Are restrictions on the distribution of competing products applicable in distribution agreements, either for the duration of the relationship or after? There are no legal hurdles for merchants who share customer data with suppliers, with the exception of data protection legislation that applies in the UK to organisations linked to personal data, presumy including customer data in this context. The legislation is not specific to distribution agreements. Each EU country has its own national data protection legislation. Distribution agreements may conflict with UK and EU competition law, so caution must be exercised when drawing them up. This briefing note summarizes some of the main considerations that need to be taken into account in preparing a distribution agreement….