Commercial and Distribution Law

Our advisory services comprise the following subject areas:

  • Distribution law
  • General terms and conditions
  • Synchronisation of supply chains
  • Other commercial contracts

As well as corporate decisions, countless legal steps must also be taken in relation to the distribution of goods and services. Manufacturers, suppliers and commercial enterprises in all industries rely on our tailored advice, some of them for the past few decades. We have in-depth knowledge of setting-up and restructuring distribution and franchise systems and of all their related legal fields. Moreover, we advise numerous clients on complex structured framework purchase and quality assurance agreements.

We observe current developments extremely closely and know what legislative initiatives are being discussed right now. Our experienced team allows us to pinpoint focus points quickly, pick up new trends quickly and offer solutions that are ideally suited to your needs. We regularly summarise the most important new statutory regulations, practice tips and relevant court decisions in our newsletter. We also offer practice-oriented and well explained seminars.

Our clients include established distribution groups and franchisors as well as newcomers who wish to gain a foothold in the German market. We advise particularly on the law relating to agents and distributors, franchising law, direct sales and the synchronisation of supply chains. We provide support to entrepreneurs at all stages along the supply chain in drafting subcontractor agreements. Among our practice strengths are advice on choosing the right form of distribution and drafting the contract, including the contractual negotiations with the relevant market counterpart. We possess the necessary experience in implementing the requirements of distribution antitrust law and private law provisions relating to distribution contracts.

Chambers Europe 2018 - Ranked Department of Hoffmann Liebs Fritsch & Partner:

Commercial Contracts - Germany

What the team is known for
Compact team that stands out for its niche expertise in terms and conditions advice. Assists an array of long-standing clients with international contract drafting and distribution systems. Also advises on purchase agreements, agency and dealership agreements across a variety of sectors. Boasts strong ties with a network of partner firms in China.

Sources note that the firm "has a good reputation" in the market, with clients adding: "We were very satisfied.“

Lawyers for Commercial and Distribution Law