ALERTS: DISTRIBUTION – DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT – SELECTIVE DISTRIBUTION

Selective distribution: The Paris Court of Appeal considers that the refusal to contract suffered by a candidate for entry into the quantitative selective distribution network is lawful (FCA France / Catia automobiles)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The decision under consideration follows the reference made by the Court of Cassation in its important decision of 27 March 2019 on the selection of resellers in a selective distribution system (Com., 27 March 2019, No. 17-22083: published in the Bulletin; Lettre distr. April 2019, p. 1, nos obs.). As a reminder, a network of multi-brand motor vehicle distributors had undergone extensive reorganisation after its promoter liquidated its business and sold its goodwill. Using its power to develop the distribution network, the new parent company terminated all the distribution contracts and invited the initially approved distributors to apply for the

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Lucas Bettoni, Selective distribution: The Paris Court of Appeal considers that the refusal to contract suffered by a candidate for entry into the quantitative selective distribution network is lawful (FCA France / Catia automobiles), 23 October 2019, Concurrences N° 1-2020, Art. N° 92871, www.concurrences.com

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