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.
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Many German companies are very interested in Chinese partners and investors. Often, German companies look for entries to the Chinese market and/or Chinese partners for a future co-operation. After hundreds of Chinese investments in – or acquisitions of – German companies, a market practice has developed, a standard that in certain points deviates from other markets: E.g. Chinese investors (and regulators) have come to accept that MAC-clauses (giving a party a right to withdraw in case of a material adverse change) are not market-standard in Germany.
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