Agency & Distribution
We can advise you on how best to get your products to market effectively, efficiently and with minimal risk.
Our dedicated commercial lawyers advise businesses on all aspects of agency and distribution arrangements, including start-up and expansion strategies, and how to address the opportunities and challenges posed by e-commerce and competition law.
We advise some of the world’s best known brands across our core sectors. Our lawyers in this area have a particular focus on the retail, fashion, leisure, advertising and marketing, hospitality and manufacturing sectors.
We can help not only to draft and negotiate contracts, but also to navigate through the pros and cons of different commercial models, as well as the legal and regulatory issues, leaving you to focus on achieving your strategic business objectives. These issues might involve us advising on the consequences of terminating agency arrangements under the Commercial Agent Regulations or on the practical consequences for distributors of the Vertical Agreements Block Exemption Regulation in an online environment. We can also share with you our experiences of market norms and market trends.
To UPC or not UPC – implementation of Unified Patent Court delayed (Brands & IP Newsnotes - issue 5)23 June 2017
The Unified Patent Court (UPC) is intended to provide a regional forum resolve patent disputes. At the moment, parties have to litigate patent disputes on a country by country basis across Europe, which is time-consuming, expensive and can lead to differing decisions in some countries. UPC decisions will have effect in all 25 states participating in the UPC, providing a single forum to resolve these disputes.