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"Country cards" of more than 140 countries and national law

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International Conventions

The main conventions and model laws with the relevant status of ratification

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Detailed country reports on agency distribution and franchising law prepared by highly qualified country experts

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Arbitral Cases

Nearly 100 abstracts of international arbitral awards issued in the field of distribution

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EU Rules

The main EU Rules on commercial agency, distribution, franchising and related matters

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EU Case Law

The main decisions on international distribution issued by the EU Courts

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More than 550 references to articles and books on international distribution

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Model contracts on commercial agency and distributorship

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International arbitration

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EU: The Guess Decision of the EU Commission: a first analysis.

EU, 18 February 2019
The approach followed by the EU Commission in the Guess decision may have a disruptive impact on many selective distribution networks, including franchise systems across Europe.

DENMARK: The Danish Commercial Agents Act did not cover combined sales of goods and services.

DENMARK, 18 February 2019
The Danish Commercial Agents Act only apply to the sale of goods. The Danish Supreme Court has recently rendered a decision on whether an "intermediary's" combined sales of mobile phones and subscriptions thereto constitute ' goods ' in the meaning of the Danish Commercial Agents Act. The Supreme Court found that the deciding factor is whether the goods constitute the predominant element of the...

LITHUANIA: The latest case-law of Lithuanian courts.

LITHUANIA, 18 February 2019
Recently the courts have had to settle disputes either in connection to a) the classification of civil legal relations between the parties to a franchise agreement, or b) to validity of the franchise agreements / their breaches. Taking into account the above, we present you with summaries from several relevant case law rulings of Lithuanian courts, which we hope will be beneficial to our foreign...

The EU Commission fines Guess € 39.821.000,00 for antitrust violations regarding its selective distribution network in the EEA.

EU, 01 February 2019
On December 17, 2018 the European Commission condemned three companies of the clothing Group “Guess” to a fine of € 39.821.000,00, for having imposed restrictions on online advertising (Google Adwords), online sales, sales outside their allocated territories and resale prices, to the members of its selective distribution network in the European Economic Area.