George L. Bustin is senior counsel based in the New York office.
Mr. Bustin's practice focuses on corporate and financial transactions, including share and asset acquisitions, joint ventures and investment matters in connection with Russia and Eastern Europe. Mr. Bustin is widely published on the various aspects of European Union law, as well as trade and investment matters in the emerging market economies of Russia and Eastern Europe.
Mr. Bustin is currently associated with the Program on Law and Public Affairs at Princeton University and a visiting lecturer at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Mr. Bustin joined the firm in 1973, became a partner in 1982 and became senior counsel in 2007. From 1973 to 1975, 1979 to 1984 and in 1991, he was resident in the New York office. From 1975 to 1979, 1984 to 1991, and 1992 to 2007, he was resident in the Brussels office. Mr. Bustin served as assistant to the director of the Woodrow Wilson Center of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. from 1973 to 1974. He was a visiting lecturer at Princeton University during 1991. Mr. Bustin received a J.D. degree, magna cum laude
, from Harvard University in 1973 and an A.B., summa cum laude
, from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University in 1970.
Mr. Bustin is a member of the Bar in New York and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the Supreme Court for the State of New York and is an associate member of the Brussels Bar. He is former Chair of the Brussels chapter of the international division of the New York State Bar Association and is a member of the Center for European Policy Studies in Brussels. In 2004, Mr. Bustin was presented with a Special Achievement Award from the American Bar Association Section of International Law and Practice. He is a senior adviser to the European Law Committee of the ABA's Section of International Law and Practice. His native language is English, and he is fluent in French.