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SPAIN: Agency agreement - limitation action. Relevant dates for the interruption.

SPAIN, 12 March 18
The Provincial Court of Barcelona has issued a judgement in November 9, 2017 on the limitation period in a claim for goodwill compensation in an agency agreement.

ITALY: Prohibition of unilateral contractual modifications - applicability to agency contracts.

ITALY, 12 March 18
The Italian Jobs Act on self-employment (Law 22/05/2017, No. 81 - Measures for the protection of non-entrepreneurial self-employment and measures to encourage flexible articulation in the time and place of subordinate work) introduced some limitations to the contractual freedom, including the ineffectiveness of unilateral contract amendment clauses.

INDIA: Relaxed foreign direct investment restrictions in single brand retail.

INDIA, 12 March 18
The Government of India has decided to open up the Single Brand Retail sector for foreign investment to up to 100% foreign investment through the automatic route subject to fulfilment of prescribed conditions.

NORWAY: Franchisor right to evolve its brand and consumer offerings.

NORWAY, 12 March 18
As in any well-crafted contract, the Franchise Agreement is designed to balance the needs of the franchisor to protect its concept and ensure consistency in how each of its licensees operates under the brand.