ALERTS : RESTRICTIVE PRACTICES - DISTRIBUTION - RUPTURE OF COMMERCIAL RELATIONS - ENFORCEABILITY OF THE DURACTION OF THE COMMERCIAL RELATIONS OF A CORPORATION TO AN ACQUIRING COMPANY

Breach of commercial relationships: The French Supreme Court holds that the duration of previous relationship may be taken into account in assessing the amount of the damages for breach of long-standing relationships (Godard / BP France)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Facts A distributor had been marketing a supplier's products for eighteen years. This supplier had been absorbed by a company, which, under the terms of a rider drawn up in 1999, continued the contract and then terminated the relationship in 2003. The Court of Versailles had considered this rider as a new distribution contract, and had found that the notice

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Nicolas Genty, Breach of commercial relationships: The French Supreme Court holds that the duration of previous relationship may be taken into account in assessing the amount of the damages for breach of long-standing relationships (Godard / BP France), 29 January 2008, Concurrences N° 2-2008, Art. N° 27944, www.concurrences.com

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