Your business, your partner`s business and your markets change over time. A joint venture can adapt to the new situation, but sooner or later most partnership agreements end. If your joint venture has been created for a particular project, it will end naturally when the project is completed. A new case of ACCC resale price maintenance reminds us in due course that manufacturers and suppliers must carefully treat distribution agreements regarding the price in Australia. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has launched proceedings against FE Sports , (…) A joint venture can also be very flexible. For example, a joint venture may have a limited lifespan and cover only part of its business, limiting the obligation for both parties and the company`s commitment. Your business can have great growth potential and you have innovative ideas and products. But a common venture could give you: the Competition Authority rejects Molotov`s complaint about the practices of TF1 and M6 for lack of evidence, Molotov is a television channel distribution platform that aggregates and broadcasts French audiovisual programmes on the internet. The app (…) More information can be found on the page of this manual for the creation of a joint enterprise agreement. Exclusive distribution: In an exclusive distribution agreement, the supplier undertakes to sell its products to only one distributor for resale in a specific territory. At the same time, the distributor is generally limited in its active sale in other areas (exclusively allocated). Potential competitive risks include reduced intra-brand competition and market lockdown, which can facilitate price discrimination.
If most or all suppliers apply exclusive distribution, this can soften competition and facilitate agreements at both supplier and distributor level. Finally, exclusive distribution can lead to the closure of other distributors and, therefore, to hinder competition at this level. On 25 June 2020, the Bundeskartellamt (FCO) approved Intersport`s online sales model via a common online platform under the Intersport identity brand for small traders. Intersport is the world`s largest federation of small and medium-sized enterprises in the sports trade. Sound (…) If you choose to create a joint venture, you should set the terms in a written agreement. This will help to avoid any misunderstandings as soon as the joint venture is operational. In a decision of 16 March 2020 (unavailable on the date of the letter, see press release), the Authority fined Apple 1.1 billion euros for distribution practices of its products (excluding iPhones) in France. Wholesalers Tech Data and Ingram Micro were also fined 76.1 million euros and (…) Ending a joint venture is always the easiest when you`ve addressed the most important issues in advance.