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Karanovic & Partners in cooperation with local lawyers is noted for its 'experience in preparing merger notifications and handling merger cases' with multi-jurisdictional aspects, and handles complex merger approvals for clients in a variety of industry sectors. The 'highly skilled and self-possessed' Nihad Sijerčić, who is praised for 'his impartial and professional assessment' of matters, is representing United Media in several merger control proceedings before the competition authorities and filed proceedings on behalf of Hering regarding the potential abuse of dominance by state-owned company JP Autoceste. Other clients include Knauf, Telemach and Virgin Pulse. Senior associate Lana Sarajlić joined Wolf Theiss - in cooperation with local lawyers in November 2017.

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz D.O.O. in cooperation with local lawyers mainly handles merger approvals for clients including Delhaize, Remho and Nectar, and also assists international clients with the antitrust aspects of M&A deals. Practice head Nedžida Salihović-Whalen is assisting longstanding client KKR with the acquisition of the SBB/Telemach Group from Mid Europa Partners and is acting for Fresenius Medical Care on the acquisition of Euromedic International, including handling merger control proceedings.

Jointly headed by Džana Smailagić-Hromić and Ezmana Turković, Marić & Co Law Firm has significant expertise in abuse of dominance disputes. The team successfully defended Agicoa in proceedings filed by Blicnet, Elta-kabel and Telrad concerning allegations of abuse of dominant position and recently acted for Akton in relation to proceedings initiated against BH Telecom before the Competition Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Led out of Serbia by Srdjana Petronijević, the team at Moravcevic Vojnovic and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr has 'expert knowledge, an analytical approach' and strong communication skills. Highlights included handling multi-jurisdictional merger control matters concerning the termination of the joint venture PGT Healthcare between Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and Procter & Gamble, and obtaining the merger approval for Phosphea's acquisition of the feed phosphates activities of Elixir Prahovo. Attorney-at-law Minela Šehović is also recommended.

Wolf Theiss - in cooperation with local lawyers' team, which is led by Naida Čustović, was strengthened by the arrival of counsel Lana Sarajlić from Karanovic & Partners in cooperation with local lawyers in November 2017. The practice mainly stands out for its merger control work, as shown by its advice to a manufacturing company on the acquisition of shares in a home appliances manufacturer. Other clients include Heta Asset Resolution and ArcelorMittal.

Law Office Miljković & Partners advises on non-contentious matters and often handles merger approvals. Managing partner Sead Miljković recently acted for INA on the merger filing for the acquisition of ENI Croatia. The team also advised Flixbus on the competition aspects of agreements with local companies.

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