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2008 IDI Annual Conference

Torino (Italy) 6 to 7 Jun 2008

Distribution and internet
The Impact of Internet on Agency, Distributorship and Franchising Agreements

IDI held the 2008 IDI Annual Conference in Torino (Italy) on 6-7 June 2008.
You can find below the full program and the materials discussed


Materials

Sales promotion through Internet by companies with a distribution network: how to avoid conflicts with the network.
Hero
Use of Internet by members of the sales network: the risks and possible remedies.
Kozuka
Contractual strategies for keeping the action of distributors within acceptable boundaries, while respecting EU antitrust rules.
Fabio Bortolotti
Internet sales by selective distributors and franchisees in the EU. Which limitations can be imposed without infringing the rules on competition?
Xueref
nternational instruments for warranting functional equivalence between electronic records and paper-based documents.
Estrella Faria
Practical problems arising in Internet negotiation. The view of a company lawyer.
Catalano
Use of Internet for settling disputes: the on-line conciliation of the Piedmont Arbitration Chamber.
Cena
The digital signature of Infocamere: a practical and effective means for business
Da Rin
Evaluating the possible amount of indemnity for agents and distributors and means to reduce it under German law.
Hero
Examples of case-law.
Meeussen
Criteria used by Belgian Courts to calculate the indemnities for distributors under the law of 1961.
Meeussen
French case law on the calculation of the goodwill indemnity for commercial agents and distributors.
Radtke
Indemnity for agents and distributors in Spain: the calculation criteria used by the courts.
Alonso
The calculation of the agent's indemnity in Italy after the Honyvem judgment of the Court of Justice.
Silvia Bortolotti
The choice between arbitration and the jurisdiction of ordinary courts
Ferrier
What happens when there is no choice of forum (or arbitration)
Breiter
Strategy of choice of forum in the European area
Fabio Bortolotti
Ukraine and Russian Federation
Slipachuk