CASE COMMENTS : RESTRICTIVE PRACTICES – SUDDEN TERMINATION OF COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS – WRITTEN NOTICE – BREAKING OFF THE NEGOTIATIONS – ABSENCE OF SUDDEN TERMINATION – DISTRIBUTION – TOBACCO AND ALCOHOL

Sudden termination of commercial relationships: The Court of Appeal of Colmar holds that the non-renewal announced to a contractor triggers the notice period within the meaning of Art. L. 442-6, although negotiations continued for an eventual renewal (Bellenni & Bourdillon Successeurs/Brasserie Kronenbourg)

Un distributeur de bières Kronenbourg dans les Dom-Tom s’estimait victime d’une rupture brutale par la Société Kronenbourg. Il faisait valoir que malgré un courrier de juin 2004, par lequel la filiale de son fournisseur lui laissait entendre que le contrat ne serait pas reconduit, des assurances lui avaient été données ultérieurement, sur le renouvellement en 2005 qui, en définitive, n’était pas

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Jean-Louis Fourgoux, Sudden termination of commercial relationships: The Court of Appeal of Colmar holds that the non-renewal announced to a contractor triggers the notice period within the meaning of Art. L. 442-6, although negotiations continued for an eventual renewal (Bellenni & Bourdillon Successeurs/Brasserie Kronenbourg), 10 May 2012, Concurrences Review N° 3-2012, Art. N° 48396, pp. 135-136

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