Mr. Paul Guan is a partner in the Hong Kong office of Kirkland & Ellis and he leads the Asia private equity real estate practice. Mr. Guan focuses on cross-border real estate transactions and has significant experiences advising international and regional private equity investors and financial institutions on a variety of transactions involving real estate in Asia, including acquisition and disposition of various types of real property, formation of joint venture at both asset and platform levels, asset and property management, and senior and mezzanine financing; he also regularly advises Chinese institutional investors on outbound real estate investments in the United States, the United Kingdom and "Belt & Road" jurisdictions.
Mr. Guan has been ranked as a leading lawyer and recommended by Chambers Asia-Pacific and IFLR 1000. According to Chambers & Partners, he “has deep understanding of the market and people's mindset, so he can provide professional as well as down-to-earth legal advice that leads to conducive and successful negotiation and closing".
Mr. Guan 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.
Mr. Guan is triple qualified in the PRC (non-practicing), Hong Kong SAR and New York, the USA.
“Highly Regarded”, M&A – Hong Kong, IFLR 1000 (2023)
“Leading Lawyer”, Real Estate (International Firms) – China, Chambers Asia-Pacific (2022)
“A-List China’s Elite 100 Lawyers”, China Business Law Journal (2021)
Admissions & Qualifications
- 2021, Hong Kong, Solicitor
- 2012, New York
- 2004, People's Republic of China (non-practicing)
- 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