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Sébastien Evrard is the partner in charge of the Hong Kong office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. He is a member of the firm’s Antitrust and Competition Practice Group. Based in Asia since 2010, Sébastien handles complex antitrust matters in Asia and the European Union—including merger control, non-merger investigations, and litigation—for clients within a wide range of industries such as aviation/shipping, banking, energy/mining, media/entertainment, software/hardware, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, automotive, and fast moving consumer goods. His practice also focuses on the antitrust aspects of intellectual property rights, and the interplay between data privacy and antitrust. He has represented clients before multiple regulators in Asia and Europe, and has litigated cases in multiple jurisdictions.
Sébastien is regularly recognized as an expert in his field by publications such as Chambers Greater China, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Who’s Who Legal and IFLR1000. The Legal 500 Asia Pacific states that “The ‘extraordinarily good’ Evrard is noted for his extensive knowledge of Chinese anti-monopoly law.” A client was quoted within the guide saying “Sébastien Evrard is an excellent antitrust lawyer, among the very best in this field. He picks up on issues quickly, is extremely responsive and a pleasure to work with.” Another client noted in Chambers Greater China that “he has the ideal combination of a formidable legal mind together with commercial and strategic acumen.”
His recent experience includes advising:
Sébastien gained his LL.M. from Columbia University (James Kent Scholar (highest honor) and Walther Gelhorn Prize (valedictorian) in 2003, and his Licentiaat in de Rechten from the Catholic University Leuven in 1995. He is admitted to practice in Brussels and Hong Kong.
Sébastien is a co-author of Anti-Monopoly Law and Practice (Oxford University Press, 2011), the leading English treatise on competition law in China, and Competition Law in China: Laws, Regulations, and Cases (Oxford University Press, 2014). He also has published multiple articles related to competition, intellectual property, and information technology law. He is a frequent speaker at international conferences. He speaks English, French and Dutch.
Columbia University - 2003 Master of Laws (LL.M.)
Catholic University of Leuven - 1995 Law Degree
Belgium - Barreau de Bruxelles
Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong