The newsletter for July is out! Read about the latest competition law developments in Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Macedonia (FYROM).
Unlike the current EU mechanism, Serbia’s system of individual exemption of restrictive agreements is still based on prior notification to the competition authority – the Commission for Protection of Competition. However, it seems this is about to change.
Soon, the UK and Serbia will be in a similar position towards the EU: they will both be out of the bloc, but under a strong influence of EU legislation, including in the area of State aid. Despite all the differences between Serbia and the UK one can think of, the Balkan country’s experience may be interesting to consider in light of the design of the UK’s State aid system post-Brexit.
In a recent decision of the Serbian State Aid Commission, the watchdog found that the conversion of the right of use to the right of ownership of land, without compensation, did not amount to State aid. This opens the question: if such conversion does not represent State support, why other companies should pay for it?
The newsletter for June is out!
Our newsletter for May is out! It covers the most important competition law developments in Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Macedonia (FYROM).
The Serbian NCA has recently conducted a sector inquiry into the Serbian retail food market. The NCA has now published some of its findings, which contain interesting information about the structure of the market.
The Serbian NCA has been actively conducting dawn raids for a few years already. Now, it has published a guidance aimed at informing undertakings of their rights and obligations during such unannounced inspections.
The Serbian NCA, Commission for Protection of Competition, announced today it has abandoned its case against the Serbian Bar Association. The NCA had started the investigation back in 2014, related to the setting of bar admission fees, payable by lawyers wishing to be admitted to the practice of law.
The Serbian NCA has announced it has started an antitrust investigation against a Polish company Polanik Sp. z o.o. and its Serbian distributor (GR Sport). Polanik is active in the production and wholesale of sports equipment.