Paris and New York, September 7, 2023 - Hughes Hubbard & Reed is pleased to announce the appointment of Sébastien Bonnard as Managing Partner of its Paris office. As a partner since September 2022, he heads the International Arbitration practice for Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He succeeds Bryan Sillaman, who, after 5 years in the role, will continue to support the firm's clients with the Anti-Corruption & Internal Investigations team. 

The appointment of Sébastien Bonnard is a great opportunity for Hughes Hubbard & Reed to continue strengthening and developing its long-established expertise in France, with a strong footprint in Europe and Africa for our Arbitration and Litigation, Corruption & Internal Investigations, Sanctions, Export Controls & Anti‑Money Laundering and Banking & Financial Services practices. "I am proud and delighted by this nomination, which marks the trust that the Hughes Hubbard & Reed teams in Paris have placed in me. The reputation, level of expertise and influence of the firm, which succeeds in supporting its clients throughout Europe and Africa, had already convinced me to come on board as a partner a year ago: from now on as Managing Partner, my aim will be to continue to bring an international, multidisciplinary vision to the firm, in the same way as Bryan Sillaman was able to provide the teams. I approach this appointment with a great deal of humility and excitement because I know I am surrounded by a team of exceptional commitment and expertise. We all have a single objective at heart: to offer our clients tailor-made support: their renewed trust will be the reflection of our collective success!" comments Sébastien Bonnard, Managing Partner.

An experienced International Arbitration attorney, Sébastien has served as counsel for private and public operators, and as arbitrator in numerous arbitration proceedings, both institutional (ICC, ICSID, ADCCAC, LCIA, LMAA, etc.), and ad hoc. He also represents his clients in post-arbitral disputes (annulment and enforcement of awards). Sébastien’s practice extends to litigation of commercial disputes, liability and industrial risk and alternative dispute resolution proceedings. 

“Sébastien embodies the qualities we value at Hughes Hubbard: not only is he a highly skilled lawyer, but he believes strongly in mentorship and inclusion. We look forward to his contributions in this role and thank Bryan for the excellent work he has done and will continue to do.” Ted Mayer, Hughes Hubbard chair, said.

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