Distribution, competition, contracts and international ligitation
The firm’s “distribution and competition” department handles all questions relating to overall business organization and State regulation, as well as the settlement of international commercial disputes.
The lawyers of this department specialize in European and international law relating to distribution (in all its forms: concessions, franchises, selective and approved distribution, licensing) and in agency contract law for both industrial groups and retailers.
The team is also renowned for its expertise in product liability law, unfair competition, and breach of established commercial relationships.
Listed industrial groups entrust the firm’s lawyers for the overhaul of their general conditions of sale, the overhaul of their commercial cooperation agreements and their international agency contracts including commercial agents, brokers, commission agents, sales representatives…
The firm also has outstanding expertise in international distribution law: consumer products groups have entrusted Carler with the design and implementation of their international distribution documentation.
The team is renowned for its expertise in litigation and handles the settlement of international commercial disputes (private international law and domestic and international commercial arbitration).
Bénédict Vidal, for his part, is a highly respected specialist in business law, contract law and distribution law, and in particular in the law of fairs, exhibitions and events, a “niche” area in which he is a recognized expert. Under his direction, the firm – which has been developing and maintaining expertise in this area over 30 years – has notably been involved in several rapprochement exercises between organizers of trade fairs and exhibition centers, as well as the sale and reclassification of holdings in this sector.