Hong Kong clarifies litigation rules for competition law enforcement

Today, the Competition Tribunal Rules ("Rules") and other subsidiary legislation relating to the procedure and operation of the Competition Tribunal were tabled in LegCo for negative vetting.  These pieces of subsidiary legislation were gazetted by the Hong Kong government on 5 June 2015.

The Competition Tribunal is the court established under the Competition Ordinance (Cap 619) with primary jurisdiction to hear and adjudicate competition law related actions. 

The Rules are generally harmonised with the existing Rules of the High Court. Accordingly, proceedings before the Competition Tribunal should largely resemble litigation proceedings before the High Court and should therefore be familiar to Hong Kong litigants.

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