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.
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.
In a landmark merger control case, the national competition authority (NCA) of Bosnia and Herzegovina – the Competition Council – has conditionally cleared the acquisition of a local cable operator. This appears to be the first ever conditional clearance in Bosnia.
The Serbian NCA has recently conducted a sector inquiry into the Serbian retail food market. The NCA has now published some of its findings, which contain interesting information about the structure of the market.
Lease of a Single Store as a Notifiable Concentration? Yes, the Serbian Thresholds Really Catch Everything…Posted on September 29, 2017
Yesterday, I was walking through my former neighborhood Dorćol and saw a grocery I would sometimes go to being renovated. The brand was now different – instead of a local brand ‘Višnjica’ it now read ‘Idea’, which is the brand which Croatian Konzum uses in Serbia. And, as it turned out, that single store was the subject of a merger clearance of the Serbian Competition Commission…