EU - IRELAND: No "negotiation" for the Court of Justice of the European Union on commercial agent status.

EU - IRELAND, 16 November 2020
On 24 December 2018, the Tribunal de commerce de Paris ( Commercial Court ) referred the following question on the interpretation of Directive 86/653/EEC on the coordination of the laws of the Member States relating to self-employed commercial agents ( Directive) to the Court of Justice of the European Union ( CJEU ):

SPAIN: International agency with decrease of sales. Clientele indemnity includes lost clients. Applicable law and competent courts.

SPAIN, 16 November 2020
International Agency Agreement. The Court has analyzed the Agent obligations regarding minimum sales when not contractually foreseen, not paid commissions and clientele compensation including commissions paid to clients already lost. The Court also makes some remarks about evidences and time-limit to claim past commissions. In this multi-million judgement Spanish law was of application and...

CHINA: Recent Appeal Decision regarding the definition of a franchise and the right of unilateral termination in franchise agreements.

CHINA, 16 November 2020
A very common feature of domestic PRC franchise cases is that the alleged franchisor disputes that its agreement is a franchise agreement.

IDI Website: The essential tool for your activity.

IDI, 14 October 2020
Despite COVID, IDI does not stop.

NETHERLANDS: New Dutch Franchise Act has been adopted.

NETHERLANDS, 14 October 2020
After a self-regulatory process which led to the Dutch Franchise Code in 2016 and a previous draft franchise act which was rejected, the Dutch Franchise Act (“ Wet franchise ”) has been adopted by the Dutch Parliament and lastly by the Dutch Senate on 30 June, 2020.

INDIA: Franchising, licensing and distribution in India during the pandemic.

INDIA, 14 October 2020
Key legal and business issues to consider – 13 key questions.

CANADA: Ontario Arthur Wishart Act 2020 amendments.

CANADA, 14 October 2020
Long-awaited amendments to the Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure), 2000 (the “AWA”) came into effect on September 1, 2020. The amendments clarify some unclear provisions in the legislation, and add some welcome options for pre-disclosure contracting.

Revision of the VBER: The EU Commission published its “Staff Working Document Evaluation”

EU, 17 September 2020
On September 8, 2020, the EU Commission published its Staff Working Document Evaluation, summarizing the results of the evaluation process of the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation – Regulation 330/2010 – VBER).

Another successful IDI event! Keep on following us!

IDI, 17 September 2020
Thanks to those of you who attended the 2020 IDI Webinar on “Restarting after COVID19 lockdown” for your participation.