Podcast #3: Pandemic Impact on Deals and Disputes - From Beijing to New York

Apr 16, 2020
| By Vincent Chow
How has disruption to Chinese businesses and deals shifted as the virus itself has moved from China to the U.S.? Scott Yu and Meg Utterback discuss the pandemic's impact on international M&A, litigation, antitrust enforcement, and U.S. regulatory action against Chinese companies

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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.

For the full podcast, click here to listen on Soundcloud and here on Apple Podcasts.

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.