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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.

Lara Maksimović

Associate

Lara Maksimović is an associate at Gecić Law.

Prior to joining the firm, Lara worked for a year as an associate in Law Office Ignjačević in Belgrade, where she has gained significant experience in the areas of civil, commercial, labor and administrative law.  During the course of her studies, Lara completed an internship in the Republic Agency for Peaceful Settlement of Labor Disputes. She also completed a theoretical and practical course for working at the Legal Clinic for Combating Corruption.  Lara participated in the “Belgrade Open Pre-Moot 2015” i.e. a prep-tournament for the worlds leading competition in the area of law of international sale of goods and international commercial arbitration “Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot”, in capacity of an arbitrator.  She has also participated in the “Business Case Competition 2013” of Ernst & Young’s Future Leaders Program.  Lara was awarded a scholarship from the Fund for Young Talents “Dositeja” by the Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Serbia (in 2013/14 and 2014/15), the scholarship from the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of Republic of Serbia, as well as the scholarship from Municipality of Višegrad, due to she had been declared for the best student of generation in Secondary school “Ivo Andric” in Višegrad.  Also, Lara was awarded with “Sveti Sava” i.e. award of University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law, for achieving a great success in learning and acquiring knowledge in all academic years of undergraduate studies.

Lara earned her LL.B. degree at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law in 2014, Department of Judicial and Administrative Law.  In 2015 Lara earned her LL.M. degree, also at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law, Department of Criminal Law.  She completed her master thesis on the topic of “The advantages and disadvantages of Public Prosecutor’s Investigation” with the highest mark. She is fluent in English, Bosnian, Croatian, Montenegrin and Serbian, and also has elementary proficiency of German and Russian.

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