Aileen J. Kim

Counsel

Aileen Kim
  • JD, cum laude, St. John's University School of Law, 2012; Senior Staff Member, St. John’s Law Review
  • BBA (Finance and Marketing), University of Miami, 2005

Qualifications

  • District of Columbia, 2013
  • New York, 2013

Aileen J. Kim

Counsel

Aileen Kim is counsel in the firm’s mergers & acquisitions group. She represents public and private companies in complex domestic and cross border mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and joint ventures in a broad range of industries. Aileen also advises clients on corporate governance, disclosure issues and compliance matters. 

Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, Aileen practiced at international law firms in New York, advising companies on M&A and general corporate and securities matters.

Experience

Aileen’s experience includes representing: 

  • A global pharmaceutical company in:
    • its approximately $13 billion sale of its 20.6% stake in a leading biotechnology company, through a registered public offering and related $5 billion share repurchase by the same biotechnology company;
    • its $4.8 billion acquisition of a biopharmaceutical company; and
    • its $350 million sale of assets related to surgical products to a leading global medical products company.* 
  • A multinational pharmaceutical company in:
    •  its approximately $8 billion acquisition of an oncology company; and
    • its $1.1 billion acquisition of a biopharmaceutical company focused on dermatology.* 
  • Gurnet Point Capital in its approximately $504 million take-private of Corium International, Inc.* 
  • Straight Path Communications, Inc. in its $3.1 billion sale to Verizon Communications, Inc.* 
  • MGM Resorts International in:
    • the formation of a joint venture between MGM Growth Properties LLC and Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust to acquire the Las Vegas real estate assets of the MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay for $4.6 billion and to lease back these assets to subsidiaries of MGM Resorts; and
    • its $4.25 billion sale of the Bellagio to a joint venture MGM Resorts formed with Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust and its leaseback of the Bellagio.* 
  • HNA Group Co. Ltd. in its $6.5 billion acquisition of a 25% stake in the timeshare business of a leading global hospitality company from affiliates of The Blackstone Group.* 

  • Jefferies Financial Group Inc. in its approximately $165 million acquisition of the remaining 30% shareholding interest it did not already own in HomeFed Corporation.* 
  • Home Loan Servicing Solutions, Ltd. in its $1.4 billion sale to New Residential Investment Corp.
  • Nortek, Inc., in its $2.8 billion merger with Melrose Industries PLC.* 
  • Atos S.E. in its $1.1 billion acquisition of the information technology outsourcing business of Xerox Corporation* 

*Indicates experience prior to joining Ropes & Gray

Publications

  • JD, cum laude, St. John's University School of Law, 2012; Senior Staff Member, St. John’s Law Review
  • BBA (Finance and Marketing), University of Miami, 2005

Qualifications

  • District of Columbia, 2013
  • New York, 2013
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