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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

ITALY: The consideration of the post-contractual non-competition obligation can be excluded in agency contracts.

ITALY, 15 October 2018
In recent years, the Italian Supreme Court issued two important judgments (Cass. No. 12127/2015 and No. 13796/2017), excluding the onerousness of the post-contractual non-competition agreement of the agent.

COLOMBIA: Recent decisions refine the essential elements to differentiate the Commercial Agency from the Commercial Concession Contract.

COLOMBIA, 15 October 2018
In recent years, Colombian courts have refined the elements that differentiate a commercial agency agreement against other similar arrangements, like distribution, supply, and concession schemes.

AUSTRALIA: Update - Report on Senate Franchising Code of Conduct inquiry.

AUSTRALIA, 15 October 2018
This is an update to our April 2018 Article published on the IDI April newsletter on the Senate Franchising Code of Conduct inquiry.

U.S.A.: Franchise Anti-poaching Agreements Under Attack in U.S.

USA, 17 September 2018
For more than 40 years, many franchisors have used provisions in their franchise agreements that prohibit franchisees from recruiting or hiring employees of other franchisees of the franchisor or of the franchisor itself.