The Chinese Supreme Court sets up the standard for antitrust private litigation with detailed analysis method in regard to market definition and dominance establishment (Qihoo / Tencent)

When the Antitrust Encounter the Internet: The Legal Battle between Qihoo 360 and Tencent Finally Comes to the End* The outgoing year has witnessed the significantly increasing role of „Antitrust‟ and „Internet‟ played in China‟s economy. With the Supreme People‟s Court („SPC‟) ratified the original judgment and dismissed all the claims of Qihoo 360 Technology Co., Ltd. („Qihoo 360‟), the legal battle between the two Chinese internet companies Qihoo 360 and Tencent Inc. („Tencent‟) which had been simmering for nearly four years finally comes to the end. As one of the virtually important antitrust litigations brought under the Anti-monopoly Law („AML‟), this case has left us more than a 74-thousand-word decision. i. The Facts Tencent runs QQ, the most popular instant messaging („IM‟) service in the

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  • AnJie Law (Beijing)
  • AnJie Law (Beijing)

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Zhan Hao, Xiang Li, The Chinese Supreme Court sets up the standard for antitrust private litigation with detailed analysis method in regard to market definition and dominance establishment (Qihoo / Tencent), 16 October 2014, e-Competitions Bulletin Burden of proof, Art. N° 70673

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