CASE COMMENT : DISTRIBUTION - PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW - CONFLICT OF JURISDICTION - CONTRACT CONSULTING ADVERTISING - PRIMARY DUTY

Conflict of jurisdiction : The French Supreme Court recalls that in matters relating to contract, the court in the place where the essential obligation was performed has jurisdiction (Méridien hôtels)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Facts A company incorporated under English law has entered into a contract with a French company for advertising consultancy, creation and supply of advertising documents. Following the breach of contract by the English company, the French company sued the latter for wrongful [1]termination of an established commercial relationship before the Commercial Court of Nanterre. The Court of Appeal of Versailles [2], after declaring itself competent [3], declared that it did not have jurisdiction. The French company then appealed to the Court of Cassation because it wished to have the jurisdiction of the French judge recognized. Decision "But whereas, the

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Simon Hotte, Conflict of jurisdiction : The French Supreme Court recalls that in matters relating to contract, the court in the place where the essential obligation was performed has jurisdiction (Méridien hôtels), 27 March 2007, Concurrences N° 2-2007, Art. N° 27853, www.concurrences.com

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