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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.

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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