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Case Closed: Energy Community Drops Dispute Against EPS and Republic of Serbia Over Kolubara B Project

Gecić Law has successfully advised the Republic of Serbia and EPS, one of the largest energy companies in the region, in a probe led by Energy Community Secretariat regarding alleged State support for the multi-million-euro Kolubara B project.

GDPR in Serbia (and Other Non-EU Countries) – A Foreign Investors’ Perspective

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is currently a global hot topic – and for a good reason. It practically revamps the legal framework concerning Data Protection rules, introduces a whole set of new obligations while imposing massive fines for non-compliance.  While the GDPR came into the force recently, it is no surprise that many are worried how it will affect their organizations as the legislation, under certain conditions, is to be applied worldwide —both inside and outside of the EU.

No Antitrust Liability for National Bar Association (AKS) as Commission Closes Case

Gecić Law successfully represented the Bar Association of Serbia in a positive resolution of a landmark antitrust probe in Serbia . On May 24, 2018, the Serbian Commission for Protection of Competition, the national competition authority dropped a four-year antitrust investigation into the Bar Association of Serbia – Advokatska komora Srbije, without taking any further action. The Commission’s decision puts to rest one of the longest standing investigations in recent history against AKS, a more than 9000-lawyer strong organization and one of the largest bar associations in the Balkans.

Bar Association of Vojvodina Discusses Current Serbian Competition Law Issues

On May 23, 2018, the Bar Association of Vojvodina (“AKV”) held a panel in Novi Sad on the topic “Overview of Proceedings before the Serbian National Competition Authority in Light of the Existing Practice and Implications of the New Administrative Procedure Act”.  The speakers on this ever-evolving, complex yet news-worthy topic were Milica Subotić, attorney specializing in competition law matters, Isidora Nikolić Savin,  attorney and specialist for civil and EU business law, and Bogdan Gecić, partner at Gecić Law, specialized in competition/State aid and European law.

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).

Market Disruptor – Youngest Law Firm Continues Tier 1 Ranking

We are proud to announce that Legal 500, the prestigious UK-based guide to the world's best law firms, has ranked Gecić Law for the second consecutive year as a Top Tier firm in Serbia in its EMEA guide for 2018. The firm’s practice in the field of Competition Law has been ranked as Tier 1, while the Commercial, Corporate and M&A practice maintained an enviable Tier 2 amongst fierce competition of traditional market incumbents.  Furthermore, for the first time this year, our dynamic Banking & Finance practice was recognized as Tier 3.  In addition, three of our team members Bogdan Gecić, Nikola Aksić and Marija Papić were acknowledged as leaders within their specialist areas.

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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