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“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.

A Step in the Right Direction – Foreign Exchange Operations Act Amendments

The National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia has adopted amendments and modifications to the Foreign Exchange Operations Act,[1] (“Act”) which entered into force, for the most part, on 28 April 2018.[2]  These amendments, amongst other things, intend to ease business dealings for domestic IT companies, reduce restrictions pertaining to credit dealings with foreign countries (which is particularly important to multinational companies), expand possibilities for investing in foreign securities and amplify the supervising role of the National Bank of Serbia (“NBS”).

It’s a Deal: a new Directive for Stronger Competition Authorities in the EU

On 30 May 2018, the European Commission (“Commission”) announced that the European Parliament and the Council have reached an agreement concerning a proposed new Directive, in order to further build on the Regulation 1/2003 and enable the competition authorities (“NCAs”) of EU Member States to enforce EU antitrust rules more effectively.

Free Internet – free copyrights?

In the second decade of the 21st century, the Internet network (the “Net”) became easily accessible to almost everyone, as well as the most important source of information. This is because, in addition to the availability of reviews and information collection, the Net has become easily accessible to create and upload different information and content by anyone.

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.

Jovan Rajković

Senior Counsel | Media & IP Head

Jovan Rajković is a senior counsel and head of Media & IP and Litigation teams at Gecić Law in Belgrade.  His practice focuses primarily on Intellectual Property Law, Media Law, Corporate/M&A, Labor Law, Law on Contracts and Torts and Real Estate.

Prior to joining our team, Jovan worked as an in-house lawyer for the members of Pink Media Group: Pink International Company, City Records, Airpink, Pink Filming Studio and Digital Media System. In this capacity, he provided a wide spectrum of legal services to the aforementioned clients on a daily basis.  Apart from the in-house services, Jovan represented said corporate members of Pink Media Group as well as their founders, individuals, in corporate, civil and criminal proceedings.  In particular, Jovan represented his clients in court and other proceedings led in the fields of Media, Copyright and Labor Law, in regular business-oriented proceedings before commercial courts, as well as in procedures related to debt collection and bankruptcy.  Further, Jovan engaged in resolving everyday labor issues of his clients, structuring of employees, creation of internal labor acts and other labor-related issues such as redundancy, etc. What is more, he engaged in extraordinary corporate and M&A activities, including full-scale mergers and acquisitions, asset and share deals.  In addition, Jovan advised and represented small-sized and medium-sized companies in corporate matters, said engagement encompassing representation of said companies in court proceedings and everyday legal support.  His primary focus was on freight transportation, trade, construction, marketing and media.

Through a successful fencing career, first as an athlete, then as a coach of both male and female fencing teams and finally as a member of the Disciplinary Committee and the Commission for the preparation of the Statute of the Fencing Federation of Serbia, Jovan developed a particular, first-hand, expertise in the field of Sports law.  Being an organizer of numerous fencing competitions and a lead coach of the most successful generations of Serbian female fencers, in 2009 he was elected a member of the organizing team for the Summer Universiade in Belgrade.  In addition, Jovan served as one of the judges on the Arbitration Tribunal for Sports of the Olympic Committee of Serbia.

Jovan obtained a master degree in law from the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade (LL.M.).  He is a member of the Belgrade Bar Association from 2010. Jovan speaks fluent English, Bosnian, Croatian, Montenegrin and Serbian, and has an intermediate knowledge of French.

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