CASE COMMENT : MOTO VEHICLES DISTRIBUTION - REFUSAL OF APPROVAL - EVIDENCE OF BAD FAITH

Motor vehicle distribution : The French Supreme Court holds that the licensor is free in the organization of his network and in the choice of his licensees (Rover France)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Facts A car dealer wanted to sell his business. The licensor's approval was required. The latter induced a potential buyer to obtain a substantial reduction in the sale price from the dealer. He also invited him to take an interest in taking over another dealership. The dealer, however, refused to lower the price. The licensor then terminated the contract. of concession. The dealership and the potential purchaser then ended their talks. A few years later, the dealer found a new buyer for his land for a price significantly lower than previously agreed. Accordingly, he sued the licensor for compensation for the damage caused by the misuse of his right of

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Dominique Ferré, Motor vehicle distribution : The French Supreme Court holds that the licensor is free in the organization of his network and in the choice of his licensees (Rover France), 5 October 2004, Concurrences N° 1-2005, Art. N° 27690, www.concurrences.com

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