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Serbia

Mastercard’s Interchange Fees Investigated by Serbian Antitrust Watchdog

The Serbian national competition authority (NCA) – the Commission for Protection of Competition – has launched an investigation against Mastercard. According to a statement published on the NCA’s website, the watchdog is investigating whether Mastercard’s interchange fees applicable in Serbia amount to an illegal restrictive agreement under Serbian competition law.

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Serbia

Serbia: Antitrust Probe Against Bar Association Terminated

The Serbian NCA, Commission for Protection of Competition, announced today it has abandoned its case against the Serbian Bar Association. The NCA had started the investigation back in 2014, related to the setting of bar admission fees, payable by lawyers wishing to be admitted to the practice of law.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia: An Ethnic Veto in Competition Law Enforcement?

A peculiarity of competition law enforcement in Bosnia and Herzegovina is what could be called an ‘ethnic veto’ – there has to be a sort of an ethnic consensus within the Bosnian competition authority in order for any decision to be adopted. And, combined with the rules limiting the maximum duration of proceedings before the Competition Council, this in practice may lead to the blockade in the watchdog’s competition law enforcement.

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Serbia

Competition Law in Serbia: 2017

Now that it’s behind us, it’s safe to say the previous year was one of the most eventful ones since modern Serbian competition law came to being. This not only due to a fairly active Competition Commission, but also due to other developments, such as those surrounding the drafting of a new Competition Act.

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