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Gecić Law at the Law Firm Marketing Summit 2018 in London!

Bogdan Gecić, managing partner at Gecić Law, a top tier law firm from Belgrade, gave a lecture on the importance of social media and communication at the Law Firm Marketing Summit held in London.

The First Major GDPR Case Is Underway!

Not so long ago, on May 25, 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force. The GDPR has been a subject of great interest and discussion, even prior to its implementation, due to its application on entities all over the world – inside or outside the European Union (EU). 

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.

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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