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New EU Data Protection Rules – Should Serbian Companies Be Worried?

The new EU data protection framework, set to come into force on May 24, 2018 in the form of the General Data Protection Regulation is directly binding in all Member States, however its scope goes beyond the boundaries of the EU – affecting foreign companies that deal with personal data of EU citizens. 

The Dawn of Dawn Raids or the Twilight of Due Process in Serbia?

In the last 10 days of May 2017, the Commission for Protection of Competition of the Republic of Serbia has decided to roll up its sleeves and put a number of companies suspected of committing competition violations on its conveyor belt. Unusually high number of unannounced inspections –

Quarterly Review of Decisions Taken by Serbia’s Commission for Protection of Competition

uring the first quarter of 2017, the Serbian Commission for Protection of Competition of the Republic of Serbia handed down a number of decisions in different areas of competition protection and recognized the necessity of conducting analyses of vital sectors such as telecoms, oil products and oil-derivatives.

Gecić Law Proud to Host 2017 Reunion of the Harvard Law School Association of Europe in Belgrade

Gecić Law is proud to announce completion of one of the most prestigious gatherings of legal professionals in Belgrade in recent history, bringing together high-profile individuals and young leaders in politics, business and innovation. Coordinated with the Harvard Law School Association of Europe, the 2017 reunion in Belgrade coincided with the Bicentennial Celebration of Harvard Law School and took place over four days, from May 25 through May 28, 2017.

“Sharing Economy” in the Spotlight – Let’s Call a Spade a Spade, Says EU Advocate General on Uber

On 11 May 2017, Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union, Mr. Maciej Szpunar, issued a landmark opinion on legal qualification of Uber, the US ride hailing app, claiming that, from the perspective of the EU law, Uber should be characterized and treated as a transport company rather than as a mere information technology provider.

Gecić Law Sponsors Annual Job Fair at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law

Gecić Law is proud to sponsor this year’s annual job fair organized by Belgrade’s group of the European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law. This year’s event “Lawyers at Work” with the theme “Choose Your Career” and will be held from May 9th until May 11th, 2017.

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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