Cece Yang is a China Associate in the Real Estate department of Paul Hastings. Ms. Yang focuses her practice on cross-border real estate transactions, including acquisition, disposition and re-financing of real estate projects, joint venture projects in real estate development and/or acquisition, asset management and leases.
Ms. Yang received an LL.M degree from Stanford Law School in 2020 and East China University of Political Science and Law in 2013. She also obtained an LL.B from East China University of Political Science and Law in 2010. Prior to joining Paul Hastings, Ms. Yang practiced with a leading international law firm in Shanghai. She is fluent in Mandarin and English. Ms. Yang passed the bar in China in 2009, but does not hold a current practicing certificate.
Stanford Law School, LL.M., 2020
East China University of Political Science and Law, LL.M., 2013
Ghent University, LL.M. (great distinction), 2012
East China University of Political Science and Law, LL.B. (honored), 2010
M&A and PE
Advised Starwood Capital in the establishment of a China-based hotel joint venture with Shimao Property
Advised Angelo Gordon in its indirect acquisition of and subsequent exit from various residential and commercial projects in China
Advised Evergreen in the formation of an offshore joint venture with a Chinese developer as an investment platform for various industrial/logistics projects in China
Advised APG Asset Management in its pre-IPO investment in e-Shang
Advised Bank of China Group Investment Limited in its acquisition of a commercial real estate project in Shanghai
Hotel Management and Leasing
Advised a global luxury hotel brand on matters pertaining to hotel management, brand licensing, sales, and management of high-end residences in China
Advised Wal-Mart in two build-to-suit distribution center leases with Brookfield
Represented numerous clients, including a leading U.S. entertainment company and a world-famous software company, on office leases, retail store leases, language school leases, and R&D center leases in China