Sébastien J. Evrard

Gibson Dunn (Hong Kong)
Lawyer/Attorney>Partner

Sébastien Evrard handles complex antitrust matters in China and the European Union, including merger control, nonmerger investigations, and litigation. His practice also focuses on the antitrust aspects of intellectual property rights. His experience spans a wide range of industries including media/entertainment, software/hardware, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, transport, and fast moving consumer goods (FMCG). Sébastien has represented clients before the European Commission; competition authorities in Belgium, France, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, and the U.K.; and before various other regulatory bodies such as telecom regulators and/or Consumer Ombudsmen in Belgium, The Netherlands, the Nordic countries, and the U.K. He also has represented clients before courts in Belgium, France, and Germany. Representative clients include Abbott, Adobe, American Airlines, Apple, Dell, Entreprise des Postes et Télécommunications, ICANN, KPN Group, Procter & Gamble, SanDisk, SES ASTRA, and Viacom/MTV. Sébastien practiced in Brussels and New York before joining Jones Day in 2003. During that time, he developed experience with all aspects of intellectual property (copyright, trademarks, patents, databases) and information technology (computer law, computer crime, privacy, and e-commerce). He has published several articles related to competition, intellectual property, and information technology; is a frequent speaker at international conferences; and has served on the board of the Brussels Young Bar Association.

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Jones Day (Beijing)
Winston & Strawn (New York)
Jones Day (Amsterdam)
Jones Day (Frankfurt)
Jones Day (Washington DC)
Dentons (Tysons Corner)
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Articles

8028 Bulletin

Peter J. Wang, Sébastien J. Evrard, Yizhe Zhang The China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce publishes guidelines on application of the anti-monopoly law to intellectual property rights

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After years of discussions, China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce finally has released its guidelines on the application of the PRC Anti-Monopoly Law ("AML") to intellectual property rights ("Guidelines"). The Guidelines will come into force on August 1, 2015. The Guidelines (...)

Peter J. Wang, Sébastien J. Evrard, Yizhe Zhang The Chinese MOFCOM conditionally clears a merger in the manufacture of flat panel displays sector (Merck / AZ Electronics)

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On April 30, MOFCOM approved the acquisition of AZ Electronic Materials S.A. (“AZ”) by Merck KGaA (“Merck”). MOFCOM’s review focused on two products that are components in the manufacture of flat panel displays (FPDs): liquid crystal and photoresist. The decision indicates that MOFCOM engaged (...)

Baohui Zhang, Peter J. Wang, Sébastien J. Evrard, Yizhe Zhang The Shanghai Higher Court and one of China’s antitrust regulators issues decisions that resale price maintenance violated China’s Anti-Monopoly Law (Rainbow / Johnson & Johnson)

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Within the same week, the Shanghai Higher Court and one of China’s antitrust antitrust regulators have issued decisions that resale price maintenance ("RPM") violated China’s Anti-Monopoly Law ("AML"). The decision of the Shanghai Higher Court involved an agreement between Johnson & Johnson (...)

Emily S.Y. Lam, Hiromitsu Miyakawa, Manoj Bhargava, Peter J. Wang, Sébastien J. Evrard The Competition Commission of India imposes US$ 1.1 Billion penalty for price fixing (Cement Cartel Case)

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India’s Competition Commission, which was established in 2003 and has been enforcing the cartel provisions of the law since 2009, has imposed fines of approximately US$ 1.1 billion against 11 internationally and locally owned cement manufacturers and their industry association for price fixing. (...)

Peter J. Wang, Sébastien J. Evrard, Yizhe Zhang The Chinese MOFCOM conditionally approves a merger between two leading hard drive disks manufacturers (Seagate / Samsung)

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China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) has approved Seagate’s acquisition of the hard drive disk division of Samsung Electronics ("Samsung HDD") under China’s Anti-Monopoly Law ("AML"), but imposed conditions to ensure that Samsung, although controlled by Seagate, remains an independent competitor. (...)

Peter J. Wang, Sébastien J. Evrard, Yizhe Zhang The Chinese MOFCOM conditionally publishes a conditional approval of a transaction in the coal sector under Anti-Monopoly Law (Shenhua JV)

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The Chinese Ministry of Commerce ("MOFCOM") has published a conditional approval of proposed transaction under China’s Anti-Monopoly Law ("AML"). This decision reflects China’s view of the broad reach of the AML’s merger provisions and the lengthy procedure that merging parties can expect. (...)

Bevin M.B. Newman, Giovanna M. Cinelli, Kenneth J. Nunnenkamp, Peter J. Wang, Sébastien J. Evrard, Yizhe Zhang The Chinese MOFCOM publishes final rules on the national security review of foreign investment in national companies

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China has published new rules to implement the national security review that will be conducted as part of the review of mergers and acquisitions by foreign investors and involving Chinese companies. These rules provide for review and potential rejection of acquisitions of Chinese companies by (...)

Peter J. Wang, Sébastien J. Evrard, Yizhe Zhang The Chinese MOFCOM approves merger between potash producers but requires they continue to supply the Chinese market (Silvinit and Uralkali)

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On June 2, 2011, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) announced conditional approval of the merger between Russian potash producers Silvinit and Uralkali. Since the PRC Anti-Monopoly Law ("AML") entered into force in 2008, MOFCOM has published only eight decisions, as it makes public only (...)

Bevin M.B. Newman, Giovanna M. Cinelli, H. Stephen Harris, Kenneth J. Nunnenkamp, Peter J. Wang, Sébastien J. Evrard, Yizhe Zhang The Chinese State Council publishes a notice detailing its national security review procedure for the acquisition by foreign investors of domestic companies

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The State Council of the People’s Republic of China has published a notice detailing its national security review («NSR») procedure for the acquisition by foreign investors of domestic Chinese companies («NSR Notice»). The NSR Notice, which implements Article 31 of the PRC Anti-Monopoly Law, will be (...)

Peter J. Wang, Sébastien J. Evrard, Yizhe Zhang The Chinese National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and the State Administration of Industry and Commerce (SAIC) adopt new leniency procedure in cartel investigations

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This article has been nominated by the Business Steering Committee for the business category, anticompetitive practices section of the 2012 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. This Commentary analyzes China’s leniency program for cartel (...)

H. Stephen Harris, Peter J. Wang, Sébastien J. Evrard, Yizhe Zhang The Chinese Price Regulator imposes higher fines against pricing and other competition law violations as new rules proposed

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Recent actions by the Chinese price regulator, the National Development and Reform Commission (« NDRC »), indicate an increasing emphasis on enforcement against pricing and other competition law violations. Companies in agriculture industries and other business sectors that could implicate (...)

H. Stephen Harris, Peter J. Wang, Sébastien J. Evrard, Yizhe Zhang The Chinese Competition Authorities publish first decision against price cartel under new anti-monopoly law (Guangxi)

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China’s competition law enforcement authorities published their first decision against a price cartel on March 30, 2010, more than one and a half years after the Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) came into effect. This action against domestic rice noodle producers was reported by the National Development (...)

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