Areas of expertise
Competition law – State aid
Many years of professional training and the commitment of team members to follow modern legal trends in the field of competition law, based on EU rules and transposition of the EU acquis communautaire and the practices of the European Commission (EC), has enabled IA Lawyers to have professional capacity for comprehensive consulting of clients in all forms of business practices of companies for the purpose of full respect and compliance of business with the rules on protection of competition.
From the field of expertise of IA Lawyers, which includes consulting in the field of competition law, we provide the following services:
IA Lawyers also provide client advisory services to harmonize businesses and comply with state aid rules, which rules, as part of and a significant pillar of the competition law policy, also aim to prevent disturbance of competition in the market. The counseling services provided by IA Lawyers in the field of state aid are as follows:
Taking into account the specifics of competition law and state aid, which represent a sort of a symbiosis of economic and legal knowledge and solutions, due to which it requires a special multidisciplinary approach, in the professional analysis and work on cases in this field, our team works closely with experienced and renowned team of economic experts, who as the external associates of the office contribute to the comprehensiveness, quality and substance of the analysis, in goal of best protecting the business interests of the clients.
We provide representation services before the BiH Competition Council, the State Aid Council of BiH, the Court of BiH, the Constitutional Court of BiH and other courts and administrative bodies, as well as before the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) and the European Commission (EC) in respect of the issues and proceedings concerning competition law (concentrations, horizontal and vertical agreements, abuse of a dominant position, dawn raids, Leniency, etc.) and state aid. Also, in cooperation with lawyers and consultants from abroad, we coordinate complex M&A transactions for the purpose of representing and protecting the interests of clients also in foreign jurisdictions (Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia, Slovenia, Albania, Austria, Turkey, etc.).