The French Supreme Court states that the supplier in a system of exclusive distribution is free to choose its distributors (Salento Cars / General Motors France)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. After terminating the contracts of all the members of its network, a manufacturer grants one of its former partners the distribution of certain ranges of vehicles of its brand, excluding commercial vehicles (LCVs). The dealer holds the supplier liable for the loss of distribution of the LCVs, but the Paris Commercial Court dismissed the action because "in exclusive matters, the licensor is free to choose the partner with whom he intends to work" (T. com. Paris, 22 May 1997). Before the Court of Appeal, the dealer

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Louis Vogel, Joseph Vogel, The French Supreme Court states that the supplier in a system of exclusive distribution is free to choose its distributors (Salento Cars / General Motors France) , 1 March 2011, Concurrences N° 1-2011, Art. N° 51986, www.concurrences.com

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