Competition

Competition and state aid law and practice in Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina is built on the EU acquis.  As this is a complex legal area that develops on a daily basis under the influence of changing technologies and policies, expertise in this field requires not only in-depth knowledge of relevant legal rules, but also acute monitoring of the regulatory efforts at both the EU level and the national levels and sound understanding of underlying industry forces.

We have competition and state aid lawyers who specialized in these fields at foreign universities in the EU and worked for think thanks that advised national authorities on the process of harmonization of national rules with EU acquis. Through SEE Legal, we have access to know how and market intelligence from 12 jurisdictions in the SEE region. This gives us a sound understanding of broader competition law and state aid environment, which we can deploy to foresee the likely outcomes in the neighboring Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia & Herzegovina. We have a track record of achieving successful outcomes for our clients. The list of our references is available upon request.

Services

  • Assessment of commercial contracts, commercial policies and business models
  • Representation in the proceedings for individual exemptions
  • Compliance health-checks
  • Merger clearance
  • Representation in investigations
  • Compliance trainings
  • Instant support to companies during dawn raids
  • Leniency applications

Visit our competition law blog, read with interest by practitioners, corporates and competition authorities alike.

"BDK Advokati ‘provides sound advice’. The firm has retail, telecoms and pharmaceutical sectoral expertise. The ‘knowledgeable’ Tijana Kojović acted for Imperial Tobacco in an investigation into price fixing allegations. Vladlena Rudusāne-Simić is a key consultant."

- Legal 500 2018 (SERBIA)

"Strong, co-ordinated team of lawyers that possesses noteworthy experience in EU competition law. Offers additional advisory expertise in Montenegro and Bosnia & Herzegovina. Knowledgeable in merger control cases, antitrust infringements, cartels and state aid. Regularly advises regional and international clients from the pharmaceuticals, software and telecoms sectors on their competition concerns."

- Chambers Europe 2018 (SERBIA)

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