Kirkland & Ellis has hired a China specialist from Paul Hastings to lead its private equity real estate practice in Asia.

Paul Guan joins the firm after 13 years at Paul Hastings, where he led the firm’s Greater China real estate practice. He has significant experience advising both Chinese institutional investors on their outbound real estate investments and global investors on their real estate investments in Greater China, including real estate financing, fund formation, joint venture, and the initial public offerings of Chinese real estate companies.