With European integrations under way, the competition laws and practices in Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina heavily borrow from EU examples. We are aware that the competence in this area is inseparable from the in-depth knowledge and strenuous monitoring of European developments in the field.
Our competition lawyers have specialisations from foreign universities and regularly attend international conferences and participate in professional events. At home, we have developed substantial expertise in all relevant fields: merger control, restrictive agreements and abuse of dominance.
We have also advised on advanced issues, such as compatibility of horizontal co-operation agreements with competition law, combined horizontal-vertical combinations, leniency regimes and interplay between various competing regulations in a dynamically changing local legal environment.
We run on our website a competition law blog that strives to raise competition law awareness and inform clients, colleagues and public in general on local developments in the area.
‘This well-regarded team continues to consolidate its presence in the Serbian competition arena. Sources praise the lawyers’ knowledge of Serbian and EU law, and their proactivity and service-minded attitude… Sources say: “I’d highlight the lawyers’ expertise and knowledge of the market and EU law. They’re up to date with everything going on in Serbia.”’ — Chambers Europe 2013 (Competition)
‘BDK advised Nestlé in merger approval proceedings in connection with its acquisition of Centroproizvod and MoneyGram International on restrictive agreements. The firm also assisted Royal FrieslandCampina with competition matters related to its proposed acquisition of two major Serbian dairies. Tijana Kojović attracts consistent praise for her fast and accurate responses.’ — The Legal 500 2013 (Competition)