2012 IDI Annual Conference

Venice (Italy) 18 to 19 May 2012

New Challenges in International Distribution
Distribution contracts with Department Stores and Sales through Internet

IDI held the 2012 IDI Annual Conference in Venice (Italy) on 18-19 May 2012.
You can find below the full program and the materials discussed


Contracts whereby a supplier is granted an area within a department store, shopping mall or other similar organisation
F. Bortolotti
Choice of the conceded space outfitting, relocation and duration/termination
San Juan
Employee and Staffing in Concessions and Corners. The Critical Issues
Avoiding Legal Constraints: domestic rules on commercial lease contracts
The legal qualification of the (re)sale by the department store of goods supplied on a consignment basis
Alonso (Panel)
Presentation of a number of websites, showing the various possible approaches: Guccio Gucci website
Internet Sales: how to regulate your distribution network
Drafting license agreements for the use of the supplier's trademark on a website where his products are proposed for sale
Department stores and their Internet website: how should suppliers react? The example of De Bijenkorf
Question referred to the European Court by the Paris Court of Appeals
Selective Distribution and third parties
Internet Sales: after the Fabre Judgement: IPR owners vs Pure Players
European antitrust and Internet Sales: the dealer network
Termination of master franchise agreements
Gardner & Brimer
Termination of Master Franchise Agreements
S. Bortolotti (Panel)
Goodwill Indemnity due to the Master Franchisee and/or to subfranchisees in case of Contractual Termination by the Master Franchisor
Bassani (Panel)
Goodwill indemnity in Germany
Becker (Panel)
Goodwill indemnity in Germany
Becker (Panel)
Compensation to master franchisors upon termination and non-renewal of master franchise agreements in Brazil
Panel Brazil
The relationship between the distributorship contract and the contracts of sale between supplier and distributor
Which law should govern the contract of sale between suppliers and distributors?
The CISG: Which law should be chosen for matters not covered by the CISG
The Common European Sales Law: A useful tool for business or a useless additional set of rules?
F. Bortolotti
Jurisdictional problems regarding disputes arising in the context of contracts of sale. The recent case law of the EC Court of Justice on Article 5.1, Brussels I Regulation
The notion of commercial agency and its borderlines
Commercial agency and negotiation of contracts. The case of agents who promote business without negotiating.
Can a commission contract replace a commercial agency contract?
Discussion Panel on commercial agents and occasional intermediaries