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Purchasing and procurement are becoming increasingly important functions in many organisations both nationally and internationally due to the globalisation of markets. Our advice on purchasing and procurement issues combines precise knowledge of each country-specific jurisdiction with in-depth industry expertise.

Our tailored solutions for purchasing and procurement range from complex structured quality assurance and design responsibility agreements to purchasing and centralised settlement arrangements. These services reflect and address the trend in purchasing and procurement towards ever higher quality at ever lower prices.

Service portfolio

  • General terms & conditions of purchase
  • Framework purchasing agreements
  • Buying group models
  • Warranty agreements
  • Quality assurance agreements
  • Agreements for the procurement of capital goods
  • Service and maintenance agreements
  • Agreements covering assembly and repair work
  • Toll manufacturing/contract manufacturing agreements
  • OEM agreements
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War­ranties in Sup­ply Con­tracts
CMS Com­mer­cial Guide: Dis­tri­bu­tion and Agency Agree­ments
While many as­pects of the dis­tri­bu­tion re­la­tion­ship will be sim­il­ar when dis­trib­ut­ing with­in the EU, there are im­port­ant and po­ten­tially costly dif­fer­ences to bear in mind. There are vari­ous meth­ods for a man­u­fac­turer or whole­saler to get their products to mar­ket. Two of the most com­mon meth­ods are agency and dis­tri­bu­tion agree­ments. Busi­ness people of­ten use the terms ‘agent’ and ‘dis­trib­ut­or’ in­ter­change­ably. However, there are im­port­ant leg­al and prac­tic­al dis­tinc­tions between the two.   This guide at­tempts to in­form you about the gen­er­al con­text of the laws af­fect­ing dis­tri­bu­tion and agency agree­ments as well as to provide de­tail in re­la­tion to com­monly en­countered prob­lems.