On 6 September 2021, the Serbian Competition Commission (the “Commission”) initiated an ex-officio proceeding against the company MAT – Real Estate from Novi Sad for implementing the transaction before its notification to the Commission (so-called, gun-jumping).
Namely, the mentioned company acquired the company Radijator AD in the bankruptcy proceedings. Having in mind that the company MAT – Real Estate is owned by Matijevic family which holds, among others, IM Matijevic, MPZ-Agrar and ATP Vojvodina, the Commission found out that the relevant merger filing thresholds were met.
If the Commission concludes that the company MAT – Real Estate was obliged to notify the Commission before implementing the transaction, it could be fined up to 10% of the total annual turnover achieved in Serbia, while the Commission may in addition also enact de-concentration measures.
At the beginning of November 2022, the Serbian Competition Authority initiated several ex officio investigations against different market participants.
The Commission for the Protection of Competition initiated proceedings for investigating a violation of competition ex officio against companies Apcom CE Kereskedelmi Korlátolt Felelősségű Társaság from Hungary and APCOM DISTRIBUTION PREDUZEĆA ZA TRGOVINU I USLUGE D.O.O., BEOGRAD in order to determine existence of violation of competition from Article 10 of the Law on Protection of Competition.
The Commission for Protection of Competition (the Commission) has conducted an unannounced investigation and initiated an ex officio investigation into the violation of competition against the company Polet-keramika Novi Bečej, in order to determine the existence of a restrictive agreement under the Article 10 of the Law on Protection of Competition in the wholesale market […]