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Commercial agency: The Montpellier Court of Appeal holds that the negotiation requires discussions with clients on the essential conditions of the contract to be concluded (Soluscion / Gard Metal Color)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Disputes over the application of the commercial agent's public policy status are still ongoing, in particular over what is meant by the term "negotiate". The judgment under comment gives a new illustration of this. The case in point concerned a canvassing activity carried out by an intermediary in some departments in the south of France for the supply and implementation of services from a principal, giving rise to a flat-rate commission of 7 % on sales. The relationship did not give rise to a contract between the partners. After two years of the relationship, the relationship was terminated at the initiative of the principal. The intermediary

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  • Jean-Michel Vertut - Avocat (Montpellier)

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Jean-Michel Vertut, Commercial agency: The Montpellier Court of Appeal holds that the negotiation requires discussions with clients on the essential conditions of the contract to be concluded (Soluscion / Gard Metal Color), 5 November 2019, Concurrences N° 1-2020, Art. N° 93189, www.concurrences.com

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