Agents and distributors – seminar on the issues affecting businesses today

Fox Williams is inviting you to their annual agent law seminar on Tuesday 24 January 2023 which will be held in-person at their offices at 10 Finsbury Square in London.

The seminar will discuss:

1. Brexit, Covid, war in Ukraine – how to calculate compensation under the Commercial Agents Regulations at a time of uncertainty.

The calculation of compensation under the Regulations regularly causes disagreement between principal and agent. But how do you do it when there is so much uncertainty in the world today? Guest speaker, Stuart Burns of HW Fisher, chartered accountants, will provide his guidance.

2. The enforceability of non-compete restrictions on distributors and agent.

After a distributorship or agency agreement has ended, the extent to which the law allows the enforcement of non-compete restrictions on the distributor or agent can be an important factor for supplier or principal in deciding how to proceed. This looks at the position following two recent court judgments.

3. Bribery and fraud – what principals and agents and suppliers and distributors can – and should – do to spot it, prevent it, and tackle it.

Pressure to fulfil performance targets. Difficult trading conditions. Whatever the cause bribery and fraud does take place and principals and agents and suppliers and distributors need to be alert to the issues.

4. Selling online – the issues for suppliers and distributors and principals and agents.

The extent to which suppliers can control distributors from selling online and principals can instruct agents not to deal with customers who sell through third party platforms has developed in recent months. We look at the issues and consequences of getting it wrong.

The seminar will be chaired by Steve Sidkin, partner and head of the agent law team at Fox Williams.

After the formal presentations, there will be an opportunity to ask questions of the speakers and then to network over drinks.

Event details
Date: Tuesday 24 January 2023
Location: 10 Finsbury Square, London, EC2A 1AF  
Registration: 6.00pm
Session: 6.30-7.30pm
Networking drinks and canapés: 7.30pm onwards

Contact Stephen Sidkin, Partner at Fox Williams LLP, on +44 (0) 7788 148 537 to reserve a space. Or for further information, visit click here or contact

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