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ITALY: Abuse of economic dependence in relation to franchise agreements.

ITALY, 18 March 2019
Article 9 of Law 192 of 1998 on subcontracting regulates the abuse of economic dependence in the following terms: Abuse of economic dependence 1. The abuse by one or more undertakings of the position of economic dependence in which a customer or supplier undertaking is, in or against them, shall be prohibited. An economic dependency is a situation in which an undertaking is able to cause, in its...

LITHUANIA: The Supreme Court's judgment of 2018-04-13.

LITHUANIA, 18 March 2019
2018-04-13 The Supreme Court of Lithuania issued a ruling explaining some important issues regarding commercial representation: - regarding the criterion of the main activity in relations of commercial representation - regarding the recognition of a commercial representation contract as unlawful and award of a fine

NETHERLANDS: New proposed Dutch Franchise Bill grants franchisees far reaching veto rights and may restrict innovation and entrepreneurship.

NETHERLANDS, 18 March 2019
After quite a long run-up the Under-Secretary of Economic Affairs and Climate, Mona Keijzer, presented, on 12 December 2018, a new draft bill on franchise to the franchise sectory for the purposes of consultation.

EU: The Guess Decision of the EU Commission: a first analysis.

EU, 18 February 2019
The approach followed by the EU Commission in the Guess decision may have a disruptive impact on many selective distribution networks, including franchise systems across Europe.