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  • THE NIGERIAN NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION (NNPC) RELEASES 2019 GUIDELINES FOR CRUDE OIL SWAP CONTRACT

    THE NIGERIAN NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION (NNPC) RELEASES 2019 GUIDELINES FOR CRUDE OIL SWAP CONTRACT

    Published: 22 Mar 2019

    The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Wednesday unveiled the guidelines for its crude oil-for-product swap programme, known as the Direct Sale and Direct Purchase (DSDP) scheme. The corporation in a tweet message on its official twitter handle @NNPCgroup, disclosed that it will engage qualified refineries, oil traders, as well as local downstream operators in the 2019 DSDP programme. ...

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  • THE NIGERIAN NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION (NNPC) RELEASES 2019 GUIDELINES FOR CRUDE OIL SWAP CONTRACT

    THE NIGERIAN NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION (NNPC) RELEASES 2019 GUIDELINES FOR CRUDE OIL SWAP CONTRACT

    Published: 22 Mar 2019

    The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Wednesday unveiled the guidelines for its crude oil-for-product swap programme, known as the Direct Sale and Direct Purchase (DSDP) scheme. The corporation in a tweet message on its official twitter handle @NNPCgroup, disclosed that it will engage qualified refineries, oil traders, as well as local downstream operators in the 2019 DSDP programme. ...

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  • JURISDICTIONS FOR CREATION CRYPTO EXCHANGE: MALTA, SWITZERLAND, ESTONIA. WHAT TO CHOOSE?

    JURISDICTIONS FOR CREATION CRYPTO EXCHANGE: MALTA, SWITZERLAND, ESTONIA. WHAT TO CHOOSE?

    Published: 22 Mar 2019

    A very important step, when creating a crypto exchange is choosing a favorable jurisdiction that helps to develop a cryptobusiness and obtaining the desired profit. We have selected the most appropriate jurisdictions for creating a crypto exchange. So, let’s consider them. MALTA The advantages of this jurisdiction for creating a crypto exchanges are: - the presence of the English version of...

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  • What is the Difference Between a 1099 Independent Contractor and a W-2 Employee?

    What is the Difference Between a 1099 Independent Contractor and a W-2 Employee?

    Published: 19 Mar 2019

    How Do I know if an Individual is an Employee or Independent Contractor? The distinction between a 1099 independent contractor and a W-2 employee is an important one, as this classification affects federal income tax, social security and Medicare taxes, as well as impacts eligibility for Medicare benefits. It is important that business owners correctly determine whether individuals are...

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  • What is the Difference Between a 1099 Independent Contractor and a W-2 Employee?

    What is the Difference Between a 1099 Independent Contractor and a W-2 Employee?

    Published: 19 Mar 2019

    How Do I know if an Individual is an Employee or Independent Contractor? The distinction between a 1099 independent contractor and a W-2 employee is an important one, as this classification affects federal income tax, social security and Medicare taxes, as well as impacts eligibility for Medicare benefits. It is important that business owners correctly determine whether individuals are...

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  • Illegal advertisement of effect of a medicinal product

    Illegal advertisement of effect of a medicinal product

    Published: 18 Mar 2019

    It is illegal to advertise a specific effect attributed to a medicinal product if said effect is based merely on laboratory tests and has not been demonstrated in relation to humans. The effect a medicinal product has on humans is, of course, critical information for consumers. That is why advertising statements regarding a specific effect of a product are deemed to be misleading if said effect ...

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  • BGH – A “Praxisklinik” must maintain the option of admitting inpatients

    BGH – A “Praxisklinik” must maintain the option of admitting inpatients

    Published: 15 Mar 2019

    A medical practice cannot advertise using the term “Praxisklinik” (“clinic” in English) if it does not provide overnight accommodation. That was the view upheld by the Bundesgerichtshof (BGH) in a ruling from October 17, 2018 (Az.: I ZR 58/18). The Oberlandesgericht (OLG) Hamm, the Higher Regional Court of Hamm, had already concluded in a judgment from February 27 of 2018 that a dental practice ...

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  • CJEU – The taste of a food product is not eligible for copyright protection

    CJEU – The taste of a food product is not eligible for copyright protection

    Published: 12 Mar 2019

    The taste of a food product is not eligible for copyright protection. That was the verdict of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in a ruling from November 13, 2018 (Az.: C-310/17). Intellectual creations and expressions can be classified as a “work” and protected by copyright. We at the commercial law firm GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte note, however, that according to this ruling ...

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