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Bogdan Gecić (Getzich) is a founding partner at Gecić Law in Belgrade. His practice focuses on Competition/State Aid, European Law, Trade & Enlargement and Administrative & Regulatory. Other areas of expertise include Government Affairs, Corporate/M&A and Constitutional Litigation.
Bogdan has significant experience in EU Law and its application in antitrust / competition law, state aid and trade policy negotiations. He is one of a small number of practitioners from the Western Balkan region (Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia, Macedonia, and Montenegro) to have practiced and represented clients before the European Commission in Brussels, and is currently involved in a number of cases before the EC. Recently, alongside Van Bael & Bellis, Bogdan advised and represented the Government of Serbia and Zelezara Smederevo in the first anti-dumping proceedings against Serbia before the European Commission concerning imports of certain hot-rolled flat products of iron, non-alloy, or other alloy steel originating in Brazil, Iran, Russia, Serbia and Ukraine. Together with DLA Piper London, he supported Air Serbia in an investigation before the European Commission in relation to Etihad Airways’ investment in the Serbian Airline. He has particular experience in advising clients on antitrust and state aid matters in the emerging Balkan markets (Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia), as well as expertise in developing and implementing corporate antitrust compliance programs. He assisted clients in merger filings with EU and national competition authorities and counseled multinational clients in cases concerning alleged competition abuses.
With respect to antitrust litigation, Bogdan’s practice also included cases that dealt with the complex interaction between European administrative law and ECHR (human rights) proceedings. He is also a former associate at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, Brussels office, where he worked on a number of major projects before the European Commission, including the DB-NYSE attempted tie-up; Aer Lingus-Ryanair’s minority share battle; and, as the intervening party for DHL in the UPS-TNT unsuccessful merger.
He published extensively on EU and Balkan competition law matters. Bogdan is distinguished as one of the nominees in the global 2013 Antitrust Writing Awards competition held in Washington, DC (link).
Bogdan graduated from the University of Belgrade with a degree in Law (Top 1% of class) and earned his LL.M. from Harvard Law School (with Honors and the Dean’s Scholar Prize in “Leadership in Law Firms”). He is a co-founder and the first Vice President of the Harvard Club of Serbia and a guest lecturer at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law.
Bogdan is fluent in English, Bosnian, Croatian, Montenegrin and Serbian.
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Able to handle ‘the most demanding issues within very tight timeframes‘, Gecic Law‘s competition and EU law practice consistently acts in precedent-setting cases. Its track record also includes the competition law aspects of large investment projects throughout the Western Balkans. The career of founding partner Bogdan Gecić includes practicing in Brussels, while counsel Ivana Stojanović Raišić focuses on state aid, and EU and competition law. ‘Highly skilled‘ counsel Branko Gabrić and experienced of counsel Veljko Milutinović were recently recruited from BDK Advokati AOD and the National Competition Authority, respectively.
Gecic Law advises national and international clients on headline deals in the Adriatic and Balkans region. Recent growth includes instructions from the energy, new technology, and information and communications technology sectors. Corporate and M&A head Ognjen Colić, who is ‘a creative problem solver‘, advises international and local corporations on headline privatisations, M&A deals, energy matters, PPPs, and regulatory compliance in Serbia and the Western Balkans; and Bogdan Gecić is the lead partner on several major corporate transactions. Danica Misojčić and Nemanja Sladaković are key senior associates.
Gecic Law‘s ‘very strong‘ multidisciplinary energy, infrastructure and PPP practice ranges from cross-border investment projects and financings, to major cross-border disputes and renewable energy investments. The firm also recently created an ESG practice. The group is jointly headed by corporate and M&A leader Ognjen Colić (at partner level since 2021); and founding partner Bogdan Gecić, whose recent experience includes advising on a large industrial park development in the Western Balkans.