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Far-Reaching Impact of the First Judicial Interpretation on Antitrust Civil Litigations By:顾正平 2012-05-31

Being the first interpretation on antitrust litigations issued by the Supreme People’s Court, the Judicial Interpretation lays the foundations of the antitrust litigation legal framework in China. The Judicial Interpretation provides guidance to the courts’ precise application of the Anti-Monopoly Law, the undertakings’ compliance and avoidance of the legal risks in their business operation, or consumers’ initiation of antitrust litigations. The Judicial Interpretation has relieved the burden of proof for the plaintiff of antitrust litigations while relatively increased the burden of proof for the defendant. This may change the landscape of the antitrust civil litigation in China.

 

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