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New EU Data Protection Rules – Should Serbian Companies Be Worried?

The new EU data protection framework, set to come into force on May 24, 2018 in the form of the General Data Protection Regulation is directly binding in all Member States, however its scope goes beyond the boundaries of the EU – affecting foreign companies that deal with personal data of EU citizens. 

The Dawn of Dawn Raids or the Twilight of Due Process in Serbia?

In the last 10 days of May 2017, the Commission for Protection of Competition of the Republic of Serbia has decided to roll up its sleeves and put a number of companies suspected of committing competition violations on its conveyor belt. Unusually high number of unannounced inspections –

Quarterly Review of Decisions Taken by Serbia’s Commission for Protection of Competition

uring the first quarter of 2017, the Serbian Commission for Protection of Competition of the Republic of Serbia handed down a number of decisions in different areas of competition protection and recognized the necessity of conducting analyses of vital sectors such as telecoms, oil products and oil-derivatives.

Gecić Law Proud to Host 2017 Reunion of the Harvard Law School Association of Europe in Belgrade

Gecić Law is proud to announce completion of one of the most prestigious gatherings of legal professionals in Belgrade in recent history, bringing together high-profile individuals and young leaders in politics, business and innovation. Coordinated with the Harvard Law School Association of Europe, the 2017 reunion in Belgrade coincided with the Bicentennial Celebration of Harvard Law School and took place over four days, from May 25 through May 28, 2017.

“Sharing Economy” in the Spotlight – Let’s Call a Spade a Spade, Says EU Advocate General on Uber

On 11 May 2017, Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union, Mr. Maciej Szpunar, issued a landmark opinion on legal qualification of Uber, the US ride hailing app, claiming that, from the perspective of the EU law, Uber should be characterized and treated as a transport company rather than as a mere information technology provider.

Gecić Law Sponsors Annual Job Fair at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law

Gecić Law is proud to sponsor this year’s annual job fair organized by Belgrade’s group of the European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law. This year’s event “Lawyers at Work” with the theme “Choose Your Career” and will be held from May 9th until May 11th, 2017.

Bogdan Gecić

Partner
Education

LLM, Law & Economics, Antitrust, Corporate and M&A, Harvard Law School (with Honors) | LLB, Business Law, University of Belgrade Faculty of Law (top 1% of class)

Awards
Recognized Lawyer - Chambers & Partners 2017; Legal 500 2017 | 2013 Antitrust Writing Awards Nominee, Institute of Competition Law | 2010/11 Dean's Scholar Prize in "Leadership in Law Firms", Harvard Law School | 2010/11 Harvard Law School Association of Europe Scholarship | 2008 Pieter Sanders Award, Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot
Admissions
Belgrade Bar Association

Bogdan Gecić (Getzich) is a founding partner at Gecić Law in Belgrade.  His practice focuses on Competition/State Aid, European Law, Trade & Enlargement and Administrative & Regulatory. Other areas of expertise include Government Affairs, Corporate/M&A and Constitutional Litigation.

Bogdan recently advised Etihad Airways on all competition aspects of its strategic partnership with the Government of Serbia. He has particular experience in advising clients on antitrust and state aid matters in the emerging Balkan markets (Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia), as well as expertise in developing and implementing corporate antitrust compliance programs.  He assisted clients in merger filings with EU and national competition authorities, and counseled multinational clients in cases concerning alleged competition abuses.  Bogdan completed advanced studies in these fields at Harvard Law School and practiced in Brussels and Belgrade.  With respect to antitrust litigation, Bogdan’s practice also included cases that dealt with the complex interaction between European administrative law and ECHR (human rights) proceedings.  He is also a former associate at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, where he worked on a number of major projects as a member of the firm’s Brussels competition team, including the DB-NYSE attempted tie-up; Aer Lingus-Ryanair’s minority share battle; and, as the intervening party for DHL in the UPS-TNT unsuccessful merger.

He published extensively on EU and Balkan competition law matters.  Bogdan is distinguished as one of the nominees in the global 2013 Antitrust Writing Awards competition held in Washington, DC.

Bogdan graduated from the University of Belgrade with a degree in Law (Top 1% of class) and earned his LL.M. from Harvard Law School (with Honors and the Dean’s Scholar Prize in “Leadership in Law Firms”).  He is a co-founder and the first Vice President of Harvard Club of Serbia and a guest lecturer at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law.  Bogdan is a member of the Bar in Belgrade, Serbia.  He is fluent in English, Bosnian, Croatian, Montenegrin and Serbian.

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