Distributor / agents

There is a considerable difference between the legal position of the commercial agent and his principal depending on whether the commercial relationship is subject to French or Danish law, although the provisions relating to such relationships derive from the same 1986 European Directive on commercial agents.

Briefly it can be said that the commercial agent (and the distributor) is better protected under French law and the interests of his principal better protected under Danish law, hence the importance of having a written contract before the agent/principal relationship is entered into or to clarify the rules determining the relationship, if it has already been entered into.

The preparation of the written contract is obviously essential for the interpretation of the respective obligations during the course of the contract and in the event of termination of the contract.

We also assist in disputes and especially in cases of termination.