What were the main traits of merger control in Serbia in 2019? Doklestic Repic & Gajin competition team has crunched the numbers to find out.
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.
By far the most interesting development in the competition law of Bosnia and Herzegovina was the first conditional merger clearance in the history of the country’s national competition authority – the Competition Council.
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?
In 2018 the Serbian NCA examined a record number of mergers. Here are some of the most interesting statistics from this period.
With the first quarter of 2018 well behind us, let’s take a look at how merger control activity in Serbia has been playing out.
Serbia is soon to get a new Competition Act, and while it’s uncertain which parts of the current law will be reformed, it’s unlikely the current low filing thresholds will survive. Here is a proposal on how the new filing thresholds could be set.
While in many jurisdictions the issue is how to facilitate private antitrust claims, Bosnia and Herzegovina already has a system which could be qualified as quasi-private antitrust enforcement: antitrust proceedings can in Bosnia be initiated not only ex officio by the competition authority (the Competition Council) but also upon request of an interested party.