Karanovic & Nikolic has hosted a panel of competition experts at the 7th Annual Focus on Competition Conference in Belgrade, which was organised on the occasion of the launch of the 2013 edition of the Karanovic & Nikolic publication Focus on Competition.
Panellists included Dag Johansson, policy co-ordinator with the European Commission — DG competition; Ian Forrester, partner at White & Case in Brussels; Gordana Lukić, a council member with the Commission for Protection of Competition of the Republic of Serbia; Boris Lemberger, head of the sector for the assessment of concentrations at the Commission for Protection of Competition of the Republic of Serbia; and Karanovic & Nikolic regional competition practice head Rastko Petaković.
With European integration a primary goal of Serbia and the countries of the Balkans, competition law and policy are more than ever a point of legislative focus. Many examples and case studies were provided on the panel showing the development of the Commission in Brussels and how it has evolved into the body that it is today.
Johansson provided insight into international co-operation and information exchange between the competition authorities and the perspective of the EU on the importance of these topics.