Briefing notes

Agents under the Commercial Agents Regulations 1993 (the Regulations) are entitled to compensation for loss of profits even if the contract between the parties has not been breached but has been lawfully terminated by the Principal. However, if the contract...
The opportunities presented by Brexit Could there be opportunities for suppliers and distributors as a result of the UK leaving the EU, as is expected, on 31 October 2019 without a withdrawal agreement being in place?  The question may seem...
Could there be opportunities for suppliers and principals and distributors and agents alike as a result of the UK leaving the EU, as is expected, on 31 October 2019 without a withdrawal agreement being in place?  The question may seem...
Notice terminating the distributorship agreement arrives. In truth, the distributor has been expecting it for a while – all good things must past etc.  But what if the notice is defective? In particular, what if the distributorship agreement...
When an agency agreement ends, what is of most concern to the agent is the amount of compensation (or indemnity) to which the agent is entitled under the Commercial Agents Regulations 1993 (the Regulations). In respect of compensation, and as might be...
Commercial agents have traditionally performed their role in an itinerant manner, away from the principal’s premises (for example, by visiting customers and attending trade shows). Much of a commercial agent’s sales activities can now be...
Lessons from the recent judgement in Green Deal Marketing Southern Limited (“GDM”) v Economy Energy Trading Limited (“EE ”).  In previous issues of agentlaw news, we have discussed certain parts of the recent judgment in ...
Taking over distribution There can be various reasons for a supplier to want to take over distribution from its existing distributor although usually these fall in to two broad categories – money and service. Take the situation where the...
Governing law and jurisdiction – the key issues for any distributorship agreement - Part II Given the way in which a distributorship agreement can come into existence ( see here ) it should come as no surprise that there can be confusion as to the...
Principals and agents will be familiar with agency contracts coming to an end due to the agent failing to meet Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) contained in the parties’ contracts. However, whether a court will find that this breach is enough for a...