Commercial Agents and the Law
Published December 31st 2004 by Informa Law from Routledge – 384 pages
Series: Lloyd's Commercial Law Library
Commercial Agents and the Law is a practical approach to the modern law relating to commercial agency agreements, a complete guide to the workings of the relationship between commercial agents and their principal within its domestic and European context. This book is a complete guide to the workings of the relationship between commercial agents and their principal within its domestic and European context. The common law rules governing the relationship between principal and agent were pretty well established and well understood by English lawyers when, in 1993, the Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations were enacted. The 1993 Regulations implement EC Directive 86/653 on self-employed commercial agents. The 1993 Regulations, like the EC Directives, are not, however, a complete code of rules governing the relationship, so they have to co-exist with the pre-existing common law rules. Both sets of principles therefore have to be applied.
1. General Introduction 2. Commercial Agents and Commercial Agency Agreements 3. Performance of the Commercial Agency Contract 4. The Commercial Agent's Remuneration 5. Termination of the Commercial Agency Contract and its Consequences for the Parties 6. Calculating the Termination Payments Due to the Commercial Agent 7. Competition Law 8. General Conclusion
Dr Severine Saintier is a Senior Lecturer of law at the University of Sheffield, where she specialises in commercial agency law.Jeremy Scholes is a qualified solicitor, and was in full-time private practice until 1993. He now is a lecturer at The City Law School.