Accentuate Ltd v Asigra Inc (A Company Incorporated In Canada): QBD 30 Oct 2009

The court considered questions as to the relationship between EU law and the law of arbitration. The parties disputed the compensation payable on the termination of an agency distributorship agreement. The distributor said that the agreement purported to contract out of the Regulations and that any such contract, and any arbitration pursuant to it were void. The licensor’s arbitration had been heard in Canada, which disapplied the European law.
Mr Justice Tugendhat
[2009] EWHC 2655 (QB)
Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993
England and Wales

Updated: 27 February 2021; Ref: scu.377357