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Dez
07

OLG Köln: Contesting acceptance of an inheritance on account of an error

OLG Köln: Contesting acceptance of an inheritance on account of an error If an inheritance is not rejected within a period of six weeks then it is deemed to have been accepted. Notwithstanding this, it may still be possible to contest the acceptance of the inheritance. As a matter of principle, an heir is not … Weiterlesen »

Dez
01

GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte – Experience in business succession

GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte – Experience in business succession A large number of small and medium-sized businesses are going to have to make arrangements for business succession in the near future. There are various possible approaches to organizing succession. According to a study conducted by KfW Research, approximately one in every six small and medium-sized businesses … Weiterlesen »

Nov
30

GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte: Valuation of commercial agents right to compensation

GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte: Valuation of commercial agents right to compensation After a commercial agency agreement has been terminated, the commercial agent is normally entitled to compensation. The assessment of the extent of this right to compensation frequently gives rise to disputes. During their period of service to a company, commercial agents maintain existing contacts and … Weiterlesen »

Nov
24

Strict test for testamentary capacity if serious delusions suspected

Strict test for testamentary capacity if serious delusions suspected The testator must have testamentary capacity as a prerequisite for a valid will. Chronic delusions can give rise to a lack of testamentary capacity, as demonstrated by a ruling of the Oberlandesgericht (OLG) Frankfurt [Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt]. In principle, a person who is of … Weiterlesen »

Nov
20

GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte – Experience in establishing companies

GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte – Experience in establishing companies Choosing the right corporate form when establishing a company can contribute a great deal to the economic success of the business. We at the commercial law firm GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte advise numerous businesses on company formation and takeovers as well as in the event of a change … Weiterlesen »

Nov
17

OLG Köln: Will written with non-dominant hand valid

OLG Köln: Will written with non-dominant hand valid It is possible for a will to be valid even if it was written with the hand one does not normally write with. That was the verdict of the Oberlandesgericht (OLG) Köln [Higher Regional Court of Cologne] in its ruling of August 3, 2017 (Az.: 2 Wx … Weiterlesen »

Nov
14

OLG Köln on incorporating the execution of a will into the certificate of inheritance

OLG Köln on incorporating the execution of a will into the certificate of inheritance Heirs might be able to do as they wish with an estate even if an execution of a will has been ordered if its function is supervisory in nature. That was the verdict of the Oberlandesgericht (OLG) Köln [Higher Regional Court … Weiterlesen »

Nov
13

OLG Köln: Only serious misconduct justifies withdrawal from contract of inheritance

OLG Köln: Only serious misconduct justifies withdrawal from contract of inheritance Apart from a will, it is also possible to prepare a contract of inheritance as a way of organizing one”s estate. It should be noted, however, that a contract of inheritance has a significantly stronger binding effect. In the absence of a will or … Weiterlesen »

Nov
10

Pharmacies not allowed to offer promotional gifts in the case of fixed-price pharmaceuticals

Pharmacies not allowed to offer promotional gifts in the case of fixed-price pharmaceuticals Pharmacies are not allowed to offer their customers promotional gifts when the latter are purchasing prescription medicinal products. That was the verdict of the Oberverwaltungsgericht (OVG) NRW, North Rhine-Westphalia”s Higher Administrative Court, in two rulings from September 8, 2017. Consumers in Germany … Weiterlesen »

Nov
09

Commercial agent”s claim for compensation following voluntary termination

Commercial agent”s claim for compensation following voluntary termination A commercial agent may even be entitled to compensation if he or she voluntarily issues notice of termination. However, the company”s conduct needs to give rise to legitimate grounds for termination for this to happen. When a commercial agency agreement is brought to an end, the commercial … Weiterlesen »

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