Micky Yang Partner

Speaks:  English, Spanish, Catalan

Qualified: 2005 - Solicitor of England & Wales

Qualified: 1999 - Abogada (Spain)

Primary office:  London

Secondary office:  Birmingham

Micky Yang

Micky Yang is a corporate partner in our indirect real estate practice.

Prior to joining Gowling WLG Micky was an Of Counsel at Herbert Smith Freehills where she devoted over a decade focusing solely on providing corporate advice to clients in the real estate sector.

Micky has advised a diverse array of domestic and international clients in the real estate sector (including, amongst others, PE houses, asset managers, institutional investors and family offices) on the corporate aspects of inward and outward property investments and disposals in the real estate sector and has a wealth of experience in advising on complex investment and development joint ventures.

Her practice effectively brings together the firm's corporate and real estate expertise (with the input other relevant specialists) to provide a joined-up and coordinated service to our clients.

Micky has a deep understanding of the sector and combines strong corporate technical expertise with a commercial outlook and a user friendly, "can do" and hands on approach.


  • Advised a large Asian investor on its JV with a European hotel operator and the acquisition of a portfolio of hotels across nine European jurisdictions
  • Represented a well-known US private equity firm on a number of acquisitions of logistics assets in the UK amounting in aggregate over £1.5 billion as well as on the disposal of various office buildings in London
  • Acted for a leading Asian logistics investor and manager on the 3-phase forward purchase of an industrial park in Northampton developed by Panattoni
  • Advised an Australian government superannuation fund on the creation of a joint venture with a Japanese bank in respect of its investment in a portfolio of 18 office properties in Slough
  • Advised on the corporate aspects of a 4-way joint venture to acquire and develop 22 Bishopsgate (known as TwentyTwo), the second tallest skyscraper in London, acting for one of the members of the consortium, a South East Asian private equity firm
  • Acted for a UK real estate investment manager on the c. £1 billion disposal of substantially all the assets held by its funds I and II through the sale of various corporate vehicles holding a varied mix of real estate assets (including hotels, offices, commercial and joint venture interests)

(*) All of the above is experience gained prior to joining Gowling WLG

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2022

    • Career
      April 2022
      Gowling WLG (UK), Partner
  • 2005

    • Career
      November 2005
      Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Of Counsel
    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Qualified, Solicitor of England & Wales
    • Education
      College of Law, QLTT
    • Education
      University College London, LLM, Business Law
  • 2000

    • Career
      Cuatrecasas, Associate
  • 1999

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Qualified, Abogada (Spain)
    • Education
      Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Law Degree