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The International Distribution Agreement

Practical Applications of Legal Regimes for Transnational Contracting

by Marco Mastracci


Publisher: Universal-Publishers
Pub date: 2019
Pages: 330
ISBN-10: 1627342869
ISBN-13: 9781627342865
Categories: Law & Legal StudiesLaw & Legal StudiesBusiness & Economics


The distribution agreement is one of the most important and widely used types of contract in international economic transactions. This book not only aims to analyze the legal context in which international economic relations take place, but also provides a critical analysis of the phenomenon, leading the reader to identify all the crucial aspects that should be taken into consideration when negotiating and writing an international distribution contract. The fundamental elements of the distribution contract are analyzed in the context of international transactions, highlighting a series of issues that must be taken into maximum consideration, not only in order to deepen the knowledge of this contractual instrument, but also--and above all--to predict and solve the problems that normally arise in relation to an atypical contract, which is regulated differently in different States.

The text is the result of the combination of the Author's 25-year experience as an international lawyer and his academic studies as a professor, both in an Italian university (University of Cassino) and in an American university (Washington University in St. Louis, School of Law), and intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the issues related to the international distribution agreement. The text examines these issues combining a theoretical point of view and the practical implications of the subject. The book also includes a guide to the drafting of the international distribution contract, in which the most relevant clauses are analyzed individually, highlighting the major differences that can be found in the discipline of the international distribution agreement in the framework of different legal systems.

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About the Author

Marco Mastracci is founding partner of the Law Firm MPMLEGAL, an international law firm. Substitute Professor at the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio (Italy) on "International Law". Visiting Professor at Havana University on "International Law", Adjunct Professor at Law at Washington University in St. Louis. Enrolled at the Rome Bar Association, New York Bar Association and American Bar Association. Lawyer before the Italian Supreme Court , European Lawyer and Foreign Legal Consultant State of New York. Winner of Le Fonti/IAIR Awards "Boutique of Excellence of The Year--International Law"--New York Year 2017-2018. He has published many articles and books in relation to international law.