We have already written about the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak on merger control in Serbia. Now, the issue of deadlines in the merger control procedure during the state of emergency in Serbia has been clarified by a Government decree.
Like most of Europe, Serbia has been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. How does this affect merger control in Serbia?
Acquisition of portfolios of non-performing loans (NPLs) has been commonplace in Serbia for several years already. And an accompanying issue has been whether such acquisitions need to be filed to the Serbian national competition authority (NCA) for merger examination. Now, the NCA has resolved that issue, by issuing an opinion on the matter.
For more than two years already, a new Serbian Competition Act has been brewing. Now, a draft of the new legislation has been published. If adopted, what changes will it bring to Serbian competition law?
What were the major competition law developments in Macedonia (FYROM) during 2018?
What were the most notable developments during 2018 in the competition law of Bosnia and Herzegovina?
What was new in competition law in Montenegro in the previous year?
In a recently published opinion, the Serbian NCA pronounced it had no jurisdiction over an extraterritorial vertical agreement. The extraterritorial vertical was an exclusive distribution agreement between a Serbian supplier and a foreign distributor. How come then the Serbian NCA has jurisdiction over extraterritorial mergers?
What are the basic rules governing merger filing in Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Macedonia (FYROM)? Here they are, in five short questions and answers: