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It takes two to tango

Antitrust investigation over suspected RPM terms In January 2020, the Serbian Commission for Protection of Competition (“Commission”) initiated investigations against Imlek [1] and Apatinska Pivara[2] [3] which are two leading national dairy and beer producers, and against a number of retailers, including Metro Cash & Carry and Veropoulos, for allegedly employing resale price maintenance (“RPM”) […]

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Legal and Economic Challenges during and after the State of Emergency

The outbreak of COVID-19 virus pandemic, which led to worldwide measures that temporally suspended or reduced most civil and economic rights and privileges, has insofar resulted in severe obstruction of functioning of the global markets, including Serbian economy, leaving some of the industrial branches completely paralyzed. And, to minimize damages and comply with state measures […]

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FORCE MAJEURE in SERBIA

State of Emergency / Corona Virus Crisis: What is a force majeure event? In the commercial sector, due to corona crisis impact and amid nationwide state of emergency, we are receiving the following questions with reference to a transaction between two commercial entities. In our answers, we have not, however, considered any distinctions which might […]

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Corona crisis and its impact on public-private partnerships market

Every day we are hearing news from all around the world about coronavirus and countries are in lockdown situation with no economic activity. Magazine Economist predicts we could see a drop in GDP of 5% and a loss of a quarter of the global GDP forecast for 2020. If we put into concern the crashing […]

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Patrolling the edge of legit and legal in employment relationship

After the declaration of the state of emergency in Serbia, caused by the global outbreak of the coronavirus, businesses introduced and implemented a series of extraordinary requirements, conditions and measures, some of which significantly affect and challenge the continuation of the traditional concept of employment relationship. Under these circumstances, standard employment regulation has been, inter […]

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Registration procedure for tests for viruses and vaccines in Serbia

After declaration of the state of emergency to prevent further spread of corona virus, health care sector in Serbia saw a number of corresponding measures that naturally affected regular state of affairs. This article focuses on providing an overview of the general legal framework and principles of registration for medical products and medical devices, with […]

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ASYLUM in SERBIA

Restrictions on movement for asylum seekers and migrants due to the state of emergency in Serbia  On 16 March 2020, the Government of Serbia issued a decision (the “Decision”) on temporary restriction of movement of asylum seekers and irregular migrants located in asylum and reception centres in the Republic of Serbia. The Decision establishes enhanced […]

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INDOORS ECONOMY – STATE OF EMERGENCY AID in SERBIA

Introduction Covid 19 pandemic hit the global economy hard, businesses in the EU and Serbia are in a steep decline [1], a massive economic downturn is expected yet hard to fathom. [2] In less than a month, the coronavirus reduced much of the global trade into the indoors economy, i.e. a distribution limited to supply […]

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