The first episode of the China Law Podcast is on force majeure in China – what does it mean and how should foreign counterparties respond? Edward Liu, Legal Director at Hill Dickinson in Hong Kong shares insights on Chinese businesses claiming force majeure exemptions to business contracts. Should foreign counterparties accept these exemptions? Must they? Or should they file a lawsuit instead? And perhaps most importantly, would they win?
The second episode of the China Law Podcast is on employers’ obligations as businesses resume across China. Jonathan Isaacs, Head of Baker McKenzie’s China Employment Practice, discusses employers’ liability if an employee contracts the coronavirus, the legality of layoffs, and other ways through which struggling businesses can reduce their costs during such a tough period of time.