On 18 August 2021, the Supreme People’s Court of the P.R.C. issued the “Interpretation of the Supreme People’s Court on Several Issues Concerning the Application of the Anti-Unfair Competition Law of the People’s Republic of China (Draft for Comments)” (hereinafter referred to as the “Draft for Comments”) for public review and opinions. The Draft for Comments represents the Supreme Court’s first move of making comprehensive amendment of the “Interpretation of the Supreme People’s Court on Several Issues on the Application of Law in Hearing Civil Cases Regarding Unfair Competition” (hereinafter referred to as the “2007 Judicial Interpretation of the Anti-Unfair Competition Law” or “2007 Interpretation”), which has been in effect since 2007. The Draft for Comments accommodates the 2017 and 2019 amendments of “Anti-Unfair Competition Law of the People’s Republic of China” (hereinafter referred to as the “Anti-Unfair Competition Law”) and reflects on and summarizes the relevant rules in judicial practice over the past few years.
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2021年8月18日,中华人民共和国最高人民法院发布了《最高人民法院关于适用〈中华人民共和国反不正当竞争法〉若干问题的解释(征求意见稿)》(“征求意见稿”),向社会公开征求意见。该司法解释将是最高院对2007年起施行的《最高人民法院关于审理不正当竞争民事案件应用法律若干问题的解释》(“原《反法司法解释》”)的首次全面修订[1],一方面为适应《中华人民共和国反不正当竞争法》(“反法”)2017年和2019年的两次修改,另一方面则是对近年来司法实践相关裁判规则的反思与总结。
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2021年5月5日,欧盟委员会(“欧委会”)针对可能扭曲欧盟市场的非欧盟成员国政府补贴(“外国政府补贴”),发布了新规立法草案 (“《新规草案》”)以及影响评估报告(“《影响评估报告》”) ,并向公众征求意见。《新规草案》建立在2020年6月17日欧委会发布的针对外国政府补贴的白皮书 (“《白皮书》”)的基础上,拟引入针对外国政府补贴的全新审查制度(以下简称“新审查制度”)。
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Recently, State Administration for Market Regulation (“SAMR”) and Shanghai Administration for Market Regulation (“Shanghai AMR”) issued respectively within a short span two high-profile administrative penalty decisions against operators in the platform economy for the abuse of market dominance. SAMR has also issued an “Administrative Instruction” for the first time in its case (the “SAMR case”). The two cases unambiguously signal a trend of a significant increase in the antitrust enforcement actions in the future.
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A few days ago, the State Administration for Market Regulation (“SAMR”) and Shanghai Administration for Market Regulation (“Shanghai AMR”) successively issued two administrative decisions punishing two Internet platform companies for engaging in “either-or choice” practices (a type of exclusive dealing arrangement) on their in-platform merchants.  On April 13, 2021, SAMR, Cyberspace Administration, and State Taxation Administration also held an administrative guidance meeting with 34 platform undertakings, urging them to conduct comprehensive self-inspection and rectify any potential anticompetitive practices or behavior within one month.  Some platform undertakings have issued their commitments, promising not to engage in anticompetitive practices.
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几天前,国家市场监督和管理总局(“总局”)和上海市场监督管理局(“上海市监局”)连续对两起互联网平台“二选一”行为做出行政处罚,引起社会广泛关注。随后,总局会同中央网信办、税务总局召开互联网平台企业行政指导会,要求34家平台企业在一个月内全面自检自查,逐项彻底整改,并向社会公开《依法合规经营承诺》,各家企业纷纷承诺将不再从事 “二选一”等行为,严格遵守反垄断法。
Continue Reading 从近期反垄断热议处罚,看平台经济领域反垄断合规监管新态势

2020年11月10日,国家市场监督管理总局发布《关于平台经济领域的反垄断指南(征求意见稿)》(“以下简称《征求意见稿》”)(参见我们此前文章《平台竞争,监管加速》)。3个月来,实务界、学界、业界高度关注,在整体肯定的同时,也有不同声音提出质疑。与此同时,国内互联网平台领域出现了又一起标志性反垄断诉讼,一系列涉互联网平台反垄断执法调查也浮出水面。
Continue Reading 辨析修订,再划重点——《平台经济反垄断指南》解读

小记:在五六年前,平台垄断的理论和实践基础尚未完全成型,但没有阻止我们在反垄断合规法律服务中关注新型平台经济反垄断问题,如“堂吉诃德”般投入到数据竞争力,算法共谋等理论研究中,并迅速以此为基础拓展数据合规及治理业务。[1]时光荏苒,当平台经济反垄断问题被社会关注,大数据杀熟以及算法共谋等问题逐渐凸显的时候,我们将从数据合规和反垄断理论相结合的交叉学科角度和大家一起分析数字社会的合规问题。
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On 10 November, the Anti-Monopoly Bureau of the State Administration for Market Regulation (“SAMR”) issued the Antitrust Guidelines for the Platform Economic Industry (draft for comments) (“Platform Guidelines”). [1] The release of these important guidelines at the time of 11 November[2] signals that SAMR will continue to strengthen its antitrust enforcement in the Internet platform sector.
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