More than 100 days after China first announced the emergence of a mysterious “pneumonia of unknown cause,” the virus has caused one of the largest lockdowns in human history and brought several major economies to a standstill. In this episode, Scott Yu in Beijing and Meg Utterback in New York share their insights on the impact of the pandemic on international M&A and disputes as we try to get a sense of how disruption to Chinese businesses and deals has shifted as the virus itself has moved from China to the U.S.
Scott Yu is a senior partner co-heading the corporate and competition practice group at Zhong Lun Law Firm. He has acted as the leading antitrust counsel in a number of mega-sized global M&A and joint venture transactions.
Meg Utterback is a disputes and compliance partner at King & Wood Mallesons. She recently moved to New York after 20 years working in Shanghai. Meg represents Chinese and multinational companies in cross-border disputes, international arbitration, and U.S. litigation.
The China Law Podcast is a new weekly podcast discussing China’s business and financial sectors from a legal perspective. Click here for an in-depth look at how foreign businesses can minimize their losses as a result of force majeure claims in China, written by Scott Yu and colleagues at Zhong Lun Law Firm.