Cecile Yang

Cecile Yang


East China University of Political Science and Law (LL.B., 2008)
Chinese University of Hong Kong (LL.M., 2009)
Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M., 2015)

Bar Admissions

New York

Cecile’s practice spans cross-border M&A and joint ventures as well as private equity and venture capital financings.

Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Cecile was an associate in the New York office of a major international law firm.

Cecile is fluent in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.

Representative Experience

  • Represented a New York-based private equity firm specializing in middle market companies and its portfolio companies in numerous transactions, including the acquisitions of a leading national dermatology practice, an ophthalmologic services platform, and an operator of service-based franchise brands, and the sale of a leading national physical therapy business.
  • Represented a leading global private equity firm in certain leveraged buyouts and minority investments.
  • Represented an Atlanta-based private equity firm and its portfolio company in the US$2.9 billion take-private of Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BWLD) and the US$2.3 billion take-private of Sonic (NASDAQ: SONC).
  • Represented Canada's largest publicly owned distribution utility in its US$11.3 billion acquisition of the largest independent electricity transmissions company in the US and its related $1.2 billion partnership with a sovereign wealth fund.

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