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Gecić Law Advises in Historic Anti-Dumping Decision Before European Commission

Gecić Law acted as legal counsel to the Government of Serbia and the Smederevo steel mill, in the landmark case before the European Commission (EC) in relation to the anti-dumping investigation on imports of hot-rolled flat steel products originating in Brazil, Iran, Russia, Serbia and Ukraine.

Bar Association of Vojvodina Discusses Constitutionality of the Current Competition Act

On October 4, 2017, the Bar Association of Vojvodina held a panel in Novi Sad (city known as Serbian Athens) on the topic, “The proceedings of the Commission for Protection of Competition against the Bar Association of Serbia (BAS), possible implications for the BAV and constitutional challenges against the Protection of Competition Act”.  The speakers on this complex and news-worthy topic were Isidora Nikolić Savin, attorney and specialist for civil and EU business law, and Bogdan Gecić, partner at Gecić Law.

Agrokor`s Potential Insolvency – How Does It Affect Serbian Companies?

Although it seemed that the tension over Lex Agrokor had somewhat calmed down—and that Mr. Ante Ramljak, in the capacity of extraordinary administrator by the Croatian Government, will lead the Croatian company in the forthcoming period—the public has been alarmed by the recent announcement by ex-owner, Mr. Ivica Todorić.  On his personal blog, which was visited by more than 180,000 readers in the first 24 hours, Mr. Todorić, in a series of articles, criticizes the conduct of the Republic of Croatia (RC) and points to the unconstitutionality of Lex Agrokor.

Famous Trust Buster That Took on Delta, First President & NCA Founder Speaks Up Against the Serbian Antitrust Watchdog

In an article published on Friday, Professor Bajalović, who famously took on Delta and stood up to local tycoon Miroslav Mišković, and was the founder and first president of the NCA, stressed the inadequacy of the Competition Act and called for amendments that would finally limit the extensive powers granted to the NCA.  As depicted in the title itself “Judge, Jury and Executioner”, Professor Bajalović emphasizes that the excessive use of powers by the NCA inherently represents “a State within a State” behavior.

Bogdan Gecić Featured in the October Issue of CorD Magazine

We want to kindly thank CorD Magazine for the recent interview of Bodgan Gecić published today, in their October 2017 issue (link). Some of the questions posed in this interview include: what are the challenges of building a creative law firm in Serbia and the West Balkans, and innovating in a profession viewed by many as traditional; what are the major legal & business challenges ahead during the course of Serbia’s EU accession negotiations; and how we as a firm give back to the community with our pro bono work, our scholarship and counseling students regarding application to US universities.

Cross Border M&As to Be Explicitly Regulated – Looking Towards the Amendments to the Companies Act

The public debate on the Draft of Amendments of the Companies Act, suggested and prepared by the Ministry of Economy in April, will take place in Belgrade on 4th October 2017. As part of the drafting procedure, the Ministry tried to identify and address business sector`s concerns regarding the Companies Act and identify areas where amendments to current regulatory framework might be needed.  In order to facilitate the above-mentioned, the working group also included representatives of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia, with more than 60% of the comments submitted by the companies to the Ministry, being adopted. President of the Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Marko Čadež, highlighted the importance of this cooperation, confirming that the Government, the Chamber of Commerce and representatives of the private sector are intensely discussing issues of importance.

Aleksandra Anđelković


Aleksandra Anđelković is an associate at Gecić Law, Belgrade.

During the course of her studies, Aleksandra participated in the work of numerous study groups at the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade, as well as various law conferences and seminars. She attended the course „Theory and Practice of Legal Reasoning“ on the significance of understanding and detailed analysis of relevant circumstances and legal norms.  In April 2017, Aleksandra was a member of the team which represented University of Belgrade and Republic of Serbia at the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, in Washington, D.C. and secured best ever ranking of the University at the Jessup Moot.  She completed Summer School on the European Convention on Human Rights – Human Rights Friendly Judiciary, organized by the Council of Europe and Human Rights School Vojin Dimitrijević, and therefore had the opportunity to discuss with numerous experts from different areas of law (judges, lawyers, professors, state institutions representatives etc).  She also participated in Third National Moot Court Competition in the field of Anti-discrimination, organized by the Commissioner for Protection of Equality and in the work of Legal Clinic for Refugee and Asylum Law.  Aleksandra worked for two months at the Intelectual Property Office of the Republic of Serbia on the implemenation of the European Union`s project in the field of the Law on Patents.  She was awarded scholarships by the Fund for young talents of the Republic of Serbia – Dositeja (for the year 2016/17), by the Ministry of Education, Science and Techological Development of Republic Of Serbia (for the year 2014/15 and 2015/16) and by the Faculty of Law University of Belgrade (for the year 2013/14).  Furthermore, Aleksandra was awarded commendations by the Faculty for the accomplishments achieved in all four years of her studies.

Aleksandra earned her LL.B. at the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade in 2017, as one of the best students of her generation.  She is fluent in English, Serbian, Bosnian, Montenegrin and Croatian and has an intermediate knowledge of French.

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