Gibson Dunn (Hong Kong)

Sébastien Evrard

Gibson Dunn (Hong Kong)
Lawyer (Partner)

Sébastien Evrard is a partner in the Hong Kong office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. He is a member of the firm’s Antitrust and Competition Practice Group. Mr. Evrard handles complex antitrust matters in Asia and the European Union, including merger control, non-merger investigations, and litigation. His practice also focuses on the antitrust aspects of intellectual property rights. Mr. Evrard’s experience spans a wide range of industries including aviation/shipping, energy/mining, media/entertainment, software/hardware, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, automotive, and fast moving consumer goods. Representative clients have included Air China, Adobe, American Airlines, Chevron, Entreprise des Postes et Télécommunications, Hong Kong Telecommunications, ICANN, KPN Group, Lam Research, Procter & Gamble and Renault/Nissan.

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11224 Bulletin

Sébastien Evrard, Knut Fournier Hong Kong Competition Law : Interview of Sébastien Evrard by Knut Fournier

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Enforcement of competition laws in Asia has been increasing steadily over the last few years. Most Asian jurisdictions now have a competition law and enforce it more vigorously. Hong Kong is a case in point : while the Competition Ordinance has been in place for 5 years, enforcement is picking speed with the Competition Commission having overhauled their leniency framework and won landmark cases in court. There have been significant developments beyond Hong Kong in all areas of competition law : mergers, abuses of dominance, and cartels.

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

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This article has been nominated for the 2014 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. Within the same week, the Shanghai Higher Court and one of China’s antitrust antitrust regulators have issued decisions that resale price maintenance ("RPM") (...)

Nick Taylor, Peter J. Wang, Emily S.Y. Lam, Donald Hess, Sébastien Evrard The Hong Kong Parliament passes a comprehensive competition law which includes the classic prohibitions of anti-competitive agreements, abuses of market power, and a merger control regime

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After years of discussions, the Hong Kong Legislative Council finally passed a comprehensive competition law (the "HK Competition Law"). The HK Competition Law includes the classic prohibitions of anticompetitive agreements and abuses of market power, as well as a merger control regime (with (...)

Emily S.Y. Lam, Hiromitsu Miyakawa, Manoj Bhargava, Peter J. Wang, Sébastien 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 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 Evrard, Yizhe Zhang The Chinese MOFCOM publishes a conditional approval of proposed transaction under Anti-Monopoly Law (Penelope / Savio Macchine Tessili)

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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. Since (...)

Bevin M.B. Newman, Giovanna M. Cinelli, Kenneth J. Nunnenkamp, Peter J. Wang, Sébastien Evrard, Yizhe Zhang The Chinese MOFCOM publishes the 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 Evrard, Yizhe Zhang The Chinese MOFCOM approves merger between potash producers but requires they continue to supply the Chinese market (Uralkali / Silvinit)

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

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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, (...)

Peter J. Wang, Sébastien 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 for the 2012 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. This Commentary analyzes China’s leniency program for cartel investigations, in the wake of adoption of new rules by the National Development and Reform Commission (...)

Peter J. Wang, Sébastien Evrard, Stephen Harris, 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 (...)

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

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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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