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Provisions of the Supreme People's Court on Certain Issues Relating to the Application of Law in Hearing Cases Involving Civil Disputes Arising out of Monopolistic Acts
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最高人民法院关于审理因垄断行为引发的民事纠纷案件应用法律若干问题的规定
Promulgating Institution:      Supreme People's Court
Document Number:           Fa Shi [2012] No.5
Promulgating Date:           05/03/2012
 
This acts to protect and promote fair competition in the market and safeguard consumer interests and public interests.
A plaintiff can file a civil lawsuit after the monopolistic act has become legally effective. First-instance civil dispute cases are under the jurisdiction of the designated cities’ Intermediate People’s courts and those designated by the Supreme People’s Court. On approval by the Supreme People’s court, basic-level people’s courts may exercise jurisdiction over first-instance Civil Dispute Cases.

Where the monopolistic act falls under any of the acts of abusing market dominant position noted under Article 17 of the Anti-monopoly Law, the plaintiff bears the burden of proof to show that the defendant is dominant in the relevant market and has abused its position. If filing a defense on the of legitimacy of its act, the burden of proof is on the defendant.

 
 
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