Industry observers have viewed Coca-Cola Co.’s purchase of Energy Brands Inc. and the Glaceau brand as Coke’s embrace of the new world of vitamin-enhanced beverages.

Coke may also be forging a new world among its transaction lawyers, as it tapped Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom instead of King & Spalding for the $4.1 billion cash deal.

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