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Li-Lian Yeo

Senior Associate

Lil is a corporate law specialist focussing on public and private M&A and private equity.



Lil is an experienced M&A transaction lawyer who successfully works alongside clients to execute on strategic and complex transactions.

Lil’s experience working with Australian and international clients spans a number of industries including financial services, waste management, energy and resources, engineering services, insurance and retail.

Lil also regularly advises across a wide range of corporate and commercial matters, including joint ventures, company restructures, strategic alliances, foreign investment, securities laws and general corporate matters.

Lil’s recent experience includes advising:

  • Paragon Care on its proposed merger of equals with Quantum Health via scheme of arrangement
  • The Riverside Company on its separate acquisitions of Avance Clinical and Nabenet Health 
  • Bain Capital on its investment into Allied Credit
  • EQT on its A$3.1 billion change of control approach to Iress Limited
  • Apex Group on its A$400 million acquisition of Mainstream group by way of scheme of arrangement, following a contest for control
  • BINGO Industries on its A$2.3 billion acquisition by MIRA by way of scheme of arrangement
  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia on the merger of its Aussie Home Loans business with online mortgage broker Lendi
  • Bain Capital on its acquisition of Virgin Australia Group by way of a deed of company arrangement
  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia on its sale of 55% of Colonial First State to KKR and $3.3 billion joint venture
  • Barrick Gold Corporation on the A$1.1 billion sale of its 50% interest in KCGM (the Super Pit)
  • Bingo Industries on the $50 million sale of its Banksmeadow facility to CPE Capital (formerly CHAMP Private Equity)
  • The Foschini Group on its acquisition of Retail Apparel Group (the owner of the Tarocash, Connor, yd., Johnny Bigg and Rockwear brands) from Navis Capital Partners
  • Bingo Industries on its A$577 million acquisition of Dial-a-Dump Industries
  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia on its sale of financial advisory business Count Financial to CountPlus
  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia on its A$4.2 billion sale of Colonial First State Global Asset Management to Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation
  • ERAMET SA on its successful A$350 million hostile off-market takeover bid for ASX-listed Mineral Deposits Limited
  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia on its proposed A$3.8 billion sale of its Australian and New Zealand life insurance business to AIA
  • Bingo Industries on its acquisitions of National Recycling Group and Patons Lane Recycling Centre and Landfill
  • Ausenco on its A$160 million (EV) acquisition by RCF by way of scheme
  • Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec on its 44% stake in insurance distributor Greenstone
  • Broadspectrum’s response to the A$1.3 billion (EV) unsolicited takeover bid by Ferrovial



Lil holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales.