ALERTS : RESTRICTIVE PRACTICES - DISTRIBUTION - PRICE TRANSPARENCY - ADMISSIBILITY OF THE ACTION OF THE MINISTRY OF ECONOMY

Commercial cooperation agreement: The Nîmes Court of Appeal confirms that the Ministry of Economy has no power to claim any civil sanction against a supplier in the place of the distributor (EMC Distribution)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Facts In the context of commercial relations between the central purchasing office of a supermarket chain and a supplier, agreements have been concluded in implementation of commercial cooperation agreements. Arguing the fictitious nature of certain contractually agreed services and therefore the nullity of some of these contractual documents, the Minister of the Economy brought an action on the basis of Article L. 442-6 of the Commercial Code. This claim, which was filed without the agreement of the allegedly "injured" supplier, sought the imposition of a

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Philippe Vanni, Commercial cooperation agreement: The Nîmes Court of Appeal confirms that the Ministry of Economy has no power to claim any civil sanction against a supplier in the place of the distributor (EMC Distribution), 17 January 2008, Concurrences N° 2-2008, Art. N° 27946, www.concurrences.com

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