Distribution Systems

 

For many years we have counselled and represented German and foreign manu-facturers and
distributors, leading market players as well as upcoming companies intending to establish themselves in Germany. Our counselling services are based on a special team approach: We consider the individual issue and situation, taking into account the different legal aspects such as contractual and commercial law, including the legal aspects relating to T&Cs, competition law, antitrust or tax law. However, we never lose sight of the business conditions – for solutions creating added value. Our partners have experience in virtually all areas of the sale and distribution of goods and services.

 

Current topics of distribution systems law

Lecture content

This lecture covers the current topics of jurisprudence and legislation concerning distribution systems at any time.

Target group

Specialists, legal practitioners in general, managing directors

Duration

45 - 60 minutes

Reliable implementation of the EU Geoblocking Regulation

Lecture content

The lecture provides an overview of the amendments of the new EU Geoblocking Regulation and provides assistance and instruction on implementing the new requirements.

Target group

Legal departments, managing directors, distribution

Duration

90 minutes

Brexit, Trump & Co. – long-term distribution agreements in times of uncertainty
Lecture content

It is a virtual certainty that Brexit is coming, but what happens afterwards remains to be seen. Thanks to Trump & Co., the extensive security and stability of the past decades are now also essentially passé. How crises can suddenly take an acute turn can be seen by the example of Catalonia. What risks do you face and how can you avert them? The lecture addresses the significant questions arising in this connection.

Target group

Legal departments, executive officers

Duration

45 minutes

Price specifications – in the minefield between permitted price recommenda-tions and prohibited vertical price fixing
Lecture content

The strict stance taken by the German Federal Cartel Office in its differentiation between permitted price recommendations and prohibited price fixing is posing considerable challenges for pricing practice. The lecture elucidates the status quo on the ban on price fixing. It is conceived as a guideline for use in practice and, through practical exemplary cases, provides an insight into the dos and don'ts as well as addressimg related topics such as volume management and action planning.

Target group

Legal departments, employees working in distribution, managing directors

Duration

30 minutes

"Cross-border distribution" – Workshop

Lecture content

What are the particular challenges of a cross-border distribution, what pitfalls exist and how do I protect myself? What are the possibilities in the event of disputes with foreign distribution partners (and what possibilities do not exist)? These and further questions are addressed in this lecture.

Target group

In-house counsel, distributors

Duration

Flexible 45 - 120 minutes

Platform bans - quo vadis?
Lecture content

The lecture provides an overview of the current decision-making practice concerning bans on using price search machines and internet sales platforms. It explains the development of the practice against the background of the ECJ’s Coty decision.

Target group

Legal departments, managing directors, employees without legal expertise, clients

Duration

45 minutes

The legally compliant structuring of distribution agreements

Lecture content

This is a lecture on mandatory provisions of EU law, (distribution) antitrust law and T&C risks. What do I have to watch out for in the conflict area between the stand-ardisation of my contracts for effective contract management purposes and the le-gal stumbling blocks?

Target group

In-house counsel, distributors

Duration

60 - 90 minutes