The Serbian national competition authority (NCA) has launched two antitrust investigations against companies active in the retail of consumer electronics in Serbia. Interestingly, the NCA decided to open the investigations to establish how come consumer electronics are more expensive in Serbia than in neighboring Hungary.
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 state of emergency in Serbia, which the government introduced due to the COVID-19 outbreak on March 15, has now been lifted.
We have already reported that, during the COVID-19 outbreak, merger control deadlines in Serbia are modified. North Macedonia has also modified its merger control deadlines during the coronavirus emergency.
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.
Even in the middle of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Serbian national competition authority (NCA) is continuing with its regular merger control operations – it has announced it has started a Phase II probe of a planned takeover in the phytopharmacy sector.
Like most of Europe, Serbia has been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. How does this affect merger control in Serbia?
Following an in-depth merger investigation, the Serbian competition law enforcer – the Commission for Protection of Competition – has conditionally cleared a concentration in the retail of consumer electronics. The combination will create the largest retailer of consumer electronics in Serbia.
What were the main competition law developments in Montenegro in 2019 and what to expect in 2020?
In a nutshell, what was worth noting in Serbian competition law in 2019?