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Detailed country reports on agency distribution and franchising law prepared by highly qualified country experts

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UK: UK’s proposed vertical restraints block exemption.

UK, 17 January 2022
The UK’s competition body – the Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) – has advised the government that it should, following Brexit, replace the reference in UK competition law to the EU’s vertical restraints block exemption with a UK block exemption.

CHINA: What does the new Personal Information Protection Law of China mean for cross-border franchising and distribution?

CHINA, 17 January 2022
E-commerce sales in China held steady in 2020 and will continue to account for more than half of all ecommerce globally (52.1%), according to Insider Intelligence. On one hand, rapid expansion of e-commerce has offered opportunities for cross-border enterprises, including those in the franchising and distribution sector; on the other hand, online trading activities has exposed personal data to...

NORWAY: The definition of a commercial agent - part III – The judgement from the EFTA Court.

NORWAY, 17 January 2022
In previous articles we have presented the ongoing Norep-case, wherein the Norwegian Appeal Court ruled that Norep AS (Norep) was not entitled to indemnity in accordance with the Agency Act as it found that Norep did not qualify as an agent based on the definition of “agent” in the act.

MEXICO: Franchises and the New Law of Transparency, Prevention and Elimination of Unlawful Practices in Advertising Services.

MEXICO, 15 December 2021
On June 3rd, 2021, the Law of Transparency, Prevention and Elimination of Unlawful Practices in Advertising Services (hereinafter “Law”) was published in the Official Gazette and entered into full force and effect on September 1st, 2021.