A French Court of Appeal rules on the jurisdiction of specialized courts on the ground of public policy in cases involving restrictives practices (Iso Confort/Altop)

In May 2010, an operator terminated without notice a partnership agreement with another party. The latter filed a claim for damages on the basis of Articles 1134 and 1147 of the Civil Code. Applying the jurisdiction clause contained in the contract, the Commercial Court in Arras declined jurisdiction in favor of the court in the town of Lille. The party responsible for the termination filed an objection to the claim, stating that the dispute concerned the

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Joseph Vogel, A French Court of Appeal rules on the jurisdiction of specialized courts on the ground of public policy in cases involving restrictives practices (Iso Confort/Altop), 4 April 2012, e-Competitions Bulletin April 2012, Art. N° 46790

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