Bogdan Gecic

25 Nov 2022

Bogdan Gecić Talks for Tačka Povratka Podcast

Our Founding Partner Bogdan Gecić recently had an inspiring conversation with Ivan Brkljač for the new episode of the podcast of the organization Tačka Povratka. Bogdan evoked memories of his vast international experiences as a circular migrant, living and working in several countries and continents since his early childhood and returning to Serbia. He offered his views on living abroad, coming back to Serbia and the advantages and disadvantages of the life experience provided by circular migration. Bogdan spoke of his views on origins and culture and the importance of repeats for the country. Among other things, Bogdan said: “A […]

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25 Nov 2022

Bogdan Gecić and Ognjen Colić speak with B92

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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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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21 Sep 2022

Bogdan’s Keynote at EducationUSA Forum Featured in Euronews Serbia

Our Founding Partner Bogdan Gecić was honored to deliver the keynote address at the Opening Plenary Session of the EducationUSA Europe and Eurasia Forum, which was held in Belgrade from September 19-21. The opening session of the forum was attended by numerous dignitaries, high-ranking officials, members of the diplomatic community and representatives of US institutions of higher education and EducationUSA from across the two continents.  Bogdan was joined by H.E. Christopher R. Hill, U.S. Ambassador to Serbia, and Branko Ružić, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Science and Technological Development, who also delivered their opening remarks at the event. […]

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12 Sep 2022

Bloomberg Adria – Bogdan Gecić interview

Our Founder & Managing Partner Bogdan Gecić recently held a key discussion at Bloomberg Adria Serbia on the ramifications of the expected introduction of EU’s CBAM for the Adria & Balkans region. Bogdan discussed what this revolutionary new trade instrument, which will take effect in 2023, means for all companies from the Western Balkans and beyond that export to the EU. If adopted by the EU Council, every importer in the EU will have to pay tax on the goods they import into the EU if the goods are produced in countries that do not have an Emissions Trading System […]

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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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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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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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23 Feb 2022

Bogdan Gecić spoke with Adriatic Magazine

Our founder and partner Bogdan Gecić spoke with the regional publication The Adriatic, an English-language publication by the Institute for Strategic Solutions (Inštitut za strateške rešitve) in Ljubljana. It features fundamental business and geopolitical issues of importance for the region of Southeast Europe. The interview was published in the February issue. Bogdan spoke about the Gecić Law’s achievements and its strengths when advising diverse entities in the SEE region. He singled out innovation as the key ingredient to the firm’s success and the decision to expand into new practice areas such as ESG, one of the most pressing issues of […]

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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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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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11 Jan 2022

Bogdan Gecić – Innovation is about continuous learning

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. The news of the award going to a Belgrade-based firm sparked significant interest. Our Founding Partner Bogdan […]

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29 Dec 2021

Bogdan Gecić – The Lawyer award is the Oscar of the legal world

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, which places 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. The news of the award going to a Belgrade-based firm sparked significant interest. Recently, our Founding […]

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24 Dec 2021

Bogdan Gecić – The Lawyer recognized our fundamental values

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, which places 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. The news of the award going to a Belgrade-based firm sparked significant interest. During the past […]

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15 Dec 2021

Gecić Law named top legal firm in 150-million-strong SEE market

Gecić Law has been named the leading law firm in a dynamic regional market of 150 million people, winning the title in The Lawyer European Awards 2021 on December 1st. The award places the company among “crème de la crème of the European legal market” in The Lawyer’s words, and positions Gecić Law first in a highly-competitive market encompassing Turkey and the entire Balkans. The prestigious prize – awarded for the first time, covering an expanded region – confirms Gecić Law’s reputation as the most innovative law firm in South Eastern Europe and truly a member of the European legal […]

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03 Dec 2021

Bogdan Gecić talks competition at Winter Vivaldi Forum

Bogdan Gecić, the founding partner at Gecić Law, spoke today at the winter edition of the prestigious Vivaldi Forum which traditionally takes place in Drvengrad, on the picturesque Mokra Gora mountain. His thought-provoking presentation titled “Sufficient Light: The Market and Competition”, delivered as part of the “Vivaldi Talks: Fertile Grounds for Growth” segment of the conference showed a fresh and unconventional perspective on the importance of fair competition for growth and development on the market, capturing the interest and sparking discussion among the delegates attending the event and numerous other participants who followed the session online. “Competition is a natural […]

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17 Nov 2021

Gecić Law Yet Again Nominated Among Top Firms in SEE

Gecić Law is proud to announce that it remains a force to be reckoned with as it qualified yet again for the finals of the Oscars of the European legal world, the coveted The Lawyer European Awards, for the fourth consecutive year.  As last year’s Law firm of the year: Eastern Europe and the Balkans laureate, Gecić Law is now part of the playoffs for the 2021 Law firm of the year: South Eastern Europe Award, which now covers a market of more than 150 million people.  Our firm, positioned among the crème de la crème of law firms in […]

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08 Nov 2021

Gecić Recognized as Litigation Star

We are immensely pleased to announce that the prestigious global guide Benchmark Litigation ranked our Founding Partner Bogdan Gecić as a “Litigation Star” and Gecić Law as a “Recommended Firm” in Dispute Resolution in the Benchmark Litigation Europe 2022 edition.  Bogdan Gecić is one of only six practitioners in Serbia to receive the recognition and the only expert in the country to be acknowledged as a “Litigation Star” in Dispute Resolution.  The recognition also places Gecić Law among select firms in the market to be recognized by the distinguished guide. Benchmark Litigation is the definitive guide to the world’s leading litigation […]

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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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01 Oct 2021

Bogdan Gecić Discusses Getting Top Performers Back on Track in Forbes

Bogdan Gecić, Managing Partner at Gecić Law, was quoted once again in Forbes, the leading global business publication, in an article titled “How To Get Your ‘A’ Players Back On Track When They’re Bored Or Burned Out”. Bogdan was asked to join a panel of experts and share his perspective on approaching top performers when they are bored or burned out from the point of view of an eminent entrepreneur in the legal and professional services industry. “Burnout is often less about being tired and more about a feeling of not having control over your life—as if work is just […]

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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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20 Jul 2021

Bogdan Gecić Discusses Cash Flow in Forbes

Bogdan Gecić, Managing Partner at Gecić Law, was quoted once again in Forbes, the leading global business publication, in an article titled “Are These Nine Cash Flow Mistakes Jeopardizing Your Company’s Future?”. Bogdan was asked to join a panel of experts and share his perspective on the way new businesses need to look at their finances from the point of view of an eminent entrepreneur in the legal and professional services industry. “Entrepreneurs do not take into account the stage in the life cycle of their product or service and then confuse profitability with cash flow. For instance, in the […]

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14 Jul 2021

Bogdan Gecić Discusses Myths About Selling in Forbes

Bogdan Gecić, Managing Partner at Gecić Law, was quoted in Forbes, the leading global business publication, in an article titled “10 Myths About Selling To Customers (And The Real Truth)”. Bogdan was asked to join a panel of experts and share his perspective on sales myths from the point of view of an eminent entrepreneur in the legal and professional services industry. “A big myth is that if you have a great product or service, customers are going to get this and continue buying it. Although such revolutionary ideas do come about, they are rare and businesses still need to […]

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21 May 2021

Bogdan Gecić Discusses Customer Service and ROI in Forbes

Bogdan Gecić, Managing Partner at Gecić Law, was quoted in Forbes, the leading global business publication, in an article titled “10 Important Customer Service Metrics To Help You Better Understand Your ROI”. Bogdan was asked to join a panel of experts and share his perspective on the best approach to client relations in relation to ROI from the point of view of an eminent entrepreneur in the legal and professional services industry. “In professional services, customer service is of such importance that its returns seem to be close to the overall ROI of our business. This may be hard to […]

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17 May 2021

Bogdan Gecić talks to Forbes about client service

Bogdan Gecić, Managing Partner at Gecić Law, was quoted in Forbes, the leading global business publication, in an article titled “Nine Solutions for Gathering and Responding to Customer Feedback”. Bogdan was asked to join a panel of experts and share his perspective on the best ways to capture and implement client feedback from the point of view of an eminent entrepreneur in the legal and professional services industry. “Surveys and interviews are a great way to gauge what clients are really interested in.  In professional services, a client-centric approach to everything we do is essential, while understanding and anticipating our […]

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09 Mar 2021

Bogdan Gecić, the founder of Gecić Law Firm: There is a lot of room for innovation

Diplomacy & Commerce magazine, a syndication of London’s The Economist magazine for Serbia, prepared a special InFocus supplement as part of its February 2021 issue, with the aim of providing the readers a closer insight into the development of bilateral relations and successful cooperation between Serbia and the United Arab Emirates. Bogdan Gecic, Managing Partner at Gecic Law, a founding and exclusive member of the UAE Serbia Business club since 2019, gave an interview, which can be read in its entirety below. As an industry, the legal profession has been changing significantly. We have always believed there is a lot […]

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22 Jul 2020

Gecić Law’s pandemic experience featured in the prestigious The Lawyer magazine

The prestigious magazine The Lawyer featured a story about the experiences of Gecić Law’s team during the pandemic.  The article is part of their “Virus Diaries” series which covers experiences of big law firms across the globe in their struggle to keep their business afloat, clients satisfied and their communities and staff safe in these unusual circumstances.   After providing background on Serbia’s Corporate Law market, remarking that it is “still in its early years“ but that many millennials in senior positions are quickly bringing it in line with global standards, the article covered various innovative ways in which Gecić […]

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23 Mar 2020

Bogdan Gecić becomes member of the prestigious Young Entrepreneurs Council (YEC)

“Aim to make a difference, a dent in the universe and don’t settle for anything less. Always be innovative and creative – those are the key things that always generate true added value.”   This attitude, inspired by the words of the legendary Steve Jobs, is what led Bogdan Gecić, the founder of Gecić Law, to be recently chosen to be one of only 400 members of the prestigious Young Entrepreneurs Council (YEC). The YEC is a global invitation-only, US-based community of entrepreneurs and leaders under the age of 45, who have made major impact in diverse industries and sectors. […]

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19 Apr 2019

Gecić Law Continues Its Bullish Run in the Legal 500 Rankings

Gecić Law is delighted to announce yet another commendation by The Legal 500 EMEA, one of the most eminent and prestigious directories of the legal world.     Our Banking & Finance practice continues its bullish run to the national top.   Its head Nikola Aksić was named to the guide’s  “Leading Individuals” elite list of outstanding lawyers in the country, only one year after being recommended by the guide.   The practice also went up in the overall rankings, securing a Tier 2 recognition. And we haven’t stopped there.  Our Corporate/M&A practice is not lagging behind.  The practice head Ognjen Colić […]

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02 Oct 2017

Bogdan Gecić Featured in the October Issue of CorD Magazine

We want to kindly thank CorD Magazine for the recent interview of Bodgan Gecić published today, in their October 2017 issue (link).  Some of the questions posed in this interview include: what are the challenges of building a creative law firm in Serbia and the West Balkans, and innovating in a profession viewed by many as traditional; what are the major legal & business challenges ahead during the course of Serbia’s EU accession negotiations; and how we as a firm give back to the community with our pro bono work, our scholarship and counseling students regarding application to US universities. […]

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24 Apr 2017

Gecić Law Recognized as a Tier 1 Competition Practice by Legal 500

MARKET DISRUPTOR – THE YOUNGEST LAW FIRM TO ACHIEVE A TIER 1 RANKING We are proud to announce The Legal 500 EMEA 2017 annual rankings of the premier law firms in Serbia are published and Gecić Law was awarded the coveted ‘Top Tier’ status, granted to firms that achieved Tier 1 ranking in a particular practice. The firm ranked Tier 1 in the field of Competition Law and the firm’s Commercial, Corporate and M&A practice was ranked Tier 2. These rankings represent an unprecedented achievement, especially given the fact that we are the youngest law firm in Serbia to receive a […]

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11 May 2016

Gecić | Law Advises on €46 million Asset Sale of Železara Smederevo

Gecić | Law advised Železara Smederevo and the Government of Serbia on EU, regulatory and corporate matters in connection with the €46 million ($52 million) sale of assets of Železara Smederevo’s through a public tender procedure to the Chinese company Hebei Iron and Steel Company Limited (HBIS).  Under the transaction, HBIS pledged to invest at least $300 million in a new company and to utilize the acquired assets to develop its global layout and to provide better service for its customers in Europe. Leading Serbian Steel Manufacturer Železara Smederevo is Serbia’s leading producer of steel and is the second-largest Serbian […]

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