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  • GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte – Experience dealing with abuses of a dominant market position and violations of antitrust law

    GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte – Experience dealing with abuses of a dominant market position and violations of antitrust law

    Published: 15 Feb 2019

    Abuse of a dominant market position or superior market power constitutes a violation of antitrust law and can be sanctioned accordingly. In a judgment from January 23, 2018 on the so-called “Anzapfverbot”, i.e. the prohibition on demanding unjustified benefits from suppliers, the Bundesgerichtshof (BGH), Germany’s Federal Supreme Court, further tightened the rules regarding abuse of a dominant m...

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  • FinTech (Taiwan)

    FinTech (Taiwan)

    Published: 14 Feb 2019

    2017.12.29 Melanie Lo To create a financial regulatory sandbox system, the Statute for the Development and Innovative Experiment of FinTech (hereinafter, the “Statute”) was adopted during the 15th Meeting of the 4th Session of the 9th Term Legislative Yuan on December 29, 2017.   The Statute is highlighted below: I. The composition of the competent authority and examiners in the fin...

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  • Gambling in Africa

    Gambling in Africa

    Published: 11 Feb 2019

    Huge opportunities in Africa The African continent has over 1.2 billion people living in it and accounts for 16.3% of the world’s population, making it the continent with the largest population behind only Asia. Of the countries we will focus on here, Nigeria is the country with the seventh largest population in the world. The Democratic Republic of Congo is 17th and Kenya 29th. Due to its ...

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  • APPLYING SMALL-SCALE ELECTRONIC MONEY ISSUER LICENSE IN CZECH REPUBLIC, SEMI LICENSE IN CZECH REPUBLIC, REQUIREMENTS

    APPLYING SMALL-SCALE ELECTRONIC MONEY ISSUER LICENSE IN CZECH REPUBLIC, SEMI LICENSE IN CZECH REPUBLIC, REQUIREMENTS

    Published: 08 Feb 2019

    The Czech Republic is characterized as a jurisdiction that opens up wide opportunities for those who want to create and run a payment business throughout Europe. The Czech Republic is also attractive for those, who are willing to obtain an Electronic Money Issuer License. Before considering the mechanism for obtaining a small-scale electronic money issuer license in Czech Republic, let’s first exp...

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  • NIGERIA, MOROCCO TO SOON FINALISE WEST AFRICAN GAS PIPELINE AGREEMENT

    NIGERIA, MOROCCO TO SOON FINALISE WEST AFRICAN GAS PIPELINE AGREEMENT

    Published: 08 Feb 2019

    The Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) for the West African Gas Pipeline (WAGP) will be finalised by end of first quarter of this year as stated by Ibe Kachikwu, the Nigerian Minister of Petroleum Resources. The WAGP is the core focus of one of three cooperation agreements Nigeria signed with Morocco in 2018. The pre-existing pipeline takes its source in Nigeria and provides natural gas to ...

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  • OLG Frankfurt – Misleading advertising by carrying over likes and reviews

    OLG Frankfurt – Misleading advertising by carrying over likes and reviews

    Published: 05 Feb 2019

    Franchisees need to be careful. If they change their franchise partner, they cannot simply carry over the likes and stars they have accumulated to the new company. Many businesses nowadays choose to present themselves online, including on social networks. Any positive reviews in the form of likes or stars that they accumulate naturally have a positive advertising effect. Franchisees need to be c...

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  • Fortis Welcomes New Litigation Partner David Olsky

    Fortis Welcomes New Litigation Partner David Olsky

    Published: 04 Feb 2019

    Seasoned Litigator Brings Deep Experience in  High Stakes Commercial Cases and Government Investigations DENVER (January 31, 2019)—Fortis Law Partners has expanded its practice with the addition of litigation partner David Olsky. Experienced in complex commercial, securities and bankruptcy litigation, and responses to government investigations, Olsky has represented a broad range of cl...

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  • NIGERIA TO EXTEND OIL EXPLORATION TO SIX BASINS

    NIGERIA TO EXTEND OIL EXPLORATION TO SIX BASINS

    Published: 04 Feb 2019

    Nigeria’s President - Muhammadu Buhari, has directed the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to extend its crude oil exploration to six basins in the country. President Buhari gave the directive at Barambu town in Alkaleri Local Government Area of the Bauchi State on Saturday while flagging off the commencement of drilling activities at Kolmani-II Oil Well, Gongola Basin, Upper Benue Tr...

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