From the enactment of the previously valid Law on Protection of Competition and establishment of the Commission for Protection of Competition ("Commission") in 2005 we have been engaged in different procedures before the mentioned authority, including obtaining merger and acquisition clearances, exclusivity clearances, official opinions on the necessity of concentration, exclusivity clearances in specific cases, etc.  

Most of the M&A projects we conduct, due to significant transaction values exceeding relevant thresholds, require clearance from the Commission and we are involved in drafting and submission of the necessary requests.

We have successfully completed the filing process and obtained the clearance in the matter of registration and approval by the Commission of the mergers concerning some of the largest multinational companies such as Holcim and Lafarge; OTP Bank and Findomestic Bank; Nokia and Siemens Networks; Generali and PPF Holding; Merck and Schering Plough; Merck and Sanofi Aventis.

We have been involved in the process of obtaining the clearance in acquisition of: NIS by Gazprom Neft; TBI Leasing by the National Bank of Greece; Essie Cosmetics Ltd. by L'Oreal S.A.; Opel by Magna Corporation; several acquisitions of Japan Tobacco International (JTI) in EMEA region; acquisition of web media business by Ringier Axel Springer; several acquisitions of nut producers by Ferrero International.

We have successfully represented our clients before the Commission in various antitrust related procedures (e.g. alleged breaches, individual exemptions).

Besides representing clients before the Commission, our firm provides advice on other matters concerning competition issues including drafting legal opinions, preparation of client compliance programmes, harmonization of agency and distribution agreements with requirements of the local competition regulations, etc. We regularly hold trainings for our clients' employees on effective compliance programmes.

Within our regional network of law firms covering ex-Yugoslavia "Lawyers & Friends - SE European Legal Network" we have established a separate Regional Competition Group, whose goal is to develop an understanding of regional competition laws and policies, to examine the impact on trade and investment flows, enhance the practice and broaden the knowledge of the lawyers and officials in order to comply with European standards. Hence, in May 2010 we hosted an international conference, first of its kind in Serbia, on antitrust laws in the Western Balkans.

As a continuation of on-going cooperation with Baker & McKenzie we have contributed the Chapter on Serbia to Baker & McKenzie's Competition Handbook. We also contributed the Serbian chapter of Kluwer’s "Competition Law in Central and Eastern Europe: A Practitioner’s Guide” (2013).

"Prica & Partners provides 'very good-quality', 'business-oriented' advice to clients such as Japan Tobacco International and Banca Intesa. Lead partner Darija Ognjenović and her team are 'extremely good'". -Legal 500 (2014)