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.