China’s Supreme People’s Court Solicits Comments on Draft Judicial Interpretation on Private Antitrust Litigation
May 2, 2011
On April 25, 2011, China’s Supreme People’s Court (the “SPC”) unveiled a draft judicial interpretation regarding private litigation under the Anti-Monopoly Law (the “AML”) . As the first detailed guidance on civil suits under the AML, the Draft Rules address a wide range of procedural issues, including jurisdiction, standing, consolidated proceedings, burden of proof, discovery, the relationship with administrative proceedings, damages and the statute of limitations. The SPC will accept comments on the Draft Rules until June 1, 2011.