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:
To complete the tetralogy, after the annual reviews of competition developments in Serbia, Montenegro, and Macedonia, here is, in a nutshell, what happened in Bosnia and Herzegovina during 2017 and what to expect in 2018.
During 2017, the activities of the Montenegrin competition authority continued to be focused on merger control, with antitrust enforcement a bit in the shadow. In the authority’s own words, one of the main obstacles towards a more effective competition law enforcement in Montenegro is the procedure for imposing fines for competition law infringements. Will things change in 2018?