other skin conditions.

Representation of Fortis Inc., a Canadian electric utility holding company, on its US$2 billion Rule 144A/Regulation S notes offering in connection with financing for a portion of the cash consideration for Fortis’ US$11.3 billion acquisition of ITC Holdings Corp.

Representation of Morgan Stanley as sole underwriter in the US$890 million secondary offering/block trade of the common stock of Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: Q) by certain selling stockholders and the subsequent repurchase by the company of $300 million of its common stock; representation of Morgan Stanley, as sole underwriter, in the US$545 million secondary offering/block trade of common stock by certain selling shareholders of the company; and representation of Barclays and Citigroup, as joint underwriters, in the US$770 million secondary offering/block trade of common stock by certain selling shareholders of the company and the subsequent repurchase by the company of $250 million of its common stock.

Representation of Calpine Corporation, one of the largest wholesale power generators in the U.S., on a US$625 million Rule 144A/Regulation S high-yield notes offering. Proceeds from the offering and a new US$562 million term loan, were used to repay borrowings under previously established term loan facilities.

Representation of the underwriters in a US$2 billion SEC-registered notes offering by Delta Air Lines.

Representation of Dynegy Inc., as finance counsel, in the US$3.3 billion acquisition of (i) 15 natural gas-fire powered facilities located in Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia, (ii) one coal-fired facility in Texas and (iii) one waste coal fired facility in Pennsylvania from a subsidiary of leading French utility company ENGIE S.A. The financings consisted of a US$2 billion aggregate of incremental term B loans, a US$75 million incremental revolving credit facility and a US$460 million high-yield tangible equity units offering. We also subsequently advised Dynegy on (iv) a US$750 million high-yield notes offering to partially fund (along with funds from Dynegy’s sale of Elwood Energy) its buyout of the remaining interest in the joint venture created in connection with the purchase of the ENGIE assets.