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Serbia to Get a New Competition Act

What has been rumored for quite some time has now been officially announced: Serbia will soon get a brand new Competition Act. The new legislation will replace the current Competition Act, adopted in 2009 and amended in 2013.

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Aircraft Lease Requires a Merger Filing in Serbia?

Serbia is well known as a jurisdiction with low merger filing thresholds. In addition to the red tape they create, such low filing thresholds mean that even minor transactions require a careful examination whether a merger filing is required. In a recently published opinion, the Serbian Competition Commission looked at whether aircraft lease amounts to a concentration.

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Merger Filing in Serbia: First Fine for Gun-Jumping

It had to happen at some point: in a decision dated 12 July 2017, the Serbian Competition Commission for the first time fined an undertaking for implementing a merger without clearance. Even though the fine can be qualified as symbolic, it is a strong indication that the Commission will no longer refrain itself from issuing fines in similar cases.

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Dr. Gajin a Keynote Speaker at EU Business Law Forum

Last week, the Hungarian city of Győr was the host of the EU Business Law Forum, organized by the Center for European Studies of the Szecheny Istvan University. The forum brought together legal experts from Western Balkans and Central Europe to exchange experiences how EU rules affect the application of business law in their respective countries.

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Serbia: Four New Block Exemptions on the Cards

The Serbian Competition Commission has recently published its annual report for 2016. Among the parts of the report catching the eye is the Commission’s announcement that during this year it plans to draft four new block exemption regulations for restrictive agreements. Once the drafting is completed, the Commission would submit the regulations to the Government for adoption.

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