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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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As with other commercial arrangements, 'franchise agreements' are potentially subject to EU and Member State competition law requirements (in particular, the Article...

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Introduction The Trading Schemes Act 1996 (TSA 1996) and subsequent regulations made under it, were introduced to regulate pyramid selling schemes because, at the time,...

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Click here to download the latest Franchise 2020 report, published by Getting the Deal Through. Jurisdictions covered The following jurisdictions are covered in this...

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This Practice Note considers good faith in commercial agreements. It examines the concept of good faith and the extent to which it is applied in commercial agreements...

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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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There are a number of ways that disputes can arise in a franchise context that can be mitigated by what you include in the franchise agreement and how it is policed. It...

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General This Practice Note sets out the restrictions that a franchisor typically imposes on a franchisee in order to protect the franchisor’s business, including use of...

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This Practice Note examines the role and remit of the British Franchise Association (the BFA) in the franchise industry in the UK. It looks at the legislative and...

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Role and remit The European Franchise Federation (EFF) is a non-profit international association based in Belgium. Set up in 1972 by the French Franchise Federation, the...

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This Practice Note considers the principal matters a franchise agreement should address including clarity over the rights to be granted to the franchisee and the relevant...

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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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