Bogdan Gecić > Gecic Law > Belgrade, Serbia > Lawyer Profile

Gecic Law
NIKOLE SPASICA 2
11000 BELGRADE
Serbia

Work Department

Position

Partner

Career

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.

Languages

Bogdan is fluent in English, Bosnian, Croatian, Montenegrin and Serbian.

Memberships

Belgrade Bar Association

Education

LLM, Law & Economics, Antitrust, Corporate and M&A, Harvard Law School (with Honors) | LLB, Business Law, University of Belgrade Faculty of Law (top 1% of class)

Lawyer Rankings

Serbia > Competition

(Hall of Fame)

Bogdan GecićGecic Law

Gecic Law‘s practice routinely assists highly regulated entities and governments with groundbreaking cases, with a ‘remarkable track record‘ of acting as lead counsel in Serbia-related EU and competition and trade law matters. The experience of managing partner Bogdan Gecić includes representing clients before the European Commission (EC) and the Energy Community. The team has seen notable growth with the promotion of EU and competition law and state aid expert Ivana Stojanović Raišić and Jelena Škorić, who ‘has a good grasp of competition matters‘, to counsel and senior associate, respectively.

Serbia > Commercial, corporate and M&A

One of the fastest-growing firms in the Western Balkans, Gecic Law has a broad roster of national and cross-border clients, including medium-sized companies, governments and international conglomerates. Recently promoted from senior counsel to partner, group head Ognjen Colić has over 15 years’ experience in both local and international corporate and M&A transactions, energy, infrastructure and PPP work, and regulatory compliance; competition law expert Bogdan Gecić also acts on major corporate deals. At senior associate level, Danica Misojčić is a corporate governance specialist.

Serbia > Projects and energy

(Firms to watch)

Co-led by corporate and M&A head Ognjen Colić, who was promoted to partner in September 2021, and founding partner Bogdan Gecić, Gecic Law‘s multidisciplinary energy, infrastructure and PPP practice ranges from cross-border investment projects and financings to complex disputes and renewable energy investments.