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Shawn Yang is an international counsel based in our Hong Kong office. Mr. Yang’s practice focuses on international private equity transactions.

Mr. Yang’s recent experience includes representing clients such as Advantage Partners, Baring Private Equity Asia, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, HarbourVest Partners, Hony Capital, Morgan Stanley, Navis Capital Partners, KKR, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, StepStone Group and VIG Partners.

Mr. Yang is recommended by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2021) for Investment Funds. The guide has described him as “an excellent lawyer, exceptionally hardworking and very efficient.” He is also named by IFLR1000 (2021/22) as a Rising Star in Hong Kong for Private Equity Funds.

Mr. Yang received a J.D. in 2012 from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he served on the Managing Board of the Virginia Law Review, and a B.A. from the University of Southern California in 2008.

Mr. Yang joined the firm’s New York office in 2012 and transferred to the firm’s Hong Kong office in 2013. He is a member of the Bar of the State of New York.

Mr. Yang is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.


  • University of Virginia School of Law, 2012, J.D.
  • University of Southern California, 2008, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • New York