Serbia’s national competition authority (NCA), the Commission for Protection of Competition, has issued a guidance clarifying some of the main elements of the Serbian merger control regime.
The Serbian national competition authority (NCA) – the Commission for Protection of Competition – has announced it has started a gun-jumping investigation against Fortenova Group. The Serbian NCA is probing whether Fortenova acquired control of Agrokor’s assets without notifying the transaction in the merger control procedure.
Compared to its neighbors, Bosnia and Herzegovina has been known as a jurisdiction with relatively low merger filing fees. Will it stay like that if the proposed changes to the filing fees go through?
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.
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:
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
The last year was quite dynamic for me personally, as I decided to set up my own law practice. And it was not less exciting for Serbian antitrust:
1,000 mergers mark passed
Last year the Serbian Competition Commission was celebrating its first ten years and in the process it set an important marker – the authority has now officially examined more than one thousand mergers. More precisely, the count is at 1,036.