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Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic, in cooperation with Wolf Theiss

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Within Competition, Miroslav Stojanovic, in cooperation with Wolf Theiss, Law Office is a second tier firm,

Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic, in cooperation with Wolf Theiss provides competition support on large corporate transactions, recently acting for RWE Innogy on merger control issues relating to its €500m joint venture with ERS Serbia. Maja Stanković is the key contact.

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Within Corporate, M&A and privatisation, Miroslav Stojanovic, in cooperation with Wolf Theiss, Law Office is a first tier firm,

Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic, in cooperation with Wolf Theiss advised Germany’s RWE on its €500m joint venture with Bosnia’s state-owned electricity utility ERS, and acted for Kraft Foods International on its rebranding and restructuring in the region. Managing partner and corporate head Miroslav Stojanović is ‘very professional and competent’, and is supported by Nataša Lalović Marić and Bojana Bregović.

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Within Intellectual property, Miroslav Stojanovic, in cooperation with Wolf Theiss, Law Office is a third tier firm,

Nataša Lalović Marić at Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic, in cooperation with Wolf Theiss acted for Crocs Inc in a trade mark/design right infringement and unfair trade practice case. Naftna Serbia is a client.

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Within Real estate, Miroslav Stojanovic, in cooperation with Wolf Theiss, Law Office is a second tier firm,

Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic, in cooperation with Wolf Theiss demonstrates a ‘very high proficiency level’, with Vidak Kovačević singled out for particular praise. Clients include Slovenian retail chain Mercator, which the firm advised on the sale of its operations in Slovenia, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina to Croatian chain Agrokor.

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  • Amendments to Transfer Pricing Rulebook

    In our Newsletter 17/2013 , we presented novelties introduced into Serbian transfer pricing regulations by the new Rulebook on Transfer Pricing and Arm's Length Methods Applicable to Determination of Prices in Transactions Between Related Entities (" Rulebook "), which elaborates on the statutory requirement for mandatory transfer pricing documentation for FY 2013 and onwards.
  • Serbian brewery fined in Bosnia for abuse of dominance

    On 20 November 2013, the Bosnian Competition Council issued a decision establishing that the Serbian brewery "Apatinska" abused its dominant position on the relevant market of beer distribution in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Council imposed a fine on the brewery in the amount of BAM 430,000 (EUR 215,000).
  • Photographs and the current events exception in Serbian copyright law

    The High Court in Belgrade and the Appellate Court in the same city have issued a few decisions in 2013 rejecting arguments by the defendants that their use of photographs, without the authorization of the copyright owners, was lawful because the photos were used within the context of reporting about current events. While the outcome in each case was identical, the judgments differ in the interpretation of the law. A reader is left unsure as to what the Serbian copyright law actually says about the current events exception to copyright infringement.
  • Serbian parliament adopts amendments to Competition Act

    Amendments to the Serbian Law on Protection of Competition were published in the Official Gazette on 31 October 2013 and will come into force on 8 November 2013. The adopted amendments to a large extent follow solutions from the draft which the Government submitted to the Parliament back in July this year. We devoted two earlier blog posts to various drafts of the amendments (apart from the Government's July draft , we also analyzed the initial draft published in April). Now that the amendments have ripened into law, it is worth providing an overview of the most important changes to the competition legislation.
  • Serbian competition authority publishes its annual report for 2012

    The Serbian Commission for Protection of Competition has published its Annual Report for 2012 . Because the Commission publishes its decisions and opinions randomly, the report offers an informative scan of the authority’s activities in the course of the previous year.
  • Opinion issued on public procurement and consortium agreements

    The Commission for Protection of Competition has issued an opinion(1) on public procurement and consortium agreements concluded between competitors in tendering and public procurement procedures.
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    The Commission for Protection of Competition has issued an opinion(1) on public procurement and consortium agreements concluded between competitors in tendering and public procurement procedures. The commission views consortium agreements as restrictive agreements, as they inevitably set prices and other commercial requirements for performing specific transactions. Therefore, such agreements must be submitted to the commission for an individual exemption.
  • Competition Authority clears three-to-two concentration in sugar market

    In February 2013 the Competition Authority cleared the takeover of Hellenic Sugar Industry SA by Sunoko doo, subject to structural and behavioural measures. Hellenic Sugar is the only producer of sugar in Greece which also owns two sugar production plants in Serbia. Sunoko, on the other hand, is a producer of sugar in Serbia, part of MK Group, a vertically integrated producer of agricultural products and also has various other activities related to agricultural production. The authority prohibited the takeover at first, but clearance was issued on a second attempt.
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    In February 2013 the Competition Authority published the results of its sector analysis of the petroleum derivatives markets in Serbia in 2011. The analysis, carried out between April and
  • Mergers & Acquisitions 2013. Chapter 37 Serbia.

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