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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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AUSTRALIA: Update - Report released on Senate Franchising Code of Conduct inquiry.

AUSTRALIA, 15 October 2019
This is an update to our April 2018 and October 2018 articles published in the IDI April and October newsletter on the Senate Franchising Code of Conduct inquiry.

PORTUGAL: Goodwill compensation in franchising contracts.

PORTUGAL, 15 October 2019
In Portugal, the possibility of seeking goodwill compensation in relation to franchising contracts remains controversial. This note summarises generally the framework as well as highlighting some recent court cases in Portugal which although not binding are persuasive.

INDIA: Supreme Court of India’s decision on stamp duty on underlying contract for a valid arbitration clause.

INDIA, 15 October 2019
The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (“the Act”) is the regulation relating to arbitration law in India.

POLAND: Regarding that price is permissible or prohibited does not depend on how it is determined, but on whether the supplier gave the distributor possibility...

POLAND, 15 October 2019
The Court of Appeal in Warsaw in the judgment of 10 January 2018 upheld the decision of the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection concerning imposition of fixed prices by the franchisor.