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Corporate Stamps Are History

One year ago, we have written about the abolishment of the use of corporate stamps when using payment services. Finally, with the new amendments of the Corporate Act, this process has come to an end.

Telecom operators under scrutiny – Imposing penalties is against the law?

Recently the Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications („Ministry“) declared a decision („Decision “) which forbids requiring within the agreements of telecommunication services the clauses under which the customers have to pay the Operator ( “Operator”) all compensations until the end of the validity of the agreement. This obligation took place even when the consumer or the Operator terminated the agreement, if the reasons that caused termination can be attributed to the customer.

“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.

Jovana Kovačević

Office Assistant

Jovana Kovačević is an office assistant at Gecić Law in Belgrade.

Before joining team of Gecić Law, Jovana worked as journalist in media outlets B92 and Blic. For a while she was also personal assistant to editor-in-chief and director of B92 web site.  During her varied professional career Jovana wroked as personal assistant to Cosmopolitan magazine’s editor-in-chief, office manager in “Ehom” company (official Hyndai car-dealer) and personal assistant to CEO of Stage Talent Agency.

Jovana earned a Master’s Degree from the Faculty of Political Science in Belgrade, Department of Politicology.  She is fluent in English, Bosnian, Croatian, Montenegrin and Serbian.

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