Stéphane Brena

University of Montpellier

Stéphane Brena is a lecturer in private law at the University of Montpellier (faculty of law, Centre du droit de l’entreprise) where he teaches contract law, property law, company law, banking law and real estate law. Research director in law, he directs several doctorate Thesis. His research mainly focuses on contract law and business law: commercial and residential leases (Revue des loyers), self-employed commercial agents (Lettre de la distribution) and real estate agents (Jurisclasseur). He was Attaché for higher education cooperation at the French Embassy in Djibouti from 2017 to 2018 and, from 2012 to 2016, the dean of the Institute of international business law of the University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne in Cairo (Egypt), where he still teaches.


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Stéphane Brena Commercial agent: Advocate General Szpunar renders his conclusions in a case regarding the exclusivity of the tasks of a commercial agent (Zako / Sanidel)


Cet article a fait l’objet d’une première publication dans la Lettre de la distribution publiée par le Centre du Droit de l’Entreprise de l’Université de Montpellier. Alors que la jurisprudence interne française tend à réduire l’étendue de la qualification d’agent commercial, à travers une conception (...)

Stéphane Brena Sale: The Courts of Appeals of Paris and Toulouse consider that the status of commercial agent is not dependent of the will of the parties or the denomination in the contract but the effective conditions of exercise of the activity (Edition Atlas ; New PLV)


La soumission d’une relation contractuelle au statut protecteur des agents commerciaux suppose que celle-ci entre dans son champ d’application. Comme le rappellent, dans les mêmes termes, les juges toulousains et parisiens à l’occasion des deux affaires sous commentaire, « l’application du statut (...)

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