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Nathalie Bougenies


Miller Nash LLP

Located in Washington, D.C., Nathalie Bougenies advises domestic and international clients on a variety of business and corporate transactions. She assists companies with a wide range of legal issues, including the sale, distribution, marketing, labeling, and importation and exportation of products, and also conducts due diligence to assure compliance with applicable U.S. and foreign laws and regulations. Nathalie has worked on a wide variety of corporate and business transactions, including mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, and equity closings, and regularly counsels on general business contracts, including white label agreements and licensing agreements.

Additionally, Nathalie helps clients navigate the complex landscape of highly regulated industries, including maritime, cannabis, and hemp. She assists maritime clients with their transactional needs, such as contract drafting and negotiation, regulatory compliance, and towing agreements. Nathalie frequently speaks on regulatory issues related to hemp and cannabis, and has made national media appearances, including on NPR’s “Marketplace.” She also authors a biweekly column for Above the Law discussing cannabis policy and regulation.

During law school, Nathalie served as a Fellow with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Innovation Policy Center in Washington, D.C., where she researched complex IP issues, including counterfeiting and patent reforms, and advocated on behalf of Fortune 500 companies for stronger IP rights and global enforcement.

Nathalie was born and raised in Belgium and has lived and studied in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America. She utilizes her broad international background to assist overseas clients with their foreign direct investment into the United States and offers unique and valuable insight to clients in their cross-border transactions.