SPAIN, 12 March 18
The Provincial Court of Barcelona has issued a judgement in November 9, 2017 on the limitation period in a claim for goodwill compensation in an agency agreement.
ITALY, 12 March 18
The Italian Jobs Act on self-employment (Law 22/05/2017, No. 81 - Measures for the protection of non-entrepreneurial self-employment and measures to encourage flexible articulation in the time and place of subordinate work) introduced some limitations to the contractual freedom, including the ineffectiveness of unilateral contract amendment clauses.
INDIA, 12 March 18
The Government of India has decided to open up the Single Brand Retail sector for foreign investment to up to 100% foreign investment through the automatic route subject to fulfilment of prescribed conditions.
NORWAY, 12 March 18
As in any well-crafted contract, the Franchise Agreement is designed to balance the needs of the franchisor to protect its concept and ensure consistency in how each of its licensees operates under the brand.
UK, 15 February 18
The Court of Appeal handed down judgment at the end of November in relation to a dispute between a franchisor and an ex franchisee which highlights the dangers of failing to enter into properly drafted franchise agreements.
SPAIN, 15 February 18
The Provincial Court of Barcelona as issued a judgement in October 20, 2017 regarding an agency/distribution agreement with an arbitration clause.
HUNGARY, 15 February 18
The Hungarian Supreme Court (Curia) has brought a judgment regarding a franchise agreement. According to the judgment, the plaintiff operated a real estate agency franchise chain, and had a franchise agreement with the defendant.
CANADA, 15 February 18
Life may soon get a little easier for franchisors doing business in Ontario. The Ontario government recently introduced Bill 154, the Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act, 2017 (Bill 154), which includes amendments to the Ontario franchise legislation – the Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure), 2000 (the AWA).
EU, 15 January 18
The European General Court (EGC) rendered a judgement on 23 October 2017 in which it was confirmed that a selective distribution system can be in conformity with EU antitrust rules in case specific requirements are met.
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