Gide has gained extensive expertise in structuring, implementing and following up different types of integrated distribution networks, such as franchises and selective and/or exclusive distribution.
Its expertise covers the main economic sectors, including motor vehicles, perfumes, sport, health products and cosmetics, clothing, luxury goods, etc.
We assist our clients both with the drafting of agreements and preparation of retailer selection criteria and with any legal disputes that may arise between the network heads and their retailers, in particular in cases of non-renewal of agreements or failure to comply with network rules such as the prohibition against sales outside the network.
We also specialise in drafting commercial agency agreements and handling disputes over the agent’s compensation that may arise further to the termination of these agreements.
The 'excellent communicators' at Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. are retained by some of world's best-known brands, including Christian Dior and L'Oréal, which benefit from the firm's cross-practice approach to matters. Clients can call on the team's strong IP and especially trade mark expertise for which Emmanuel Larere is a lead contact, as well as on the group's experience in distribution law, with Franck Audran and Antoine Choffel as the two key names. Additionally, the firm fields highly regarded teams in corporate, antitrust, employment and data protection, and has launched Gide 255, a team offering strategic, legal and regulatory advice on the digital transformation of organisations.
Legal 500 EMEA 2021