Serbian Competition Authority on a Spree: E-commerce and Gun-Jumping

Starting from the end of September up to the first week of November alone, the Serbian Commission for Protection of Competition (“CPC”) initiated five investigations for suspected competition infringements. Not only is this level of enforcement activity rather high compared to previous years, but it also shows the CPC’s clear interest in two areas – the e-commerce sector and unnotified acquisitions (gun-jumping).

The Digital Markets Act: an ambitious attempt at regulating digital markets

Digital markets have seen rapid expansion during the past two decades. A few large undertakings have established their positions as dominant players in digital markets globally, creating serious challenges for competition law enforcement in ensuring efficient and effective market regulation. Existing enforcement measures proved to be outdated or too slow when attempting to regulate the conduct of the Big Tech. As a result, the European Commission ("Commission") has made efforts to rethink and redefine the regulatory framework for digital markets. An example of these efforts is the Digital Markets Act, formally the Regulation (EU) 2022/1925 on contestable and fair markets in the digital sector and amending Directives (EU) 2019/1937 and (EU) 2020/1828 (Digital Markets Act)1 ("DMA"). The DMA aims to contribute to the proper functioning of the internal market by ensuring contestability and fairness for the markets in the digital sector, and fairness for users of core platform services provided by the Big Tech acting as so called “gatekeepers”.

Obligations of the Employers under the Law on Gender Equality

More than a year passed from the moment when the Law on Gender Equality ("Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia", no. 52/2021, "Law") entered into force superseding the old one from 2009. The most important statutory obligations are targeting only employers with more than 50 employees and individuals engaged on out-of-employment basis.

New Instruction for Detecting Bid Rigging in Public Procurement Procedures

During the first half of 2022 The Commission for Protection of Competition of the Republic of Serbia ("Commission") has been very proactive with respect to prevention of competition infringements. As a result of these efforts, in May the Commission also adopted a new Instruction for detecting bid rigging in public procurement procedures ("Instruction") thereby updating the older version of the Instruction from 2011.

RS Partners and Patterson Thuente IP advise a Serbian artist in a copyright infringement case

Radovanović Stojanović & Partners together with Patterson Thuente IP recently won a favorable settlement for a solo artist in a copyright infringement case involving a Minnesota-based Fortune 500 retailer.

Radovanović Stojanović & Partners’ Legal 500 2022 Rankings

Radovanović Stojanović & Partners is pleased to announce it has been listed among the leading law firms in Serbia by Legal 500 in their newest EMEA 2022 ranking.

Soravia Group GmbH sells New Mill office building located in Belgrade

Radovanović Stojanović & Partners, together with the investment team of CBRE SEE, advised Soravia Group GmbH on the sale of the New Mill office building located in Belgrade, Serbia. This transaction further cements Serbia as a growing investment destination...

Raško Radovanović ranked in Chambers and Partners 2022 edition

We are pleased to announce that our partner, Raško Radovanović, is ranked in Chambers and Partners 2022 EMEA edition as the leading – Band 1 competition and antitrust expert in Serbia.

Obligatory Electronic Invoicing in Serbia

In May 2021, the Law on Electronic Invoicing (“Law”) was enacted in Serbia. The Law introduces a new concept of electronic invoicing and regulates this matter in a significantly different manner than the previous legislative framework...