CASE COMMENTS: UNFAIR COMMERCIAL PRACTICES – FRANCE – COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIP - GROUP OF COMPANIES

Sudden break: The French Supreme Court considers that a group of companies cannot be party to an established commercial relationship (Sabet Persepolis / Galeries Lafayette)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. How does the law on abrupt breakups deal with corporate groups? The ruling handed down by the Court of Cassation on 16 October 2019 (CCC 2019, no. 199, obs. N. Mathey) provides an opportunity to take stock of a question that is certainly classic, but always delicate (see not. F. Buy, L'article L. 442-1, II, C. com, in Le Lamy droit du contrat, B. Fages (dir.), 2020, no. 2597). In this case, Sabet Persepolis had entered into several contracts for the operation of a stand in two stores located in Saint-Laurent-du-Var and Toulouse, managed by Magasins Lafayette (MGL), and in two other stores located in Paris, one operated by Galeries Lafayette

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Frédéric Buy, Sudden break: The French Supreme Court considers that a group of companies cannot be party to an established commercial relationship (Sabet Persepolis / Galeries Lafayette), 16 October 2019, Concurrences N° 1-2020, Art. N° 93334, pp. 109-110

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