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Suppliers supply and distributors distribute - a regular blog, November 2019

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Interpreting a distributorship agreement Interpretation is a key aspect of humanity. Incorrect interpretation of words, speech, actions, and reactions can have fatal consequences. On a lesser scale, the same is true of distributorship agreements...

Black Friday - our six top tips for brands to avoid problems

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With Black Friday on 29 November set to be the busiest it has ever been it is important to ensure that any advertisements promoting your Black Friday sales are clear and transparent and that your promotions will not fall foul of consumer protection law. ...

Suppliers supply and distributors distribute - a regular blog, October 2019

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But on what terms? The terms in question are those of the supplier. All too often a distributorship agreement will: fail to refer to the supplier’s terms and conditions of sale; or conflict with the supplier’s terms and conditions of sale;...

Fashion retail: the landscape is changing for landlords and tenants

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It was reported last month that H&M is offering landlords “total occupational deals”. In essence, the tenant offers the landlord a sum linked to the amount of sales the store makes. The landlord then decides how to divide it between rent,...

Suppliers supply and distributors distribute - a regular blog, September 2019

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Do you know your Incoterms?  It may sound an arcane question – something which is the responsibility of “sales”.  But at a time of Brexit uncertainty the need to know and understand Incoterms could rise up the to do list rapidly...

Protecting your brand: are restrictive covenants fashionable again?

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Fashion brands worldwide commonly use post-termination restrictive covenants to prevent former employees from competing unfairly, whether that is by joining a competitor, or poaching employees or customers. High-profile disputes are often reported in...

Off the record, without prejudice and pre-termination negotiations

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These terms are often heard when employers seek to bring an individual’s employment to an end. But what do they mean and what practical tips are there for employers? Off the record A conversation that is unofficial, and not to be disclosed or...

Suppliers supply and distributors distribute - a regular blog, August 2019

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The opportunities presented by Brexit Could there be opportunities for suppliers and distributors as a result of the UK leaving the EU, as is expected, on 31 October 2019 without a withdrawal agreement being in place? The question may seem...

Suppliers supply and distributors distribute - a regular blog, July 2019

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Notice terminating the distributorship agreement arrives.  In truth, the distributor has been expecting it for a while – all good things must past etc.  But what if the notice is defective?  In particular, what if the distributorship...

Buy now, pay later - the financial services issue for fashion

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Encouraging consumers to buy means for some retailers and brands finding ways to enable them to pay. So, as the demand for “buy now, pay later” continues to rise, particularly amongst younger consumers, the industry must consider more...

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