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Nathan G. Bush

O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Beijing, CHN

Nathan G. Bush (“Nate”) is a partner in the Litigation Department in O’Melveny's Singapore office. He was based in the Washington, D.C. office before relocating  to Beijing in 2004, and Singapore in 2012. Nate’s practice focuses on regulatory matters, commercial disputes, and litigation concerning antitrust and competition, fraud and corruption, and international trade.

Nate received two of the highest rankings for Competition/Antitrust (International Firms) (China) and International Trade (International Firms) (China) by Chambers Asia 2011/2012 and Chambers Global 2011/2012. He is also recommended as  a “Leading Lawyer” in the 2013 Edition of IFLR1000.

Antitrust & Competition. Nate counsels clients regarding merger notifications, compliance strategies, and enforcement risks under the competition regimes of China and other jurisdictions in Asia. He is experienced with matters arising under U.S. antitrust laws, including merger filings, litigation of civil antitrust claims, and price-fixing investigations.

Internal Investigations & Compliance. Nate conducts internal investigations and counsels clients on compliance with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anticorruption laws, securities fraud, anti-money laundering rules, and international sanctions. He has conducted over 30 internal investigations in diverse sectors involving Japan, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, Vietnam, and countries in Europe and South America. He routinely advises on compliance aspects of capital markets, M&A, private equity, and venture capital transactions in Asia.

Commercial Disputes. Nate represents clients in U.S. litigation involving Asia and advises on the resolution of disputes through arbitration and litigation throughout Asia.

International Trade & Market Access. Nate represents multinational companies before the U.S. and Chinese governments on matters involving China’s WTO accession commitments, trade remedies, and the WTO dispute settlement process.

He frequently publishes and speaks on competition and trade policy in Asia, and authored the China chapter of the ABA treatise on COMPETITION LAWS OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES. He is active in the American Chamber of Commerce in China, serving as Legal Committee Chairman in 2008 and as General Counsel from 2009 through 2011

Professional Activities

Law Clerk, The Honorable Leonie Brinkema, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
Languages, Mandarin Chinese

Professional Focus:
Antitrust and Competition 
Asia Antitrust and Competition China
Dispute Resolution
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Regulation of Cross-Border Trade and Investment
Trade Remedies and Trade Policy India
Regulatory and Government Affairs

Law School, J.D.: cum laude; Editor-in-Chief, Harvard Asia Quarterly; Submissions Committee, Harvard International Law Journal; Harvard Asia Law Society Executive Board

University of Virginia, B.A., Government and Foreign Affairs, East Asian Studies (Minor): Phi Beta Kappa

Washington, D.C.


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