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13 May 2024

Major Win in Premier League BiH Broadcasting Rights Antitrust Case for Arena Channels Group

Gecić Law is pleased to announce yet another legal victory, in collaboration with Marić & Co Law Firm, in a critical antitrust case in Bosnia and Herzegovina.  The Competition Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina has fully rejected the claim submitted by Telemach BH d.o.o. (“Telemach”) which alleged that Telekomunikacije Republike Srpske a.d. (“Mtel”), BH Telecom a.d. (“BH Telecom”), and Arena Channels Group d.o.o. (“ACG”) had violated competition law in broadcasting of the Bosnian national football league – the Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina (“Premier League BiH”).  On April 26, 2024, the Competition Council ruled that Mtel, ACG, and BH […]

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30 Apr 2024

Gecić Law Celebrates TAG Alliances’ 25th Anniversary

Gecić Law is delighted to honor an important milestone for TAG Alliances, as the elite global network marks its remarkable 25th anniversary.  As the exclusive member of TAGLaw for Montenegro and Serbia, we celebrate a quarter-century of excellence and innovation in global cooperation in legal services.  We look forward to the historic 50th International Conference in Nashville, which will mark the official commemoration of the anniversary. The History of TAG Alliances TAG Alliances originated in 1999, when founder Peter Appleton Jones established an alliance of law firms known as TAGLaw.  That same year, ten innovative law firms started collaborating at […]

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08 Apr 2024

Vuk Leković Talks AI and Competition Law at 2024 Internet Dialogue Conference

We are proud of our Senior Associate Vuk Leković, who indeed had the exceptional honor of joining an impressive list of speakers at the opening day of the tenth annual regional conference “Internet Dialogue 2024“, organized by the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade, and the “Register of National Internet Domain of Serbia” Foundation (RNIDS), taking place on April 8th and 9th at the premises of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce in Belgrade, under the auspices its Center for Digital Transformation. Artificial Intelligence: Challenges in Business Law The first day of the conference indeed gave special attention to artificial intelligence […]

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22 Mar 2024

AI Shaping the Public Opinion in News Media – What the Public Wants to Hear vs What the Public Needs to Hear

A lot has been said about artificial intelligence (AI).  It is reshaping global business and everyday life worldwide and by no means, it is a new industrial revolution. Mankind’s striving for an easier life has led to the creation of a fast-learning, self-aware creature.  It shall irreversibly become an unexpected (or perhaps unwanted) member of society.  We have witnessed the universality of AI’s application.  Here, we are focusing on the use of AI in news media and its potential to shape public opinion. How do Media Use AI? Media widely employ AI to gather news information.  It may also filter […]

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19 Mar 2024

EXPO 2027 Already Sparks Interest Around the Globe

In June 2023, the Serbian bid to organize EXPO 2027 prevailed over the United States, Thailand, Spain and Argentina.  Belgrade has embraced the concept of “Play for Humanity – Sport and Music for All” for its international exhibition.  To realize this vision, Belgrade is committed to constructing a state-of-the-art exhibition center, necessitating substantial investment. What is the EXPO and Why Does it Matter? The Universal Exhibition, commonly known as “EXPO,” is a prestigious global event enabling participating nations to showcase themselves to the world.  It also serves as a platform to exhibit cutting-edge technological and scientific advancements, cultural milestones, and […]

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18 Mar 2024

Gecić Law Supports Landmark Investment of JFE Shoji in Serbia

JFE Shoji’s Investment in Serbia Gecić Law is delighted to announce its successful role as the legal counsel supporting JFE Shoji Corporation and its Serbian affiliate (“JFE Shoji”) in a significant greenfield investment in Serbia.  This involved the acquisition of a 10-hectare land plot in the prime industrial zone of Indjija.  The investor will construct a cutting-edge production plant in this location to produce motor cores. The location will also serve as the headquarters for JFE Shoji’s European operations.  The foundation stone laying ceremony for this ambitious Japanese investment took place on March 18, 2024. With an investment of 50 […]

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13 Mar 2024

Gecić Law Supports Strategic EBRD and ENEF II Investment in Vega IT’s Expansion

Gecić Law proudly announces its pivotal role in supporting a significant financial transaction between the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Enterprise Expansion Fund II (ENEF II) as lenders, and Vega IT. The EBRD and ENEF II have committed to a senior secured loan to support the expansion of Vega IT.  Vega IT is a premier Serbian software development company. As the local counsel for the EBRD and ENEF II in this transaction, Gecić Law provided comprehensive legal advice.   The team’s involvement spanned the due diligence preparation and negotiation.  We also secured the completion of critical finance and security […]

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12 Mar 2024

Privacy Boundaries: The Ronos Case and Implications for Antitrust Enforcement

Instead of Introduction The Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU“) opened proceedings on Case C-619/23, Ronos, according to a request for a preliminary ruling by the Administrative Court of Sofia District – Bulgaria (“Court”).  The Court requested an interpretation of the scope of powers of the Bulgarian antitrust authority (“CPC”) action in seizing conversations from a private mobile device during dawn raids carried out at premises of undertakings investigated for alleged cartel infringements. This request for a preliminary ruling on how EU law interacts with guarantees of basic human rights established in the Bulgarian Constitution gives the European […]

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07 Feb 2024

Gecić Law Celebrates Landmark Legal Triumph in Kosovo

Gecić Law iproudly announces a landmark legal triumph in Kosovo, marking a significant achievement in its history. The Independent Media Commission (IMC) in Priština annulled yesterday its decision from October 3, 2023, which had suspended the broadcasting of Arena Channels in its territory, claiming alleged broadcasting of illegal content.  The authorities after all reinstated the channels, and cable networks in Kosovo are free to broadcast. Above all, this triumph was achieved through a strategic collaboration with Clifford Chance and Deloitte Legal’s local counsel.  The victory indeed highlighted our firm’s dedication to excellence, innovation, and collaborative success in the legal domain.  […]

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05 Feb 2024

Gecić Law Collaborates on Pioneering CBAM Projects in Israel

In a landmark accomplishment, the collaborative efforts of Gecić Law’s ESG and EU Law teams, alongside Shibolet & Co.’s Environment, Sustainability & Climate Change team, in partnership with Sher Consulting & Training, have led to a significant milestone.  This achievement marks the successful submission of the first CBAM reports from Israel in accordance with the EU’s new CBAM (Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism) regulation.  This groundbreaking collaboration supports Israeli aluminum, steel, and iron exporters, addressing the challenges of a new era in environmental accountability. Importers successfully submitted their first CBAM reports, covering the fourth quarter of 2023, by the January 31, […]

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01 Feb 2024

Another Triumph for Arena Channels Group in BiH Antitrust Case

Gecić Law is pleased to announce yet another win in an antitrust law case in collaboration with Marić & Co Law Firm Ltd.  Together, we have obtained a favorable judgment for our esteemed client Arena Channels Group (ACG). In October, we shared news on the case focused on premium football broadcasting within Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH).  The Competition Authority of BiH (CA) initiated an investigation, prompted by Telemach, alleging abuse of market dominance by ACG.  After a thorough investigation, the CA dismissed the complaint, concluding ACG’s equitable engagement within the market. The dispute persisted as the initial claimant challenged the CA’s decision.  However, the […]

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16 Jan 2024

Gecić Law and BU’s Faculty of Law Cooperate on Competition Law Clinic

Gecić Law and the University of Belgrade’s Faculty of Law signed a cooperation agreement yesterday, marking an important step in strengthening practical education for law students through collaboration on the first Competition Law Clinic.  The agreement creates a meaningful partnership between the academic and professional communities, providing law students practical experience. The Competition Law Clinic, established on December 14, 2023, on the initiative of Prof. Dr. Dušan V. Popović, a full professor of Competition Law, represents an innovative approach to learning.  The clinic integrates into the Legal Skills course in the fourth year of undergraduate studies, particularly emphasizing the winter […]

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05 Dec 2023

Gecić Law Supports Telekom Srbija in Landmark Scholarship MoU with College of Europe

Gecić Law is proud to announce its contribution to a groundbreaking scholarship agreement.  A Memorandum of Understanding was signed yesterday in Bruges between Telekom Srbija and the College of Europe.  Telekom Srbija will provide up to ten annual scholarships for students in Serbia to attend this prestigious institution.  Additionally, the students will have the opportunity to work at Telekom Srbija for at least one year following their studies.  This pioneering effort is the first in the broader Adriatic and Balkan regions. The scholarship program applies to the Master’s in European Studies at the College of Europe.  The college has campuses […]

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04 Dec 2023

Recognized as the Premier WWL Thought Leader in M&A and Governance for Serbia: A Milestone for Gecić Law

Gecić Law is thrilled to announce yet another extraordinary accolade for our founding partner, Bogdan Gecić.  In a remarkable development following our recent celebration of partners Bogdan Gecić and Ognjen Colić recognition in the prestigious “Who’s Who Legal: M&A and Governance” 2023 edition, demonstrating an unmatched level of expertise in the legal domain, Bogdan receives the esteemed status of a Thought Leader from Who’s Who Legal.  At the same time, Bogdan is the only representative of the market with this ranking level. This recognition is more than an acknowledgment of Bogdan’s exceptional legal acumen; it is a testament to his […]

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22 Nov 2023

Gecić Law Partners with Women on Boards Adria (WOBA)

Gecić Law is proud to announce its partnership with Women on Boards Adria (WOBA), as it becomes the newest Corporate Founding Partner of the organization.  This partnership comes from our fruitful professional cooperation in EU law developments and issues of Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG).  These are clearly areas where Gecić Law is at the forefront of the region’s legal profession.  The latest development certainly strengthens the existing collaboration and underscores our dedication to promoting gender diversity in leadership roles. Gecić Law believes this partnership aligns perfectly with our core values and operational ethos.  We have always prioritized diversity and […]

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02 Nov 2023

Ognjen Colić Recognized in WWL’s Environment 2023 Edition

We are proud to announce that, in another significant acknowledgment of our team’s legal expertise, the recently released 2023 edition of “Who’s Who Legal: Environment” has recognized our partner, Ognjen Colić, as the only lawyer to represent the market in this area among leading figures in the international legal community and eminent global firms, including Latham Watkins, Linklaters, Clifford Chance, Allen & Overy, and Sidley Austin to name a few.  The coveted publication has showcased Ognjen’s unparalleled experience and expertise in the field.  The rankings also underscore his consistent performance and unwavering dedication to his work.  This is Ognjen’s second recognition from […]

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23 Oct 2023

Bogdan Gecić Talked About CBAM With Euractiv Serbia

Bogdan Gecić, Founding Partner at Gecić Law, recently spoke to Euractiv Serbia and shared his insights on the critical changes in international trade likely to ensue as a result of the European Union’s groundbreaking Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) regulation.  The regulation entered its transitional phase on October 1, 2023.  Moreover, Bogdan detailed the ramifications for businesses.  The article is titled “CBAM: Why is It Important and What Do We Need to Know?” The article clearly explains the motivation and reasoning behind this unique regulation.  With the CBAM, the EU pioneers the world’s first carbon border tax on imports into […]

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20 Oct 2023

Gecić Law Joins the First AI Master Class

We are thrilled to announce the participation of members of the Gecić Law team in the AI Master Class program, the first educational seminar of this format in the field of artificial intelligence.  As pioneers in AI legal practices, our experts will speak at the “Regulating Artificial Intelligence: Legal and Ethical Challenges” event.  Spanning October to December, the AI Master Class has four two-day sessions across Belgrade and Novi Sad. Event Schedule & Highlights Novi Sad kicked off on October 12-13 with over 120 attendees.  Subsequently, the upcoming Belgrade sessions will occur on October 26-27 and November 16-17.  The AI […]

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17 Oct 2023

Bogdan Gecić Talked About FSR with Brussels Signal

Bogdan Gecić, the Founding Partner of Gecić Law, recently spoke with journalist Paddy Bolton.  He was thereafter quoted in a Brussels Signal article regarding the EU’s Foreign Subsidies regulation (FSR) and its application in football.  Spain’s top football division has filed a complaint with the European Commission (EC) against France’s Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).  They argue that PSG’s funding from Qatar violates the EU’s rules on foreign subsidies.  Similarly, Belgian football club Royal Excelsior Virton has raised objections about Lommel SK, which receives Abu Dhabi funds. The Foreign Subsidies Regulation (FSR) and Football These interventions come after the EU’s FSR came into […]

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11 Oct 2023

Gecić Law to Hold AI Seminar for Union Law School Students

Gecić Law is proud to announce an exclusive seminar that will explore the most critical aspects of law in the field of artificial intelligence (AI).  The AI seminar titled “The Law in the Era of Artificial Intelligence” was organized in cooperation and with the exceptional support of the Union University Law School Belgrade.  Participants will include students in their final years of study, master’s, and doctoral studies.  The seminar will take place from October 16 to November 8. This intensive program will take participants through the general regulatory framework.  It will also discuss ethical principles and parallels between EU law […]

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02 Oct 2023

Gecić Participates at SEEenergy 2023

The SEEenergy conference kicked off this morning with an exciting panel on Decarbonization in the economy.  Our colleague Branko Gabrić sparked great interest as he spoke about the EU’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM).  The discussion was timely as the new regulation took effect on October 1.  The code will introduce significant changes, especially for a specific group of carbon-intensive industries.  The energy sector is consequently among the most significantly affected. Panel Discussion on Decarbonization in Industry The distinguished panelists hailed from companies in diverse industries, including Henkel, ABB Group, Schneider Electric, Energy Net, and Viessmann.  They shared their views on Decarbonization and specific […]

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27 Sep 2023

Gecić Law Triumphs in Landmark Telecommunications Dispute in Kosovo

Gecić Law, in collaboration with Deloitte Legal and RPHS Law, is proud to unveil a monumental victory, having been instrumental in successfully navigating the dispute between the Priština authorities and Telekom Srbija’s subsidiary, MTS d.o.o. (MTS), stemming from the abrupt decision to revoke MTS’s operating license in Kosovo. The contentious decision threatened to halt MTS’s operations within Kosovo, wiping out its registration from the business registry.  The outcome of this would have been catastrophic, plunging numerous businesses into uncertainty, rendering employees jobless, and depriving clients of their service provider.  These actions by the authorities were predicated on claims that MTS’s […]

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20 Sep 2023

Gecić Law Shines Anew in The Lawyer European Awards 2023 Nominations

Gecić Law continually scales new peaks and receives recognition for its development, innovation, and legal proficiency accordingly.  For the sixth year running, we’ve been shortlisted for The Lawyer European Awards, cementing our place among Europe’s legal elite.  Impressively, this year sees us again competing with international powerhouses.  We entered the finals in three categories, the only regional law firm to achieve this feat. Gecić Law is a double winner of the regional title, having been named Law Firm of the Year for South East Europe in 2021.  In 2020, we claimed the same honor for Eastern Europe and the Balkans.  […]

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15 Sep 2023

Bogdan Gecić Talks CBAM on Euronews

Bogdan Gecić, the Founding Partner of Gecić Law, provided insights today for Euronews Serbia’s primary news program regarding the significant changes coming up in the environmental law and international trade, driven by the European Union’s pioneering Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) regulation.  The CBAM regulation will begin to apply on October 1, 2023.  Bogdan shared his views on the steps businesses that exporters should take to prepare.  This applies to carbon-intensive sectors, including iron and steel, electricity, fertilizers, cement, hydrogen, and aluminum. In his guest appearance on Euronews, Bogdan delved into the genesis and rationale behind this unique regulation.  The […]

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08 Aug 2023

Two Gecić Law Partners Recognized in Who’s Who Legal M&A and Governance 2023 Edition

We are proud to announce that, in a significant acknowledgment of our legal prowess, the recently released 2023 edition of “Who’s Who Legal: M&A and Governance” has recognized as many as two of our partners as leading lawyers in the field.  Our partners Bogdan Gecić and Ognjen Colić were both distinguished among the select few to represent the market among leading figures in the international legal community and eminent global firms, including White & Case, Hogan Lovells, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, and Latham Watkins, to name a few.  The coveted publication has showcased the unparalleled expertise of our esteemed professionals.  […]

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31 Jul 2023

Women in Science: Breaking Barriers and Shaping the Future

Winner of the UNESCO-L’Oreal scholarship for the best young scientists in 2012, Polina Blagojević, as a chemist, has a mission to discover new bioactive substances.  The results of her research apply in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and food industries.  Polina worked at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics in Niš as part of Serbia’s youngest scientific research team and later at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.  She is currently part of the development team at Acuitas Therapeutics, whose lipid nanotechnology, among other things, enabled the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.  Polina joined our Women in Science: Breaking Barriers and […]

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05 Jun 2023

CEE Legal Matters Guide: Banking & Finance 2023

Gecić Law is delighted to announce its contribution to the renowned CEE Legal Matters Comparative Guides to Central and Eastern Europe series.  This time, our expertise shines in the field of Banking and Finance, marking another milestone in our commitment to providing comprehensive legal insights. Our team, comprising Senior Associate Miloš Petaković and Associate Teodora Ristić, worked on the chapter dedicated to Serbia, shedding light on the legal framework governing the country’s financial services sector.  With a comprehensive analysis of relevant legislation, the chapter offers essential information contributing to a detailed understanding of Serbia’s financial services landscape. The Banking and […]

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15 May 2023

Branko Gabrić Participates in SEE Data Protection Congress

Last week, Branko Gabrić, our counsel, had the honor of being invited to speak at the South-East European Data Protection Congress in Belgrade.  The congress was held to establish a forum for data protection professionals to facilitate the exchange of ideas, opinions, updates, experiences, and the application of best practices, ultimately boosting the data protection scene in the region. Branko participated in the central panel on the first day of the conference, which focused on “Transparency – Can Organizations Ever be Too Transparent?”.  Alongside him were Boško Vojkić, Director of Data Protection at Ergomed PLC; Stevan Stanojević, founder of PrivacyOneStop; […]

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04 May 2023

Bogdan Gecić on Legal Response to AI Expansion

Bogdan Gecić, Founding Partner at Gecić Law, was invited by the prestigious directory The Legal 500 to discuss the legal aspects of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in an article titled “Rise of the Machines: Shaping the Legal Response to AI’s Rapid Expansion,” published on Legal Business. The article discusses the rapid expansion of AI and its implications.  Bogdan argues that the legal world is on the cusp of a major transformation driven by AI technology and explores its benefits, including improved efficiency, accuracy, and reduced costs.  He also acknowledges the potential risks and ethical concerns associated with AI, such as data […]

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26 Apr 2023

Final Countdown to the Western Balkans ESG Summit!

The Western Balkans ESG Summit starts tomorrow!  Gecić Law proudly announces its participation in the first regional event dedicated to environmental protection, social responsibility, and responsible management (ESG).  The summit will be held on April 27th and 28th, 2023 in Tivat and will focus on sustainable development issues in the Western Balkans. The Western Balkans ESG Summit will bring together regional and global leaders and experts in sustainable business who will address this global paradigm shift and its impact on Southeast European markets. Gecić Law will participate in the ESG regulation panel, discussing the latest ESG regulations and their far-reaching […]

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21 Apr 2023

BioSense Institute & Gecić Law “Accelerating” Startups

Gecić Law is proud to announce an exciting collaboration with the BioSense Institute on a cutting-edge immersive program for the region’s early-stage and growth-stage AgTech startups.  As part of the BioSense Accelerator Program, entrepreneurs and teams gain exclusive access to in-house resources and tech support, matchmaking, and networking opportunities, while being exposed to practical coaching from international and local mentors and trainers to achieve quick market readiness.  A broad network is available to provide comprehensive support to startups, ranging from technical to business aspects of their development. Our Senior Associate Nemanja Sladaković will lead the program’s legal module, offering guidance […]

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13 Apr 2023

Gecić Law’s Story of Excellence Continued at The Legal 500 EMEA 2023

Gecić Law adds another successful year to its story of excellence after achieving impressive rankings in the 2023 edition of the prestigious Legal 500 EMEA Guide, reflecting the firm’s world-class service and the expertise of its teams and individuals. For an impressive seventh year in a row, Gecić Law’s market-leading Competition practice has earned a Tier 1 status, with significant achievements in matters with far-reaching implications not only on the clients’ businesses but on the economies of the entire region, incorporating diverse aspects, including EU law, state aid and international trade.  For a second year, the firm’s Founder and Managing […]

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12 Apr 2023

Gecić Law Announces Participation in Western Balkans ESG Summit

We are pleased to announce that Gecić Law will proudly join the Western Balkans ESG Summit in Tivat, the first major regional event dedicated to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) topics.  The summit is scheduled for April 26 – 28, 2023, and will explore ways to promote sustainable development in the Western Balkans. At the summit, Gecić Law will share its widely recognized experience in ESG and sustainability matters as the first independent law firm in the region to launch a dedicated ESG legal practice.  This pioneering work and unrivaled EU law expertise offer a unique perspective, valuable in understanding […]

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05 Apr 2023

Real Estate Development Guide Launched

The Novaston Real Estate platform and Gecić Law presented yesterday the unique publication Real Estate Development Guide, which results from the collaboration between the specialist teams of the two firms.  The guide aims to help investors interested in real estate developers understand the process of investing in real estate based on the example of an office space construction project.  It covers all process stages and offers a comprehensive overview of its requirements, including commercial and legal aspects.  The guide is designed for domestic and foreign investors but is a useful tool for all those interested in the real estate market. During their interesting […]

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04 Apr 2023

Real Estate Development Guide – Case Study: Office Space

We are delighted to present the “Real Estate Development Guide – case study: office space,” the result of the collaboration between the expert teams of the Novaston real estate platform and the Gecić Law law office, which uniquely shows the process of investing in the development of an office building project. The Guide is a valuable tool for future real estate investors and anyone interested in learning more about the process and what is involved in developing successful projects in the industry. Click below to download the free Guide. Real Estate Development Guide

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03 Apr 2023

AmChamps “Motivational Evening: Failure? Why not”

Last Thursday, everything was about motivation and defeating the fear of failure! Our Senior Associate Nemanja Sladaković and his team organized a Motivational Evening titled: “Failure?  Why not” as part of this year’s AmChamps 009 Program, where our young colleague is an active participant and proud mentor. In an informal atmosphere, recognized leaders from all walks of life, including Dejan Turk, CEO of A1 Serbia; Tatjana Vojtehovski, journalist; Vladimir Grbić, famous volleyball player and Marina Rakić, HR Manager at MK Group, spent an inspiring evening with program participants and shared their perspectives on all aspects of motivation. The AmChamps program […]

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17 Mar 2023

Our Senior Associate Miloš Petaković on Bloomberg Adria

Our Senior Associate Miloš Petaković had a live guest appearance in the afternoon Zoom In program on Bloomberg Adria TV last week. As part of a panel of experts, he was invited to comment on the new proposal to amend and supplement the Serbian Planning and Construction Act and clarify the proposed changes, mainly as they apply to businesses and the economy. Miloš explained the importance of the changes in the treatment of land conversion and related charges.  These are set to resolve a long-standing issue that has been an obstacle for many businesses.  The changes are expected to open new […]

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16 Mar 2023

Gecić Law Expands into Artificial Intelligence and Launches Dedicated Practice

Gecić Law is pleased to announce that it became the first independent law firm in the Adria and Balkans region to launch a stand-alone practice in AI & Robotics. The new practice area will focus on the opportunities and challenges of emerging technological advancements transforming the business world and our daily lives, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics and data analytics. The new practice will focus on the needs of businesses developing and applying solutions in this increasingly prominent area. Founding Partner Bogdan Gecić will head the practice. Gecić Law’s AI team will provide clients with expert guidance and develop […]

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01 Mar 2023

Gecić Law Collaborates with Serbian Chamber of Commerce on IT Startup Guides

Our colleagues and senior associates Nemanja Sladaković and Miloš Petaković presented at the AgTech Supercluster Meet-up event at the ICT Hub yesterday two new publications they helped create as part of Gecić Law’s collaboration on a project led by the Serbian Chamber of Commerce and financially supported by the GIZ project for the development of the private sector in Serbia, part of the German-Serbian development cooperation.  The two guides provide valuable insights to help startups grow and succeed in the highly competitive IT industry. The first publication is a practical guide focusing on legal aspects that IT startups need to […]

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26 Jan 2023

Hristina Kosec Elected Partner

We are happy to give a name to the values we stand for.  Gecić Law is immensely pleased to announce that our own Hristina Kosec was elected partner at our firm.  Hristina joined Gecić Law in 2019 and has since successfully headed Gecić Law’s operations, including the administrative, human resources, and business development functions. She oversees the development and implementation of the firm’s growth strategy, including planning, financial projections, and performance monitoring indicators.  Hristina’s leadership has been instrumental in guiding the unprecedented growth and development the firm has experienced.  As a partner, Hristina will leverage her legal background to increasingly […]

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20 Dec 2022

Bogdan Gecić to Serve as Board Member of the UAE & Serbia Business Club

Gecić Law is proud to announce the appointment of its Founding Partner Bogdan Gecić to the Board of Directors of the UAE and Serbia Business Club. The United Arab Emirates and Serbia Business Club announced that it had elected Bogdan Gecić to take on this important role in the prestigious organization at its annual Assembly held last week.  The United Arab Emirates and Serbia Business Club was established in 2019 on the initiative of the UAE Embassy in Serbia and the most reputable companies from the UAE and Serbia. Gecić Law was among the founding members of the organization. The UAE and Serbia Business […]

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19 Dec 2022

Shibolet and Gecić Law Held Webinar on New EU ESG Regulation

Our Founding Partner, Bogdan Gecić, took part in a webinar organized by the preeminent Israeli law firm Shibolet titled „The Effect of New EU Regulation on Israeli and Global Trade.“ The audience, primarily Israeli businesses in diverse industries, had the opportunity to hear from leading experts in both ESG and EU law and international trade about how the EU’s new ESG regulation may affect trade relations with the EU and what they can do to prepare. Galit Ofer, Partner at Shibolet, introduced the panel and provided an overview of the ESG agenda and the significance of EU-Israel trade relations. She […]

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15 Dec 2022

Jovana Veličković Joins Gecić Law as Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution

Underscoring the importance of top-notch dispute resolution in strengthening the firm’s market-leading capabilities, Gecić Law is delighted to announce that Jovana Veličković is joining the team as a partner and head of Dispute Resolution. Jovana will continue building on the successes of the practice in complex litigation, regulatory proceedings, arbitration, and mediation, ensuring that our current and new clients benefit from the outstanding results and professional excellence of the renowned Gecić Law Dispute Resolution team. Jovana is a seasoned lead litigator with more than a decade of experience focusing on commercial litigation with a strong track record of representing and […]

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14 Dec 2022

Gecić Law and Manpower select winners of Empower IT competition

The final evening of the Empower IT contest was held last night at the Startit Center in Belgrade.  Manpower organized the competition in cooperation with Gecić Law, the Faculty of Organizational Sciences, FONIS, Levi9, and TPA Serbia .  The finalists had the opportunity to present their projects again to the jury, who then voted and announced the competition’s winner.  The winning team was 3 Pixels which won a prize of 150,000 dinars for their project Check and Connect. The Empower IT competition allowed young IT and business experts to apply their knowledge and skills to solve specific IT problems and […]

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22 Nov 2022

Bogdan Gecić and Miodrag Jevtić speak with Telegraf

We were recently entered the finals in four categories for The Lawyer European Awards 2022 and became one of the most nominated law firms in the whole of Europe! As last year’s winner, Gecić Law was nominated for Law firm of the Year: South East Europe, a 150 million strong market, and entered the finals with three of its practice area teams for impressive achievements in competition, corporate and litigation, standing shoulder to shoulder with the crème de la crème of the entire continent. Gecić Law received the most nominations among this year’s contenders across all of Europe – an […]

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18 Nov 2022

Ivana Stojanović Raišić and Vuk Leković speak with eKapija

We were recently entered the finals in four categories for The Lawyer European Awards 2022 and became one of the most nominated law firms in the whole of Europe! As last year’s winner, Gecić Law was nominated for Law firm of the Year: South East Europe, a 150 million strong market, and entered the finals with three of its practice area teams for impressive achievements in competition, corporate and litigation, standing shoulder to shoulder with the crème de la crème of the entire continent. Gecić Law received the most nominations among this year’s contenders across all of Europe – an […]

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14 Nov 2022

European Parliament Adopts CSRD

On November 10, 2022, the European Parliament finally adopted the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (“CSRD“). The CSRD intends to expand the application of corporate sustainability standards across the market by including an even larger specter of business entities compared to the application scope of the Non-financial Reporting Directive (“NFRD“). NFRD applied only to large companies with more than 500 employees. In contrast, the CSRD comes with larger ambitions and will apply not only to large companies but also to listed SMEs and third-country companies with significant operations on the EU market and a daughter company or a branch office in the […]

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10 Nov 2022

COP 27 – All you need to know

The “Conference of the Parties,” known as “COP“, is an annual gathering of the nations that have ratified the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (“UNFCCC“), the Kyoto Protocol, or the Paris Agreement. This year’s COP 27 is taking place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, and marks seven years since the Paris Agreement adoption at COP 21 and thirty years since UNFFCCC was adopted. The theme of this year’s COP is ‘Together for implementation ‘. COP 27 kicked off on November 8, 2022, and participants are ministers, world leaders and negotiators deciding how to combat climate change and all its effects collectively. Moreover, to […]

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03 Nov 2022

Bogdan Gecić – New Ideas Nominated For European Awards

We recently entered the finals in four categories for The Lawyer European Awards 2022 and became one of the most nominated law firms in the whole of Europe! As last year’s winner, Gecić Law was nominated for Law firm of the Year: South East Europe, a 150 million strong market, and entered the finals with three of its practice area teams for impressive achievements in competition, corporate and litigation, standing shoulder to shoulder with the crème de la crème of the entire continent. Gecić Law received the most nominations among this year’s contenders across all of Europe – an unprecedented […]

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02 Nov 2022

Welcome, Digital Markets Act!

November 1, 2022, was a big day for the EU! And not only the EU.  The EU Digital Markets Act (DMA) finally saw the light of day. As its implementation will start in six months, we need to be ready for all the changes it will introduce in the tech world. Incited by the good old competition case law, the DMA will tackle the concerns that the European Commission (Commission) had in its previous practice. So, on the one hand, there will be loads of new obligations to the tech companies meeting the criteria of being designated as gatekeepers, and on the […]

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18 Oct 2022

EU and ASEAN Sign World’s First Air Transport Agreement

The European Union (EU) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) signed yesterday in Bali the world’s first bloc-to-bloc Comprehensive Air Transport Agreement (CATA).  Most EU member states so far have had bilateral agreements with some of the ASEAN countries, with different scopes and rules. However, very few had such arrangements with all the countries of ASEAN. The new agreement now includes all member states of each region and replaces all existing contracts with a unified framework, connecting more than one billion people. The agreement aims to revitalize air travel and transport between Southeast Asia and Europe, which has […]

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17 Oct 2022

Gecić Law Shoots for the Stars with Most Nominations in All of Europe

Gecić Law continues to reach new heights year after year, receiving even greater recognition for its passion for innovation, consistent growth, and excellence in the legal profession at the highest level.  The coveted The Lawyer European Awards have nominated us for the fifth year in a row including us among Europe’s finest law firms. Only, this year, the firm stands neck-to-neck with global powerhouses the likes of Latham & Watkins, with the most nominations among this year’s contenders across all of Europe – an unprecedented feat any law firm in the region has ever achieved. As last year’s first-ever Law firm of the […]

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11 Oct 2022

Gecić Law continues its humanitarian activities: Certificate of appreciation for participating in the “Save Food, Save Humanity” campaign

On Sunday, our representatives, led by senior associate Danica Misojčić attended the National Day of Giving ceremony.  Gecić Law received a certificate of appreciation for participating in this year’s “Save Food, Save Humanity” campaign. We once again felt the pride and immense pleasure of helping those in need, expressing our commitment to our core philanthropic values, which are growing daily.  We hope to encourage others to share these values with us. How did we contribute?  First, individual food donations from our team members to the Center for Social Integration of Children and Youth “Zvezda.” In addition, we bought (and are […]

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04 Oct 2022

The World at the Crossroads and Us

We bring you below in its entirety the op-ed authored by Elizabeth Chung, Executive Director at the International Academic Center EducationUSA Serbia, published in the weekly Vreme of September 29, 2022. The World at the Crossroads and Us Many will be amazed when they learn that Serbia is a leader in participating in the great intellectual exchange of youth within the framework of higher education. Today’s potential international student has much easier access to a global educational experience. From September 18th until September 21st the EducationUSA Europe and Eurasian Triennial Conference was held here in Belgrade attracting more than 50 […]

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22 Sep 2022

Ognjen Colić Talks ESG at Forum Media Event

Our Partner and Head of Corporate M&A practice Ognjen Colić delivered an inspiring lecture about the latest in sustainable development and ESG, focusing on the EU’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) and the practice of greenwashing in corporate non-financial reporting. Ognjen gave the attendants a comprehensive overview of these hot topics using examples and anecdotes from his rich experience in the field. The lecture was followed by a Q&A session and lively discussion on the topics. Ognjen explained the genesis of CBAM, its planned roll-out and its potential ramifications for businesses in Serbia.  He also spoke about the consequences of […]

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09 Aug 2022

Gecić Law contributes to TerraLex Cross-Border Guide to Crypto Assets

Gecić Law is proud to announce that it has contributed to the inaugural edition of the TerraLex Cross-Border Guide to Crypto Assets for the jurisdictions of Montenegro and Serbia.  The guide is now live and is free to access.  This confirms our team’s pioneering expertise in one of the hottest fields of law today. As the exclusive member of TerraLex in the jurisdictions, Gecić Law is a regular contributor to the TerraLex Cross-Border Guides in a broad array of practices. The guides are unique as they offer a comparative perspective on legislation across fields and jurisdictions throughout the world, offered by world-class […]

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30 Jun 2022

Bogdan Gecić Talks The Buzz with CEE Legal Matters

Our founding partner Bogdan Gecić was invited by the preeminent regional legal publication CEE Legal Matters to speak for The Buzz section of its July issue. Bogdan spoke about current trends in the business and legal environments in Serbia and the broader region. In the interview, he highlighted strengths in several high-growth sectors, including renewable energy, telecommunications and media, electric vehicles and components. He also discussed regional initiatives such as the Open Balkan and its ramifications when it comes to the free flow of goods, capital and labor, the latter being a key determinant of growth for the Western Balkans […]

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27 Jun 2022

Gecić Law Supports Revolutionary Business Law Book Launch

As great admirers of innovation, it always gives us pleasure to celebrate revolutionary endeavors.  This is especially when it comes to education in business and law.  Last Tuesday, our team came together in support of the launch of a new book with authors with whom the firm has close professional cooperation.  Titled “Business Law in the Digital Age” by Dr Đorđe Krivokapić and Andrea Nikolić, the unique edition will serve as a coursebook for students in Business Law at the Faculty of Organizational Sciences of Belgrade University. The Gecić Law team gathered at the launch event which brought together an […]

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24 Jun 2022

Branko Gabrić Joins the Firm

We have recently had many reasons to be proud of our team which has gone from strength to strength.  We are also pleased that the team is continuously growing as it is joined by individuals able to draw on their vast knowledge and experience to boost the firm’s further growth and development.  Gecić Law is proud to announce that Branko Gabrić has joined the firm which confirms our commitment to professional excellence and a deep understanding of the needs of our clients as the basis for achieving great results in legal services. Branko is a true veteran of the airline […]

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20 Jun 2022

Bogdan Gecić talks to Forbes about team performance

Bogdan Gecić, the Founder and Managing Partner at Gecić Law, was quoted in Forbes, the leading global business publication, in an article titled “Nine Ways To Support An Average Or Low-Performing Employee”. Bogdan was asked to join a panel of experts and share his perspective on the best ways to help associates improve their performance. “A leader must be mindful of at least two things: One is that each member of the team is unique and complex in their own way and, therefore, requires a tailored approach to perform at their best. The other is that we must learn to […]

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17 Jun 2022

The Legal 500 Series: Bogdan Gecić enters Hall of Fame

In this edition of our series dedicated to our esteemed colleagues who were recognized in this year’s The Legal 500 EMEA rankings, we bring you our founder and managing partner Bogdan Gecić.  After being recognized by The Legal 500 as a Leading Individual in Competition for seven consecutive years, in this year’s rankings, Bogdan was especially honored by being amongst the distinguished few to be inducted into the elite global directory’s newly established EMEA Hall of Fame category, which highlights the law firm partners who are at the pinnacle of the profession having received constant praise by their clients for continued […]

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16 Jun 2022

Gecić Law team talks ESG at TerraLex Global Meeting

The first post-covid Global Meeting of the elite global legal alliance TerraLex was last week’s highlight as lawyers from 180 member law firms from across the globe gathered in Oslo.  Delegates had the opportunity to learn, collaborate and network with their colleagues in a unique series of activities and a relaxed collegial atmosphere.  The Gecić Law team took to the center stage, as for the first time the alliance built its annual meeting around a single theme, choosing one of the hottest topics in the legal world today – ESG: Environmental, Social, and Governance.  The gathering took a multifaceted approach […]

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02 Jun 2022

Legal 500 Series: Ognjen Colić, a Leading Individual

As part of our Legal 500 Series, we are delighted to present our partner Ognjen Colić.  Ognjen’s knowledge, experience and market-leading work in the region have been continuously recognized by The Legal 500 ever since 2019 when he was named Next Generation Lawyer.  In this research cycle, for the third consecutive year, Ognjen was honored as a Leading Individual in Commercial, Corporate and M&A.  The renewed accolade comes after a year of tremendous success in Ognjen’s practice and his appointment as a partner in the firm. Ognjen has headed the firm’s Corporate/M&A practice since its early stages after he joined […]

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26 May 2022

The Legal 500 Series: Ivana Stojanović Raišić – a Rising Star

Gecić Law is delighted to present to you a series dedicated to the individuals who are responsible for the firm’s continued successes over the years, as seen through the eyes of this year’s The Legal 500 EMEA rankings. In this first edition, Gecić Law brings you a success story dedicated to Ivana Stojanović Raišić who was recognized by the Legal 500 as a Rising Star in our Competition Law practice.  After joining the Gecić Law team five years ago, Ivana has built a fully rounded experience in Competition Law, Banking & Finance and M&A, which she further refined by delivering […]

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18 May 2022

Gecić Law Talks About Receivables Management with SMEs

Our colleagues Danica Misojčić, senior associate and Suzana Dončić, associate, led an interesting webinar yesterday, titled “Successful Accounts Receivable Management – Successful Business” where they gave an interactive and practical overview of this very important aspect of everyday business. The topic sparked the interest of micro, small and medium business owners and managers across the country, who were eager to learn more about an area crucial for the vitality of their businesses. The webinar was held as part of the „SDGs for All“ platform, which aims to strengthen the knowledge and capacities of micro, small and medium enterprises in the […]

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11 May 2022

Gecić Law Announces Latest Team Promotions

After a successful 2021, our team continues its winning streak in 2022, so it is that wonderful time again when we proudly recognize the achievements of those that have contributed with their passion, expertise and hard work, and have consistently upheld the core values that our firm stands for – meritocracy, innovation, integrity, and philanthropy.  On this occasion, Gecić Law is delighted to announce another round of promotions within its team as we congratulate three of our esteemed legal professionals who will receive recognition for their significant achievements.  Our colleague Miodrag Jevtić is being promoted from Senior Associate to Counsel, […]

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06 May 2022

Gecić Law Contributes to the ICLG Consumer Protection Guide 2022

We are excited to announce that Gecić Law contributed to the Serbian chapter of the International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG) – Consumer Protection 2022 published by the renowned Global Legal Group. The most recent edition of the Guide offers a comprehensive overview and detailed analysis of consumer protection law and practice in 15 jurisdictions across the globe. Authored by Gecić Law’s Senior Associate Danica Misojčić and Associates Suzana Dončić and Teodora Ristić, the Serbian chapter includes detailed information and insights into the country’s consumer protection rules and covers several key topics, including protections, prohibitions, investigation, enforcement, appeals and current and […]

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08 Apr 2022

Ognjen Colić Talks M&A at the Faculty of Law

Our Partner and Head of Corporate M&A practice Ognjen Colić captured the imaginations of the students of the Faculty of Law in Belgrade yesterday as he delivered an interactive guest lecture focusing on mergers and acquisitions.  He gave the students a comprehensive overview of this fascinating field using examples and anecdotes from his rich experience in the field. Ognjen explained the key processes and negotiations that are crucial during a merger or acquisition.  Between due diligence, drawing up contracts, and signing and closing, he explained that legal teams must be meticulous and systematic in their approach. As Ognjen said, “Lawyers […]

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25 Mar 2022

Bogdan Gecić Discusses the Importance of Values in Forbes

Bogdan Gecić, Founding Partner at Gecić Law, was quoted in Forbes, the leading global business publication, in an article titled “10 Entrepreneurs Share The Most Important Early Business Decisions They Made”. Bogdan was asked to join a panel of experts and share his perspective on some of his most important early decisions as an eminent entrepreneur in the legal and professional services industry. “It was essential to select and start delivering on a set of core values in the very early stages of the development of the firm. Values are an authentic expression of what your firm is all about […]

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17 Feb 2022

Ivana Stojanović Raišić joins Terralex Leadership Training Program

Gecić Law Counsel Ivana Stojanović Raišić joined the 2022 edition of the prestigious Terralex Leadership Training Program which helps top talent in the legal profession to connect and enhance their leadership skills. Throughout the twelve-month program, Ivana will take part in a series of webinars, meetups and workshops organized by TerraLex. Previously, our Partner | Head of Corporate / M&A Ognjen Colić graduated from TerraLex’s inaugural Leadership Training Program which was held from January to November 2021. Topics covered by the program include strategic thinking, client service, communications, personal branding, project management, law firm economics, and more. The program, which […]

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09 Feb 2022

Bogdan Gecić & Ognjen Colić talk about ESG with CEE Legal Matters

Our Founding Partner Bogdan Gecić and Partner | Head of Corporate/M&A Ognjen Colić spoke with the Managing Editor of the preeminent regional legal publication CEE Legal Matters which invited Gecić Law as a leading regional law firm to take part in its featured interview published in the December edition dedicated to the Western Balkans.  They talked about the importance of ESG in the region, the firm’s new practice area and its unique approach to advising clients in the field. Gecić Law recently became the first independent law firm in the region to expand into the area of Environmental, Social & […]

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03 Feb 2022

Gecić Law at the Serbia-Slovenia Business Forum

We were honored to take part in the conference titled “Economic Integration of the Western Balkans – Economic Relations between Serbia and Slovenia”, organized by the Serbian Chamber of Commerce and the Slovenian Institute for Strategic Solutions (slo. Inštitut za strateške rešitve), held on Wednesday, February 2 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Belgrade. The main topic of the event was improving business cooperation in the region, especially between Serbia and Slovenia. Representatives of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce, the Institute for Strategic and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia addressed the delegates and analyzed the key indicators which […]

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02 Feb 2022

Miodrag Jevtić talks about class action lawsuits in Serbia for Euronews

Our Senior Associate Miodrag Jevtić had a live guest appearance in the central news program of Euronews Serbia yesterday. He was invited to speak about class action lawsuits and their specific status in Serbian law, especially as they could apply to the protection of consumer rights, an area that has lately seen significant public interest in a number of different instances. Miodrag explained the concept of class action lawsuits and their potential advantages, particularly in leveling the playing field for consumers facing large companies who have infringed upon their rights. He also pointed out that class action lawsuits could help […]

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18 Jan 2022

Bogdan Gecić – A remarkable achievement for our team

We recently won the Oscars of the legal world! Gecić Law was named the top legal firm in the 150-million-strong SEE market at The Lawyer European Awards 2021, placing our firm among the crème de la crème of the European legal market. Gecić Law was the only law firm from the former Yugoslavia and the Western Balkans to be shortlisted for the award and the first firm ever to be awarded the coveted prize in the new category covering the dynamic regional market. This is a truly remarkable achievement for our team. The news of the award going to a […]

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23 Oct 2021

Bogdan Gecić Discusses Client Communication in Forbes

Bogdan Gecić, Founding Partner at Gecić Law, was quoted in Forbes, the leading global business publication, in an article titled “Nine Important Lessons Leaders Have Learned About Customer Communication”. Bogdan was asked to join a panel of experts and share his perspective on the best approach to client communication from the point of view of an eminent entrepreneur in the legal and professional services industry. “In services, the client relationship itself seems to be the biggest part of what is being bought and sold. Like any other relationship between people, it is intangible and based mainly on subjective perceptions, not […]

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19 Oct 2021

Gecic Law Takes Part in “Save Food, Save Humanity” Campaign

Gecić Law Law is proud to have contributed to a very important humanitarian campaign this year through a series of activities. At a ceremony held on October 9, Gecić Law was recognized for its contribution to this year’s National Day of Giving, as well as for participating in the “Let’s save food, let’s save humanity” campaign. The Gecic Law team, led by Senior Associate Danica Misojcic, contributed to this initiative by providing professional support to the efforts on improving the legal framework for the receipt of donations to Serbia from abroad. As part of this activity, Danica held a notable […]

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23 Sep 2021

Ognjen Colić Elected Partner at Gecić Law

We are immensely pleased to announce that our own Ognjen Colić was elected partner at Gecić Law. This is a greatly important milestone marking five years of continued successes.  Ognjen’s independent practice joined Gecić Law in 2016, complementing its corporate arm and contributing to the strengthening of common values. Ognjen has since headed our Corporate/M&A, Labor and Energy, Infrastructure & PPP practices, taken them from strength to strength and will continue driving their growth as a partner.  Ognjen’s career path has been remarkable, with more than fifteen years of professional experience across the Western Balkans (Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, North […]

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22 Nov 2019

Gecić Law and Zdolšek Attorneys advise Gorenje Slovenia on the sale of Gorenje TIKI Serbia

Gecić Law assisted GORENJE doo gospodinjski aparati, Slovenia, as local legal counsel, in the acquisition of GORENJE TIKI doo Stara Pazova, Serbia by Swedish NIBE Industrier AB. Katja Zdolšek of Zdolšek Attorneys, Slovenia, led the advice. Gorenje Tiki is Gorenje’s Serbian affiliate and is proud to be one of Europe’s main water heater producers. Author: Ognjen Colić

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05 Oct 2015

Website Launch Announcement

Dear Clients, Partners & Friends, The team at Gecić Law is pleased to announce the launch of our revolutionary new website.  To create something truly unique, we built on global best practices and most innovative solutions.  A website tailored for the greatest web experience that aims to set the bar high in the CEE legal industry and beyond, and show what can be done by a very resolute local firm empowered by innovation and the perseverance to turn its vision into a reality. We applied creative thinking in law and communication to provide a window into our culture and deliver powerful […]

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