Judgment of the Court (Third Chamber) of 17 October 2013.
United Antwerp Maritime Agencies (Unamar) NV v Navigation Maritime Bulgare.
Reference for a preliminary ruling: Hof van Cassatie - Belgium.
Rome Convention on the law applicable to contractual obligations - Articles 3 and 7(2) - Freedom of choice of the parties - Limits - Mandatory rules -Directive 86/653/EEC - Self-employed commercial agents - Contracts for sale or purchase of goods - Termination of the agency contract by the principal - National implementing legislation providing for protection going beyond the minimum requirements of the directive and providing also for protection for commercial agents in the context of contracts for the supply of services.
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