Distribution agreements


Suzanne van Loon


Baris Kaya


Sander Bierens
Lawyer & CEO


Antonio Illán Box


Raymond Arnoldus
Lawyer & Liquidator


Inge Muller

Would you like to expand your sales market? Then you can engage a distributor in another country that sells your products or services. This distributor buys these goods from your organisation and sells them to others from their own account. The property rights of these products will then also be transferred to the distributor. The agreements you make about this are laid down in an international distribution agreement.

Drafting an international distribution agreement

Do you want to draw up an international distribution agreement? The drafting of a distribution agreement is custom-made in most cases. For example, it is important to record the sales area, especially if there is exclusive distribution. Our specialised lawyers can help you draw up a legally strong international distribution agreement that matches your specific business situation.

Advice about an international distribution agreement

Enabling a distributor who mediates for contracts at a certain fee often provides additional benefits for your organisation. Because you can use the knowledge and network of the distributor, your sales market is enlarged. However, it is possible that there is a discussion about a provision from the contract. In that case, you can always contact our lawyers. They always give you clear, fair advice about your situation.


When drafting international distribution agreements, it is important to supply documents, including contracts, in both your language and the language of your landlord. English is the common language for international business, so it may be that documents are provided in English as well. However, to avoid anything being ‘lost in translation’ it is advisable to have contracts translated by a native legal professional. It is also highly recommended to stipulate in the contract which language takes precedent should a conflict arise.

For example, in the Czech Republic, international documents should also include the correct identification of the company including their registration number, as well as the name, function and signatory of the agency. Documents should also be stamped and signed. In France, it is preferable for all documents to be provided in French to avoid contesting of the content should a problem arise. However, it is not mandatory to do so, and the contract will still be valid even if written in a foreign language. With 35 international lawyers at your disposal, Bierens International Law is well equipped and experienced with drafting distribution agreements.

Legal assistance in international conflicts

Despite the fact that agreements are laid down in a signed document, conflicts may arise between your international distributor and your organisation. Our specialised lawyers help you resolve your conflict and assist you when international legal proceedings are required.

What can we do for you?

  • Drafting an international distribution agreement
  • Legal advice about your current international distribution agreement
  • Legal advice in the event of conflicts about the fulfilment of an international distribution agreement
  • Proceed in case of conflicts about your international distribution agreement

Contact a specialist lawyer

Would you like to know more about drafting an international distribution agreement or do you have a discussion with your international distributor and would like some advice? Then contact us today. We will be happy to help you.

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If your company is experiencing legal difficulties, if you have an international dispute, if you need help drafting or reviewing contracts or you simply have a legal enquiry and don't know who to turn to, get in touch with us today.

Our international team of specialist lawyers can help. We can alleviate your concerns, protect your business and work with you to resolve cases as quickly as possible.






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