The following Competition guidance note Produced in partnership with Ilej & Partners LLC provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
A conversation with Dora Horvat, senior associate, and Nika Jurković, associate at Croatian law firm Ilej & Partners, on key issues on merger control in Croatia.
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On 1 July 2013, Croatia joined the EU and became subject to EU rules and regulations in this regard. In line with this development, the Act on Amendments to the Competition Act (Official Gazette No. 80/2103) was adopted in late June 2013, effective as of Croatia’s accession to the EU, so as to reflect the (direct) applicability of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and the relevant EU Regulations in the competition area. While prior to this Amendment, the Competition Act provided for the application of the criteria arising from the EU competition rules mostly for cases of legal doubts/loopholes, ie indirectly, the said Amendment made this application direct and straightforward.
Also, with the direct application of the EU Merger Regulation and pursuant to conditions thereof, certain concentrations involving Croatian undertakings are now subject to review by the European Commission (and the 'one-stop shop' principle). As for
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