ALERTS: DISTRIBUTION - COMMERCIAL AGENCY CONTRACT - BREACH

Agency contract: The Paris Court of Appeal rejects principal’s default discovered only after contractual notice of termination was given by the agent, and which, as such, could not justify it (Eurotiss / Cosi)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. A sales agent works for a company marketing fabrics produced in Italy exclusively for the French market. Considering that his principal does not respect his obligations, he breaks off the relationship by a letter whose subject is: "formal notice to pay the commissions due and claim of an indemnity for the termination of the agent contract". Not obtaining satisfaction, he seizes the competent court. After having been received in his request for payment of commissions but having been rejected for the termination indemnity, the agent appeals. He argues that the principal's failings, namely making appointments with clients without informing him, or informing

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Aymeric Louvet, Agency contract: The Paris Court of Appeal rejects principal’s default discovered only after contractual notice of termination was given by the agent, and which, as such, could not justify it (Eurotiss / Cosi), 29 November 2018, Concurrences N° 1-2019, Art. N° 89735, www.concurrences.com

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