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Srđan Janković

Counsel

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Petrikić & Partneri AOD
in cooperation with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz
Krunska 73
11000 Belgrade
Serbia
Languages Serbian, English
Antitrust, Competition & Trade

Srđan Janković is a senior attorney with more than 15 years of experience and a strong reputation in the market as an experienced competition lawyer. He heads the Competition, Commercial and Technology, Media & Communications (TMC) practices at CMS Belgrade.

He represents clients in all aspects of cartels and abuse of dominance matters, including appeal procedures before Serbian and Montenegrin courts. Alongside his antitrust practice, he regularly assists clients with navigating cross-border merger control reviews. 

Srđan also regularly advises clients on market sector investigations and studies and his extensive practice puts a particular focus on retail, telecommunications, IT, automotive, and healthcare sectors. His hands-on approach and vast experience in dawn-raids and digital forensics make him the trusted adviser of many pre-eminent clients in Serbia, North Macedonia and in Montenegro. 

Srđan has also conceptualized and led a number of tailor-made compliance programs and in-house trainings for clients. He also advises businesses in the field of advertising and product regulation, in particular in relation to packaging and labelling issues and product licensing.

Before joining CMS Belgrade, he served as a senior adviser in the Antitrust Division of the Serbian Commission for Protection of Competition.

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“Srđan Janković has extensive experience in the telecoms market. Beyond his high-level legal expertise, he provides very hands-on business advice and pays great attention to the specific situation of the client.”

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2024

“He can advise you on almost everything concerning trading and competition and has a good knowledge of economics.”

Competition/Antitrust client, Chambers Europe 2024

"Senior attorney Srđan Janković is an outstanding lawyer – very responsive and great to work with. He used to work for the Serbian Competition Authority and has in-depth knowledge of the way the Authority will react to any situation."

The Legal 500, 2023

“Srđan Janković impresses with his interpersonal skills and assertiveness.”

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2024

“Srđan Janković knows clients’ business very well and has extensive expertise in the Serbian telecoms market.”

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2024

"Srđan Janković is recommended to anyone facing merger control or antitrust issues in Serbia."

The Legal 500, 2023

“Srdjan Janković is very responsive and great to work with.”

Competition/Antitrust client, Chambers Europe 2024

Memberships & Roles

  • Belgrade Bar Association
  • Serbian Bar Association
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Publications

  • Confidentiality in Managed Entry Agreements Under Serbian Law (ceelegalmatters.com, 2021)
  • Serbian retail market records steady growth, but modernisation needed (LawNow, 2020)
  • Dawn raids in Serbia - a switch to digital mode (Lexology, 2019)
  • Impact of the New General Administrative Procedure Act on proceedings before the Serbian competition authority (LawNow, 2017)
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Lectures list

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Education

  • 2009 – LL.M., Trade and competition law, Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade
  • 2005 – LL.B., International law, Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade
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Commercial

Srđan Janković has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating all types of commercial agreements with a particular focus on distribution and franchise agreements in the retail, healthcare and automotive sectors. 

Srđan’s expertise also encompasses trade law, including advertising and consumer protection. 

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“Srđan Janković has extensive experience in the telecoms market. Beyond his high-level legal expertise, he provides very hands-on business advice and pays great attention to the specific situation of the client.”

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2024

“He can advise you on almost everything concerning trading and competition and has a good knowledge of economics.”

Competition/Antitrust client, Chambers Europe 2024

“Srđan Janković knows clients’ business very well and has extensive expertise in the Serbian telecoms market.”

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2024

“Srđan Janković impresses with his interpersonal skills and assertiveness.”

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2024

"Senior attorney Srđan Janković is an outstanding lawyer – very responsive and great to work with. He used to work for the Serbian Competition Authority and has in-depth knowledge of the way the Authority will react to any situation."

The Legal 500, 2023

“Srdjan Janković is very responsive and great to work with.”

Competition/Antitrust client, Chambers Europe 2024

"Srđan Janković is recommended to anyone facing merger control or antitrust issues in Serbia."

The Legal 500, 2023

"Srdjan is available and very responsive and provides high-quality advice on competition-related matters."

Chambers Europe, 2023

Memberships & Roles

  • Belgrade Bar Association
  • Serbian Bar Association
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Publications

  • Confidentiality in Managed Entry Agreements Under Serbian Law (ceelegalmatters.com, 2021)
  • Serbian retail market records steady growth, but modernisation needed (LawNow, 2020)
  • Dawn raids in Serbia - a switch to digital mode (Lexology, 2019)
  • Impact of the New General Administrative Procedure Act on proceedings before the Serbian competition authority (LawNow, 2017)
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Lectures list

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Education

  • 2009 – LL.M., Trade and competition law, Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade
  • 2005 – LL.B., International law, Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade
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Public Procurement

In the area of public procurement, Srđan Janković advises clients on all aspects of public procurement procedures in Serbia and in Montenegro. He supports both government entities and private businesses, assisting them with tendering, bidding and contract negotiations. Srđan has an extensive experience in working with procurement contracts in the life sciences & healthcare sector. 

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“Srđan Janković has extensive experience in the telecoms market. Beyond his high-level legal expertise, he provides very hands-on business advice and pays great attention to the specific situation of the client.”

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2024

“Srdjan Janković is very responsive and great to work with.”

Competition/Antitrust client, Chambers Europe 2024

“Srđan Janković impresses with his interpersonal skills and assertiveness.”

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2024

“He can advise you on almost everything concerning trading and competition and has a good knowledge of economics.”

Competition/Antitrust client, Chambers Europe 2024

“Srđan Janković knows clients’ business very well and has extensive expertise in the Serbian telecoms market.”

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2024

"Senior attorney Srđan Janković is an outstanding lawyer – very responsive and great to work with. He used to work for the Serbian Competition Authority and has in-depth knowledge of the way the Authority will react to any situation."

The Legal 500, 2023

"Srđan Janković is recommended to anyone facing merger control or antitrust issues in Serbia."

The Legal 500, 2023

Memberships & Roles

  • Belgrade Bar Association
  • Serbian Bar Association
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Publications

  • Confidentiality in Managed Entry Agreements Under Serbian Law (ceelegalmatters.com, 2021)
  • Serbian retail market records steady growth, but modernisation needed (LawNow, 2020)
  • Dawn raids in Serbia - a switch to digital mode (Lexology, 2019)
  • Impact of the New General Administrative Procedure Act on proceedings before the Serbian competition authority (LawNow, 2017)
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Lectures list

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Education

  • 2009 – LL.M., Trade and competition law, Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade
  • 2005 – LL.B., International law, Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade
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12/05/2022
10 key aspects of the revised EU competition law in the field of distribution...
The new Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (VBER) and the new accompanying Vertical Guidelines (VGL) were published on 10 May 2022. The new VBER will enter into force on 1 June 2022 and apply for the next twelve years. The new VBER/VGL introduce sev

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13/05/2024
CMS RRH Competition team made their mark at the international competition...
Last week (9 and 10 May 2024), our team represented CMS RRH Competition practice at the “Meet to Compete Competition Law and Policy Conference – Tools for New Rules” held in Opatija, Croatia. Dieter Zandler from CMS Austria, Marija Zrno Prošić, Dina Čeliković and Filip Bjelinski from Croatia, Srđan Janković and Maja Živanović (Serbia, Montenegro & North Macedonia), and Robert Kordić and Gašper Hajdu from Slovenia, together spent two wonderful days in interactive discussions with representatives of competition authorities, judges, attorneys, in-house lawyers, and other legal practitioners from all over the Europe. During the first day of the conference, discussions centered on topics including concentrations and FSR, the implications of the "effects-based approach," and recent developments in the Central and Southeast Europe (CEE & SEE) region. The team spent their first conference day pleasantly networking at the coffee break powered by CMS and in the evening at the cocktail and dinner with conference attendees. The second day of the conference was all about workshops covering topics such as exclusionary abuses of dominance, horizontal agreements and disagreements, RPM, etc. Our Marija Zrno Prošić led a focused workshop on the most common vertical restraints, using practical examples from the field and engaging with the audience through survey questions to enhance interaction and understanding. The audience reactions were very positive and discussions continued after the workshop. Overall, we were happy to have our close-nit competition team at this conference, as such events with regional outreach are crucial in fostering collaboration, enhance understanding of regulatory nuances, and promote best practices across different jurisdictions. About the Conference The Conference traditionally offers a platform for discussion about recent antitrust developments, with a particular focus on Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and South-East Europe (SEE). The Conference is supported by the Croatian Competition Agency, universities and local organizations, with great speakers from the OECD, European Commission, universities, industry and regulators from the entire region and Europe.  
02/10/2023
CMS assists A1 Telekom Austria with the spin-off of their tower assets
Published on 2 October 2023
26/06/2023
CMS Belgrade assists A1 Serbia
Published on 26 June 2023CMS Belgrade real estate lawyers Ivan Gazdić and Marija Marošan, as well as competition law expert Srđan Janković, have assisted A1 Serbia, the local subsidiary of A1 Telekom Austria Group, in agreeing to acquire a part of the infrastructure of Serbian provider Conexio.A1 Group CEO Thomas Arnoldner: “With this asset deal, we are able to successfully pursue our growth strategy. A1 Serbia positions itself as a serious player in the region, providing strong support for local traffic needed for mobile backhauling and for the provision of other local services. The continuous connectivity is also a great asset for enterprise customers that need overall solutions and long-distance con­nectiv­ity.”A total of approx. 850 kilometers of piping to be acquired will close the gap between the A1 markets in Croatia and Bulgaria, while also providing routes to Hungary and North Macedonia. After the completion of the transaction, A1 Group will be able to lay fiber in the pipes and close the existing network infrastructure gap.“With this deal we take our international connectivity to a new level. A1 Group will be able to offer state-of-the-art technology and with a total of 850 km of connecting pipes across Serbia will be able to offer fiber along this track to our national and international customers”, says Alejandro Plater, COO A1 Group. “We will be able to offer services running on our own managed infrastructure from the Bosporus to Austria”. The completion of the transaction is, inter alia, subject to the applicable merger control clearance. As agreed between the parties, details regarding the transaction will not be released. CMS has been providing legal support to A1 Telekom Austria Group for a number of years, addressing their legal requirements across the countries of their operation. We congratulate our long-standing client on this transaction and look forward to future accomplishments.
18/05/2023
5G regulation and law in Montenegro
1. What is the state of 5G deployment in your country? 5G service will become available in Montenegro in 2023. Namely, on 26 October 2022, the Agency for Electronic Communications and Postal Services...
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04/04/2023
Short Rules on Price Reduction Campaign in Serbia
1. What kind of price reduction campaigns are provided by law? Price re­duc­tions clear­ance sale seasonal sales promotionprice promotion (i.e., price re­duc­tion)Loy­alty programsFree products and couponsIn­tro­duct­ory...
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26/08/2022
Public procurement regulation in Serbia
October 2018 1. Where can one find public procurement notifications for Serbia? Public Procurements Portal: http://portal. ujn. gov. rs/Default. aspxInternet sites of respective contracting authorities...
20/05/2022
CMS Competition team from CEE made their mark at the international competition...
The team of six competition lawyers from CEE shared the experience from their respective countries on the topic of exchange of sensitive information
29/03/2022
Serbia: Force Majeure - Hardship in relation to Conflict and Sanctions
1. Is there legislation on war or related sanctions in your legal system? Yes. The Law on International Restrictive Measures from 2016 sets out the framework for the implementation of multilateral sanctions...
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27/09/2021
Expert Guide to advertising regulations in Serbia
Chapter 1: The framework boiled down 1. What are the relevant laws which regulate advertisement in your country? Serbia has an Advertising Act ("AA") that regulates various forms of commercial advertising...
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30/08/2021
Serbia: Confidentiality in Managed Entry Agreements Under Serbian Law
Published on ceeleg­al­mat­ters. comManaged Entry Agreements consist of various forms of confidential arrangements between pharmaceutical companies and paying healthcare systems that aim to facilitate access to new technologies in public healthcare systems. MEAs make innovative and costly medicines or medical technologies affordable to patients by providing conditional access to a reimbursement system for a limited period and on balanced terms.
31/05/2021
CMS Network Sharing 4.5
On the brink of a new generation
26/05/2021
CMS Slovenia and CMS Serbia joined forces to support Sportina Group
CMS Slovenia and CMS Serbia joined forces to support Sportina Group, the largest fashion retailer in Central and Southeast Europe, in the process of implementing a new online sales channel by entering...