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PORTUGAL: Goodwill Compensation in Franchising Contracts.

PORTUGAL, 15 October 2019
In Portugal, the possibility of seeking goodwill compensation in relation to franchising contracts remains controversial. This note summarises generally the framework as well as highlighting some recent court cases in Portugal which although not binding are persuasive.

INDIA: Supreme Court of India’s decision on stamp duty on underlying contract for a valid arbitration clause.

INDIA, 15 October 2019
The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (“the Act”) is the regulation relating to arbitration law in India.

POLAND: Regarding that price is permissible or prohibited does not depend on how it is determined, but on whether the supplier gave the distributor possibility...

POLAND, 15 October 2019
The Court of Appeal in Warsaw in the judgment of 10 January 2018 upheld the decision of the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection concerning imposition of fixed prices by the franchisor.

EU: The Nike decision of the EU Commission on competition law.

EU, 16 September 2019
The EU Commission’s decision of March 25, 2019 which fined Nike for 12.5 million Euros for violation of Article 101 TFEU and Article 53 EEA Agreement, was finally published on June 21, 2019.