The Termination of Agency and Distributorship Agreements: A Comparative Survey

Puelinckx, A.H., Tielemans, H.A. | January 1, 1981

The termination of agency agreements in most EEC Member States is regulated by statute, while the termination of distributorship agreements, with the exception of Belgium, is governed by case law. Messrs. Puelinckx and Tielemans first survey the state of the law governing the termination of agency and distributorship agreements in the EEC Member States and then discuss the efforts of the EEC to harmonize the national laws of the Member States in the area of commercial representation. The authors conclude by supporting the EEC harmonization effort relating to the laws regulating agency agreements and by calling for further efforts to harmonize the laws governing distributorship agreements.