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Gecić Law at the Law Firm Marketing Summit 2018 in London!

Bogdan Gecić, managing partner at Gecić Law, a top tier law firm from Belgrade, gave a lecture on the importance of social media and communication at the Law Firm Marketing Summit held in London.

The First Major GDPR Case Is Underway!

Not so long ago, on May 25, 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force. The GDPR has been a subject of great interest and discussion, even prior to its implementation, due to its application on entities all over the world – inside or outside the European Union (EU). 

Corporate Stamps Are History

One year ago, we have written about the abolishment of the use of corporate stamps when using payment services. Finally, with the new amendments of the Corporate Act, this process has come to an end.

Telecom operators under scrutiny – Imposing penalties is against the law?

Recently the Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications („Ministry“) declared a decision („Decision “) which forbids requiring within the agreements of telecommunication services the clauses under which the customers have to pay the Operator ( “Operator”) all compensations until the end of the validity of the agreement. This obligation took place even when the consumer or the Operator terminated the agreement, if the reasons that caused termination can be attributed to the customer.

“Can (’t) poach this” – a new turning point between competition & employment law?

If you open the eighth edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Law and turn to page 461, poaching is defined as “taking game without permission from private land or from land on which the killing of game is restricted. Wild animals cannot usually be stolen […]”.  Although the current degree of development of human rights and basic human decency forbid referring to employees as “wild animals” (at least publicly), and killing is certainly considered a criminal offence, in the corporate world of today to poach someone means to hire an employee from another, often competing, undertaking.

Ognjen Colić

Senior Counsel | Head of Corporate / M&A

Ognjen Colić is a senior counsel and the head of Corporate / M&A practice at Gecić Law in Belgrade.  His practice focuses on Corporate / M&A, Energy, Infrastructure & PPP, Commercial Agreements, Labor and Regulatory Compliance.

Ognjen has more than ten years of practice in Serbia and the region.  He advised a number of leading international and local corporations in some of the most significant privatizations, M&A transactions, local and cross-border, energy and industry license issues, PPPs and regulatory compliance issues in Serbia and the Western Balkans.  Ognjen’s experience includes advising on the very first PPP project structured in Serbia and the first RES power plant project in Montenegro, where he also acted on a number of high-profile acquisitions in the metals and mining industry.  His extensive industry experience includes energy, mining, commercial, food, IT, marketing, advertising and others.  In addition, his practice includes providing regular support and advice to civil society organizations engaged in the protection of digital rights, privacy and civil rights on the internet.

Ognjen earned his law degree from the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law (LL.M., 2006, cum laude).  He is a member of the Belgrade Bar Association, Serbia.  Ognjen speaks fluent English, Bosnian, Croatian, Montenegrin and Serbian.

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