CASE COMMENT: RESTRICTIVE PRACTICES - BREAK OF ESTABLISHED COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS

Break of established commercial relationships: The Court of Cassation gives more details on the link between the author and the victim of a break of commercial relationships and on the reasonable duration of the notice period (Ronyl c/ Breitling)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Cass. com, 7 July 2004, Kiasma v. CIM and Continent Hypermarkets, No. 03-11.472 Cass. com, November 3, 2004, Société Ronyl v/ Sociétés Breitling Suisse and Breitling France, n° 02-17.078 Two rulings of the Court of Cassation have added a few stones to the edifice of jurisprudential construction relating to the termination of established commercial relations. 1. The most recent one, handed down by the Court of Cassation on November 3, 2004, deals with the possibility for a distributor to take action, as compensation for a breach that occurred suddenly and without written notice, against a supplier with which it has no direct contractual relationship. The

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Mary-Claude Mitchell, Break of established commercial relationships: The Court of Cassation gives more details on the link between the author and the victim of a break of commercial relationships and on the reasonable duration of the notice period (Ronyl c/ Breitling), 3 November 2004, Concurrences N° 1-2005, Art. N° 1530, p. 71-72

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