Shawn Yang is a partner of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and registered foreign lawyer, based in the Hong Kong office. He is a member of the firm’s Investment Management Group. Mr. Yang’s practice focuses on private equity fund formation, secondaries and select investor-side representations.
Mr. Yang’s recent experience includes representing clients such as Advantage Partners, BPEA EQT, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, HarbourVest Partners, Morgan Stanley, KKR, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board and Sequoia Capital.
Mr. Yang is named as a Next Generation Partner by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2023) for Investment Funds, where he is said to be “very detail-oriented and hands on” with “solid technical skills.” He has also been described as “very calm, commercial, able to think outside-the-box and to provide solutions.” Clients have also noted that he is “an excellent lawyer, exceptionally hardworking and very efficient.” Mr. Yang has been named by Asian Legal Business (2022) as one of Asia’s 40 Under 40 Lawyers and 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 Hong Kong office in 2013. He is a member of the Bar of the State of New York.
杨骁（Shawn X. Yang）是一名合伙人及外国法律顾问，是律所投资管理团队的成员，常驻德普香港分所。杨律师的主要执业领域为私募股权基金设立、二级市场和选择投资者方代表。
杨律师近期代表的客户包括：Advantage Partners、霸菱亚洲投资有限公司（Baring Private Equity Asia）、Clayton, Dubilier & Rice、HarbourVest Partners、摩根士丹利（Morgan Stanley）、KKR、安大略省教师退休金计划委员会（Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board）和红杉资本（Sequoia Capital ）。
杨律师名列《亚太法律500强》（2022年）投资基金领域的受推荐律师，他被描述为“非常冷静、商业化、能够跳出框框思考并提供解决方案”。客户注意到他是“一名出色的律师，非常勤奋，非常高效。” 杨律师被《亚洲法律杂志》(2022) 评为亚洲 40 位 40 岁以下律师之一，并被《国际金融法律评论》(IFLR1000) (2021/22) 评为香港私募股权基金的明日之星。
杨律师于2012年从弗吉尼亚大学法学院获得法学博士学位，在校期间他曾于《弗吉尼亚法律评论》（Virginia Law Review）的管理委员会任职。2008年，杨律师获得南加州大学文学学士学位。