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It’s Here! Gecić Law Extends Global Footprint With TerraLex Elite Network

Following almost 12 months of meticulous research, grueling screening processes, and a series of elaborate meetings and interviews, Gecić Law is excited to announce it became the exclusive Serbian partner of TerraLex, the world’s leading international legal network and member of The Elite (Band 1) in the Chambers & Partners leading law firm networks global-wide rankings.  We are extremely grateful that TerraLex recognized our quality, reputation, international experience and dedication to excellence in the practice of law.

Marohnić, Tomek & Gjoić Celebrates a Year of Excellence

Members of our firm had the great honor and pleasure to visit Zagreb on the December 1, 2017 on the occasion of the first anniversary of one of Croatia's most promising law firm, Marohnić, Tomek & Gjoić (MTG).  Similar to Gecić Law, MTG was founded through a merger of a number of prominent law firm spin-offs, joined by other leading lawyers and professionals, all brought together by a shared vision.

3rd Chillin’ Competition Conference in Brussels – A Big League Success

Imagine for a second a conference where a bunch of “suits”, seasoned scholars and world-recognized experts & regulators spend an entire day laughing, exchanging quips & smug comments and trading Ryan Gosling and SpongeBob SquarePants inspired meme mugs.  Well that's exactly what happened when over 350 scholars, practitioners of law and economics came together on October 25, 2017 at the Area 42, the “MOST WOW!” venue in Brussels. 

More Significant Role of Minority Shareholders

The Act on Amendments and Supplements to the Companies Act represents one of the largest, if not the largest legislative development expected in Serbian law in 2017.  As the public debate on the subject changes came to a close recently, it is expected these revisions will be subject to the parliamentary procedure very soon.

The European Union Twists Amazon’s Arm – a Warning for Multinationals in Serbia?

The European Commission has recently concluded that Luxembourg has been granting an undue tax benefit to Amazon in the total amount of EUR250 million. Since Serbian tax authorities have the power to issue binding advance tax opinions—and given that multinationals commonly exploit this option without any consideration of state aid rules—the Commission’s Decision in the Amazon case should raise some eyebrows.

Congratulations Vesna! The Winner of the 2017/2018 Taboroši Scholarship Announced

Zadovoljstvo nam je da objavimo da je, na osnovu ocena Komisije i pravila konkursa, kao najbolji kandidat na konkursu za dodelu Taboroši Stipendije za 2017./2018. godinu izabrana Vesna Živković, student 4. godine poslovno-pravnog smera Pravnog fakulteta Univerziteta u Beogradu.

Marija Papić

Senior Associate | Head of French Desk

Marija Papić is a senior associate and the head of French Desk at Gecić Law in Belgrade.  Her practice focuses on matters relating to Competition/State Aid, Procedural and Substantive Law in EU, Administrative & Regulatory, Corporate/M&A and European Law, Trade and Enlargement.

Marija practiced in Strasbourg, Luxembourg, Paris and Belgrade in a number of law firms, courts and government institutions.  At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Marija worked on the ratification of bilateral and multilateral Council of Europe conventions as well as drafting conventions and laws for relevant institutions.  While working at the Court of Justice of the European Union, she provided comparative analysis of legal issues in regional jurisdictions and EU Law as well as contributed to drafting Advocate-General’s opinions.  Marija worked on defense strategies for various clients before French state bodies including the General Directorate for the Protection of Competition, Consumers and Fraud Prevention under the Ministry of Economic Affairs of France.  She has also advised in concentration cases, audited business practices of companies in relation to competition rules, prepared analytical summaries of the legal issues in the field of competition, distribution and consumer protection as well as drafted papers and notices to clients on legal matters of interest to their business.

She earned her Bachelor of Laws from the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law and earned a double LL.M. from Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas (summa cum laude) in the areas of European Litigation and Procedural Law and Business & Corporate Law.  Marija is also a member of the Bar in Belgrade, Serbia and Paris Bar qualified.  She is fluent in English, French, Bosnian, Croatian, Montenegrin and Serbian.

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