CASE COMMENTS: DISTRIBUTION – LEGAL OBLIGATION OF INFORMATION – CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS – SERIOUS MISCONDUCT

Legal obligation of information: The French Supreme Court considers that a commercial agent that does not respect both its obligation of information as stipulated in the contract and its commitment to provide complementary rebates despite warnings from its principal commits a serious misconduct (Brugg tubes)

En cas de rupture de son contrat, l’agent commercial bénéficie d’un régime protecteur lui permettant de prétendre, selon les circonstances, à plusieurs indemnités. L’indemnité prévue par l’article L. 134-12 C. com. est en principe due par le mandant à l’origine de la cessation de leurs relations, afin de réparer le préjudice que l’agent subit à cette occasion. En outre, une indemnité est également due au profit de l’agent lorsque le mandant ne respecte pas le

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Dominique Ferré, Legal obligation of information: The French Supreme Court considers that a commercial agent that does not respect both its obligation of information as stipulated in the contract and its commitment to provide complementary rebates despite warnings from its principal commits a serious misconduct (Brugg tubes), 5 July 2017, Concurrences Review N° 4-2017, Art. N° 85148, p. 109

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