Natalie is a partner in Slaughter and May and leads the competition group in Hong Kong. She has been involved in a range of competition work including merger filings, antitrust investigations and sectoral regulatory work.
Natalie’s merger control experience includes coordinating PRC and Asian merger notifications on global transactions. Natalie’s recent matters include advising Royal Dutch Shell on its proposed £47 billion acquisition of BG Group; Rolls-Royce on various transactions, including its acquisition of Daimler Chrysler’s interest in Rolls-Royce Power Systems (involving the first simplified notification in the PRC); Thermo Fisher on its acquisition of Life Technologies (including the negotiation of remedies with MOFCOM); Bertelsmann on its combination with Pearson of their respective book publishing businesses (Penguin Random House); Dentsu's acquisition of Aegis; INEOS on the creation of a 50/50 JV with PetroChina; and and other JVs.
Natalie’s antitrust experience involves a number of high-profile cartel investigations, including advising British Airways in relation to the OFT's criminal and civil investigations into alleged cartel activity involving passenger fuel surcharges on long-haul flights. She also advised Asda Wal-Mart on the OFT's investigation into dairy products.
In Hong Kong, Natalie has been advising MTR Corporation, the Hong Kong Association of Banks and other listed companies, investment banks and industry associations on compliance with the newly implemented Competition Ordinance. This includes providing training to senior management and employees of clients on the application of competition law in the context of their specific business.
Natalie Yeung was educated at Cambridge University and joined Slaughter and May's London office in 2005. She moved to Asia in 2009 to develop the firm's Asian competition practice and travels regularly between the Hong Kong and Beijing offices.
Natalie speaks Chinese and English and is admitted to practise in Hong Kong and England and Wales.
WWL says: One of the standout lawyers in Hong Kong, Natalie Yeung is "one of the world's foremost experts on Hong Kong's competition legislation"
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