Paul J. Kim advises clients on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), general corporate matters, private equity, venture capital, securities, restructurings and multi-jurisdictional disputes. Paul has more than 20 years of experience representing a diverse range of clients operating in numerous industries and in many countries. His clients include industrial and manufacturing companies, commercial and investment banks and other financial institutions, and private equity funds and investment managers. Paul has particularly broad experience representing Asian, European and US clients in complex multi-jurisdictional transactions, restructurings and other matters, and has been recognized by The Legal 500 United States, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific and Chambers Asia Pacific.

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  • Represented a leading Korean private equity fund sponsor in its KRW 700 billion preferred stock investment in the leading compact farm and construction equipment manufacturer in North America
  • Represented a leading sportswear and apparel company headquartered in Korea and one of the largest private equity firms in Korea in their US$1.225 billion acquisition of the Acushnet golf business, the owner of the Titleist and Footjoy golf brands, from Fortune Brands, Inc.; the transaction was named “Consumer M&A Deal of the Year” by M&A Advisor magazine and “Korea Deal of the Year” by FinanceAsia magazine

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  • Chambers Global, 2018
  • Chambers Asia Pacific
  • The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
  • The Legal 500 United States


Harvard Law School, JD, 1993
University of Chicago, AB, Highest Honors, 1990

New York
Republic of Korea (Foreign Legal Consultant for US Law)

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