Online platforms in the EU: New rules and impact on manufacturers and franchisors.

EU, 15 June 2020
The rise of online platforms is one of the fundamental economic and social developments of recent years.

SPAIN: Non-exclusive verbal distribution contract: Unilateral resolution without notice or goodwill indemnity. Repurchase of stocks.

SPAIN, 15 June 2020
The Court of Appeal of Madrid has issued a judgment on November 28, 2019 (No. 575/2019, rec. 566/2019) on a distribution contract that rejects the compensation for lack of notice, goodwill compensation (clientele) but it condemns to the repurchase of stocks by the manufacturer.

POLAND: Truck dealers in Poland are investigated by the Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection.

POLAND, 15 June 2020
The President of the Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) has initiated the proceedings against three truck dealers of the known brand DAF.

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IDI, 18 May 2020
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DENMARK: Commercial agent did not breach commercial agency agreement by refusing to sign SOP.

DENMARK, 18 May 2020
The case concerned termination of an agency agreement within the pharmaceutical industry before the Danish Supreme Court.

SPAIN: Comments on the judgement of the High Justice Court of Madrid rendered on 13 December 2018. The concept of “public policy” as a ground to anull arbitral...

SPAIN, 18 May 2020
Over recent years, several High Justice Courts of Spain, especially the one seated in Madrid, have been annulling arbitral awards on the grounds of breach of public policy, pursuant to Article 41.1 f) of the Spanish Arbitration Act.

COLOMBIA: Recent decisions on tax rules.

COLOMBIA, 18 May 2020
In Colombia, in accordance with the current tax regulations, technology transfer agreements, license and royalties, trademarks, patents, technical assistance, technical service, basic engineering agreements, must be filed for registration with the National Tax Administration -DIAN.

Follow-up: Q&A on COVID-19 and international contracts

Following the newsletter of April 30, 2020, IDI has updated the Q&A Paper, dealing with the most frequently asked questions concerning the impact of COVID-19 on distribution/supply, franchising and agency contracts, with new contributions for Argentina, Canada, Jordan and Kuwait.


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.