Paul Guan

Registered Foreign Lawyer (Kirkland & Ellis, Hong Kong) and Partner (Kirkland & Ellis LLP, U.S.) Transactional
Kirkland & Ellis


Paul Guan is a registered foreign lawyer in Hong Kong and a partner in Kirkland & Ellis LLP (U.S.) and he leads the Asia private equity real estate practice. Paul focuses on cross-border real estate transactions and has significant experiences advising both Chinese institutional investors on various types of outbound real estate investments in the United States, the United Kingdom and "Belt & Road" jurisdictions, as well as international investors, developers and financial institutions on cross-border transactions involving real estate in Greater China, including the acquisition and disposition of various types of PRC real property, real estate financing transactions (representing both lenders and borrowers), real estate fund formation, joint venture projects in real estate development and/or acquisition, asset and property management, and initial public offerings of PRC-based real estate companies. 

Paul has been ranked as a leading lawyer or recommended by Chambers Asia, IFLR 1000, and Legal 500 Asia Pacific.

Paul serves as an instructor for master candidates at two top Chinese law schools: Renming University of China School of Law, and East China University of Political Science and Law.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2015, Hong Kong, Registered Foreign Lawyer
  • 2012, New York


  • English
  • Mandarin


  • Harvard Law SchoolLL.M.2011
  • East China University of Political Science and LawPh.D.2009
  • East China University of Political Science and LawLL.M.Honored2006
  • East China University of Political Science and LawLL.B.Honored2003