ALERTS: UNFAIR COMMERCIAL PRACTICES – SUDDEN BREAK OF ESTABLISHED BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS

Sudden termination: The French Supreme Civil Court admits that a period of notice does not by itself disqualify gravity of the fault (Annick Goutal / Dispar)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Facts. A manufacturer of cosmetic products is annoyed by the poor stock management by its exclusive distributor in Italy. Linked to the distributor since 1998 by fixed-term contracts tacitly renewable for one year at the end of the first three-year contract, he prefers to announce the termination of the contract rather than seek immediate termination for serious misconduct. In concrete terms, at the end of March 2013, it announced its intention not to renew the contract at the end of August of the same year. This step authorizes a 5-month advance notice, where the contract stipulated a minimum of 3 months to denounce the renewal. This choice should have

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Clémence Mouly-Guillemaud, Sudden termination: The French Supreme Civil Court admits that a period of notice does not by itself disqualify gravity of the fault (Annick Goutal / Dispar), 14 October 2020, Concurrences N° 1-2021, Art. N° 98615, www.concurrences.com

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