24 Apr, 2017

Gecić Law Recognized as a Tier 1 Competition Practice by Legal 500

MARKET DISRUPTOR – THE YOUNGEST LAW FIRM TO ACHIEVE A TIER 1 RANKING

We are proud to announce The Legal 500 EMEA 2017 annual rankings of the premier law firms in Serbia are published and Gecić Law was awarded the coveted ‘Top Tier’ status, granted to firms that achieved Tier 1 ranking in a particular practice. The firm ranked Tier 1 in the field of Competition Law and the firm’s Commercial, Corporate and M&A practice was ranked Tier 2. These rankings represent an unprecedented achievement, especially given the fact that we are the youngest law firm in Serbia to receive a Tier 1 ranking in a long established practice, validating our commitment to strongly rely on unrivalled expertise and innovation to provide the best possible solutions for our clients.

We are very grateful for our role of market disruptor and will endeavor to push the envelope even further towards a comprehensively different and superior legal services market in the region. We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely express our gratitude to our clients for their trust, high praise and support.

Notable clients of the firm include Air Serbia, Alitalia, Carmeuse, Electric Power Industry of Serbia (EPS)Etihad, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Serbia, NIS Gazprom Neft and others.

The rankings are determined through an extensive research into the capabilities of law firms within the local jurisdiction based on the independent feedback of firm’s clients. The results highlight the leading practice area teams who are providing top-notch, bespoke and innovative advice to clients in Serbia.

ABOVE & BEYOND – COMPETITION LAW & STATE AID

“It is a fantastic achievement for the firm to be recognized as one of the country’s leading & most innovative competition practices, on par and above some of the market incumbents that have been around for decades” Mr. Gecić said.

According to Legal 500, our competition practice “stands out for its knowledge of EU Law. The team represented Zelezara Smederevo in state aid proceeding pertaining to its restructuring, and acted for the same client in the first parallel state aid case in the steel sector under the EU Association Agreement, which was heard before authorities in Brussels and Serbia.” Firm’s Managing Partner and practice head, Bogdan Gecić, has been noted for being “an excellent negotiator.”

TRULY RELIABLE PARTNER – COMMERCIAL, CORPORATE AND M&A

Legal 500 also recognized the firm’s newly established commercial, corporate and M&A practices. This new tie-up of seasoned practitioners was commended for the following:

“Recent highlights for Gecić Law’s team include advising Zelezara Smederevo and the government on the €46m sale, via public tender, of Zelezara Smederevo’s assets to Hebei Iron and Steel (now Hesteel Group).” Clients also noted that partner Nikola Aksić is ‘meticulous and easy to work with,’ and Bogdan Gecić is ‘an excellent lawyer.’

In addition, we are proud to note that in the period following the 2016 ranking, our Corporate, Commercial and M&A practice has grown significantly with the tie-in of Colić Law Office and joining of Jovan Rajković from Pink International Media Company, further expanding our roster of experienced practitioners.

Commenting on these rankings, Nikola Aksić stated, “Legal 500 is highly respected within our industry and this recognition is a welcome boost to what our new team is trying to achieve – a top-notch service with hands-on partner time and involvement.”

Gecić Law Legal 500 report can be accessed here.


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