The SEE Legal Member Firms Top-ranked Individually by The Legal 500 EMEA, 2019 Edition

All 10 SEE Legal member firms are highly ranked individually in the 2019 edition of The Legal 500 EMEA. In total 44 Tier 1 ratings were received by the ten members of the Group, including some of the most key areas of law such as Banking & Finance, Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution, Employment, EU and Competition, Projects, Real Estate and Construction. A total of 16 partners from five SEE Legal member firms were recognised in The Legal 500 Hall of Fame. In addition, 19 SEE Legal Next Generation Lawyers were outlined in the 2019 edition of The Legal 500.

KG Law Firm Adds Strength to its EU & Competition, Regulatory, and Compliance Practices

KG Law Firm is proud to announce the appointment of Victoria Mertikopoulou, LL.M., Ph.D., as Counsel in its EU & Competition, Regulatory and Compliance practice.Victoria joins KG following two successful mandates as Commissioner - Rapporteur of the Hellenic Competition Commission (HCC) where she acted as a Member of the HCC Board in numerous HCC decisions and opinions regarding substantive antitrust, merger control, regulatory and administrative matters. She was the Rapporteur in charge of many significant cases (cartels, restrictive agreements, abuse of dominant position, mergers). Victoria has regularly represented the HCC at the European Competition Network, OECD and ICN and has more than 18 years of experience in EU and EU competition law. She has participated as an organiser and speaker in numerous conferences and events, published several articles and is highly regarded by peers and colleagues in her area of practice.

BDK Advokati on Legal Practice for the Life Sciences Industry in Serbia

Bogdan Ivanisevic, partner, and Bisera Andrijasevic, associate, authored the Serbian chapter in the 2019 edition of Getting the Deal Through – Life Sciences 2019.

Polenak Law Firm Contributed to the Macedonian Chapter on Merger Control Review

Tatjana Popovski-Buloski, Partner at Polenak Law Firm authored the Macedonian Chapter on Merger Control Review, 9th edition, published in August 2018 by Law Business Research. The chapter is available for download at the following link. Accreditation: The chapter has been reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. where the article was first published in August 2018. 

BOYANOV & Co. is Advising on the Biggest Deal in Bulgaria

BOYANOV & Co. currently works on the biggest deal in Bulgaria – the concession award procedure for Sofia Airport.

Study on the Effects of Sharing Economy Business Models

The rapid evolution of the business environment driven by the growing interest for initiatives such as Airbnb and Uber, which disrupted traditional business models, draws the attention of competition authorities throughout the European Union. The Romanian Competition Council makes no exception. After having earlier this year, when public authorities tried to tackle innovative business models through certain legislative changes, shared its views, indicating how competition could be enhanced, the competition authority now decided to conduct a study on the…

Montenegrin "Luka Kotor" Port Fined For The Abuse Of Dominance

Bisera Andrijasevic of BDK Advokati discusses a recent fine of Montenegrin “Luka Kotor” port for the abuse of dominance. The Montenegrin antitrust authority, the Agency for Protection of Competition of Montenegro (“Agency“), announced that the Higher Misdemeanour Court of Montenegro imposed on 10 July 2018 a fine in the amount of EUR 27.249,54 on the Montenegrin port operator “Luka Kotor” A.D. (“Luka Kotor“) for abuse of dominant position that had been established by the Agency in 2016. The fine represents 1% of the infringer’s relevant turnover. The court also fined Luka Kotor’s…

BDK Organises an Info-session on Restrictive Agreements

BDK Advokati in cooperation with AmCham Montenegro hosted today an info session on "Competition law: Restrictive agreements and practices". The member-companies of AmCham Montenegro and BDK clients and partners had the opportunity to learn from, and discuss with, Bisera Andrijasevic, the member of the BDK regional competition law team, how to recognize and assess potentially dangerous horizontal and vertical restrictive agreements, and what the dos and don'ts are when it comes to behaviour on the market and investigations by the competition authority.

SEE Legal Assisted Telekom Austria

The SEE Legal Competition Practice Group assisted with merger notification to Serbian and Macedonian authorities in connection to acquisition by Telekom Austria of two Macedonian companies.

SEE Legal Advised an US Chemical Company on Merger Control Aspects

The SEE Legal Competition Practice Group advised an US chemical company on merger control aspects of an intended acquisition of a Slovenian chemical company with substantial sales in other SEE countries.

SEE Legal Advised an Asian Production Company on Merger Control Issues

The SEE Legal Competition Practice Group advised an Asian production company on merger control aspects of the acquisition of a minority stake in a Slovenian competitor and competition law issues related to the horizontal cooperation of the two competitors.