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EU: The Coty Judgment on selective distribution systems and the prohibition to sell through internet platforms.

EU, 14 December 17
On December 6, 2017 the European Court of Justice finally issued the decision on the famous “Coty Case” (Case C-230/16 – Coty Germany GmbH v. Parfümerie Akzente GmbH), which has been under discussion for a certain period, also during the 2017 IDI Conference.

IRAQ: New Commercial Agency Law and Implications for Multinational Companies.

IRAQ, 14 December 17
Iraq has passed a new commercial agency law that creates new protections for businesses that are wholly-owned by Iraqis. While it is yet to be seen how the law is enforced, as written, the new law may result in the disruption of existing foreign investment in Iraqi import businesses, and also restrict freedom of contract for foreign companies that supply products to Iraq through distributors,...

NORWAY: McDonald's Norway v. Carpe Diem AS and Sito AS.

NORWAY, 14 December 17
Carpe Diem AS (Carpe Diem) and Sito AS (Sito) are two franchisees operating McDonald's restaurants in Norway. Franchisor is McDonald's Norway AS. Since 2010, the McDonald's-restaurants in Norway had sold hamburgers and cheeseburgers for 10 kroner (about 1 euro), which resulted in a loss for each hamburger/cheeseburger sold. The decision to set the recommended price to €1 was made by McCoop in...

SLOVENIA: Recent judgement on agency agreements.

SLOVENIA, 14 December 17
The Higher Court of Ljubljana ruled that an agency agreement involves an obligation of result and therefore the agent isn’t entitled to any commission, if the contract has not been concluded, regardless of his efforts.