Authority Consumers and Market – ACM

Suppliers and buyers constantly make agreements on purchase, sale and resale of products and services, within the context inter alia of distribution, dealer and franchise agreements. The Autoriteit Consument en Markt (Authority Consumers and Market – ACM) will supervize whether these agreements are not disadvantageous to competition and consumers. In that case, the agreements are prohibited.

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News Announcement Parker Advocaten 28 december 2018 There’s so much we share.  So why not share the same name?   From 1 January 2019, De Grave De Mönnink Spliet Advocaten is joined by Scope Advocaten, continuing under the name Parker Advocaten. Taking a different... read more

Franchise and distribution development

There are a number of interesting recent developments in the field of franchise and distribution:
Franchise bill ‘on hold’
First of all, the franchise bill, on which an internet consultation was held in 2017, has been put ‘on hold’ in October 2017. In the coalition agreement Rutte III[1], which the new Dutch government presented on 10 October 2017, says about franchise:

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The growing tensions between the interests of suppliers and resellers in the era of the ‘Omnichannel strategy’

In issue 3 (September 2016) of the “Tijdschrift voor internetrecht” (Magazine for internet law;, Silvie Wertwijn and Tessa de Mönnink have published an article dealing with the growing tensions between the interests of suppliers and of resellers in the era of “omnichannel strategy”. Using the following link you can download and read the full article.

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