Competition and Antitrust
Competition and antitrust legislations and regulations aim at ensuring that companies compete fairly with each other so that goods and services of proper quality are placed on the market with a fair price for the consumers. Keeping up with the constant growth of legal requirements imposed in competition and antitrust laws and regulations is a big challenge to businesses. Any failure to comply with legal requirements is deemed as a misdemeanor offense in North Macedonia and is subject to severe sanctions, which might significantly affect the business.
We provide legal services in all aspects of competition and antitrust, including assistance in compliance with the legal framework, investigations, down raids, cartel proceedings including leniency, merger control, advising and drafting of contracts for partnerships and joint ventures in compliance with competition and antitrust rules, etc.
Furthermore, we provide legal assistance in misdemeanor proceedings before the Commission for Protection of Competition, the proceedings which might follow before the Administrative Courts as well in proceedings for antitrust damage actions.
We have extensive experience in merger control proceedings at competition authority in North Macedonia especially in case of Phase II proceedings including structural and/or behavioral remedies.
- Merger control proceedings
- Compliance checks and training
- Representation and support during down raids
- Leniency applications
- Assessment of commercial contracts, practices, policies and business models
- Representation in misdemeanor proceedings due to misuse of dominant position, prohibited agreements, or concerted practices