Competition/Antitrust Department

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What the team is known for Premier competition team that represents prominent international corporate clients from a diverse range of sectors, including telecommunications, insurance and energy. Knowledge base spans merger control, state aid, compliance and distribution agreements, with expertise at both national and European levels. Also acts on damages claims and administrative proceedings following on from competition violations.

Strengths Clients laud the "solution-oriented office," adding that the lawyers are "available any time" and "possess specialised knowledge." The source also states they are "very pleased with response times."

Interviewees are impressed by the lawyers' "proactive approach when solving the matter and the passion with which they work," adding: "They are committed and understand the essence of the problem and develop an effective tactic for tackling the matter."

Work highlights Represented Japan Tobacco International in an antitrust investigation relating to an alleged tobacco manufacturer cartel.

Notable practitioners

Clients are impressed with Danijel Stevanović , highlighting him as being "very available, able to deal with tight deadlines and quick to inform us of things." Sources also state that he is "very pragmatic, client-focused and efficient." He is also noted for his particular expertise in antitrust matters, and is experienced in handling investigations and related damages claims.

Srđana Petronijević heads the firm's competition department and is highly regarded for her practice in this field. Clients highlight her as "an amazing competition lawyer and one of the best on the market." Other sources state that she "is a great support, not only in terms of specific legal knowledge but also in terms of creating the strategy and finding new solutions and approaches." She acts on a range of competition matters, including merger control proceedings, litigation and abuse of dominance allegations.