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Paul L Choi

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Paul Choi is the global co-leader of the firm’s mergers and acquisitions practice and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. He advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance transactions and securities and corporate governance matters. In the mergers and acquisitions area, he focuses on public and private mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, spinoffs and joint ventures. His practice also includes counseling clients on takeover defense and proxy contests. Paul has advised on a broad range of mergers and acquisitions transactions, from private transactions to public multi-billion dollar mergers. He has advised on dozens of public company merger deals, including representing First Data Corporation on its $29 billion acquisition by an investor group controlled by KKR. He advised International Game Technology in its $6.4 billion cross-border sale to GTECH S.p.A., Recall Holdings Limited in its cross-border $2.6 billion sale to Iron Mountain Inc. and West Corporation on its $5.1 billion sale to funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC. He has worked on numerous spinoff transactions, including, more recently, the $10.2 billion spinoff of Yum China Holdings, Inc. from Yum! Brands, Inc. and the $3.2 billion spinoff of Apergy Corporation from Dover Corporation.