May Lyn Yuen

May Lyn Yuen


Email [email protected]​

Phone +32 2 505 0977

Fax +32 2 505 0996


Practice groupGlobal Regulatory

May Lyn has worked on a broad range of EU competition law cases and matters. She has worked with clients to successfully navigate through both phase I and phase II merger cases before the European Commission and has coordinated a number of multinational merger filings. 

In recent years, she has helped clients in various cartel investigations and information exchange cases before the European Commission and coordinated their strategy and defence before authorities around the world. She has additionally advised clients on dominance issues, particularly in relation to pricing practices. 

Awards and recognitions


Competition: EU and Global
Legal 500 EMEA


Competition: Future Leaders
Who's Who Legal


Competition: EU and Global, Belgium, Recommended
Legal 500 EMEA

Education and admissions


PG Diploma, EC Competition Law, King's College London, 2009

Legal Practice Course, Nottingham Law School, 2004

LL.B., University of Leicester, 2002

Representative experience

Representing TOKIN Corporation in the European Commission's Capacitors investigation and the subsequent appeal against the Commission's decision before the General Court in Luxembourg.

Securing global antitrust merger approvals for the acquisition of Primetals Technologies by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.

Advising IBM on the global merger control aspects of its US$34bn acquisition of Red Hat. Securing merger approvals for IBM in a number of jurisdictions around the world. 

Advising BASF on the global merger control procedure regarding the combination of its paper and water chemicals business with Solenis (combined sales of EUR 2.4bn).

Advising Alstom as antitrust counsel in the sale of its power businesses to GE for EUR 12.4bn and EUR 700m acquisition of GE’s transportation signalling business.

Acting for one of the carriers in the European Commission’s investigation of the maritime car shipping sector and in coordinating our client’s worldwide defence strategy.

Defending one of the parties in the European Commission's Trucks cartel investigation.*


Defending one of the pharmaceutical companies in the European Commission's Fentanyl pay-for-delay case.*


Defending a consumer goods company in the European Commission's Detergents cartel investigation.*


*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

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