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Distribution and Agency Agreement Disputes
If you are involved in a dispute with a distribution or agency, you will require expert legal advice to ensure you come to a solution that has as little impact on your business as possible. Our solicitors aim to resolve disputes as amicably as possible and will use alternative dispute resolution to help ensure this happens.
Contact us today to discuss any distribution or agency agreement dispute that you need help with. Getting in touch is simple, either call us on 0345 872 6666 or fill in our online enquiry form to request a callback.
Entering a market or territory in which you do not have expertise can be daunting and costly. Using distributors or agents provides businesses with access to local market knowledge and potential customers without having to establish an office or recruit a sales team in a new market.
Appointing an agent allows a third party to sell goods on your behalf. The agent finds the customers and often carries out negotiations before a contract is formed directly between you and the customer.
A distributor will also find customers in the market in which they have responsibility; however, the key difference between a distributor and an agent is that a distributor will enter into contracts with the customer directly.
Risks Involved with Distribution and Agency Agreements
Making an agreement with an agent or distributor is not a risk-free option. It is vital you seek out good information in relation to their plans in the market and ensure you have an ability to exit the arrangement if things do not go as promised. Agents in particular can often have legal protection that safeguards the work they have done on your company's behalf.
Why Choose JMW?
Our team has vast experience of acting in relation to distribution and agency agreements and issues relating to their termination. We can help guide you through this potentially difficult time, providing you with the advice you need to make the right decisions and giving you the confidence to progress along this route.