Since the Anti-monopoly Law was passed, around 50 private anti-monopoly litigations have been brought and the courts’ jurisdiction over such cases has become a key issue.
Under the internal organisation of the Supreme Court, No 3 Civil Division is in charge of hearing anti-monopoly cases and directing anti-monopoly litigations at local level. This responsibility is no surprise. Previously, No 3 Civil Division focused on IP cases. Ostensibly, competition issues have an indispensable connection with IP rights; thus, on promulgation of the Anti-unfair Competition Law, No 3 Civil Division became responsible for anti-unfair competition cases. No 3 Civil Division has now become the full-time anti-monopoly court within the Supreme Court.Continue Reading Jurisdiction for private anti-monopoly litigation