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ARGENTINA: Recent Argentine case on labour liability of a local franchising company for dismissal of employee working for franchisee.

ARGENTINA, 17 December 2019
Mallo Fondevila Emiliano F. vs. Cichero Fernando J. and others on labour dismissal - Decision of the Court of Labour Appeals chamber IX N° 55832 - Buenos Aires, September 29, 2019.

SWITZERLAND: Goodwill indemnity for distributors remains an exception under Swiss law.

SWITZERLAND, 17 December 2019
In a landmark decision of 2008, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court had ruled for the first time that, under certain circumstances, exclusive distributors have a mandatory claim for goodwill indemnity upon termination of the distribution agreement. This had been the first case in which a Swiss court had accepted to apply by analogy the agency law provision regarding goodwill indemnity to distributors...

URUGUAY: Perpetuity clauses in distribution agreements.

URUGUAY, 17 December 2019
It was recently discussed, in a judicial case in Uruguay, an issue about the difference between distribution agreements with unlimited term and contracts in perpetuity.

SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Franchise Law in force.

SAUDI ARABIA, 18 November 2019
After many years of drafting, discussions, negotiations and revisions, the Saudi Franchise Regulations (the "Regulations") have finally been approved by the Council of Ministers in its meeting on 8 October 2019; the Law was published in the official gazette (Um Al-Qura) as Royal Decree M/22 of 9/2/1441H. on 25 October 2019.