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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.

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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