However, mandatory competition laws should always be taken into account. In addition, distribution contracts are subject to the general provisions on agreements of the Dutch Civil Code (DCC). How do you terminate a distribution contract under Dutch law? CCD is based on the principle of freedom of contract: suppliers and distributors are bound only to the rules they have agreed with each other. To qualify a distribution agreement, it must present the following essential elements: a distribution agreement is a contractual agreement in which a distributor buys goods from a supplier and resells them in its own name to third parties. A distinction is often made between commercial agent contracts in which an intermediary acts as an intermediary for a contracting authority when selling the goods in question. Generally speaking, it is estimated that there are four main types of distribution agreements. These are as follows: the procedure for terminating a distribution contract is usually included in a provision of the contract itself. It is only by simply reforming the duration of the contract which includes a notice period. Finally, it is possible that, on the basis of the principles of adequacy and fairness, additional compensation may be necessary, whereas compensation is already implied when granting a reasonable period of notice. On 21 June 1991, the Supreme Court of the Netherlands (Mattel against Borka ) decided that compensation would be granted for certain investments (made by the distributor for the purpose of continuing the agreement), depending on the circumstances of the case. . . .