COVID-19 has resulted in many individuals and businesses making claims through the UK courts. With the courts having been closed from March to the end of June earlier this year and virtual hearings only just starting to be used, the pandemic has caused an unprecedented backlog in cases to be heard in the UK courts.
Continue Reading Adding further particulars and claims relating to COVID to proceedings will not always been successful     

新冠肺炎疫情导致许多个人和企业纷纷向英国法院提出自己的权利主张。由于法院在今年3月至6月底一直处于关闭状态,虚拟听证会又刚刚开始使用,于是英国法院出现了前所未有的案件积压。
Continue Reading 英国法在新冠肺炎疫情背景下的相关诉讼中提出额外的权利主张不一定会获得法院的支持

On 19 December 2020, the National Development and Reform Commission (“NDRC”) and the Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”) jointly released the “Measures for the Security Review of Foreign Investment (外商投资安全审查办法)” (the “Measures”)[1], which will become effective from 18 January 2021. The issuance of the Measures is a clear signal that the Chinese government is taking a more active approach in relation to national security review on foreign investments (“NSR”).
Continue Reading China Releases National Security Review Rules Version 2.0

The High Court in Dodika Ltd v United Luck Group Holdings Ltd [2020] EWHC 2101 (Comm) recently held that a buyer’s provision of a notice in respect of a claim under a tax covenant contained in a share sale and purchase agreement was invalid. 
Continue Reading Watch out Buyers: Despite actual knowledge, notices for claims must include sufficient detail

   无论是针对上市公司还是非上市公司,当收购交易势在必行、势在必得,迎面遭遇的却是标的股权/股份被全部或部分司法保全(以下称“被保全标的”),对于收购方而言确实是一件头疼的事:资金安全怎么保障?收购成本是不是会增加?交易安排是否不得不进行重大调整?收购标的会不会旁落于第三方?能否顺利完成标的过户?能否赶上预期的交易完成期限?过户后是否会有遗留问题?收购交易的过程会不会有合法性问题或者其他额外的潜在风险?…
Continue Reading 让资本走上坦途系列(一)——当收购遇上司法保全

In preparation for a post COVID-19 world, Chinese outbound investors have begun to source for bargain deals in other countries, with markets characterised by corporate restructurings, low prices, depressed valuations, distressed assets, and fire sales. In this article, we briefly set out some suggestions for Chinese outbound investors when entering into bargain M&A deals in this unprecedented M&A landscape.
Continue Reading Bargain M&A deals in COVID19 – a guide for CHINESE odi investors