Healthpharm 2024 SEE Forum & Fair Business

Exploring Legal Implications and Strategies in Public Procurement for Healthcare & Pharma

From 9 to 11 April, the HealthPharm 2024 SEE Forum & Fair was held in Belgrade, marking a gathering for the intersection of healthcare, pharmaceuticals, legal, and technological sectors. The first two days unfolded within the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia. On the third day, the Forum transitioned to the Faculty of Law at the University of Belgrade.

Our Partner, Bojan Vučković, was among the speakers on the opening panel of the second day, which centered on the theme “The Continuous Improvement of the Public Procurement Procedure in Healthcare & Pharma”. Sharing insights alongside him were Prof. dr Marko Špiler, the founder and director of the Center for Management, and President of the Chamber of Public Procurement of Serbia. Joining them were Jovan Bogataj, Associate Director of Legal & Compliance DACH & EESC at Organon, and Raško Radovanović, Partner at Radovanović Stojanović & Partners AOD. Moderating the discussion was Prof. dr Dobroslav Milovanović from the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade.

The panel delved into topics surrounding the Law on Protection of Competition and its implications for public procurement. Participants scrutinized common instances of law infringements within the realm of public procurement, shedding light on the challenges and opportunities in upholding competition integrity. A particular focus was placed on aligning Serbian practices with the standards and practices set forth by the European Union, emphasizing regional cooperation in combatting competition violations within public procurement processes.

To promote transparency in legal frameworks, the speakers articulated strategies to manage the complexities of public procurement while ensuring compliance with competition regulations. Their insights guided the fostering of a fair, competitive environment conducive to innovation and progress within the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors.



Partner refers to Independent Attorney at Law in cooperation with Karanovic & Partners.

The information in this document does not constitute legal advice on any particular matter and is provided for general informational purposes only.