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Serbia

Individual Exemption in Serbia: 2018

Serbia still has a system of individual exemption of restrictive agreements based on prior notification to the national competition authority (NCA). What kind of agreements did the NCA exempt during 2018?

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Serbia

Individual Exemption in Serbia: 2017

When it comes to restrictive agreements, Serbia still has a system of individual exemption based on prior notification to the NCA. And since the NCA has recently published a summary of all exemption decisions it adopted during 2017, it may be interesting to look at these in more depth.

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Montenegro

Competition Law in Montenegro: 2017

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?

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Serbia

Serbia: Who Should Have Standing to Challenge Individual Exemption Decisions?

Apart from whether to retain the current notification system of individual exemption or switch to self-assessment, another possible dilemma of the drafters of the new Serbian Competition Act is who should have standing to challenge an individual exemption decision of the Competition Commission. Currently, in practice the standing belongs only to the parties which requested the exemption. But isn’t this unfair?

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Serbia

Individual Exemption in Serbia: Notification or Self-Assessment? Both!

In the process of the drafting of the new Serbian Competition Act, apart from the merger filing thresholds, an issue drawing particular attention is how the individual exemption of restrictive agreements should be set up: whether the system of prior notification should be retained or whether self-assessment should be introduced. Actually, perhaps the best solution would be to have both – and (earlier) EU law offers a basis for that.

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Serbia

Serbia: Four New Block Exemptions on the Cards

The Serbian Competition Commission has recently published its annual report for 2016. Among the parts of the report catching the eye is the Commission’s announcement that during this year it plans to draft four new block exemption regulations for restrictive agreements. Once the drafting is completed, the Commission would submit the regulations to the Government for adoption.

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Serbia

Serbian Commission Conducts Dawn Raids, Opens Two New Cases

Since conducting its first dawn raids two years ago, the Serbian Competition Commission has now become well versed in such inspections. Most recently, during the last week of May the Commission raided the premises of several companies, in two separate cases. The first case concerns a familiar name in Serbian antitrust: the largest Serbian ice cream manufacturer Frikom. The other case is about alleged bid rigging in public procurement, something which has been in the Commission’s focus for quite some time now.

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