Hazel Yin is a partner and co-head of the China competition practice. Based in Beijing, Hazel specialises in antitrust and competition law matters in China and her practice includes merger control advice, competition compliance and audits, and investigations.
Hazel’s expertise includes representing clients to apply for antitrust clearance from MOFCOM/SAMR; advising clients of deal structures from the antitrust perspective, providing antitrust and anti-unfair competition compliance advice; conducting antitrust trainings and in-house audits; and representing clients in antitrust and anti-unfair competition administrative investigations.
Hazel is one of the few lawyers who have handled national security review cases in different industries and acquired clearances for clients.
Hazel advises clients in various industries such as pharmaceutical, automobile, internet, aviation, finance and consumables, hi-tech, manufacturing, chemical, logistics, mining, beverages and consumer electronics. With vast experience and thorough understanding of the business model of various industries, Hazel provides clients in different industries with customised advice from a business perspective.
Before joining Freshfields, Hazel worked in one of the leading Chinese law firms for 13 years and at Crowell & Moring LLP (in Washington, D.C.) for nine months.
Hazel’s working languages are Mandarin and English.