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"Country cards" of more than 140 countries and national law

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International Conventions

The main conventions and model laws with the relevant status of ratification

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Detailed country reports on agency distribution and franchising law prepared by highly qualified country experts

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Arbitral Cases

Nearly 100 abstracts of international arbitral awards issued in the field of distribution

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EU Rules

The main EU Rules on commercial agency, distribution, franchising and related matters

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EU Case Law

The main decisions on international distribution issued by the EU Courts

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More than 550 references to articles and books on international distribution

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Model contracts on commercial agency and distributorship

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International arbitration

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Country Experts

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ARGENTINA: Important decision of Chamber X of the Labor Court of Appeals.

ARGENTINA, 15 July 2021
On May 7, 2021 Chamber X of the Labor Court of Appeals in Buenos Aires decided that a franchisor is not liable for the labor debts of franchisees as provided under Section 1520 of the new Commercial and Civil Code that came into effect as from August 1, 2016.

FRANCE: French Court decisions slowly aligns with the EUCJ EU Trendsetteuse case.

FRANCE, 15 July 2021
Since the early 2000s, French courts considered that the intermediary cannot benefit from the commercial status and regime, unless he has large power of negotiations over the sales conditions and the prices. This lead numerous commercial agents to loose their right to termination indemnity.

AUSTRALIA: Changes to Australian franchising laws.

AUSTRALIA, 15 July 2021
On 1 July 2021 a raft of changes to Australia's Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes—Franchising) Regulation 2014 ( Code ), the mandatory industry code that governs franchising arrangements in Australia, took effect.

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