13 Apr 2023

Gecić Law’s Story of Excellence Continued at The Legal 500 EMEA 2023

Gecić Law adds another successful year to its story of excellence after achieving impressive rankings in the 2023 edition of the prestigious Legal 500 EMEA Guide, reflecting the firm’s world-class service and the expertise of its teams and individuals.

For an impressive seventh year in a row, Gecić Law’s market-leading Competition practice has earned a Tier 1 status, with significant achievements in matters with far-reaching implications not only on the clients’ businesses but on the economies of the entire region, incorporating diverse aspects, including EU law, state aid and international trade.  For a second year, the firm’s Founder and Managing Partner, Bogdan Gecić, was proud to confirm his position among the select few inducted into the elite global directory’s EMEA Hall of Fame after previously being recognized as a Leading Individual in Competition for seven consecutive years.  A true household name in competition law, Bogdan is in a category that highlights law firm partners who are at the very top of their profession and consistently praised by their clients and peers for continued excellence.  A seasoned professional and key figure in the Competition team, Ivana Stojanović Raišić was recognized as a Rising Star.  Her achievements include providing outstanding counsel to clients regarding EU law across the Balkans.  Ivana has become a prominent individual central to Gecić Law’s competition team with her dedication, knowledge and expertise.  A newcomer to the list of distinguished individuals, Branko Gabrić, has also been named a Rising Star.  A seasoned professional, Branko joined the firm last year after many years in an in-house legal and compliance role in large enterprises in the financial and aviation sectors.

The Corporate/M&A team also collected accolades for its groundbreaking work in various areas, led by partner Ognjen Colić. Ognjen has headed the firm’s Corporate/M&A practice since its early stages after he joined the legal team at Gecić Law in 2016.  His leadership was instrumental in developing the practice, which has rapidly grown and has been ranked among the leaders by The Legal 500 for multiple years.  In this research cycle, Ognjen was honored as a Leading Individual for the third consecutive year.  Ognjen’s knowledge, experience and market-leading work in the region has been continuously recognized by The Legal 500 since 2019, when he was first named Next Generation Lawyer.

Moreover, this year Gecić Law was ranked for the first time by The Legal 500 for its excellence in the Energy, Infrastructure & PPP practice for groundbreaking work in the field after being recognized as a Firm to Watch last year and named A Firm to Watch in Dispute Resolution, thanks to its work on series of multijurisdictional cases.

Bogdan Gecić, Founder and Managing Partner, said: “It’s been another successful year for our firm, which has reflected in the strength of our performance in this year’s Legal 500 rankings.  The outstanding feedback from our referees demonstrates our team’s dedication and hard work throughout the past year.  It is particularly pleasing to see our exceptional individuals being recognized for their achievements, including those setting the standard for the firm’s bright future, named ‘Rising Stars’.  As we continue to write our story of excellence, we also build our future.  For this, we owe our team a debt of gratitude.”

“Our sincere appreciation goes out to our clients for their continued trust and support.  It is our privilege to serve and help them achieve their business objectives.  As we celebrate our successes, we remain focused on our mission to continuously deliver the highest level of service that clients have come to expect from us.”

For 33 years, The Legal 500 has been analyzing the capabilities of law firms worldwide, with a comprehensive research program to bring the most up-to-date vision of the global legal market.  The Legal 500 assesses the strengths of law firms in over 150 jurisdictions.  The rankings are based on various criteria highlighting the practice area teams providing the most cutting-edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel.