The German Federal Court of Justice decides on the validity of several standard clauses contained in motor vehicle distribution agreements (Citröen)

On 13 July 2004, the German Federal Court of Justice issued a judgement on the validity of several standard clauses contained in motor vehicle distribution agreements concluded between the French automobile manufacturer CITROËN and its licensed dealers in Germany [1]. The case concerned the interpretation of the old [2] and the new [3] Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulation on the one hand, and the question which legal regime was applicable to motor vehicle distribution agreements concluded before 1 October 2002, between 1 October 2002 and 1 May 2004 and after 1 May 2004 in appellate proceedings on the other hand. Facts The first plaintiff, the German Association for Motor Trade and Repair (Zentralverband Deutsches Kraftfahrzeuggewerbe), represents the interests of German car

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Petra Linsmeier, Moritz Lichtenegger, The German Federal Court of Justice decides on the validity of several standard clauses contained in motor vehicle distribution agreements (Citröen), 13 July 2004, e-Competitions July 2004, Art. N° 21233

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