China: Antitrust lawyers focus on international suits

Antitrust lawyers in China are turning to the area of cross-boarder litigation, reports say, as officials unveiled plans this week to launch a new training initiative regarding the matter.

China’s Ministry of Justice announced that it would launch a new training program for more than 300 lawyers from more than 100 firms in the nation. Overseas cases involving mergers and acquisitions, antitrust, anti-dumping and other focuses will be handled by the lawyers under direction of western counterparts.

According to the Ministry of Justice, EU and US lawyers have handled about 80 percent of the world’s cross-boarder suits; the new initiative, reports say, is aimed at handing more of that share to Chinese lawyers. Reports did not say exactly which western authorities or law firms will participate in the training program.

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