Natalie Yeung is recognised by market commentators as “a very experienced and responsive practitioner”. She specialises in merger control matters.
Peers and clients say:
"Natalie is highly recommended in the market."
"She is one of the top competition lawyers in Hong Kong, and is a recognised industry leader with first-class technical skills and excellent commercial awareness."
"Ms Yeung provides insightful and practical advice, often with a global perspective based on her extensive experience in handling a number of complicated and challenging global merger control cases."
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: Elanco Animal Health on its proposed acquisition of the animal health business of Bayer AG; Standard Chartered Bank on a joint venture with PCCW, HKT and Ctrip.com to build a new standalone digital retail bank in Hong Kong; Booking Holdings in relation to its acquisition of HotelsCombined; Starwood Hotels Resorts on its acquisition by Marriot International; Shire on its recommended takeover offer by Takeda; Google on its acquisition of certain assets of HTC Corporation related to the design, engineering, certification and testing of smartphones; and Royal Dutch Shell on its takeover of BG Group.
In addition, Natalie has advised companies in relation to cartel investigations in the PRC and Hong Kong. She has advised extensively on the new Hong Kong competition legislation, including representing the liner shipping industry in obtaining the first block exemption order under the new regime and the banking industry in relation to an application for exemption. She is advising various clients in relation to ongoing cartel investigations, as well as advising extensively in a range of Hong Kong industries such as technology, property, hotels, rail transport, beverages and fast moving consumer goods (including MTR Corporation, other listed companies and investment banks) on competition compliance issues.
Natalie is listed as a leading lawyer in Chambers, The Legal 500, IFLR1000 and WWL.