Regina Jinseo Kim is an associate in Latham & Watkins’ Seoul office and a member of the firm’s Corporate Department.

Prior to joining Latham, Ms. Kim served as an associate at an international law firm in New York and Hong Kong, where she focused on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and foreign investment.

Ms. Kim is admitted to practice in New York.

Ms. Kim’s experience includes advising:

  • Hyundai Motor Group in its acquisition of a controlling stake in Boston Dynamics, an engineering company that specializes in building dynamic robots and software for human simulation, valued at US$1.1 billion
  • Hyundai Motor Company in its US$4 billion autonomous driving joint venture with Aptiv, an innovative vehicle technology provider
  • Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation on their equity investment in IONITY, a Germany-based provider of electric vehicle charging stations
  • Hyundai Motor Company on its joint venture with H2 Energy for supply of more than 1,600 fuel-cell electric trucks and distribution of hydrogen-powered commercial vehicles in Europe
  • LG Chem in its US$566 million acquisition of AVEO Oncology, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of novel cancer therapeutics
  • Carlyle on its:
    • acquisition of a 10% stake in Hyundai Glovis, the logistics arm of Hyundai Motor Group 
    • acquisition of premium coffee shop chain, A Twosome Place, from Korean private equity house Anchor Equity Partners
    • US$200 million investment in Kakao Mobility, a business unit of Kakao Corp, a South Korean internet portal and chat app operator
  • Evolution Data Centres, a Singapore-based data center developer, on its programmatic joint venture with Warburg Pincus for the development of sustainable hyper-scale data centers in the fast-growing cloud markets within Southeast Asia 
  • Permira on its acquisition, as part of a consortium with regional Asian PE house Affinity Equity Partners and Korean corporate GS Retail, of German listed DeliveryHero’s Korean food delivery business, trading in Korea as Yogiyo
  • Innobic (Asia) Company Limited, a wholly-owned life science arm of PTT Public Company Limited, in its investment as part of a consortium in Alvogen Emerging Market Holdings Limited
  • Tesco PLC in its £4.2 billion sale of Homeplus, Asia’s largest sale to private equity to date*
  • China Investment Corporation in its co-investment with Brookfield in IFC Seoul and Conrad Hotel in Korea*
  • General Motors in its reorganization of its joint ventures in Central Asia*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • Korea (Foreign Legal Consultant)
  • New York


  • JD, Columbia Law School, 2012
  • BA in Psychology & International Relations & Global Studies, Yale University, 2009
    with distinction

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean