Structuring distribution networks is a key stage for companies working in the distribution sector. To assist them, Gide has put in place specialist teams dedicated to the sector.
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.
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. est doté d’une équipe composée «d’excellents communicants» qui assistent les plus grandes marques de luxe au monde, au premier rangs desquelles Christian Dior et L'Oréal. La pratique affiche une excellente expertise en droit de la propriété intellectuelle, et notamment en marques à travers Emmanuel Larere . Les compétences sont pareillement de premier plan en droit de la distribution grâce à Franck Audran et Antoine Choffel . Le cabinet offre un champ d’expertises complet allant au-delà de ces matières, couvrant notamment le droit des sociétés, le droit de la concurrence, le droit social ou encore la protection des données. Enfin l’initiative Gide 255 fournit des conseils stratégiques, juridiques et réglementaires en matière de transformation numérique.
Legal 500 Paris 2022 - Luxe
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. counts some of the largest and best-known companies and brands in the global luxury goods sector to its client list. Handling both contentious and non-contentious matters, the firm has worked on a large number of employment disputes as well as intellectual property management matters. Franck Audran focuses on competition law in the luxury goods sector. Patent and trade mark matters are the focus of Emmanuel Larere. David Jonin takes on employment matters related to luxury goods.
Legal 500 EMEA 2022 - Industry focus: Luxury Goods
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