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IDI - The International Distribution Institute

The International Distribution Institute (IDI) is an association founded in 2004 by Prof. Fabio Bortolotti, Prof. Didier Ferrier, Klaus Meyer Swantee, Erwin Gärtner and Silvia Bortolotti, which deals with distribution law around the world.

Members of the IDI Association are lawyers, internal counsels, consultants and businesspeople, who share an interest in cross border distribution of products and services (i.e. commercial agency, exclusive and selective distribution, franchising, occasional intermediaries etc.).

IDI provides information and documents that can be used when creating, organizing and managing distribution networks around the world. Particularly, international model contracts, text of laws, detailed country reports, national and European case-law are available in the website.

IDI organizes every year an Annual Conference, attended by lawyers and legal counsels coming from all over the world, on current topics in the field of distribution, franchising, commercial agency and related issues. The aim of the yearly conference is to share information and experiences among its members.

IDI frequently organizes conferences and seminars in partnership with other associations (ICC, IBA, AIJA and ECLA).