30 Apr 2018

Excitement at the TerraLex Global Meeting 2018

What exciting few days at the Terralex’s Global meeting in Barcelona, Spain!  We are happy to report that Gecić Law was part of this premier and unforgettable event of leading legal professionals from around the globe organized by TerraLex, the world’s leading international legal network.  Adding to the excitement was the fact that TerraLex was recently awarded Global Network of the Year at The Lawyer’s annual European Awards in recognition of its member’s commitment to innovation and collaboration (Gecić Law was also shortlisted).

Coordinated with the gracious host, impressive Spanish firm of Roca Junyent, the event took place over four days, from April 18 through April 21, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain and included many distinguished panels, practice group meetings and round table discussions.  Some of the hot global topics discussed included: concerns and new expectations set forth by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR); regulatory investigations, white collar crime and compliance; along with discussions on key global and European business and legal issues such as US trade, Brexit and China’s ‘One Belt One Road’ initiative.

During the conference, Bogdan Gecić, Founding Partner at Gecić Law was invited to speak on opportunities and implications of the Silk Road Initiative on the East European region as a whole (the firm launched a China Desk in 2016 and, as of recent, a full Chinese website).

“With Chinese outbound investment set to reach as high as $2.5 trillion over the next decade, and already $15bn in investments in infrastructure and related industries in the region, the Silk Road becomes of paramount importance,” said Bogdan Gecić, partner at Gecić Law. “It has been an incredible honor to speak at the Global Meeting along with Jiang Jiang, Senior Partner at the premier Hylands Law Firm, regarding China’s ‘One Belt One Road’ initiative.

The event provided plethora of fun activities and amazing opportunity to network and chat business with esteemed global lawyers including: Sukh Ahark, Partner at RPC; Robert G. Reedy, Managing Partner at Porter Hedges LLP; Jan Makara, Partner at Peterka Partners; John Scannapieco and Doreen M. Edelman, both Co-Chairs at Baker Donelson; Emmanuel J. Dryllerakis, Senior Partner at Dryllerakis & Associates; Andrew Willder, Chief Executive Partner at Lander & Rogers; Walter E. Stern Shareholder at Modrall Sperling; Mark Walsh, Managing Partner of Eugene F. Collins; Andrzej Tomaszek, Managing Partner at Drzewiecki, Tomaszek & Partners; Georgi Gouginski, Partner at Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov; Catharine Biggs Arrowood, Attorney at Parker Poe; Gabriel Mendez, Attorney at Roca Junyent; Matteo Bazzani, Partner at Carnelutti Studio Legale Associato; Pedro Schiesser Bernardini and Fernando Stacchini at Motta Fernandes; Ahmad Lutfi Abdull Mutalip, Partner at Azmi & Associates; Alexander Troller, Partner at LALIVE; Dr. Judit Budai, Partner and Dr. András Szecskay, Founding Partner at Szecskay Attorneys at Law; Nikolay Solodovnikov, Partner at Pepeliaev Group; Tadeo F. Hilado, Senior Partner at Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices; Piraye Erdem, Attorney and Prof. Dr. H. Ercument Erdem, Founding Partner at Erdem & Erdem; Jiang Jiang, Senior Partner at Hylands Law Firm; Joseph Dougherty, CEO, Managing Director and Chairman of the Board of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney among many others.

Congratulations to host Joan Roca Sagarra and Anna Viladás Jené of Roca Junyent for creating an unforgettable event. Massive kudos to the entire TerraLex team Harry Trueheart, Terri Gavulic, Rebeca Gil, Tim Shannon, Andrea Arteaga, Mark Grant , Nicole Rudner for organizing the outstanding Global Meeting.

In 2017, Gecić Law became the exclusive Serbian partner of TerraLex, the world’s premier international legal network and member of The Elite (Band 1) in the Chambers & Partners leading law firm networks global-wide rankings.  Terralex’s extensive network spans over 100 countries worldwide and provides full-service assistance to clients through its 17 practice groups.  As part of the TerraLex global network, Gecić Law is prepared to follow its clients across the globe – with preferred access to more than 150 rigorously vetted law firms and over 19,000 lawyers – all from a single point of reference here in Belgrade.