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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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Country Experts

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IDI News

From members and country experts all around the world

FRANCE: Effects in France of the EUCJ Judgment of April 19, 2018, concerning trial periods in on commercial agent agreements.

FRANCE, 20 June 2018
Trial period provisions in commercial agent agreements were subject to variations over the last 20 years in France.

SWEDEN: Two significant legal news from the Swedish franchise market.

SWEDEN, 20 June 2018
Sweden is traditionally a country where most franchise disputes are resolved through arbitration. Since most arbitration awards are not publicized, case law on franchise matters is scarce.

ALGERIA: Recent imports regulation.

ALGERIA, 20 June 2018
A number of important regulations relating to imports of goods into Algeria were recently passed by the Government and are now in force.

SWEDEN: Distribution – Supreme Court Case T 85-17, 14th February 2018.

SWEDEN, 18 April 2018
The Supreme Court of Sweden rules that, normally and typically, (i) a notice period of six months will be reasonable and sufficient in long-standing distribution relationships, and (ii) a distributor will not be entitled to an indemnity by means of analogies from what applies to commercial agents