Shanda: lessons on competition litigation

Author: | Published: 17 Mar 2010

Shanda Interactive’s successful defence against allegations of an abuse of dominance provides a case study in how companies can fight errant use of China’s competition law by private litigants. Thomas Yih, general counsel of Shanda Games, explains how.

In October 2009, the court dismissed a complaint by Beijing Shusheng Electronic Technology surrounding a sequel to a story published by Shanda’s online literature subsidiary. Shanda attempted to uphold its intellectual property rights by stopping the sequel; the plaintiff alleged that this was...