Monthly Archives: July 2015


Key considerations in establishing a Joint Venture

If you are looking to speed up the expansion of your business and you are interested in sharing costs, risks and rewards with another commercial Company, then you should consider establishing a Joint Venture. This article provides an overview of the main ways in which you can set up a Joint Venture, the advantages and disadvantages [...]

By | 2017-09-06T13:06:41+00:00 July 2nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What are the difference between distribution and agency contract?

The distribution arrangement has certainly characteristics that distinguish it from the the traditional agency contract. The following features will aid the reader to understand the difference between the above stated contracts. Independence of the parties: unlike the agent, who is instructed by the principal to either acquire or sell property on behalf of the principal, [...]

By | 2017-09-08T12:13:39+00:00 July 2nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Brexit and contracts: what else?

On 16 January 2017, accordingly to the United Kingdom's vote to leave the EU, Theresa May stated at a Press Conference at Lancaster House that the UK will be moving forward with Brexit. This speech, the most important she has ever made since becoming prime minister, was intended to make clear, once for all, the [...]

By | 2017-09-06T13:28:36+00:00 July 2nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Brexit, trade, and World Trade Organisation: what we need to know

Pursuant to the United Kingdom's vote to leave the EU, Theresa May has recently activated the official mechanism that will make it a reality, i.e. the article 50 of the Lisbon treaty which lays down the plan for either country that wishes to exit the EU. This article spells out that either EU country may [...]

By | 2017-09-08T12:33:03+00:00 July 2nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Vertical integration:advantages and disadvantages of a business technique

Over the last years, due to the development and complexity of technologies regarding supply chain management, many Companies are continuing to gain closer relationship with other parties operating at different levels of this sector, on the purpose of improving profitability and competitiveness of their business through cutting off costs. This phenomenon, which is defined as [...]

By | 2017-09-08T12:31:40+00:00 July 2nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Distribution arrangement: how is it governed by Italian law system?

Adistribution  agreement is a contract pursuant to which a party undertakes, for an ongoing time, to buy and resell the goods of another contracting party, on his own name and on his own account, in a delimited area. Due to the growth of globalisation market process, such contractual scheme is more often adopted by Companies [...]

By | 2017-09-08T12:26:32+00:00 July 2nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Europe and Canada: the new free trade agreement

European and Canadian businesses operating in the global market will soon obtain new trade benefits from the "Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement" (CETA), an innovative trade agreement made by and between Canada and Europe in October 2016. This agreement, which was approved by the European Parliament on February 15 Th, will go into force upon [...]

By | 2017-09-08T12:04:20+00:00 July 2nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments