Distribution and licensing agreements are among the most common types of international contracts. Therefore, it is no surprise that distribution/ licensing relationships are frequently the most litigated commercial relationships, especially in Israel.
In the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, Israeli courts issued several pro-distributor decisions. Those cases were based not only on principles of Israeli contract law but also on Israel’s ever-evolving Unjust Enrichment Law. As a result of that line of cases, it has become routine for terminated Israeli distributors to sue their former suppliers.
Our attorneys have represented US, European, and Asian manufacturers in dozens of disputes with (former) distributors/licensees. Our cases in this field have included the following industries: pharmaceuticals, computer software and hardware, x-ray equipment, lasers, food products, textiles, timber and paper, aluminum products, automotive parts, and air conditioning.
In addition, our attorneys regularly advise Israeli and foreign clients in the negotiation of distribution agreements in the medical equipment, cosmetics, defense, computer software and hardware, and beverage fields.