Natalie Yeung is endorsed as “one of the top competition lawyers in Hong Kong”. She is “a recognised industry leader with first-class technical skills and excellent commercial awareness”.
Natalie’s experience covers a range of cross-border merger filings (focusing on Asia, including China), antitrust investigations and sectoral regulation. She has worked on a number of matters involving Hong Kong, EU and UK competition law.
Natalie is qualified in both Hong Kong, and England and Wales. She speaks Chinese and English and splits her time between the firm’s Hong Kong and Beijing offices.
Natalie has been responsible for coordinating the Chinese and Asian merger notifications on a number of global transactions. Recent highlights include: Royal Dutch Shell on its acquisition of BG Group; Google on its US$1.1 billion acquisition of certain assets of HTC Corporation; Tencent on its acquisition of a majority stake in Supercell Oy; FMC on its acquisition of certain crop protection businesses from DuPont; Swire Beverages on the expansion of its Coca-Cola bottling franchise territories in Mainland China; Shangtex on its takeover of Luen Thai Holdings; Thermo Fisher Scientific on its takeovers of FEI Company and Life Technologies; Starwood on its acquisition by Marriott; and INEOS on its PVC joint venture with Solvay.
In addition, Natalie has recently advised multinational companies in relation to Chinese government investigations, including by the National Development and Reform Commission. She has also advised extensively on the new Hong Kong competition legislation and represented the liner shipping industry in obtaining the first block exemption order under the new regime.
Natalie is listed as a leading lawyer in Chambers, The Legal 500, IFLR1000 and Who’s Who Legal. She currently acts as a non-governmental adviser to the Hong Kong Competition Commission in the ICN.