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“Can (’t) poach this” – a new turning point between competition & employment law?

If you open the eighth edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Law and turn to page 461, poaching is defined as “taking game without permission from private land or from land on which the killing of game is restricted. Wild animals cannot usually be stolen […]”.  Although the current degree of development of human rights and basic human decency forbid referring to employees as “wild animals” (at least publicly), and killing is certainly considered a criminal offence, in the corporate world of today to poach someone means to hire an employee from another, often competing, undertaking.

A Step in the Right Direction – Foreign Exchange Operations Act Amendments

The National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia has adopted amendments and modifications to the Foreign Exchange Operations Act,[1] (“Act”) which entered into force, for the most part, on 28 April 2018.[2]  These amendments, amongst other things, intend to ease business dealings for domestic IT companies, reduce restrictions pertaining to credit dealings with foreign countries (which is particularly important to multinational companies), expand possibilities for investing in foreign securities and amplify the supervising role of the National Bank of Serbia (“NBS”).

It’s a Deal: a new Directive for Stronger Competition Authorities in the EU

On 30 May 2018, the European Commission (“Commission”) announced that the European Parliament and the Council have reached an agreement concerning a proposed new Directive, in order to further build on the Regulation 1/2003 and enable the competition authorities (“NCAs”) of EU Member States to enforce EU antitrust rules more effectively.

Free Internet – free copyrights?

In the second decade of the 21st century, the Internet network (the “Net”) became easily accessible to almost everyone, as well as the most important source of information. This is because, in addition to the availability of reviews and information collection, the Net has become easily accessible to create and upload different information and content by anyone.

Case Closed: Energy Community Drops Dispute Against EPS and Republic of Serbia Over Kolubara B Project

Gecić Law has successfully advised the Republic of Serbia and EPS, one of the largest energy companies in the region, in a probe led by Energy Community Secretariat regarding alleged State support for the multi-million-euro Kolubara B project.

Stefan Dragojević

Associate

Stefan Dragojević is an associate at Gecić Law.

Prior to joining the firm, Stefan worked as an associate at BDK Advokati and at the Embassy of People’s Republic of China in Serbia.

During the course of his studies, he took part in various law seminars and conferences, most notably in the area of Public Law, Public International Law and International Relations. As a student, he took internships within the Stojković & Prekajski law office and the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia.  In March 2011, Stefan was a member of the team which won the first place at the International Moot Court in International Media law at the University of Oxford and, additionally, received the award for the Best Memorandum for Applicant and Respondent. In the final rounds held at Oxford, he also appeared as one of the two speakers to represent the team. In February 2013, Stefan won the award for best international essay on the future of the European Union entitled “Imagine EU 2030”, organized by the European Fund for the Balkans.

Stefan earned his LL.B at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law (2014), and subsequently in 2016 completed his Master of Laws studies at University College London (UCL) as a Chevening scholar of the UK Government where he specialized in Public international law.

He is fluent in English, Italian, Bosnian, Croatian, Montenegrin and Serbian and has an elementary knowledge in Hungarian and German.

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