By Huang Jianwen King & Wood Mallesons’Commercial & Regulatory Group

huang_jianwenOn July 25, 2016, the China Food and Drug Administration (“CFDA”) published the Administrative Provisions for Drug Registration (Revision) (the “Draft for Comment”) and submitted the Draft for Comment for public opinions.  Composing of 8 chapters and 147 provisions in total,

By King & Wood Mallesons


Arbitration clauses contained in commercial contracts typically derogate the jurisdiction of the otherwise competent state courts by providing that the parties to the contract will arbitrate all disputes which arise under or in connection with the contract. Similarly, jurisdiction clauses typically limit all disputes which arise under or in

By Jiang Ke and Yang Nan  King & Wood Mallesons’ Commercial & Regulatory Group

T蒋科he newly released Online Publishing Service Rules, due to its multiple amendments to the previous Internet Publishing Interim Rules which has been implemented for almost 14 years, has caused widespread concern of China’s regulation on the online publishing. This article,

By Susan Ning, Shan Lining, Ji Kailun and Liu Jia


On 25 April 2011, the Supreme People’s Court (the Court) published draft rules which govern Anti-Monopoly Law private actions (Draft Rules).  These draft rules are entitled "Provisions on Issues Concerning the Application of Law in relation to Trials of Monopoly Civil Dispute Cases".


This article outlines the salent provisions of, and points to some interesting features of, these Draft Rules.
Continue Reading A Further Look At The Draft Rules Governing AML Private Actions

By Susan Ning, Yin Ranran

On 25 April 2011, the Supreme People’s Court issued for public comments draft rules which govern civil action in relation to Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) disputes.  These rules are entitled "Provisions on Issues Concerning the Application of Law in the Trial of Monopoly Civil Dispute Cases"("Draft Rules").  Prior to the release of these Draft Rules, there haven’t been any detailed rules in relation to AML civil action.  The court will consult on this Draft Rules till 1 June 2011.

The Draft Rules contain 20 articles covering jurisdiction, standing of plaintiffs, burden of proof, evidentiary rules, relationship of antitrust administrative investigations and the judicial process, form of civil liabilities and the statute of limitations.  The objective of these Draft Rules is to ensure proper adjudication of civil monopoly disputes cases, prevent monopolistic conduct, protect fair competition in the market and safeguard the interests of consumers and public interest. Continue Reading Supreme People’s Court Issues Draft Rules Governing Private Actions under the Anti-Monopoly Law

By Susan Ning, Huang Jing and Shan Lining

On March 4 2011, just one day before the implementation of the national security review mechanism1, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) released the MOFCOM Interim Rules for Implementation (Interim Rules). These Interim Rules came into effect on 5 March and are set to expire on 31 August 2011.

The Interim Rules provide more details in relation to how the national security review process is initiated, documents to be submitted and more details the initiation of a national security review, the required documents, and the review decisions.
 Continue Reading MOFCOM issues national security review interim rules