Sales Agency Contract Template

Sales Agency Agreement (Compensation on Termination)

TR.C&L.04.08

This Sales Agency Agreement (Compensation on Termination) is designed for use in situations whereby a business opts to use a commercial agent to sell its products. This document is written in compliance with the Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993.

This template has now been reviewed and updated, receiving enhanced clauses throughout, providing clearer detail on the obligations of the agent and the principal. Provisions concerning the entitlement of the agent to commission have also been made considerably clearer.

The agent can, under this agreement, be appointed as either a sole agent or a non-exclusive agent. Further options also allow users to determine whether or not the principal is entitled to make direct sales without the agent’s involvement.

Products to be sold and commission rates and structures should be clearly defined in the schedules provided. A further optional provision and counterpart schedule allow for the imposition of sales targets.

This template expressly provides for compensation upon the termination of the agreement (that is, the default position under the Commercial Agents Regulations 1993). An alternative agreement is available which provides for an indemnity on termination. For more information on compensation and/or indemnity, please refer to Regulations 17 and 18 of the Commercial Agents Regulations 1993.

A range of optional provisions are included. These generally relate to the holding of stock and the making of direct sales by the agent.

The term and termination clause can also be used to cater for the conversion of the agency agreement from one of a fixed term to one of indefinite duration (in the event that the parties simply continue performing after the expiry of the original agreement). Appropriate termination notice periods have also been built in.

Optional phrases / clauses are enclosed in square brackets. These should be read carefully and selected so as to be compatible with one another. Unused options should be removed from the document.

This Sales Agency Agreement (Compensation to Termination) contains the following clauses:

1. Definitions and Interpretation
2. Appointment of Agent
3. Method of Sale
4. Intellectual Property
5. Principal’s Obligations
6. Financial Provisions
7. Confidentiality
8. Force Majeure
9. Term and Termination
10. Post-Termination Compensation
11. Exclusion of Compensation
12. Relationship of the Parties
13. Nature of the Agreement
14. Severance
15. Notices
16. Law and Jurisdiction

and the following Schedules:

1. Products
2. Commission
3. [Agent’s Sales Targets]

 

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