Sebastian Vos

Sebastian Vos

Partner & Co-chair Global Public Policy Practice & Government Affairs, and Member, Blockchain Global Business Council, Covington & Burling

Sebastian Vos is co-chair of Covington’s public policy practice, and heads up its European division. He has extensive experience in the European Union and advises clients as they navigate and manage today’s global regulatory and policy challenges.

Mr. Vos provides clients with strategic public policy, regulatory, and communications advice on a range of competition, trade, transactional and sectoral issues. Mr. Vos has particular expertise in advising companies in the technology, financial services, energy and transport sectors.

In January 2017, during the Annual World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, Mr. Vos helped launch the Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC). The GBBC brings together founding members from more than 30 countries to advance global understanding of blockchain technology. In July 2017, Mr. Vos chaired a panel on Blockchain and regulation at the annual Blockchain Summit.

Mr. Vos was formerly a partner at a leading global public affairs consultancy. Prior to this, he was head of the competition practice at a strategic communications agency. He worked as an attorney at a magic circle firm, specialising in Antitrust, Competition and Trade law, as well as being a member of the Public Policy practice. He has also worked at the European Commission, and was part of its Delegation to the United States in 2000.

Mr. Vos has written articles on legal and political developments in various publications, including Europe’s World, Bloomberg Business Law Review and European Competition Law Review. He has also been a commentator on broadcast media including CNBC and Bloomberg TV.