A single agent may prevent you, as general manager, from appointing another agent for the territory, but you will remain able to sell products directly in the territory. A non-exclusive agent has the right to search for sales in the territory, but as it will not be exclusive, you will be free, as a senior representative, to appoint other agents and actively seek sale in the field. You can also terminate this agreement by sending a written termination to the agent. In this document, you can indicate the notice period. As is the case with agency contracts, distributors are usually appointed exclusively, not exclusively or alone in a given territory. The designation of exclusive distributors as EU competition law, as applied in the United Kingdom in competition law, must be prudent when certain agreements between producers/suppliers and distributors that prevent, limit or distort competition are prohibited, unless they fall within certain limits covered by „category exemptions“. A distribution agreement is an agreement between a main distributor and a distributor that allows the distributor to sell the client`s products in a market or territory, usually an agreement in which the client is not present. The distributor is essentially a reseller for the client`s products. The client may be a manufacturer or supplier, or even a distributor himself, looking for someone who bears some of his distribution responsibility. At present, no one knows how quickly the UK will start to deviate from EU legislation or what legislation introduced by the EU will be a priority for the change of the British government.
In the end, there has never been a more important time to obtain specialized business advice on existing and planned agency and distribution agreements. A business owner or a captain without a written agreement with his representative may find that his representative has essential rights under the regulations of commercial agents. An agency agreement can sometimes change and limit them. In particular, the prime contractor may, in a written agreement, pay compensation in the event of termination (which reflects the value the agent has to the activity of the awarding entity) limited to annual compensation. If the client does not opt for the payment of this compensation, compensation may be paid in the event of termination of the agency contract and there is no limit or limit to compensation.