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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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IDI News

From members and country experts all around the world

EU: The Nike decision of the EU Commission on competition law.

EU, 16 September 2019
The EU Commission’s decision of March 25, 2019 which fined Nike for 12.5 million Euros for violation of Article 101 TFEU and Article 53 EEA Agreement, was finally published on June 21, 2019.

UK: Good Faith in the UK.

UK, 16 September 2019
The judgment in Alan Bates v Post Office Limited was handed down in the High Court on 15 March 2019 as part of the extensive litigation bought by a significant group of sub-postmasters against the United Kingdom Post Office.

PAKISTAN: Pakistan High Court rejects the claim of exclusive agent for specific performance.

PAKISTAN, 16 September 2019
The claimant was acting as an exclusive distributor of OTIS Elevator Company in Pakistan for marketing, furnishing, installing and serving OTIS Elevators and Escalators for nearly 27 years.

SPAIN: The Spanish Law on Trade secrets.

SPAIN, 16 September 2019
On June 2016, EU Directive 943/2016, on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure was published, giving a 2 years term to Member States to adapt its domestic regulations.