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Hazel Yin


Clients praise her overall “solid knowledge” and profess to having “good professional respect” for her.

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About Hazel Yin

Hazel Yin is a partner and co-head of the China competition practice. Based in our firm’s Beijing office, 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; advising clients of deal structures from the antitrust perspective, providing antitrust and anti-unfair competition compliance advice; conducting antitrust trainings and in-house audits; 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 directly from MOFCOM.

Hazel advises clients  in various industries such as pharmaceutical, automobile, internet, aviation, finance and consumables, hi-tech, manufacturing, chemical, logistics, mining, beverages, consumer electronics. With rich experiences and thorough understanding of the business model of various industries, Hazel provides clients in different industries with customized advice that are feasible from 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 9 months.

Hazel’s working languages are Mandarin and English.


Hazel received her Bachelor of Art and Master of Law degrees from Southwest University of Political Science and Law. She also received an LL.M. degree from Columbia Law School and the Postgraduate Diploma on EU Competition Law from King’s College London. She is qualified in China and the State of New York.