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21 December 2017
The Competition Council recently took a stand regarding whether a situation in which a food retail company takes over a competitor's business premises and continues the same business activity in those premises constitutes a concentration. The council concluded that such situations should be notified as they are not considered concentrations according to the Competition Act.
Bingo doo submitted two proposals to the council:
The council stated that neither situation represented a concentration according to the Competition Act. The first proposal does not amount to a concentration since it referred only to the conclusion of a lease agreement and not to an agreement between Bingo and Konzum. Regarding the second proposal, the council reasoned that the termination of a lease agreement with Konzum and further use of the business premises as a supermarket by Bingo should not be considered a concentration, since Bingo was the owner of the premises.
For further information on this topic please contact Srdjana Petronijević at Moravčević Vojnović i Partneri in cooperation with Schoenherr by telephone (+381 11 320 26 00) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). The Moravčević Vojnović i Partneri website can be accessed at www.schoenherr.rs.
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