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Initial considerations Agency and distribution are examples of channels to market: means by which a manufacturer, producer or an intermediary, such as a wholesaler, gets...

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This Practice Note deals with the relationships arising between principals, agents and third parties with whom the agent deals on the principal’s behalf. It considers the...

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A key proposition underpinning EU competition law is that competing companies should act independently on markets. In principle, rivalry and competition can be expected...

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This Practice Note is important first stage reading for analysing vertical restraints, that is, restrictions in vertical agreements caught by Article 101(1) TFEU (see The...

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Intellectual property (IP) agreements relating to, for example, licensing of technology and for the joint development of new technology, may have a restrictive effect on...

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This Practice Note considers the Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993 (the Commercial Agents Regulations), SI 1993/3053 which implement the Council...

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There are several ways in which a supplier can distribute its product. A supplier may: • distribute products or services itself • use a distributor, or • use an agent. In...

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This Practice Note makes frequent references to two legal instruments issued by the European Commission that are designed to assist parties and their advisors in...

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The growing economic importance of the online sector has brought it into the focus of competition authorities around the world including. In Europe, the European...

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This Practice Note describes the extent of a distributor's liabilities towards third parties, including where it may incur primary product liability in place of the...

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Most manufacturers do not distribute their products themselves. Establishing a captive retail system is expensive and manufacturers normally outsource such activities to...

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Who is a fiduciary? There is no comprehensive list of the relationships which give rise to the existence of fiduciary duties under common law. Some relationships are...

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Click here to download the latest Vertical agreements 2019 report, published by Getting the Deal Through. Jurisdictions covered The following jurisdictions are covered in...

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Nature of agency Agency is a relationship under which a principal appoints an agent to act under their direction and on their behalf for specified purposes. In business,...

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The nature of distribution Distribution is an arrangement under which the distributor buys goods from a manufacturer and resells them on its own behalf. By contrast, in...

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This Practice Note considers non-compete clauses in commercial agreements. Non-compete clauses are contractual obligations restricting a party from competing with the...

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