Commercial Agency Law – Distributorships
Presidential Decree 219/91 “on commercial agents in compliance with Directive 86/653 / EEC of the Council of the European Communities”, as amended and supplemented to date, marked a new era for commercial agents and the institution of commercial representation, but also for other similar commercial partnerships such as distribution contracts.
Recognizing in particular the importance of the sales representative and his position in the promotion of products and trade in general, the P.D regulated issues related to the termination of commercial agency contracts and in particular the deadlines for termination, the payment of goodwill indemnity, the waiver of the claim of reasonable customer compensation, the right to supply after the termination of the contract and many other issues.
The sole distributor, on the other hand, although different from the agent, as long as he meets certain conditions provided by law and established case law, may be treated exactly as an agent, in terms of the deadlines for termination, the payment of a reasonable customer compensation etc .
Our Law Firm, through its many years of experience in cases related to commercial agents and distributors, has contributed to the issuance of significant court decisions in this field and is representing our Clients in their disputes, either during or after the termination of these contracts for any reason.