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Q&A ON COVID-19 AND INTERNATIONAL CONTRACTS

INTERNATIONAL, 30 April 2020
The emergency caused by the COVID-19 epidemic is having a clear impact on the execution of ongoing domestic and international contracts.

The impact of Covid-19 on international distribution, franchising and commercial agency contracts.

INTERNATIONAL, 20 April 2020
The emergency caused by the COVID-19 epidemic is having a clear impact on the execution of ongoing domestic and international contracts.

The new ICC Force Majeure Clause

INTERNATIONAL, 20 April 2020
Force majeure in international contracts.

Germany: The impact of the Act to mitigate the consequences of the COVID-19-Pandemic on franchise systems.

GERMANY, 20 April 2020
On 1 April 2020, the Act to Mitigate the Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Civil, Criminal and Insolvency Law (Corona Mitigation Act) came into force.

COVID – 19 and Competition law.

EU, 20 April 2020
Joint statement on the application of the antitrust rules during the current coronavirus crisis.

The Coronavirus and distributorship under the new ICC Force Majeure Clauses.

INTERNATIONAL, 24 March 2020
The purpose of this text is to introduce the new ICC Force Majeure Clauses in the context of the most conspicuous current example of an impediment beyond the control of the parties. The writer of this article was a member of the Drafting Group of the new ICC Force Majeure and Hardship Clauses, which are to be published soon. Also Fabio Bortolotti and Ercüment Erdem from IDI membership took...

NETHERLANDS: Upcoming new rules on franchising.

NETHERLANDS, 24 March 2020
In December 2018, the Under-Secretary of Economic Affairs and Climate, Mona Keijzer presented the Dutch draft Franchise bill to the franchise sector for the purposes of consultation. After completion of the consultation stage and after receiving the advice from the Council of State, an amended draft bill was sent on 10 February 2020 to the Dutch Parliament.

RUSSIA: The Russian Government has adopted rules for digital labeling of new products and order of access to labeling information.

RUSSIAN FEDERATION, 24 March 2020
On January 07th, 2020, the Russian Government completed another stage of implementation of the Track & Trace digital-labeling system called “Chestny ZNAK” (“ T&T System ”) by determining the labeling timelines and rules for selected products. Further, on the same date, the authorities published an order of accessing the information, on the turnover of the labeled products. These...

EU: IDI met with the EU Commission in view of the revision of VBER 330/2010.

EU, 17 February 2020
The International Distribution Institute (IDI) had a meeting at the European Commission with the team in charge of the revision of the VBER 330/2010.