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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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