EvaMonard

Associate

Brussels + 32.2.645.15.10

Eva Monard has 11 years of experience assisting clients in more than 70 anti-dumping, anti-subsidy, and safeguard investigations in over 10 jurisdictions. She advises clients on obligations under EU export control laws and sanctions, assisting them in setting up compliance policies and assessing the compliance of specific transactions with their obligations to dual-use goods and sanctions.

Eva defends the interests of clients such as Jindal Saw before EU institutions such as the European Commission, other administrative authorities, and before the EU courts. She successfully assisted Changshu City Standard Parts Factory and Ningbo Jinding Fastener before the Court of Justice of the European Union, obtaining an annulment of the anti-dumping duties imposed on fasteners. Eva assists governments during all stages of WTO dispute settlement proceedings before panels and the Appellate Body. In addition, she advises clients on the compatibility of legislation with WTO law and with respect to free trade agreements.

Eva's practice focuses on WTO law, EU trade law, export controls, sanctions, foreign investment screening, customs law, and EU competition law. With regard to competition law matters, she focuses particularly on cartels and merger control.

Eva has been hailed in Chambers as "probably the best trade lawyer of her generation" and for her "open and straightforward style of presenting that makes people like her instantly." According to Who's Who, Eva "stands out for her exceptional technical expertise, and is highly sought after by clients for her ‘diligent and hard-working approach’."

Experience

  • BBA Aviation sells Ontic for $1.365 billionJones Day advised BBA Aviation plc ("BBA") in the sale of its Ontic business to an investment fund affiliated with CVC Capital Partners for $1.365 billion.
  • Arsenal Capital Partners acquires HistoGeneX and Caprion BiosciencesJones Day advised Arsenal Capital Partners on major investments in HistoGeneX and Caprion Biosciences and the subsequent combination of the two businesses.
  • Arsenal Capital Partners acquires Seal for Life Industries from Berry Global Group Inc. for $328 millionJones Day advised Arsenal Capital Partners on the $328 million acquisition of Seal for Life Industries from Berry Global Group Inc.
  • SAP acquires Qualtrics for $8 billionJones Day advised SAP in its $8 billion acquisition of Qualtrics International Inc., the global pioneer in the experience management software category.
  • Hexagon Intergraph acquires Belgian-based BricsysJones Day advised Hexagon Intergraph AB in its acquisition of Belgian-based Bricsys group, including Chapoo NV and Amelia NV.
  • Private shareholders sell Velosophy (Babboe) to Accell GroupJones Day advised private shareholders on the sale of cargo bike specialist Velosophy (Babboe) to Accell Group.
  • Hexagon acquires Luciad from GIMVJones Day represented Hexagon AB, a global provider of information technologies that drives productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications, in connection with its acquisition of Belgian-based Luciad, a leading provider of 5D visualization and analysis solutions, from GIMV.
  • AURELIUS sells Getronics Group for €220 million (US$251.3 million)Jones Day advised AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA on the sale of its subsidiary Getronics to strategic investor Bottega Invest Co S.à.r.l. for €220 million (US$251.3 million) (enterprise value).
  • Chinese fasteners manufacturers succeed in antidumping appeal before Court of Justice of the EUJones Day successfully assisted Changshu City Standard Parts Factory and Ningbo Jinding Fastener in an appeal before the Court of Justice of the European Union (EU) against the antidumping duties imposed by the EU on imports of certain fasteners originating in China (C-376/15).
  • Newell Brands sells Tools division to Stanley Black & Decker for $1.95 billionJones Day advised Newell Brands Inc. in the $1.95 billion sale of its Tools business, including the Irwin®, Lenox®, and Hilmor® brands, to Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
  • Newell Brands acquires Jarden Corporation for $16 billionJones Day advised Newell Brands Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Jarden Corporation in a cash and stock transaction valued at $60 per share, or approximately $16 billion in equity value.
  • Warner Music Group acquires Parlophone Label Group from Universal Music Group for £487 millionJones Day advised Warner Music Group on the competition law aspects of its acquisition of the Parlophone Label Group from Universal Music Group, a subsidiary of Vivendi, for £487 million (approximately US$765 million) in an all-cash transaction.
  • Warner Music Group intervenes in Universal's acquisition of EMI's recording business and Sony's acquisition of EMI's publishing businessJones Day served as lead counsel to Warner Music Group as a third-party intervenor in Universal's acquisition of EMI's recording business for €1.4 billion, as well as in the acquisition of EMI's publishing business by a consortium involving the Sony Corporation for total consideration of €1.6 billion.
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