New Distribution Of Burden Of Proof In Chinese Antitrust

Law360, New York (July 17, 2012, 1:19 PM EDT) -- On May 3, 2012, the Supreme People's Court of the People's Republic of China, China's highest court, issued its Provisions on Several Issues of Applicable Law in Civil Cases Caused by Monopoly (also known, and referenced herein, as Antitrust Judicial Interpretation or the "interpretation"), effective June 1, 2012. The interpretation has attracted a great deal of attention to civil antitrust litigation in China, largely because of the changes it engenders in the distribution of the burden of proof between plaintiffs and defendants.[1] 

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