Dohyun Kim

Dohyun Kim

Partner, Mergers and Acquisitions
Dohyun Kim focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, private equity, securities and general corporate law matters.


Ms. Kim regularly advises public and private companies in a variety of U.S. and cross-border corporate matters, including acquisitions and dispositions, investments, joint ventures, restructurings and financings. She has represented clients across a wide variety of industries, including consumer products, life sciences, technology and communications.

Examples of Ms. Kim’s representations include:

  • LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton S.E. in its $16.2 billion acquisition of Tiffany & Co.;
  • E*TRADE Financial Corporation in its acquisition by Morgan Stanley in an all-stock transaction valued at $13 billion;
  • Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. in its $2.8 billion sale to Penn National Gaming, Inc.;
  • KAR Auction Services, Inc. in:
    • its spin-off of IAA, Inc., its salvage auction vehicle business; and
    • a $550 million strategic investment led by funds advised by Apax Partners;
  • Coty Inc. in its acquisition of the fine fragrances, color cosmetics and hair color businesses of The Procter & Gamble Company in a Reverse Morris Trust transaction;
  • JAB Holding Company in its:
    • $18.7 billion acquisition of a controlling stake in Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc.;
    • acquisitions of Einstein Noah Restaurant Group and Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Inc.; and
    • formation of Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE), a pure-play coffee products joint venture, combining the coffee businesses of D.E Master Blenders B.V. 1753 and Mondelez International, Inc.;
  • Keurig Dr. Pepper in its acquisitions of the Big Red and Core brands;
  • BuzzFeed in its acquisition of HuffPost from Verizon Media;
  • Halbert Spirits Company, Inc. (doing business as On The Rocks Premium Cocktails) in its sale to Beam Suntory, Inc.;
  • Pfizer Inc. in its $900 million sale of its global infusion therapy business, Hospira Infusion Systems, to ICU Medical, Inc.;
  • Leerink Partners LLC in its US$280 million sale to SVB Financial Group;
  • Greentech Capital Advisors Securities, LLC in its sale to Nomura Holdings, Inc.;
  • Have & Be Co. Ltd, the South Korean parent company of skin care brands Dr. Jart+ and Do The Right Thing, in its sale of an interest to The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. and subsequent sale of rest of the company at an enterprise value of $1.7 billion;
  • Corin Group, a U.K. international orthopaedic company backed by Permira Funds, in its acquisition of U.S.-based OMNI Orthopaedics Inc., a pioneer in robotic-assisted total knee replacement;
  • Covidien plc and its affiliates in connection with their U.S. and cross-border corporate and financing transactions undertaken to facilitate the spin-off of Mallinckrodt plc.;
  • The Coca-Cola Company in its 16.7% investment in, and world- wide strategic partnership with, Monster Beverage Corporation;
  • Mars, Incorporated in its $2.9 billion acquisition of the Iams, Eukanuba and Natura pet food brands from The Procter & Gamble Company;
  • Frontier Communications Corporation in its $2 billion acquisition of the wireline business of AT&T in Connecticut;
  • Capgemini S.E. in its $4 billion acquisition of iGATE Corporation;
  • ASML Holding N.V. in its $2.5 billion acquisition of Cymer, Inc.;
  • Eurazeo in the acquisition of Planet Payment, Inc. through Fintrax Group, its portfolio company;
  • By Kilian, a Paris-based prestige fragrance brand, in its sale to The Estee Lauder Companies Inc.;
  • Activision Blizzard, Inc. in its share repurchase transaction with Vivendi S.A.; and
  • Greenhill & Co., Inc. in its acquisition of Cogent Advisors.

Ms. Kim is actively involved in Skadden’s training and recruiting programs. She serves on the firm’s summer associate committee and the steering committee for the Asian & Middle Eastern Affinity Network, and provides pro bono legal services to nonprofit organiza- tions in the arts, including The DreamYard Project, Inc.



  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 2010 (Senior Executive Editor, New York University Law Review; Institute for International Law and Justice Scholar)
  • B.A., Ewha Womans University, 2006 (summa cum laude)


  • New York

Dohyun Kim

Partner, Mergers and Acquisitions