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2011 IDI/ICC Joint Conference

Amsterdam (Netherlands) 16 to 18 Jun 2011

Current Developments in International Contracts Law
Agency, distribution and franchising - European Contract Law - ICC recommendations and model forms

IDI held the 2011 IDI/ICC Joint Conference in Amsterdam (Netherlands) on 16-18 June 2011.
You can find below the full program and the materials discussed


Materials

Organizing a distribution in the U.S.: Problems faced by the foreign exporter
Hero
Appointing an agent/sales representative for the U.S. (or part of it)
Baer
Establishing distribution channel in the U.S.
Thiele
Expanding a franchise network into the USA. Legal and business issues
Zwisler
The trend towards protecting distributors in case of termination: a general overview
S. Bortolotti
When courts set aside the contractual notice periods: the example of the Netherlands
Van Till
L. 442-6-I,5 Commercial Code
Ferrier
Current development in international contract law
Querenet Hahn/Karg
Calculation of damages due to distributors because of an insufficient period of notice and for goodwill
Meeussen
First Workshop
Case Studies
Materials prepared by L. Railas for the first workshop
Railas
Discriminating Between Members of the Same Network: American Statutes and Cases
Emerson
Franchising discrimination claims
Emerson
Possible discrimination between members of two different networks: how to avoid possible problems
Kolb
The use of uniform criteria for selecting outlets under EU competition rules and their impact on the members of the network
Ferrier
Possible conflicts between selective distribution systems and internet sales
Fournier
What a franchisor should know before negotiating a franchise agreement in Brazil china japan and the united states
Zwisler
Brazilian franchise law no. 8,955/94
Bassani
Chinese legal issues for beginners: trademarks and franchising
Jones
Franchise sales in the United States
Baer