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SWEDEN: Distribution – Supreme Court Case T 85-17, 14th February 2018.

SWEDEN, 18 April 2018
The Supreme Court of Sweden rules that, normally and typically, (i) a notice period of six months will be reasonable and sufficient in long-standing distribution relationships, and (ii) a distributor will not be entitled to an indemnity by means of analogies from what applies to commercial agents

ITALY: Termination of distributorship contracts: abuse of right and violation of good faith.

ITALY, 18 April 2018
On 5 February 2018 the Court of Appeal of Rome issued an important case regarding distributorship contracts (Decision No. 691/2018).

AUSTRALIA: Report on the Senate Franchising Code of Conduct inquiry.

AUSTRALIA, 18 April 2018
The operation and effectiveness of the Franchising Code of Conduct

SPAIN: Agency agreement - limitation action. Relevant dates for the interruption.

SPAIN, 12 March 2018
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.