December, 2016

EPS Distribucija handed a EUR 2.6 million fine

Serbian Competition Commission fines the Electricity Distribution Company

The Serbian Competition Commission found that the company EPS Distribucija, the only operator of the electricity distribution network in Serbia, abused its dominant position in the market of electricity distribution in Serbia. The abuse consists of applying dissimilar conditions to equivalent transactions with trading parties, whereby some of those trading parties have been placed at […]

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November, 2016

Karanović & Nikolić Held the 10th Annual Competition Conference in Belgrade

Focus On Competition – Celebrating The First Decade

On 10 November 2016 Karanović & Nikolić and Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom proudly organised another competition law conference in Metropol Palace Hotel in Belgrade, under this year’s name – Focus on Competition – Celebrating the First Decade. This is the 11th annual conference dedicated to competition law, which traditionally gathers various experts from the business, legal and […]

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September, 2016

Karanović & Nikolić advises in major IT transaction

GoDaddy Acquiers ManageWP

Karanović & Nikolić, in cooperation with law firm Goodwin Procter, is pleased to have provided all around legal support and advice to GoDaddy on its acquisition of ManageWP from Devana Techologies. ManageWP is a Serbian based start-up service for managing multiple WordPress websites, developed by Devana Technologies; GoDaddy is the world’s largest internet domain registrar. Our […]

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July, 2016

EU Competition Commission Ruling

Serbia holds Management Rights over Air Serbia

Latest news reports from the airline industry show that the European Commission has ended their investigation into the ownership structure of “Air Serbia”, reaching a conclusion that Serbia holds management rights over Air Serbia, its national air carrier. Furthermore, having in mind their minority stake in Air Serbia, Etihad Airways has thus been enabled to […]

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April, 2016

Serbian Competition Commission approves transaction

Imlek’s acquisition of Niška Mlekara Greenlighted

The Republic of Serbia’s Commission for Protection of Competition, upon completion of an in-depth procedure, has approved Imlek’s acquisition of Niška Mlekara, making them 100% owners of this dairy company. The full decision document regarding this case has been published on the Commission’s official website. Imlek has initially signed the contract to buy Niška Mlekara – one of […]

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March, 2016

The General Court of the European Union dismisses Coca Cola's request

EU Court: Coca Cola’s Bottle Shape is not a Community Trademark

Last week, the General Court of the European Union dismissed Coca Cola’s request to register its bottle shape without fluting as a Community trademark, further denying the soft drink giant’s intention, five years since the application in question was initially submitted. Back in December, 2011, Coca-Cola filed an application to the Office for Harmonisation in […]

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