A French Court rules on refusal by motor vehicle manufacturers to examine applications of dealers to be reappointed to their respective distribution networks (Nissan France)

In two separate judgments that were handed down in June 2010, the Commercial Court of Versailles and the Paris Court of Appeal awarded damages to former dealers of SA Nissan France (“Nissan”) and SA Groupe Volkswagen France (“VW”) respectively, whose dealership agreements were terminated by the manufacturer in question and whose applications to be reappointed to the relevant dealer networks were rejected. The set of facts for both cases stemmed from the entry into force on 1 October 2002 of Commission Regulation 1400/2002 concerning vertical agreements in the motor vehicle sector.

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  • Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)

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Andrzej Kmiecik, A French Court rules on refusal by motor vehicle manufacturers to examine applications of dealers to be reappointed to their respective distribution networks (Nissan France), 9 June 2010, e-Competitions Bulletin June 2010, Art. N° 41494

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