Yanyan Yang is an associate in the London office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Antitrust & Competition Practice. She focuses her practice on global merger control, and antitrust investigations, with a specialty in handling matters before China’s antitrust authority (SAMR), and other Asian antitrust agencies.

Yanyan, previously based out of our Washington, D.C. office, has helped some of the world’s most sophisticated clients in clearing large-scale transactions in jurisdictions around the globe. She has also served as a key strategist for complex matters reviewed by China’s SAMR, particularly in devising creative strategies that successfully secure conditional approvals from the authority.

Fluent in Mandarin and English with an expansive view of the global competition landscape, Ms. Yang plays a key role in ensuring filings are coordinated globally and mind the specific local and regional considerations at play. She is adept at working with local counsel, and key regulators throughout Asia, to help deals clear regulatory scrutiny.

She has worked with household name clients across a wide range of industries, including semiconductor and high technology, agriculture, consumer goods & services, oil & gas, industrial and automotive sectors, as well as in the sciences and healthcare fields.

Representative matters include advising/representing:

Semiconductor / High-Technology

  • NVIDIA in its planned US$40 billion acquisition of Arm
  • Tower Semiconductor in its planned US$5.9 billion sale to Intel
  • Mellanox Technologies in its US$6.9 billion sale to NVIDIA Corporation
  • Broadcom in its US$5.5 billion acquisition of Brocade
  • Teleperformance in its €3 billion bid for Majorel
  • Cloudera in connection with its US$5.3 billion acquisition by KKR and CD&R


  • Bunge Limited in its planned US$34 billion merger with Viterra
  • Agrium in its US$36 billion merger of equals with Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan

Sciences and Healthcare

  • Siemens Healthineers in its US$16.4 billion acquisition of Varian in merger control filing
  • Abcam in its US$5.7 billion sale to Danaher
  • DaVita Medical Group in its US$4.9 billion sale to Optum, Inc.
  • CooperCompanies in its US$875 million acquisition of Cook Medical’s Reproductive Health Business

Consumer Goods & Services

  • Tapestry, Inc. in its US$8.5 billion cquisition of Capri Holdings
  • Farfetch on expanding its luxury new retail partnership with an agreement to acquire a 47.5% stake in YOOX Net-a-Porter
  • Shandong Ruyi in its acquisitions of Bally International AG JAB Holdings BV and the Apparel & Advanced Textiles business of INVISTA

Industrial and Automotive

  • Ocean Network Express in its US$10.9 billion acquisition of shares in Atlas Corp.
  • Apollo Funds in its US$8.1 billion acquisition of Univar Solutions Inc.
  • Tenneco in its US$7.1 billion acquisition by Apollo
  • Novelis in its US$2.8 billion acquisition of Aleris Corporation
  • Amphenol Corporation in its acquisition of MTS Systems
  • Illinois Tool Works in its acquisition of the MTS Test & Simulation business (joint representation)
  • Nissan in the new binding framework agreement of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance
  • Hyundai Motor Group in its US$4 billion autonomous driving joint venture with Aptiv
  • Bosch Rexroth in its acquisition of HydraForce
  • Modine Manufacturing Company in sale of its automotive business to Dana Incorporated
  • Dana in its acquisition of the drive systems business of Oerlikon
  • Accudyne in its US$1.2 billion sale of Hitachi of certain assets of Sullair Air Compressor
  • ZF Friedrichshafen on the sale of Global Body Control Systems Business to Luxshare

Oil & Gas

  • ConocoPhillips in its strategic partnership with Sempra for the Port Arthur LNG project
  • Igneo in its sale of 25% stake in Finerge to AXA IM Alts
  • Weatherford in its proposed OneStim joint venture with Schlumberger

Globally active private equity clients on multiple transactions include: One Rock Capital, Apollo, Leonard Green & Partners, Oaktree Capital, One Equity Partners, Global Infrastructure Partners, and Carlyle.

Bar Qualification

  • New York


  • LLM, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
  • Bachelor of Laws, Zhejiang University

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese (Mandarin)