At the Cutting Edge of PRC AML Private Litigation

By Dr. Zhan Hao & Song Ying –

On August 1, 2008, China launched the Anti-Monopoly Law (“AML”), establishing a dual enforcement system comprising both public and civil enforcement measures.China’s private antitrust enforcement regime remained relatively quiet during its first four years. Since then, however, an increasing level of private antitrust enforcement action in China, accompanied by some high-profile cases, has prompted an increased level of attention and scrutiny.Generally speaking, Chinese courts are still at an early stage in implementing the AML. Nevertheless, they have garnered a great deal of experience in the intervening eight years since implementation began, and are now stepping up the pace.