19 Jun, 2019

FLYING ON THE EDGE

“I want to get away, I want to fly away”, Lenny Kravitz sang. Ok Lenny, but which airline will you choose? The cheapest one? Way to go! But let’s check something first. Have you noticed the disparity in ticket prices between EU and non-EU airlines, which in turn has a knock-on effect on who you chose to fly with, Lenny? Oh, so, you haven’t noticed? Who cares, right? You usually take to the skies in your private jet so matters as trivial as these don’t concern you. Well, guess what Lenny – THE EU CARES! Aviation is widely regulated throughout […]

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20 May, 2019

WhatsApp Security Breach, a Global Privacy Issue?

Had a missed call on WhatsApp recently? Only days after the story broke of Russia allegedly spying on Norway with the help of a charming white beluga whale, we are again witnessing a similar threat, albeit this time much more serious. The Financial Times (“FT”) reported recently that a vulnerability was discovered in the WhatsApp messaging app, which enabled attackers to transmit a malicious code named Pegasus to a target’s device by calling him/her. The scary part? One did not even have to receive or click on the phone call – the code transmitted itself without any action on behalf […]

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13 May, 2019

Gecić Law highly commended at The Lawyer European Awards 2019

Gecić Law has been highly commended in the category “European competition or anti-trust deal of the year” at The Lawyer European Awards 2019 held in London. The awards and recognitions are bestowed on Europe’s preeminent law firms for their accomplishments in the legal industry, and the 2019th edition celebrated the 10th anniversary of this prestigious annual awards ceremony. The Gecić Law team, headed by Bogdan Gecić, was recognized at the awards ceremony for its work in successfully advising and representing Serbia in landmark antidumping proceedings against Serbia before the European Commission. The proceedings concerned iron and steel imports of products […]

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13 May, 2019

Milinko Mijatović Joins Firm As Head of Dispute Resolution

Gecić Law is pleased to announce the appointment of Milinko Mijatović as head of Dispute Resolution at the firm.  Milinko will lead the development of a practice division focused on providing advice in areas such as complex litigation, regulatory proceedings, ECHR and international arbitration.  The appointment is in response to a growing need for top notch trial lawyers who can work hand in hand with our other leading individuals and practices to provide advice and expertise at the highest levels and achieve extraordinary results for our clients. Milinko has vast expertise in civil and commercial litigation in the West Balkans […]

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19 Apr, 2019

Gecić Law Continues Its Bullish Run in the Legal 500 Rankings

Gecić Law is delighted to announce yet another commendation by The Legal 500 EMEA, one of the most eminent and prestigious directories of the legal world.     Our Banking & Finance practice continues its bullish run to the national top.   Its head Nikola Aksić was named to the guide’s  “Leading Individuals” elite list of outstanding lawyers in the country, only one year after being recommended by the guide.   The practice has also went up in the overall rankings, securing a Tier 2 recognition. And we haven’t stopped there.  Our Corporate/M&A practice is not lagging behind.  The practice head Ognjen […]

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08 Mar, 2019

Gecić Law shortlisted as one of Europe’s leading firms by The Lawyer

Last year, Gecić Law was shortlisted with only six other firms for the “Law firm of the year: Eastern Europe and the Balkans” by London’s The Lawyer, one of the leading global publishers in the legal industry. We are delighted and proud to announce that this year, not only have we again been selected as one of only seven firms in all of Eastern Europe and the Balkans to be shortlisted but, more importantly, we have also been nominated for the coveted “European competition and antitrust deal of the year”. This places Gecić Law as the only Balkans law firm […]

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14 Feb, 2019

Gecić Law contributed to the Serbian chapter of the TerraLex Cross-Border Copyright Guide 2019

Gecić Law is delighted to have contributed to the Serbian chapter of the TerraLex Cross-Border Copyright Guide 2019! Copyright rules are becoming increasingly important to businesses and decision-makers across the globe, especially as global economies are increasingly becoming digitalized and creative and software industries are expanding continuously. This guide offers a great insight on copyright legislation across national boundaries. The comprehensive guide covers 24 global jurisdictions, which TerraLex has found to play a significant role to global businesses, including the Republic of Serbia! If you would like to read on how to protect your ideas and innovations in different countries, […]

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07 Feb, 2019

German Competition Authority: Facebook is a dominant company in the social networks market

The German Competition Authority (“Bundeskartellamt”) issued a decision which will have significant impact on both Facebook’s data policy and competition issues in relation to social networks.  The decision came after an almost three-year investigation into the practices of this social network. Internal divestiture of Facebook’s data The Bundeskartellamt has imposed far-reaching restrictions on Facebook, concerning its data processing practices.  So far, Facebook users have only been able to use the platform if they agreed to the terms and conditions which provide that user data can be collected outside the platform, including from websites and apps owned by Facebook, as well […]

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23 Jan, 2019

YouTube, Netflix and Others Accused of GDPR Violations

Friday is widely regarded as a day marked by joy and happiness. However, last Friday did not produce such emotions for data protection officers working in the online streaming services (“OSS”) industry, that is in Amazon, Apple, DAZN, Flimmit, Netflix, SoundCloud, Spotify and Youtube. Namely, the Austrian campaign group None of Your Business (“NOYB”) filed 10 complaints with the Austrian Data Protection Authority and asked for an investigation of an alleged breach of Article 15 of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). NOYB accused OSS for violating the “Right to access by the data subjects” (which provides that the data […]

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24 Dec, 2018

Season’s Greetings!

Dear colleagues, partners and friends, This is the most wonderful time of the year, and we wish you a marvelous holiday season! May the year 2019 be full of success and happiness! Happy Holidays!  

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