Force Majeure in China: What It Means and How to Fight It - Edward Liu, Hill Dickinson
The coronavirus outbreak has caused massive disruption to businesses across China, leading many of them to issue force majeure claims to seek emergency exemptions to their contracts. In this episode, Edward Liu dissects the issue of force majeure from the perspectives of both the Chinese and foreign counterparties, shares insights on what role the Chinese government is playing, and provides practical advice on the steps you should take when faced with a force majeure claim.
Edward Liu is a Hong Kong-based legal director at Hill Dickinson advising on disputes and maritime law matters, and an arbitrator of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre. He is also a visiting professor at Shanghai Maritime University School of Economics & Management, and an adjunct lecturer at University of Hong Kong School of Professional and Continuing Education. He was ranked as one of the top ten maritime lawyers in the world in 2019 by international shipping journal Lloyd’s List.
The China Law Podcast is a new weekly podcast discussing China’s business and financial sectors from a legal perspective, brought to you by LegalSpeak. Hosted by Vincent Chow, a reporter at China Law & Practice.
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