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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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EU - IRELAND: No "negotiation" for the Court of Justice of the European Union on commercial agent status.

EU - IRELAND, 16 November 2020
On 24 December 2018, the Tribunal de commerce de Paris ( Commercial Court ) referred the following question on the interpretation of Directive 86/653/EEC on the coordination of the laws of the Member States relating to self-employed commercial agents ( Directive) to the Court of Justice of the European Union ( CJEU ):

SPAIN: International agency with decrease of sales. Clientele indemnity includes lost clients. Applicable law and competent courts.

SPAIN, 16 November 2020
International Agency Agreement. The Court has analyzed the Agent obligations regarding minimum sales when not contractually foreseen, not paid commissions and clientele compensation including commissions paid to clients already lost. The Court also makes some remarks about evidences and time-limit to claim past commissions. In this multi-million judgement Spanish law was of application and...

CHINA: Recent Appeal Decision regarding the definition of a franchise and the right of unilateral termination in franchise agreements.

CHINA, 16 November 2020
A very common feature of domestic PRC franchise cases is that the alleged franchisor disputes that its agreement is a franchise agreement.

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