Natalie is a partner and head of the Asian competition practice at Slaughter and May. She is based in the Hong Kong (HK) and Beijing offices.
Natalie is an experienced competition and regulatory lawyer who has worked on a wide range of matters involving HK, EU and UK competition law. She has recently advised on antitrust issues for numerous HK clients, including the HK Liner Shipping Association (on the first HK block exemption application), the HK Association of Banks and MTR Corporation, multinational companies in relation to investigations by Chinese competition authorities, and the HK Communications Authority on various regulatory matters. Another significant aspect of Natalie’s practice is coordinating the Chinese (MOFCOM) and Asian merger notifications for complex cross-border M&A transactions.
Natalie is recognised as a leading lawyer in The International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers 2016, one of only five lawyers listed in HK, and was named as the youngest lawyer in Global Competition Review’s ‘40 under 40’ in 2015. Natalie is also listed in Chambers Asia 2016 where she is described as ‘a very accomplished lawyer’ who demonstrates ‘a level of intellectual capability that is quite rare’.
Natalie speaks Chinese and English and is qualified in HK and England and Wales. She was appointed by the HK Competition Commission as a non-governmental adviser to the International Competition Network.