CASE COMMENT : DISTRIBUTION - COMMERICAL AGENT - TECHNICAL INTERMEDIATE

Commercial agent : The Versailles Court of Appeal rules that a technical intermediary who does not negotiate agreements cannot claim to be a commercial agent (Eagle Picher Wolveruine)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. CA Versailles, 8 February 2007, Eurotech v/ Eagle Picher Wolveruine GmBH, RG n°05/07851 Facts A company marketing components for the automotive industry had signed a contract with another company entitled "agency agreement". After fourteen years of collaboration, the principal company gave notice of termination of the contract. The authorised company then summoned its co-contracting party to pay the compensation for termination provided for in Article L. 134-12 of the French Commercial Code relating to commercial agents. In a judgment dated September 30, 2005, the Versailles Court refused to classify the agency agreement as a commercial

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Dominique Ferré, Commercial agent : The Versailles Court of Appeal rules that a technical intermediary who does not negotiate agreements cannot claim to be a commercial agent (Eagle Picher Wolveruine), 8 February 2007, Concurrences N° 2-2007, Art. N° 27859, www.concurrences.com

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