A Dutch court rules on failure to appoint dealers to a motor vehicle selective distribution network (KIA)

On 30 September 2009, the President of the Court of First Instance of Utrecht (the “President”) refused a claim brought by former KIA dealers and repairers whose dealership agreements had been terminated. It appears from the judgment that on 6 April 2009, KIA Nederland BV (“KIA Nederland”), the official KIA importer in the Netherlands, was declared bankrupt. Following KIA Nederland‘s bankruptcy, KIA Motors Nederland BV (“KIA Motors”) was created to become the new importer of KIA motor vehicles in the Netherlands. In a letter of 8 May 2009, the new importer, KIA Motors, made an offer to all previously appointed authorised dealers and repairers to

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  • Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)

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Andrzej Kmiecik, A Dutch court rules on failure to appoint dealers to a motor vehicle selective distribution network (KIA), 30 September 2009, e-Competitions Bulletin September 2009, Art. N° 41727

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