The Chinese Supreme People’s Court publishes revised rules on civil causes of action

The Chinese Supreme People’s Court ("SPC") has made substantial progress in recent months writing rules for private enforcement of China’s 2008 Anti-Monopoly Law ("AML"). On March 20, 2011, the SPC published revised Rules on Civil Causes of Action, which define which courts are competent to hear cases involving violations of the AML. More significantly, on April 25 the SPC published for comment new draft Rules on Civil Litigation Under the AML. These two sets of rules were published against the background of an increase in private litigation under the AML. According to the SPC, there were 43 first instance civil AML cases accepted between August 1, 2008, and the end of 2010, 29 of which already have been concluded. The draft Rules on Civil Litigation present a comprehensive procedural

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Peter J. Wang, Sébastien J. Evrard, Yizhe Zhang, The Chinese Supreme People’s Court publishes revised rules on civil causes of action, 20 March 2011, e-Competitions Bulletin March 2011, Art. N° 50108

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