May Lyn Yuen | Brussels | Hogan Lovells

May Lyn Yuen

Partner Global Regulatory



Yuen May Lyn

May Lyn Yuen
Yuen May Lyn
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Based in Brussels for over a decade, May Lyn’s practice consists of advising on competition issues and procedure in relation to multi-jurisdictional mergers and large-scale complex antitrust cases. She works for a broad range of clients, including those in the life sciences, consumer goods, technology, manufacturing and automotive sectors. 

May Lyn is recognized in the Legal 500 EMEA and as a future leader in Who’s Who Legal

Representative experience

Acting for IBM in its US$4.6bn acquisition of Apptio.

Acting for Google in the CMA's investigation of Google's Privacy Sandbox proposals to remove third-party cookies on Chrome and develop privacy-centric alternatives to support digital advertising.

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.

Acting for IBM in its acquisition of Turbonomics.

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.


  • PG Diploma, EC Competition Law, King's College London, 2009
  • Legal Practice Course, Nottingham Law School, 2004
  • LL.B., University of Leicester, 2002


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