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Excitement at the TerraLex Global Meeting 2018

What exciting few days at the Terralex’s Global meeting in Barcelona, Spain!  We are happy to report that Gecić Law was part of this premier and unforgettable event of leading legal professionals from around the globe organized by TerraLex, the world’s leading international legal network.  Adding to the excitement was the fact that TerraLex was recently awarded Global Network of the Year at The Lawyer’s annual European Awards in recognition of its member’s commitment to innovation and collaboration (Gecić Law was also shortlisted).

Market Disruptor – Youngest Law Firm Continues Tier 1 Ranking

We are proud to announce that Legal 500, the prestigious UK-based guide to the world's best law firms, has ranked Gecić Law for the second consecutive year as a Top Tier firm in Serbia in its EMEA guide for 2018. The firm’s practice in the field of Competition Law has been ranked as Tier 1, while the Commercial, Corporate and M&A practice maintained an enviable Tier 2 amongst fierce competition of traditional market incumbents.  Furthermore, for the first time this year, our dynamic Banking & Finance practice was recognized as Tier 3.  In addition, three of our team members Bogdan Gecić, Nikola Aksić and Marija Papić were acknowledged as leaders within their specialist areas.

Historic Ruling: Biggest Fine in Serbian Competition Law Annulled

Gecić Law successfully assisted EPS Distribution, the leading regional distribution operator, in obtaining a landmark judgement from the Administrative Court that annulled the RSD 330 million fine (cca. EUR 3 million) previously levied against this company by the Serbian watchdog.  The court confirmed that the record fine was imposed in violation of the basic principles of national and EU competition law, as well as ECHR guaranteed human rights.  After a long and tumultuous battle, which took years and a total of three judgments, EPS Distribution finally succeeded in repealing the Serbian competition authority’s decision in full, including the biggest fine ever imposed via Serbian competition enforcement, and secured the reimbursement of the total amount, plus cca. EUR 300,000 of statutory interest.

Spotlight on IT Companies Part III – What About Designers?

In the first articles of the series, we wrote about the relations between IT companies and developers, and the rights and relations of IT companies and developers set by the Copyright and Related Rights Act (“Copyright Act”), primarily with respect to commercial utilization of computer programs/software by IT companies and the possibilities of IT companies to carry our changes, adjustments and other adaptations of a computer program/software as a copyrighted work.  However, do the mentioned rules apply to designers, and what happens in cases where graphic design contained within digital content is commercial utilized by IT companies, as well as the possibilities of IT companies to carry out changes, adjustments and other adaptations of a digital content in the field of their design? 

Mandatory Registration of Invoices to Public Sector Entities Officially Introduced

The rule according to which business entities will have to register invoices 1 issued to entities in the public sector is set to enter into force on March 1, 2018. Business entities will be obliged to register the invoices with the Central Registry of Invoices whose management has been entrusted to the Treasury of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Serbia, and if they fail to carry out the registration they will not be able to settle their claims and may even be charged with a misdemeanor.

We Are Hiring Associates and Senior Associates

Gecić Law is one of the foremost innovative law firms in Serbia. We have achieved this by building long-term relationships with clients based on reciprocity, trust and the highest standards of professional ethics. By adopting new models for the delivery of legal services, we have redefined the role that a law firm plays in an emerging regional market, which has produced truly exceptional results.

Tatjana Sofijanić

Associate

Tatjana Sofijanić is an associate at Gecić Law.

Prior to joining the firm, Tatjana completed an internship at the enforcement office under the mentorship of private enforcer Marina Antonić.  During the course of her studies, she took part in numerous study groups at the Faculty of Law, as well as various law seminars and conferences, most notably in the area of Commercial Law, Arbitration, Human Rights and Theory and Philosophy of Law.  In October 2014, she participated as one of the commentators in the Student Conference ”Human Rights in Theory and Practice“ at the Faculty of Law in Belgrade.  Tatjana was awarded a scholarship from the Dositej fund for the best students in Serbia by the Ministry of Education Republic of Serbia in 2013/14 and 2014/2015, and the University of Belgrade Endowment Scholarship in 2012, 2013 and 2014.  During her master studies, Tatjana was a member of the team which won first place at the All-Munich Rounds, a preparatory tournament to the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, and was awarded with an Honorable Mention for the Pieter Sanders Award for Best Memorandum for Claimant. In the final rounds held in Vienna, she appeared as one of the speakers to represent the team.

Tatjana earned her LL.B at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law, as one of the best students of her generation.  She is currently pursuing an LL.M. in International Business Law at the same faculty and simultaneously, an LL.M in Globalization and Law at the Faculty of Law, Maastricht University, under a full scholarship.  She is fluent in English, Bosnian, Croatian, Montenegrin and Serbian.

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