CASE COMMENTS: DISTRIBUTION – COMMERCIAL AGENCY – END OF CONTRACTUAL RELATIONSHIPS – NON-COMPETE CLAUSE – PROPORTIONALITY

Non-compete clause: The French Supreme Court refuses the application of non-compete clauses inserted in commercial agency contracts since the parties did not respect rules established by the French Commercial Code and the caselaw. (La Vie au bord de la mer / Le Comptoir Saint Louis e.a. et Cafpi)

Dans une première affaire, une clause de non-concurrence stipulée dans un contrat d’agence commerciale interdisait au gérant de la société d’agence commerciale d’accepter la représentation d’une entreprise concurrente “dans les villes dans lesquelles il s’est déplacé pour des missions au cours du (…) contrat”. Après la dissolution de la société, le gérant était devenu salarié d’un autre agent commercial, et son ancien

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Dominique Ferré, Non-compete clause: The French Supreme Court refuses the application of non-compete clauses inserted in commercial agency contracts since the parties did not respect rules established by the French Commercial Code and the caselaw. (La Vie au bord de la mer / Le Comptoir Saint Louis e.a. et Cafpi), 11 May 2017, Concurrences Review N° 3-2017, Art. N° 84436, pp. 83-84

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