Evans said the grand duchy, as a financial centre, was an appealing post for him, American Lawyer reported on 10 October:
“‘Having chaired the financial institutions practice at Dentons and [predecessor firm McKenna Long & Aldridge], it suited my skill set--especially in light of Brexit,’ Evans said. He noted that financial institutions and other entities are considering their options for what kind of connection they will have to the European Union after the U.K. eventually exits. And corporations have a strong interest in Luxembourg, which is a tax safe haven. ‘There is a lot of financial activity there, and it’s an area that I have a good deal of experience in,’ Evans said, adding that the European Court of Justice also sits in Luxembourg.”
The magazine also reviewed Evans’ financial disclosure documents, which indicated that his annual income was about $1.78m. His stake in the law firm was worth $633,930. His legal clients included insurance companies, law firms and hospitals; Evans has specialised in professional liability cases.
In addition to his Dentons salary and bonus, Evans had income from two TV production companies between January 2016 and June 2017.
“He expects that his Senate confirmation hearing will take place later this month or in early November,” American Lawyer stated.
If Evans is confirmed, he will need to present his credentials to Grand Duke Henri before officially taking on the role.