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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.

Ivan Delibašić

EU Public Affairs Consultant

Ivan Delibašić is an EU public affairs consultant at Gecić Law.

Ivan provides counsel on all matters related to governmental and regulatory affairs in the EU.  He worked in public affairs in Brussels and Belgrade, specializing in EU law, trade and enlargement policies and institutional decision-making processes. Since 2008, he has been advising the leadership of and MEPs from the most influential European political family on the Western Balkans and enlargement policies.  Ivan has also provided external advice to corporate EU affairs departments and various members of the European Parliament on the Common Commercial Policy and external trade, Western Balkans’ politics and policies, and transatlantic relations.  As a foreign policy adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia, Ivan worked on ratification of the Stabilization and Association Agreement with the EU, negotiating transitional agreements, as well as on securing the opening of association negotiations with the EU.  Ivan was responsible for legal analysis of EU documents, drafting legal correspondence, and relations with EU institutions and foreign governments.

Ivan graduated from the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law and received his LL.M. in European Law and a Master of Arts in European Studies from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.  He is fluent in English, French, Bosnian, Croatian, Montenegrin and Serbian and intermediate in Spanish and Bulgarian.

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