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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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Serbian Commission Conducts Dawn Raids, Opens Two New Cases

Since conducting its first dawn raids two years ago, the Serbian Competition Commission has now become well versed in such inspections. Most recently, during the last week of May the Commission raided the premises of several companies, in two separate cases. The first case concerns a familiar name in Serbian antitrust: the largest Serbian ice cream manufacturer Frikom. The other case is about alleged bid rigging in public procurement, something which has been in the Commission’s focus for quite some time now.

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Competition Law in Serbia: Five Ideas for Reform

Serbia has had modern competition enforcement for more than a decade, which is sufficient time for an assessment of which parts of the system can be modified for the better. While the list is not exhaustive, here are five things which could make antitrust enforcement in Serbia better:

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1,000 merger decisions in Serbia: The numbers you need to know

Last year Serbia reached an important milestone: the number of mergers examined by the country’s competition authority has surpassed 1,000. The milestone was reached after a decade of modern competition law enforcement in Serbia. With most of the relevant data publicly available, it is interesting to crunch the numbers and see the main characteristics of the enforcement activity in the field of mergers.  Continue Reading