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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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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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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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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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This Practice Note explains the relationship between a commercial agent and a principal as provided by the Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993, SI...

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General In business matters, the rights and duties of principal and agent are normally set out in a written agency agreement. Additional rights and duties...

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This Practice Note describes the nature and degree of an agent's authority which is conferred upon it by the principal, subject to some limitations. This Practice Note...

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Sub-agency The general rule, arising from the personal nature of an agency, is that an agent may not entrust to another the exercise of a power or duty. However,...

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This Practice Note examines the events and situations that may bring an agency arrangement to an end and the consequences of termination of an agency on the...

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This Practice Note covers how the Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993 (the Commercial Agents Regulations), SI 1993/3053 govern the termination of a...

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This Practice Note considers the key implications on the application of EU competition law in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Effect on EU competition law under a no-deal...

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On 23 June 2016, the United Kingdom held an advisory referendum on its membership of the EU, with a small majority of those voting (and allowed to vote) being in favour...

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In the EU, unilateral or ‘dominant’ firm conduct is governed by Article 102 TFEU. In particular, Article 102 TFEU prohibits undertakings that (individually or...

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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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The creation of the Competition and Market Authority (CMA) was accompanied by a radical change in the element of the criminal cartel offence the prosecuting authorities...

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