What marked 2019 in the competition law of North Macedonia?
In a nutshell, what was worth noting in Serbian competition law in 2019?
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.
The Serbian national competition authority (NCA) has opened a Phase II investigation of a planned concentration in the baking industry.
The Serbian NCA seems to have set its sights on merger control: during the entire 2018 it had only one Phase II investigation, while during the first quarter of 2019 alone it has launched two such probes. Specifically, following the launch of a Phase II probe of a planned acquisition of a local cable operator by Telecom Serbia, the NCA is now investigating a planned JV between two leading retailers of consumer electronics and home appliances.
In 2018 the Serbian NCA examined a record number of mergers. Here are some of the most interesting statistics from this period.
What were the major competition law developments in Macedonia (FYROM) during 2018?
What was new in competition law in Montenegro in the previous year?
During 2018, the Serbian national competition authority (NCA), the Commission for Protection of Competition of the Republic of Serbia, has continued with a high level of enforcement activity. This resulted in a number of new cases and in other interesting developments in Serbian competition law.
The newsletter for August is out! Read about the latest competition law developments in Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Macedonia (FYROM).