Competition in Serbia

BDK Advokati

BDK Advokati's 'team is always available and quickly finds the perfect solution'. It is highly rated for competition and state aid law in Serbia; the practice represented Imperial Tobacco in an investigation into an alleged price-fixing cartel against Serbia's tobacco manufacturers and importers. Tijana Kojović is 'outstanding'; former consultant Vladlena Rudusāne-Simić left the firm.

Gecic Law

Gecic Law 'delivers results; the team has a winning mentality, engaging in every aspect of a case and how to navigate complicated challenges'. It is widely respected for its EU Law, competition and state aid specialisms. The practice successfully acted for the government of Serbia and the Železara Smederevo steel mill in an EC state aid investigation. Bogdan Gecić 'has clients' absolute confidence in all legal matters' and senior associates Marija Papić and the recently promoted Miluša Okiljević are 'hardworking and competent'.

JPM Jankovic Popovic & Mitic

JPM Jankovic Popovic & Mitic assists with M&A notifications, restrictive agreements' individual exemptions, competition law compliance, investigation proceedings, and antitrust and damages claims. Nikola Poznanovic advised Barentz, which provides ingredients for the pharmaceutical, personal and home care, food and nutrition, and animal nutrition industries, on the competition law aspects of its acquisition of a Serbian company.

Karanovic & Partners

Karanovic & Partners is highly rated in the market for its expertise in merger notifications, compliance matters and antitrust investigations. Rastko Petaković is a senior partner who advises on complex antitrust matters and Bojan Vučković is another key contact; Bojana Miljanović and Veljko Smiljanić are experienced senior associates.

Moravcevic Vojnovic and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr

Moravcevic Vojnovic and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr is 'responsive, available and meets short deadlines'. The practice advises on antitrust investigations, merger control proceedings, damages actions and competition law compliance. It advised Phosphea on the competition law matters surrounding its acquisition of the animal feed phosphate activities of Serbia's Elixir Group. Srdjana Petronijević 'gives great support to clients'; recently promoted Danijel Stevanović and attorney at law Zoran Soljaga are other key advisers.

Petrikic & Partneri AOD in cooperation with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz

Petrikic & Partneri AOD in cooperation with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz has extensive antitrust and competition law experience. Competition practice head Raško Radovanović advised Comcast, the global broadcasting and cable television company, on merger control requirements in Serbia concerning Comcast’s potential acquisition of Sky. Srđan Janković and Anja Tasić are experienced attorneys.

Bojovic Draškovic Popovic & Partners

Bojović Drašković Popović & Partners has  expertise in the telecoms, technology, food and fashion sectors and has increased its market share of financial services-related matters; the team is also highly regarded for abuse of dominance cases. Uroš Popović heads the competition group.

Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic, in cooperation with Wolf Theiss

Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic, in cooperation with Wolf Theiss is experienced in merger filings, leniency programmes, restrictive agreements, and abuse of dominance issues. Senior associates Maja Stanković and Marina Bulatović are the names to note.

NKO Partners

NKO PartnersDjuro Otasevic heads the competition department and is active in energy, telecoms and pharmaceutical sector matters. The practice advises Dr Max, one of the largest pharmacy chains in the CEE, on various competition law issues.

Bopa Bojanovic & Partners

Bopa Bojanovic & Partners 'gets involved with the most complex competition issues'. The team advised TDJ Equity, an investment fund, on the merger clearance for its acquisition of Kopex, which provides solutions for underground and open-pit mining. Vladimir Bojanovic 'gets the job done'.

Doklestic Repic & Gajin

Doklestic Repic & Gajin is focused on restrictive agreements and abuse of dominance, merger control and state aid. The team regularly advises Nelt Group (Serbia), a logistics and distribution company, on competition law issues. Dragan Gajin heads the competition practice and Igor Nikolic is a well-regarded of counsel.

Prica & Partners

Prica & Partners is noted for advice on competition law matters involving corporate acquisitions, mergers and joint ventures. Darija Ognjenovic advised American Express Services Europe on the antitrust aspects of a proposed exclusivity agreement.

Stankovic & Partners (NSTLAW)

Stankovic & Partners (NSTLAW)'s 'team of  skillful lawyers' recently acted for Brazil-based global pharmaceuticals company, EMS Pharma, on the merger clearance for its acquisition of Serbian pharmaceutical company, Galenika. Nenad Stankovic and of counsel Milos Androvic are the names to note.

Joksovic, Stojanovic & Partners

Joksovic, Stojanovic & Partners advises Renault Nissan Serbia on the competition law aspects of its selective distribution network. Milan Joksovic and Petar Stojanovic are the principal contacts.

Zivkovic & Samardzic Law Office

Zivkovic & Samardzic Law Office's Slobodan Kremenjak is an experienced competition lawyer who specialises in media and telecoms matters.