A French Court of Appeal holds that article L. 442-6, I, 5 of the commercial code also applies to international business relations (Lauterbach, Logic Instrument)

A German company which had had its products distributed by the same operator in France since 1988 announced its intention to recuperate the French market by installing a subsidiary on the territory thereby terminating relations with the distributor. Aggrieved by the lack of sufficient notice of termination, the distributor filed a claim on the basis of Article L. 442-6, I, 5° of the Commercial Code. The Court found that a notice period of two years should have been given and awarded damages of EUR 2.9 million (Commercial Court, Pontoise,

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Joseph Vogel, A French Court of Appeal holds that article L. 442-6, I, 5 of the commercial code also applies to international business relations (Lauterbach, Logic Instrument), 29 October 2013, e-Competitions October 2013, Art. N° 61103

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