Chinese court issues rules governing private antitrust litigation

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On 8 May China’s Supreme People’s Court issued its Rules on the Application of Laws for Adjudicating Civil Disputes Arising From Monopolistic Conduct. According to the SPC, the Rules, which take effect on 1 June, are intended to ease plaintiffs’ burdens and are thus likely to have a significant impact on private enforcement of China’s Anti-monopoly Law. Companies doing business in China may wish to consult with antitrust counsel to minimise their potential exposure to private AML litigation.

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