In Israel, up to 2012, in the absence of any specific act, commercial agency agreements were governed and regulated under the general contract laws, unjust enrichment and restitution law and torts laws.
In 2012 a new legislation was enacted – The Agency Contract Law (commercial Agent and Principal), 2012 which aimed to make some difference and provide more certainty as to what constitutes agency and as to termination of an agency agreement – inter alia reflecting to some degree on the EU Directive (however somewhat remote from the directive).
Nevertheless, many aspects of agency remained ambiguous, and many agency-related matters remained unaddressed by the new act of 2012, leaving many matters still under the regime and governance of the general contractual laws etc.
In said regard, it should be pointed out that the Israeli legal system is somewhat of a combination between common law with civil code influence, implementing contract base law alongside good faith principles, importance of the contract terms and wording on one hand but also intention of the parties, good faith of the parties etc. on the other hand.