Ukraine / Serbia: On 26 January 2016, the Ukrainian Parliament took a long-awaited and significant step to improve merger control in Ukraine. The president is expected to sign the new competition act, which will enter into force at the end of April.

The Serbian Parliament adopted a new decree on the content of merger control filings on 23 January 2016. The new decree provides for short form notifications starting from 2 February 2016 if a concentration meets certain conditions.