Last week saw the launch of a new firm in Belgrade: Gecic | Law (aka Gecic, Aksic & Stojkovic). The new firm is led by Partners Bogdan Gecic, Nikola Aksic, and Miomir Stojkovic.
Prior to the move, Gecic was a Partner with the Samardzic, Oreski, Gecic & Grbovic Law Firm (SOGG) for two years. Before that he was and Associate in Brussels with Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft for one year, preceded by a period of three years as an Associate with Karanovic & Nikolic in Belgrade. He commented: “We are excited to have the opportunity to merge our respective niche practice areas into one of the most specialized firms in the market. This approach guarantees flexibility to provide the right expertise to carefully selected matters that require sophistication and extensive knowledge of our partners and senior lawyers.”
Nikola Aksic joins the new firm from PwC Legal, where he has been a Manager/Attorney at Law since September 2010. Before that he was also an Associate at Karanovic & Nikolic between December 2007 and September 2010. He also worked as a Legal Advisor within the Government of Serbia for the Ministry of International Economic Relations and Ministry of Finance. Aksic commented: “Our goal is to provide our clients with 360-degree solutions that go far beyond traditional legal services. We are well aware of contemporary business requirements, which imply considering issues from different angles in a synchronized, quick, and intensely focused manner.”
Miomir Stojkovic also joins from PwC Legal, where he spent over 3 years as an Attorney at Law. His earlier legal career involved working for Law office Stojkovic, first as a Legal Trainee and later as an Attorney at Law. He stated: “Our Law Firm is a destination for those clients that seek only premium legal services. And by dedicating ourselves to the complete satisfaction of our clients, we are fully and permanently committed to delivering such services timely and cost-efficiently.”
Jelena Adamovic, Special Counsel with Gecic | Law added: “Our approach enables us to attract talented, creative and entrepreneurial lawyers and multidisciplinary professionals. To that extent and despite being a relative newcomer to the market, our team members come from some of the leading U.S. and European universities, including Harvard, Florence EUI, Nottingham, Pantheon-Assas, KU Leuven, Cambridge, Carnegie Mellon and Chicago Booth.”
Following Gecic’s departure SOGG announced it will be operating under the new name of SOG / Samardzic, Oreski & Grbovic in a press release that concluded with the note: "We wish Bogdan every success in his future endeavors.”