Bush, Shan Author Article on Chinese Enforcement of Fair Competition Through Administrative Reviews

November 14, 2016

O’Melveny partner Nate Bush and associate Lining Shan co-authored the November 7, 2016, China Law & Practice article “China Enforces Fair Competition Through Administrative Reviews.” According to the piece, significant obstacles to economic reform in China are “administrative monopoly”—the anti-competitive misuse of government powers to promote or protect favored firms—and “local protectionism”—efforts by local governments to exclude firms from other Chinese regions and abroad. 

“With the June 14, 2016, release of the State Council’s Opinions on the Establishment of a Fair Competition Review System in the Course of the Creation of the Market System, China’s central leadership brought a new approach and resolve to combatting administrative monopoly and local protectionism,” the authors conclude.

Bush is an Asia-based litigator specializing in internal investigations, regulatory investigations, compliance counseling, and disputes involving antitrust and competition, fraud and corruption, and international trade policy. Shan is a senior legal consultant in O’Melveny’s Beijing office.