Competing in China: Antitrust, Anticorruption, & Industrial Policy
Nathan Bush, O'Melveny & Myers
Description: China's leadership enters 2010 with a mammoth stimulus program onstream and mounting (often conflicting pressures) to restructure China's hybrid "command-market" system and its role in the global economy. At the central government's disposal are new instruments such as the Antimonopoly Law, older tools such as the Law on Guarding State Secrets, and the state's tremendous influence over Chinese finance and commerce. Foreign firms active in China face new regulatory challenges, from the antitrust obstacles of acquiring Chinese firms to the corruption risks of dealing with the state sector. Nathan Bush, a partner in the Antitrust & Competition Practice Group at O'Melveny & Myers LLP and General Counsel of the American Chamber of Commerce in China, explores the intersection of China's evolving antitrust, anticorruption, trade, and industrial policies.
Sponsor: Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy