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ITALY: Critical remarks on the investigation opened by the AGCM against Benetton for abuse of economic dependence in franchising.

ITALY, 15 February 2021
On 17 November 2020, the Italian Antitrust Authority (AGCM) opened an investigation against Benetton s.r.l. and Benetton Group s.r.l. for abuse of economic dependence in a franchising and product resale contractual relationship.

CHINA: Non-competition clause and agreement in a franchise business.

CHINA, 15 February 2021
Having non-competition terms in a franchise agreement is very common when negotiating a franchise business, however, how to draft such a clause or even inserting such provisions in an individual agreement on it could be tricky in China.

NORWAY: The definition of a commercial agent.

NORWAY, 15 February 2021
In a recent judgement from the Norwegian Appeal Court, the court ruled that the claimant – 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 in the Agency Act.

NETHERLANDS: Royal decree confirms effective date of 1 January 2021 for new Dutch Franchise Act.

NETHERLANDS, 18 January 2021
By royal decree of King Willem-Alexander of 25 November 2020 the new Dutch Franchise Act enters into force per the 1st of January 2021.