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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.

Rastko Pavlović

Associate

Rastko Pavlović is an associate at Gecić Law in Belgrade.

His practice focuses on Competition and State Aid, Corporate, M&A, Investment Law, Bankruptcy & Restructuring and Privatization Law. Rastko was the member of the team that secured the first individual exemption of a restrictive agreement in aviation sector before the Serbian Competition Commission („Serbian Commission“), as well as the team which completed the first merger filing subject to approval of both the DG Competition and the Serbian Commission. He was also the lead associate on a number of cross-border corporate restructurings, investment projects supported by government aid and M&A transactions, such is advising Danaher Group regarding Serbian aspects of the project to separate Fortive Corporation as a company independently traded on the New York stock exchange.

During his studies, he was a member of the Editorial Board, and was later elected the Student Editor of the Student Economic Law Review. Rastko was an intern at the Societe Generale Bank in Serbia as well as the Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights.

Rastko earned his LL.B at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law, as one of the best students of his generation. He received scholarship from the Fund for American Studies for attending the American Institute on Political and Economic Systems at the Charles University in Prague. He is fluent in English, Bosnian, Croatian, Montenegrin and Serbian, and has a working knowledge of Russian.

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