CASE COMMENT: RESTRICTIVES PRACTICES - COMMERCIAL COOPERATION - INVOICE

Invoices: The Court of Cassation rules that the information on invoices must be sufficiently precise to allow for the control, by the authorities, of the reality and value of the services invoiced, without referring to another document such as the contract (Beldis)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Criminal Code, 23 September 2008, Société Beldis, No. 08-81.278. The invoice must be self-sufficient: this is the principle recalled by the Court of Cassation in its decision of 23 September 2008. The decision is not innovative, but it has the merit of drawing the attention of professionals to the importance they should give to the wording of their invoices, particularly in the case of trade cooperation services. Following an investigation by the Belfort competition, consumer and fraud control authorities, Beldis, a distributor, was summoned to appear before the Belfort Criminal Court for having concluded irregular commercial cooperation contracts with

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Mireille Dany, Invoices: The Court of Cassation rules that the information on invoices must be sufficiently precise to allow for the control, by the authorities, of the reality and value of the services invoiced, without referring to another document such as the contract (Beldis), 23 September 2008, Concurrences N° 2-2009, Art. N° 25955, pp. 130-131

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