Non-compete clause: The French Supreme Court holds that the non-compete clause in a non-employee management contract must provide for a financial consideration otherwise the clause would be void (Distribution Casino France)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The articulation of the special rules between them and, more particularly, the rules of ordinary labour law and the special rules applicable to non-employee managers of food retail branches - as provided for in Articles L. 7322-1 et seq. of the Labour Code - has given rise to significant litigation. The reason for this litigation is to be found in the terms chosen by the legislature to enshrine this articulation of special rules. The relationship between these two bodies of legislation is in fact organised by means of two cross-references. First of all, a reference is expressly provided for by article L. 7322-1 of the Labour Code. According to the provisions

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