Commercial agent – Distribution – Franchise

Our lawyers act in matters relating to commercial agent and distribution contracts for purposes of risk mitigation, notably for bribery issues, as well as for the settlement of disputes, often of an international nature.

The combination of our expertise in international commercial contracts and in white-collar crime allows us to act effectively in disputes relating to compliance by commercial agents with anti-corruption legislations.

We have significant experience in disputes relating to distribution or franchise agreements, particularly in the retail and hotel industries.

Our partners’ recent experience in international arbitration includes: 

  • counsel to an Italian sales agent in annulment proceedings against an arbitration award issued in a dispute with a French aeronautics group (amount in dispute: €8 million, Paris Court of Appeal);
  • counsel to a Swedish company in a dispute relating to the termination of an agency agreement for the sale of military equipment (amount in dispute: €3 million, French law, ICC Paris, French language).

Our partners’ recent experience in commercial litigation includes: 

  • representation of a commercial agent in the sector of organic cosmetic products (Judicial Court of Paris);
  • representation of a commercial agent concerning the supply of an IT security solution in West Africa (Judicial Court of Montauban).