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2018 IDI Annual Conference

Florence (Italy) 8 to 9 Jun 2018

Managing and controlling distribution at the retail level

The International Distribution Institute invites you to take part to an event of great importance for attorneys, corporate lawyers and pratictioners dealing with international distribution and franchising.


Materials

The main reasons for controlling and/or influencing retail distribution.
Monica Vitor Alves
PANEL: The role of business consultants in deciding the appropriate strategy for getting and keeping control at the retail level.
Jhon Pratt, Raffaella Còndina, Farrah Rose, Andrea Maria Meschia
Case Study: Distribution vs. franchising: pros and cons when retail goes international from a legal perspective.
Marco Hero, Andrew Loewinger
Direct or indirect control of a network of mono-brand retailers/franchisees?
Tao Xu
PANEL: Establishing a relationship with multi-brand retailers: the main strategic issues
Fabio Bortolotti, David Koch, Beatrice Grifoni, Antonio Papalino
Imposing conditions regarding resale upon retailers through general conditions
Silvia Bortolotti
The European Commission's policy regarding distribution agreements following the e-commerce sector enquiry, with particular reference to the possible coexistence of parallel distribution networks.
Didier Ferrier
The European Commission's policy regarding distribution agreements following the e-commerce sector enquiry, with particular reference to the possible coexistence of parallel distribution networks.
Thomas Kramler
Which limitations regarding the Internet can be imposed on members of a selective network? The Coty judgment of the European Court of Justice.
Ginevra Bruzzone
Effective management of resale pricing within the distribution network.
Edward Miller
Limiting free riding without breaching competition rules.
Aldo Frignani
1WS - When is arbitration the right solution for distribution
Peter Silverman
1 WS - The importance of choosing arbitrators who "know the business"
Stefano Catelani, Susanne Margossian
1WS - The paramount importance of oral evidence
Didier Matray
1 WS - PANEL: The conditions for an effective expedited procedure. A comparison of different experiences.
Pascal Hollander, Maria Beatrice Deli, Frank Spoorenberg, Francesca Mazza
1 WS - The IDArb approach to expedited arbitration for distribution disputes.
Fabio Bortolotti
2 WS - PANEL: Who is the “owner” of the customers’ data?
Paul Jones, Giorgia Armanni, Michael Lindsey
2 WS - Online profiling and cross channel marketing: the need to comply with privacy rules.
Mariaelena Giorcelli, Emmanuelle Behr
2 WS - Managing CRM in compliance with privacy rules.
Carla Vecchini
2 WS - Preserving confidentiality of trade secrets and know-how
Mercedes Clavell
2 WS - PANEL: How to effectively protect trade secrets in Court disputes.
Marco Venturello, Natalma McKnew
3 WS - The supplier's liability for non-conformity/defects in his quality as seller (introduction).
Marcel Fontaine
3 WS - The allocation of liabilities for non conformity claims between the members of the network.
Stefano Rovej
3 WS - Establishing specific conditions of guarantee in general conditions of sale.
Ercument Erdem
3 WS - Establishing a direct relationship between supplier and end user through a contractual warranty.
Silvia Bortolotti
3 WS - Providing uniform conditions of warranty worldwide
Jaap van Till
3 WS - PANEL: Facing product liability claims.
Ignacio Alonso, Leslie Thiele, Lawrence Guo, Nadia El Baroudi-Kostrikis