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"Country cards" of more than 140 countries and national law

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International Conventions

The main conventions and model laws with the relevant status of ratification

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

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Arbitral Cases

Nearly 100 abstracts of international arbitral awards issued in the field of distribution

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EU Rules

The main EU Rules on commercial agency, distribution, franchising and related matters

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EU Case Law

The main decisions on international distribution issued by the EU Courts

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More than 550 references to articles and books on international distribution

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Model contracts on commercial agency and distributorship

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International arbitration

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FINLAND: An interesting case-law on a cooperation agreement.

FINLAND, 16 July 2018
The Finnish Supreme Court ruled on 3 May 2018 (KKO 2018:37) on the formation and termination of a long-term cooperation agreement by referring to the provisions of the Draft Common Frame of Reference (DCFR) which might give an extensive protection in the case of termination.

ITALY: The know-how in the franchising agreements.

ITALY, 16 July 2018
The case concerned the correct qualification of a commercial relationship between two enterprises (Canzian and Dersuit Caffe) as a franchising agreement or as a rental of a business branch and the subsequent role of the know-how’s transfer.

INDIA: Impact of recent ruling provides precedent for taxation on liquidated damages.

INDIA, 16 July 2018
Following up on our earlier report detailing the introduction of Goods and Services Tax (“ GST ”) in India and the importance of distributors working with entities in India to acknowledge the said changes by amending the present agreements and pricing of products, there has been another specific development which should alert entities engaged in distribution in India to reevaluate liquidated...

FRANCE: Effects in France of the EUCJ Judgment of April 19, 2018, concerning trial periods in on commercial agent agreements.

FRANCE, 20 June 2018
Trial period provisions in commercial agent agreements were subject to variations over the last 20 years in France.