For many companies who are looking to expand their business, whether at home or abroad, the appointment of an agent or a distributor will be a key component in implementing a successful strategy.
We have considerable experience in advising on agency and distribution arrangements. We understand the difficult issues and potential risks involved in distributing goods and services using an agent or a distributor, and will always recommend that you enter into well drafted written agreements which clearly set out the rights and obligations of all parties. We also ensure that you are fully aware of the potential liabilities which can arise on termination of these agreements.
Our team of commercial lawyers regularly advises on the EU and UK legislation applicable to these agreements, which will fundamentally impact on the relationship between the parties. Our lawyers are experienced at drafting, reviewing and negotiating these agreements to ensure that they provide you with a secure foundation for doing business. We pride ourselves on providing practical legal solutions and giving you the advice that you need before making important commercial decisions.
For those agency and distribution arrangements which involve the appointment of an overseas agent or distributor, we have close contacts with other firms throughout Europe, the United States, Australia and Asia – through LawExchange International – so we can help to ensure that issues arising from doing business in another country or territory are covered as well.