Distribution and commercial contracts
A given product goes through various stages of the industrial and commercial process - from raw materials to purchased goods that are ultimately sold to an end user. The relations between the different players at these different stages can be defined in various ways, ranging from one or more individual purchase-sale agreements to a more structured collaboration. These varied forms of cooperation are often specifically governed to a greater or lesser extent by law, for example rules on commercial agency, termination of fixed-term exclusive distribution concessions, franchising, etc.
Furthermore, competition law must also be taken into account, and of course agreements cannot contain prohibited cartel or other anti-competitive arrangements.
- GSJ’s teams have extensive experience in the following areas:
- drawing up agency, concession and other distribution agreements
- setting up franchise projects
- supervising exclusive or selective distribution projects
- organising procedures for distribution agreements and the termination of such agreements.
It should also be remembered that all these transactions often take place in an international context, so it's important to take into account the rules governing the applicable law and the competent court. Be reassured. In this regard, GSJ can rely on an extensive network of international partners.