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Holmes understands that agency and / or distribution agreements are a long-term commercial arrangement just as much as a legal one.

For a supplier, the choice of distribution model is critical to the success of the product and the brand. We advise on the advantages and disadvantages of each agency or distribution model and the most appropriate structure based upon the nature of the product and the supplier’s capabilities and aspirations. We are experienced in the complex anti-trust rules that constrain the permitted terms of an arrangement and ensure that the agreements adopted comply with all relevant legislation. With agents increasingly protected through employment style regulation, our team ensures agency arrangements are compliant while also advising on claims for compensation or indemnity as and when they arise.