Paul Guan is a partner of Paul Hastings and leads the Firm’s Greater China Real Estate practice.
Mr. Guan focuses his practice on cross-border real estate transactions. He 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. He was seconded to a leading private equity fund as an in-house counsel in 2010; he also served as the Head of Legal of a Hong Kong & Beijing-based real estate private equity firm during March 2013 to April 2014. 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.
He has been ranked as a leading lawyer or recommended by Chambers Asia, IFLR 1000, and Legal 500 Asia Pacific.
Prior to joining Paul Hastings in May 2008, Mr. Guan practiced in a PRC law firm for approximately 4 years, focusing on real estate transactions and banking & financing matters.
Mr. Guan is admitted to the State of New York. He passed the bar in China in 2003, but does not hold a current practicing certificate. He is an instructor for master students at the Renmin University of China Law School. He is fluent in Mandarin and English.
ARA Partners with Straits Real Estate and ICBC International to Acquire Sanlin InCity in Shanghai for RMB2.42 Billion
December 18, 2019
Ascent Real Estate Investors and Sigma Delta Partners Investment Form a Consortium for US$1.34 Billion Acquisition of Dinghao Electronics Plaza in Beijing
April 01, 2019
ICBC International Forms a Partnership with China Logistics Property Holdings for Acquisition of a RMB2 Billion Chinese Real Estate Portfolio
January 07, 2019
ICBC International Forms a Partnership with Sino Ocean for Acquisition of Ocean Office Park (Beijing) at RMB5.38 Billion
January 07, 2019
ARA Asia Dragon Fund II sells Beijing Jingtong Roosevelt Plaza for RMB2.56 Billion
November 27, 2018
SCPG, Vanke, and Triwater Form Partnership to Acquire Chinese Real Estate Portfolio from CapitaLand for US$1.33 Billion
October 10, 2018
Golden Fortune Company Invests in Uxin’s Convertible Note Financing
July 02, 2018
ICBC International Provides Investment in JD Logistics’ US$2.5 Billion Financing Round
February 27, 2018
China Life Forms Strategic Partnership with ElmTree Funds for Acquisition of US$950 Million U.S. Commercial Real Estate Net Lease Portfolio
May 24, 2017
China’s SRE Group Acquires 75 Howard in San Francisco
May 10, 2017
Starwood Capital Establishes China-Based Hotel Joint Venture with Shimao Property
March 31, 2017
Ping An Fund’s US$1.6 Billion Acquisition of AutoHome from Telstra
June 28, 2016
China Life Teams with RXR Realty to Acquire 1285 Avenue of the Americas for US$1.65 Billion
May 31, 2016
Ping An Raises RMB Fund to Invest in U.S. Real Estate
March 30, 2016
China Market Volatility Expected to Stimulate Outbound Real Estate Investment and Diversification in the Short Term
March 17, 2016
China Life Acts as Lead Investor in GLP’s US$4.5 Billion U.S. Logistics Portfolio Acquisition
November 04, 2015
Ping An Forms Joint Venture Platform for U.S. Real Estate Investment
October 27, 2015
Shanghai Commercial Property Sale to Yuexiu REIT Subsidiary
September 01, 2015
CreditEase Forms One of the First China Outbound Funds of Funds Using Fast Track Scheme
July 16, 2015
New PRC Foreign Investment Law Delivers Investor-Friendly Reforms
March 25, 2019
NDRC Relaxes Restrictions on China’s Outbound Real Estate, Hospitality, and Fund Investments
June 12, 2018
China Modifies Regime on Administration of Outbound Investments
January 23, 2018
Some Overlooked Market Trends in China Real Estate Investment (Bilingual)
January 27, 2016
Beijing Lifts MOFCOM Filing Requirement for Real Estate FIEs
November 12, 2015
Beijing De-centralizes and Simplifies Filing Requirements for Real Estate FIEs
July 18, 2014
Real Estate Law Firm of the Year - International
Paul Hastings was named "Real Estate Law Firm of the Year - International" by Asian Legal Business at their China Law Awards 2018, held in Beijing on 19 April 2018.
Recognized by Chambers Asia 2018
Paul Hastings is
ranked in 14 practice areas across 3 categories in Asia – Asia-wide, China
(including Hong Kong) and South Korea.
2018 Legal 500 Asia
Paul Hastings is
ranked in 19 practice areas across 5 jurisdictions in Asia – Hong Kong, China,
Japan, Philippines, and South Korea.