Commission for Protection of Competition
Commission Instituted Proceeding for Investigating Unreported Concentration

Commission for Protection of Competition instituted proceeding ex officio for investigating unreported albeit implemented concentration created by the acquisition of an individual control by „Prointer IT Solutions and Services” LLC, Belgrade, over „Alti” LLC, Čačak, wherewith the earlier joint control over the aforesaid company, implemented by Aleksandar Jevtović and „Prointer IT Solutions and Services”, is transformed into an individual.

This business transaction represents a concentration, pursuant to Article 17 of the Law on Protection of Competition, which fulfilled the conditions of reporting to the Commission, pursuant to Article 61 of the LPC.

During the investigation procedure, the Commission will evaluate the criteria envisaged by the Law (Article 19 of the LPC) determining the permissibility of concentration, and in particular, the circumstance related to implemented albeit unreported concentration, which constituted a commitment of an undertaking (Article 63 of the LPC).

All parties in disposal of data, documents or other relevant information that may contribute to the relevant fact-finding in this proceeding are hereupon invited to immediate submit the aforementioned to the Commission for Protection of Competition to the address: 25/IV, Savska Street, Belgrade.

The Law foresees that concentrations of undertakings are permitted, unless they significantly restrict, distort or prevent competition in the market of the Republic of Serbia or its part, and especially if that restriction, distortion or prevention is the result of creating or strengthening of a dominant position.

New Member of the Council of the Commission for Protection of Competition Elected

National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia on its Seventh Sitting of the Second Regular Session, held on December 27, 2016, enacted the Decision on the election of Member of the Council of the Commission for Protection of Competition, Mr. Čedomir Radojčić, for a five year term. The Decision is published in the “Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia”, no. 106, dated December 28, 2016.

Mr. Čedomir Radojčić is born on September 4, 1959. He graduated as the Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.). He passed the judicial state examination, Ass. jur., in 1992.

He holds a multiyear experience in managerial positions in the revenue-generating and state administration sectors. He is employed by the Commission for Protection of Competition since 2006, when elected as a member of the first Commission Council (as elected member of the Council), where afterwards he worked as the Head of Department for Competition Infringement.

He is one of co-authors of the publication “Competition and Antitrust”. As the Commission for Protection of Competition’s representative, he participated as a lecturer in a series of seminars and workshops held as a part of domestic and international projects.

CONCLUSION on publishing the Decision determining the measure of procedural breach for submitting to the party to the proceeding
Measures for Protection of Competition Imposed on Companies Bora Kečić – Special Transports LLC and Large Transport LLC

Commission for Protection of Competition enacted a decision finding that companies „Bora Kečić – Special transports LLC Belgrade” and „Large transport LLC Belgrade” have agreed on individual participation in the public procurement procedure tendered by the PE “Electro network of Serbia”. By concluding the restrictive agreement they have significantly restricted and distorted competition, and in that sense, the Commission enacted a pecuniary measure to the above-mentioned companies in the amount of RSD 9,792,225.00 and RSD 1,039,300.00 to „Bora Kečić – Special transports LLC Belgrade” and „Large transport LLC Belgrade”, respectively. The said companies are obliged to effect the payment of the aforementioned amounts into the budget of the Republic of Serbia within the deadline of three months.

In the proceeding conducted ex officio, the Commission determined that these companies have agreed on tender pricing, in addition to behavior taken during the conduct of public procurement in relation to offers provided by other bidders. In that sense, the Commission determined the occurrence of competition infringement pursuant to Article 10(2/1) of the Law on Protection of Competition. The objective of “rigged bid” was to eliminate the risk of potentially more favorable bid, to secure that companies „Bora Kečić“ and „Large Transport” in the respective public procurement be elected as the most advantageous bidders, and to acquire a gain higher than the one achieved under the conditions of a free and fair competition

Insurance Market Competition Inquiry, 2012-2015

OSIGURANJEPursuant to the Decision of the Council and Article 47 of the Law on Protection of Competition, the Commission for Protection of Competition conducted the insurance market competition inquiry in the Republic of Serbia for the period 2012-2015.

The main objective of this inquiry is to determine the market structure and relations between main competing parties, their market shares and relevant power. Additionally, the objective of this inquiry is detecting possible market weaknesses that might create conditions causing competition infringement.

Working group comprising representatives of the Commission, National Bank of Serbia, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications will be established in the coming period, formulating a Draft regulation on conditions for group exemption of agreements in the insurance sector, whereby the European regulatory rules and specifics of the insurance sector in Serbia shall be taken into consideration, which are presented in the Report via conclusions and recommendations of the conducted insurance market sector inquiry.

The Commission takes this opportunity to express appreciation to the National Bank of Serbia and all undertakings for submitting requested data for the purpose of this sector inquiry.
The full sector inquiry report, including conclusions and adopted recommendations is published honoring the requests of business entities for protecting data considered as a trade secret.

All undertakings and other expert public are hereby called upon to submit their comments in reference to the Report, no later than February 28, 2017, email:, with the remark: Comment to the insurance market sector inquiry.