Briefing notes

Last month saw a hearing in the English courts where the agent was seeking a summary judgment to enforce a clause in the agency agreement permitting each of the principal and agent to inspect accounts and records kept by the other party.  The agency...
Could it be that Covid-19 provides distributors and suppliers with an opportunity? From the distributor’s perspective thoughts are likely to be at three levels. 1. Does the distributor want the distributorship agreement to continue? Is this a...
Following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, many businesses are looking closely at their banking and debt finance arrangements. As such, we set out below some key points for borrowers to think about in these difficult times: ...
The health crisis caused by Covid-19 represents an unprecedented challenge for the economy, having a special impact on the fashion industry. This webinar will analyse the main legal challenges that fashion houses address under this exceptional situation and...
At the present time many suppliers and distributors are looking at the impact of Covid-19 on their businesses and thinking – hard. Thoughts are likely to be at three levels. 1. Goods supplied for which payment is awaited First, in terms of...
Businesses with agents are currently experiencing Covid-19 (coronavirus) induced cancellation of orders obtained by their agents. But where cancellation occurs, are these businesses still liable to pay commission to their agents? It depends. First on...
During this uncertain time, the safety, health and well-being of our people, clients, friends, business partners and the wider community is of utmost importance to us. Our priorities are in line with our firm’s values: to protect our people; to ensure...
Risk of criminal liability when acting as a distributor Distributors are key parties in the supply chain. But the actions of their customers and suppliers as well as their own actions can give rise to criminal liability if as a result of such actions tax...
(and why your social media targeting may be unlawful) When a consumer visits your website, will they be targeted by you with advertisements next time they log in to their Facebook or Instagram account? If so, do you know whether you are complying with the...
Using a distributor – commit a criminal offence! Could you commit a criminal offence for something done by your distributor? The answer, scarily, is “yes”. Where your distributor acting in that capacity (that is, as your distributor)...