December 1, 2015
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Sébastien Evrard will join the firm’s Hong Kong office as a partner. Previously with Jones Day, Evrard will continue his antitrust and competition practice.
“We welcome Sébastien to the firm,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn. “Sébastien is a recognized leader among Asian antitrust practitioners, who has handled the full spectrum of antitrust work, including mergers and acquisitions, government investigations of cartel and single-firm conduct, and antitrust counseling. His addition will better position the firm to assist clients with their global competition needs.”
“Sébastien’s dual expertise in Asian and European competition law is extremely valuable to clients, particularly when conduct or a transaction is being investigated by authorities on both continents,” said Kelly Austin, Partner in Charge of the firm’s Hong Kong office. “His competition experience will strengthen our existing market-leading investigations practice and enhance our transactional offering in the region.”
“The rapid emergence of Chinese competition enforcement, Hong Kong’s new competition law, and cross-border enforcement across the region has made antitrust regulation a key consideration for firms doing business in Asia,” said Dan Swanson, Co-Chair of the firm’s Antitrust and Competition Practice Group. “Having Sébastien on our team will strengthen our existing government investigations and enforcement practice and allow us to provide seamless coverage, true regional expertise and on-the-ground responsiveness for our clients.”
“I am honored to join Gibson Dunn’s world-renowned antitrust and competition practice and bring added depth in Asia to the firm’s impressive roster of highly experienced antitrust practitioners globally,” said Evrard.
About Sébastien Evrard
Evrard’s practice covers the full spectrum of inbound and outbound competition work in Asia and the European Union, including merger control and abuse of dominance and cartels, antitrust-related investigations and litigation matters, and counseling and compliance work. He has substantial experience in the antitrust aspects of intellectual property rights. He has represented companies in aviation, automotive, telecommunications, media and entertainment, technology, and oil and gas industries.
He is co-author of Anti-Monopoly Law and Practice (Oxford University Press, 2011), the leading English-language treatise on China’s competition law, and Competition Law in China: Laws, Regulations, and Cases (Oxford University Press, 2014). He is recognized by Chambers & Partners as a leading lawyer for Competition/Antitrust for International Firms in China.
Evrard started practicing in Brussels in 1996 and joined Jones Day in 2003, where he practiced in the Brussels, Beijing and Hong Kong offices. He is admitted in Brussels and as a solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong.
He received his law degree in 1995 from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium, where he was a member of the editorial board of the law review. He received his LL.M. in 2003 from Columbia University, where he was named a James Kent Scholar and received the Walter Gellhorn prize as the valedictorian of his class.