Firm Profile > Gecic Law > Belgrade, Serbia

Gecic Law
NIKOLE SPASICA 2
11000 BELGRADE
Serbia

Competition Tier 1

Gecic Law's regularly acts in precedent-setting and large cases. The team has a strong focus on EU law and Serbia’s EU accession negotiations. Bogdan Gecić's experience includes practising in Brussels, and he has successfully represented multiple clients before the European Commission and the Energy Community of South East Europe. At senior associate level, Miluša Okiljević participates in major competition matters and Ivana Stojanović focuses predominantly on EU and competition law and state aid matters.

Testimonials

The team acts efficiently towards achieving considerable results. It is a practice with exceptional ability and commitment. Experience, investigative skills and strategy make the lawyers very well prepared and thorough in providing clients with market-leading legal advice.

The firm has a team of professionals, who work quickly and efficiently, and anticipate challenges and ensure extraordinary outcomes. The effort that the team puts into the attainment of goals is priceless, and it always keep clients up to date with every step taken. The team is also always ready to clarify everything with patience.

‘This firm made its name through leading international cases and fields experts in both national and foreign market and trade rules. The office is absolutely the best for state aids and competition law in Serbia. The lawyers work very hard, never miss deadlines and provide an unmatched quality of service.

They demonstrate a deep understanding of EU law. The lawyers have the ability to face extremely challenging tasks, are impressive negotiators and their advice is always to the point.

The team is well co-ordinated, highly motivated and skilled at handling complex situations, both in court and vis-a-vis clients and their counterparts.

Bogdan Gecić is an extraordinary lawyer. Only a handful of professors, lawyers, researchers and judges can stand up to his supreme knowledge in competition law. His great expertise and intellect are admirable. He is always very proactive and full of innovative ideas that inspire clients to achieve amazing goals.

Clients only have kind words for Bogdan Gecić. He is an exceptional lawyer with a lot of experience in representing clients before the European authorities. He is a great strategist too, and very focused and determined.’

Bogdan Gecić’s methodology is very creative, although he is also very precise and analytical. The way he transmits his knowledge to his team and his clients is dynamic and inspiring.

Senior associates Miluša Okiljević and Ivana Stojanović closely participate in proceedings. The two of them are accomplished lawyers who are strongly committed and considerate.

Senior associate Miluša Okiljević progresses unstoppably in her career. She is a wonderful and bright lawyer who is always eager to help.

Key clients

Government of the Republic of Serbia

EPS Distribution

Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia

Bar Association of Serbia

Telekom Srbija

Kopernikus Technology

JP EPS

Air Serbia & Etihad

FCA Srbija doo Kragujevac

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Banking and finance Tier 2

Gecic Law has a substantial banking and finance practice with cross-border capability. Banking and finance head Nikola Aksić advises on financing and foreign exchange transactions, infrastructure project financing and restructuring.

Testimonials

This is a very client-oriented practice that is always on call to resolve critical or problematic aspects of the subject matter. It delivers solutions rather than finding problems where they shouldn’t exist.

Nikola Aksić is a highly devoted professional who is eager to make the final result beneficial to the client. He pays attention to finding solutions and presents arguments that make him unique in Serbian banking practice.

Key clients

EBRD

Advance Global Capital

Banka Poštanska štedionica a.d. Beograd

IoNet doo. Beograd

Air Serbia ad Beograd

Serbian Chamber of Commerce

Government of Serbia

RS Partners Biser doo Beograd

Electric Power Industry of Serbia

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Gecic Law consistently acts on large transactions in the region. Senior counsel Ognjen Colić is the corporate and M&A head; his practice includes corporate law and M&A, commercial agreements and regulatory compliance. Bogdan Gecić is a lead partner on a number of corporate deals.

Testimonials

The team does not offer templates; it always provides fully tailored contracts that are drafted from scratch.

If clients need these lawyers at 4am in the morning, they will  answer the phone; and sometimes the queries are very complex and demanding.

The team provides exceptional accessibility and devotion to clients, costs transparency and high levels of service.

Clients are grateful to the firm. There are no potential or existing issues that they, collectively or individually, cannot help resolve in very short periods of time.

If anything unexpected pops up, the team acts fast and professionally, giving clients the best possible options on how to overcome the unexpected.

The lawyers are very easy to work with and they understand what clients need. The level of communication and quality of service does not drop over time, which is often the case with other firms.

Ognjen Colić has great knowledge and experience in the food industry. He has a pragmatic and proactive approach that always maximises the legal benefits.

Ognjen Colić and Bogdan Gecić are highly appreciated for their personal engagement in the progress of clients’ business. The partners are also as good as they are due to the excellent work of the associates.

Key clients

Jansensonder Holding BV

Kamen Pazin dd

Smith Micro Software

Smartway doo Beograd

Carmeuse Serbia

Mainstream doo Beograd

Desing doo Beograd

Fracturecode Corp ApS

Government of the Republic of Serbia

Gazprom Energoholding

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Gecić Law is the most innovative leading law firm in the Western Balkans, with an established reputation as the ‘go-to’ law firm for EU law and trade. The firm’s unrivaled track record of successful cases in the last decade before the European Commission and other EU related institutions is a testament to its unique understanding of SAAs (Stabilization and Association Agreements) and accession negotiations, under both international and domestic law. The firm advises clients on their trade, competition and state aid matters, as well as on general corporate and international M&As, finance, dispute resolution, labor law, privacy & data protection and other legal matters.

In Serbia, the world’s fastest-growing FDI economy according to The Financial Times and Bloomberg, Gecić Law managed to represent and successfully handle most of the largest investment projects in the past five years.  Gecić Law is the only regional law firm that has successfully represented clients in all (nine) of Serbia’s pre-accession cases before the European Commission to date, and the only law firm from the Western Balkan jurisdictions that represents clients in EU & competition matters before the Energy Community. Most recently, the firm worked on two separate EC investigations enabled Smederevo steel mill, the second-largest Serbian exporter, responsible for 1% of Serbia’s GDP and indirectly supporting 15,000 jobs, to continue successful operations under the new international owner.

Gecić Law is a truly innovative law firm committed to building long-term relationships with clients, based on reciprocity, trust and highest standards of professional ethics. Its client portfolio covers multinational and national companies, tech firms, banks and other financial institutions, strategic and financial investors, large SOEs, SMEs and governments across the region.

The firm’s team comes from leading US and European universities – such as Harvard, University College London, Queen Mary University of London, Florence EUI, KU Leuven, Maastricht University and Paris II Panthéon-Assas University – and has extensive local and international experience, with a proven capacity to provide flexible, practical solutions, even in the most difficult and complex cases.

Department Name Email Telephone
Competition law/state aid Bogdan Gecic
Corporate/M&A Ognjen Colic
Banking and finance Nikola Aksic
Energy, infrastructure and PPP Nikola Aksic
Energy, infrastructure and PPP Ognjen Colic
Administrative and regulatory Bogdan Gecic
Constitutional litigation Bogdan Gecic
Data protection Bogdan Gecic
European law, trade and enlargement Bogdan Gecic
Labour Ognjen Colic
Legislative and government affairs Bogdan Gecic
Litigation Ognjen Colic
Private equity Ognjen Colic
Restructuring and insolvency Nikola Aksic
Photo Name Position Profile
 Nikola Aksić  photo Nikola Aksić
 Ognjen Colić  photo Ognjen Colić
 Ivan Delibašić  photo Ivan Delibašić
 Bogdan Gecić  photo Bogdan Gecić
 Miluša Okiljević  photo Miluša Okiljević
 Ivana Stojanović  photo Ivana Stojanović
Number of lawyers : 16
at this office : 9
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Contacts : Bogdan Gecic