On 3 May 2012, China's Supreme People's Court issued the "Rules of the Supreme People's Court on Several Issues Concerning the Application of Law in Hearing Civil Cases Caused by Monopolistic Conduct". The Rules contain 16 articles covering standing of plaintiffs, jurisdiction, burden of proof, evidentiary rules, expert witnesses, the judicial process, form of civil liabilities and the statute of limitations.
Compared to the draft Rules released last year for public comments, the Rules contain fewer articles and remain silent on a few issues that were previously addressed in the Draft Rules. In this article, King & Wood Mallesons discuss the major provisions in the Rules.
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