Our client, a Toronto-based software developer, whose product is used in platforms worldwide, had a distributorship agreement with a reseller outside Canada. Upon mutual termination of distributorship, the reseller agreed to post-termination licensing arrangements for its users of our client’s software.
At the end of the licensing arrangement, the reseller demanded new terms and the prospect of a complex international arbitration ensued. As a result of our strategy and extensive negotiations, a settlement was negotiated which provided a six-figure payment to our client for additional short-term licensing of its software, a return of its expired user keys and release from all further claims. As a result of our services, our client received the benefits it expected; the security of its software was protected; and an expensive dispute was avoided.