CASE COMMENTS: UNFAIR COMMERCIAL PRACTICES - SUDDEN TERMINATION - ECONOMIC DEPENDENCE

Economic dependance: The French Supreme Court confirms that a business relationship that is interrupted and then resumed at a later date cannot, for the calculation of seniority, be traced back to its origin and that the termination without notice must not take into account the economic dependence that results from the partner’s liability (Apodiss)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The Apodiss company was a service provider for the Cardinal Group in the real estate sector. This collaboration resulted in the creation of Cardinal Consulting, in which Apodiss took a 33% stake. In October 2005, a service agreement was concluded between the Cardinal Group and Apodiss, under the terms of which the latter was to receive, in return for its services, a fixed monthly fee and a remuneration proportional to the turnover achieved in the context of the real estate transactions entrusted to it. In August 2007, a settlement

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Jean-Louis Fourgoux, Economic dependance: The French Supreme Court confirms that a business relationship that is interrupted and then resumed at a later date cannot, for the calculation of seniority, be traced back to its origin and that the termination without notice must not take into account the economic dependence that results from the partner’s liability (Apodiss), 18 November 2020, Concurrences N° 1-2021, Art. N° 99149, pp. 156-157

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