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Julia R. Kim

Special Counsel

Julia R. Kim

Special Counsel
New York +1-212-558-4000+1-212-558-4000 +1-212-558-3588+1-212-558-3588
[email protected]
Julia is a special counsel in the Firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group. She has broad experience advising clients on a range of M&A transactions and governance matters. She has represented global companies across the industry spectrum, including in the consumer, healthcare, energy, pharmaceuticals, tech and transportations sectors. 


  • Anheuser-Busch InBev (Belgium) in its strategic relationship with a consortium of investors led by Apollo Global Management (U.S.), which acquired a $3 billion minority stake in AB InBev’s U.S.-based metal container plants
  • Apollo Education Group (U.S.) in its $1.14 billion acquisition by a consortium of investors including The Vistria Group (U.S.), funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management (U.S.) and Najafi Companies (U.S.)
  • Canadian Pacific Railway in its $31 billion acquisition of Kansas City Southern (U.S.)
  • DraftKings (U.S.) in its combination with Diamond Eagle Acquisition Corp. (U.S.) and SBTech (Isle of Man) 
  • Enbridge (Canada) in its $43 billion acquisition of Spectra Energy (U.S.)
  • GameStop (U.S.) in its cooperation agreement with Hestia Capital Partners (U.S.) and Permit Capital Enterprise Fund (U.S.)
  • Idenix Pharmaceuticals (U.S.) in its $3.85 billion acquisition by Merck (U.S.)
  • Impax Laboratories (U.S.) in several transactions including its:
    • business combination with Amneal Pharmaceuticals (U.S.)
    • $586 million acquisition of a broad portfolio of generic products from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (Israel) and affiliates of Allergan (Ireland)
    • $700 million acquisition of Tower Holdings (U.S.), including operating subsidiaries CorePharma (U.S.) and Amedra Pharmaceuticals (U.S.), and Lineage Therapeutics (U.S.)
  • Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp) (U.S.) in its $6.1 billion acquisition of Covance (U.S.)
  • Novartis (Switzerland) in its $9.7 billion acquisition of The Medicines Company (U.S.)
  • Pareto Health (U.S.) in its recapitalization with Great Hill Partners (U.S.)
  • PointState Capital (U.S.), through its Argentina-focused fund, PointArgentum Master Fund, in its acquisition of a minority interest in Plaza Logística Argentina
  • Quality Care Properties (U.S.) in its bankruptcy acquisition of HCR ManorCare, later withdrawn (U.S.)
  • Quiet Logistics (U.S.) in connection with American Eagle’s (U.S.) $350 million acquisition of Quiet Logistics and strategic investments
  • Riverstone Holdings (U.S.) and Pattern Energy Group Holdings 2 LP (Pattern Development) (U.S.) in connection with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and Riverstone’s combination of Pattern Energy Group Inc. (U.S.) and Pattern Development under common ownership following CPPIB’s acquisition of Pattern Energy Group
  • Sotheby’s (U.S.) in its $3.7 billion acquisition by BidFair USA, an entity wholly owned by Patrick Drahi
  • TerraForm Power (TERP) in the acquisition of a controlling interest in and sponsorship of TERP by Brookfield (Canada) and TerraForm Global (U.S.) in its sale to Brookfield, and a related settlement of claims with parent SunEdison (U.S.)
  • United Rentals (U.S.) in several transactions including its:
    • $996 million acquisition of General Finance (U.S.)
    • acquisition of Franklin Equipment (U.S.)
    • $2.1 billion acquisition of BlueLine Rental (U.S.) from Platinum Equity (U.S.)
    • $715 million acquisition of BakerCorp International (U.S.)
    • $1.3 billion acquisition of Neff Corporation (U.S.)
    • $965 million acquisition of NES Rentals Holdings (U.S.)
  • VeriFone Systems (U.S.) in its $3.4 billion acquisition by an investor group led by Francisco Partners (U.S.) and including British Columbia Investment Management (Canada)