AVENS work focuses on the following areas:


Avens assists clients with the negotiation, drafting and oversight of contracts related to their commercial activities:

  • trade service agreements, framework agreements, general conditions of sale (or purchase), special conditions of sale (or purchase)
  • Sample standard agreements and clauses
  • Specific e-commerce agreements; legal design and architecture of showcase or commercial sites
  • B to B and B to C agreements
  • agreements and dealings with commercial service providers (distributors, PR agencies, materials, etc.)
  • Distribution agreements, selective and exclusive distribution agreements, franchise agreements, creation of distribution and franchise networks
  • License agreements, commercial partnership agreements
  • Contracts with sales reps, field reps, commission-based reps and brokers
  • Central purchasing adhesion agreements
  • Purchasing and maintenance contracts
  • Transportation of goods contracts

Contractual liability

  • Actions to obtain urgent or provisional measures
  • Actions for the appointment of an expert
  • Actions for payment via appeal or full proceedings
  • Actions for enforcement (with or without penalty payments)
  • Actions to claim damages
  • Implementation of limitation clauses
  • Negotiation of settlements and drafting of transactions

Sudden termination of business relations

  • Assessment of litigation risk following termination of established business relations (fault on the part of a cocontractor, duration of business relationship, assessment of duration of contractual notice compared to duration applied by the courts, etc.)
  • Representation (as plaintiff or defendant) in liability claims regarding established business relations.

Unfair competition

  • Assessment of conduct which may constitute unfair competition (smear campaigns, confusion on the part of the public, internal disorganisation, revealing business secrets, espionage, etc.
  • Representation (as plaintiff or defendant) in liability claims regarding unfair competition.

Debt collection

  • Amicable and pre-litigation proceedings
  • Negotiation and drafting of transfer and licence agreements
  • Representation in claims for payment via appeal or full proceedings

Insolvency proceedings

  • Actions to prevent difficulties, amicable settlement
  • Actions in cases of receivership
  • Assistance to companies in difficulty
  • Creditor protection (monitoring, claims, declaration of claims)

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