Gecić Law named “Law Firm Of The Year: South-Eastern Europe” at The Lawyer European Awards 2021
Known for its rapid growth, its strong deal profile, and its innovative approach to legal services, Gecić Law, a Belgrade- based law firm, was named “Law Firm Of The Year: South-Eastern Europe” at The Lawyer European Awards 2021, placing it among the “crème de la crème” of the European legal market. The prestigious prize was awarded for the first time in a new category covering a fast growing and highly competitive 150 million-strong regional market. Gecić Law was the only independent law firm from the Western Balkans and former Yugoslavia to be shortlisted for the award and competed against giants from one of the world’s leading emerging markets, and with several long-established EU companies. The prize demonstrates the strength of the firm’s pioneering work and relentless efforts to provide top-notch service across practice areas.
The award confirms Gecić Law’s reputation as an innovative law firm and a true member of the European legal elite. For more than a decade, each year The Lawyer’s preeminent judging panel comprising top experts and business leaders from leading enterprises throughout Europe has been awarding individuals, firms, and the most significant achievements in the field of law.
The competition was particularly fierce this year, with a record-breaking number of submissions.
As Gecić Law’s Founding Partner, Bogdan Gecić, stated this is not the first time the firm was singled out among the best in the legal world. Last year, Gecić Law was named Law firm of the year for Eastern Europe and the Balkans. Furthermore, Gecić Law repeatedly entered the European Competition or Antitrust Team of the Year – Top Five category, along with the most distinguished competition and antitrust teams across Europe. “To be the first to win in a new category covering a fast-growing market of 150 million people is a remarkable achievement for our team. This latest award clearly demonstrates that renowned international legal experts and industry leaders continuously recognize the strength of our pioneering work emphasizing our fundamental values: meritocracy, innovation, integrity, and philanthropy,” Gecić said, adding: “We were especially glad to see that the jury acknowledged our vision for the development not only of our firm but also the entire legal field and the business environment of the region. For this achievement, we are immensely grateful to our fantastic team, which is constantly growing, developing, and achieving new heights in the profession. We also thank our clients who continuously trust us to demonstrate our commitment, expertise, and creativity in finding solutions to some of the most important challenges they face.”
“To be the first to win in a new category covering a fast-growing market of 150 million people is a remarkable achievement for our team”
Founded in 2015, Gecić Law advises international and local clients from a variety of industries in navigating the complex legal landscape of the region across multiple practice areas. Members of the Gecić Law team have extensive local and international professional experience, with a proven track record in providing innovative and practical solutions in the most intricate matters. The firm is especially known for being the largest team for competition, EU law and trade in the region and for its unparalleled experience and expertise in these areas. Gecić Law is the only regional law firm that has represented clients before international institutions such as the European Commission, the Energy Community, the ECAA (Open Skies) and CEFTA.
THE ADDED VALUE OF INNOVATION
“Innovation is about continuous learning and discovery. We explore new practice areas and services and add value to our clients by providing a fresh perspective and meaningful solutions for the new challenges their businesses are facing. To that end, Gecić Law was the first independent law firm in the region to introduce its ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) practice.”