kzkThe Commission for Protection of Competition initiated ex officio proceedings against the company Dobergard DOO Beograd, for the purpose of investigating the concentration which was carried out even though it was not approved in accordance with the Law on Protection of Competition, and which, according to the reasonable assumption, resulted from the acquisition of control by company Dobergard over the company Sparta Security DOO and over the company Protecta Group DOO Beograd.

In the investigation proceedings, the Commission will evaluate the criteria prescribed by the Law (Art. 19 of the Law on Protection of Competition) which determine the permissibility of a concentration, and in particular, the circumstance that the concentrations under review had been implemented, but not notified, which was the obligation of market participants. The law stipulates that concentrations of market participants are allowed, unless they would significantly restrict, distort or prevent competition on the market of the Republic of Serbia, and especially if that restriction, distortion or prevention would be the result of creation or strengthening of a dominant position.

The Commission will determine the important facts, evidence and other elements on which it will base its decision regarding the possible determination of a measure of protection of competition, that is, a measure of deconcentration.

By way of conclusions on initiation of the proceedings, all persons who possess data, documents or other relevant information which can contribute to the establishment of the correct facts in these proceedings are invited to submit them without delay to the Commission for Protection of Competition at the address 25/IV Savska Street, Belgrade.