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  • Illegal price-fixing in the stainless steel sector – Bundeskartellamt imposes fines

    Illegal price-fixing in the stainless steel sector – Bundeskartellamt imposes fines

    Published: 17 Dec 2018

    The Bundeskartellamt, Germany’s Federal Cartel Office, has imposed fines totaling approx. 205 million euros on several companies and their responsible directors and officers in the stainless steel sector in response to illegal price-fixing arrangements. On 12 July 2018, the Bundeskartellamt announced that it was imposing fines amounting to around 205 million euros in total on six stainless steel...

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  • REGISTRATION OF A CRYPTO EXCHANGER, REGISTRATION OF A CRYPTOCURRENCY EXCHANGE IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

    REGISTRATION OF A CRYPTO EXCHANGER, REGISTRATION OF A CRYPTOCURRENCY EXCHANGE IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

    Published: 13 Dec 2018

    REGISTRATION OF A CRYPTO EXCHANGER IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC VS REGISTRATION OF A CRYPTOCURRENCY EXCHANGE IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC If you are just starting your own crypto activities, you should start with registering a crypto exchanger in the Czech Republic as a more simple form of conducting a cryptocurrency business. After obtaining the necessary experience and accumulation of assets, you can procee...

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  • The Technicalities of the Malta Gaming Authority’s DLT Sandbox Framework

    The Technicalities of the Malta Gaming Authority’s DLT Sandbox Framework

    Published: 11 Dec 2018

    The nation of Malta has led the way with its blockchain regulations and has encouraged its other major authorities to embrace the technology. The Malta Gaming Authority is a leading regulator of online and land-based gambling and has recently published its guidelines to move towards accepting virtual financial assets and distributed ledger technology within the gaming industry. The Malta Gaming...

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  • GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte – Report on authorized dealer’s entitlement to compensation

    GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte – Report on authorized dealer’s entitlement to compensation

    Published: 10 Dec 2018

    Under certain circumstances, an authorized dealer may be entitled to claim compensation after termination of the contract with the company if the latter continues to be able to use its business contacts. In our experience at the commercial law firm GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte, it is common for an authorized dealer’s potential claims for compensation after termination of the contract with the c...

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  • The transition from UG to GmbH does not establish a new company

    The transition from UG to GmbH does not establish a new company

    Published: 07 Dec 2018

    The costs associated with transitioning from an Unternehmergesellschaft (UG), a form of German private limited liability company also referred to colloquially as a “Mini-GmbH”, to a full GmbH cannot be passed on to the GmbH. The Oberlandesgericht (OLG) Celle, Celle’s Higher Regional Court, ruled that the transition in no way represents the establishment of a new company. When it comes to establi...

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  • GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte – Experience in trade mark protection

    GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte – Experience in trade mark protection

    Published: 06 Dec 2018

    Plagiarism and counterfeit products cause immense economic damage within the European Union. This makes it all the more important for businesses to take consistent measures to protect their trade marks. According to a report by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), counterfeit products and plagiarism are responsible for annual losses to the tune of some 60 billion euros within...

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  • GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte: Criteria for assessing whether GmbH managing directors are subject to mandatory social security contributions

    GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte: Criteria for assessing whether GmbH managing directors are subject to mandatory social security contributions

    Published: 05 Dec 2018

    According to a decision of the Bundessozialgericht, Germany’s federal court of appeals for social security matters, GmbH managing directors are ordinarily deemed to be employees of the company and hence subject to mandatory social security contributions. It is not uncommon for disputes to arise over whether GmbH managing directors are subject to mandatory social security contributions. We at the...

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  • D&O insurance policies need not cover illegal payments made following onset of insolvency

    D&O insurance policies need not cover illegal payments made following onset of insolvency

    Published: 04 Dec 2018

    It is not necessary for a D&O insurance policy to cover payments made by the insured managing director after the onset of insolvency. That was the verdict of the Oberlandesgericht (OLG) Düsseldorf, the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf. We at the commercial law firm GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte note that managing directors who go on to make payments following the onset of their ...

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