Yeo Mei Gong

Australia

Mei is an Australian competition and consumer law lawyer who loves to empower other junior lawyers to become the best version of themselves. She is a Lawyers Weekly 30 under 30 finalist, recognised as a ‘New Lawyer to Watch’ by the College of Law and was also a Young Citizen of the Year for her local area.

Within Mei’s short legal career thus far, she has deftly navigated the fundamental challenges to traditional ways of working (and learning as a junior lawyer) presented by a global pandemic. She has been a leading lawyer across a wide range of competition and consumer law matters, including in billion dollar acquisitions and landmark criminal and civil cartel trials. Mei has also co-authored international conference papers and academic articles in legal journals on emerging developments in competition and consumer law.

Ever since Mei came to Australia as a young kid from China who had to learnt English from scratch, Mei has always valued the power of education and passionate about making other lawyers’ transitions into practising law to be as smooth as possible. Mei currently sits on a number of subcommittees in the international law firm which she works at that enables her to support junior lawyers in various ways, including through a legal innovation and diversity and inclusion perspective. Mei is also a member of the Asian Australian Lawyers Association, where she currently leads an Australia first Foreign Qualified Lawyer (FQL) interview initiative, ‘To Aus with Law’. Mei seeks to continue to share the knowledge and insights she has gained along the way on how to excel as a junior lawyer, including through sharing weekly LinkedIn posts as well as serving as a mentor across various junior lawyer mentoring programs.