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Distribution Agreement Disputes

A distribution contract is a commercial contract between a supplier of goods and a trader of goods. The supplier can be a manufacturer or reseller of the products. Some international distribution agreements contain exclusivity clauses. While not all of these agreements are exclusive, they are a topic that should be addressed in contract negotiations. The agreement should also set the duration of the business relationship. In addition, procedures should be put in place to address issues related to extension and termination. The lawyers in our team are experienced lawyers in matters of economic and economic conflicts. Where a distribution dispute cannot be settled by negotiation or by agreed modification of the distribution agreement, a dispute or arbitration may be the only remedy. Some agreements may require mandatory mediation and/or arbitration, although trademark disputes and other disputes regarding intellectual property rights are generally excluded from arbitration and may be sued in court. In the case of international business contracts, it is often advisable to introduce an arbitration clause. Arbitration offers many advantages over handling disputes in local law.

We may work in Ontario for Canadian and U.S. producers, distributors, distributors, resellers, resellers and sales agents in a wide range of claims and disputes arising from distribution agreements, distributor contracts, distribution agency agreements and other agreements related to the distribution of goods. Please also visit our other franchise and franchise dispute websites. Gilbertson Davis LLP has lawyers experienced in cross-border and local commercial and contractual disputes as well as international commercial arbitrations. We offer results-oriented advice and representation on the types of disputes and claims that arise between manufacturers, merchants, merchants, commercial agents, resellers and installers. Some disputes arising from distribution agreements are often the subject of litigation. Frequent distribution disputes include: our team has extensive experience in the business of distribution and agency contracts and issues related to their termination. We can help you get through this potentially difficult time, give you the advice you need to make the right decisions, and give you confidence to move forward on this path.

On the other hand, a distribution agreement does not give the distributor the power to negotiate or conclude sales on behalf of the contracting authority. .

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