Rick Yee

Partner, General Counsel, Ares SSG
Hong Kong

Mr. Yee is a Partner and General Counsel in the Ares Legal Group, and is responsible for Ares SSG legal and investment risk management, where he works closely with the Ares SSG investment and operations teams as well as outside legal counsel in constructing efficient cross border investment structures and transaction execution. Prior to joining Ares in 2020, Mr. Yee was a Managing Director and the General Counsel for SSG Group since 2014. Previously, Mr. Yee was a Senior Vice President and Senior Legal Counsel with the Asia Special Situations Group at Lehman Brothers Asia, working with the founders of SSG. In addition, Mr. Yee was a Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Abax Global Capital, while also serving as a member of the investment committee and co-head of the risk committee. Mr. Yee was a Corporate Attorney at Heller Ehrman in the U.S. and Hong Kong and Allen & Overy in Hong Kong and China, where he focused on corporate debt and equity financings, private equity and cross-border mergers and acquisitions representing primarily investment banks, private equity and hedge funds. Mr. Yee began his career as a Dividend Specialist at Charles Schwab in San Francisco. Mr. Yee holds a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley in Economics, a J.D. from Loyola Law School and a LL.M. from the New York University School of Law in Taxation. Mr. Yee is a member of the California state Bar.