Jae Hyung Cho

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Jae Cho is an associate in the Corporate and Securities practice group of Baker McKenzie’s Chicago office.

Practice Focus

Jae advises public and private companies on domestic and cross-border undertakings, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and other strategic and corporate matters. Jae represents clients in a wide range of industries, including financial services, pharmaceuticals, information technology, consumer goods and B2B exhibitions.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised Crane Co. on its agreement to acquire Crane & Co, Inc. for USD 800 million.
  • Advised Tennant Company on its acquisition of IP Cleaning S.p.A.
  • Advised Mitchell International, Inc. on its acquisition of UniMed Direct, LLC and its strategic alliance with uParts, Inc.
  • Advised Johnson Controls Inc. in the spin-off of its automotive seating business.
  • Advised Merck on a USD 14.2 billion sale of its Consumer Care Business to Bayer AG.
  • Advised Onex Corp. on its USD 950 million acquisition of Nielsen Expositions.
  • Advised Emerald Expositions on its acquisition of George Little Management LLC.
  • Advised Boulder Brands USA, Inc. (formerly known as Smart Balance Inc.) on its acquisition of Udi’s Healthy Foods.


  • Illinois~United States (2017)
  • New York~United States (2010)


  • Northwestern University School of Law (JD) (2008)
  • University of Chicago (BA Economics and Political Science) (2004)