CASE COMMENT : DISTRIBUTION - SALES AGENT - COMMISSION - PURCHASING GROUP

Sales agent : The Court of Cassation holds that a sales agent who sells to a purchasing group located in his geographic sector is entitled to a commission for all transactions entered into with the group (Sofoc)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Court of Cassation, Commercial Chamber, 3 March 2009, Appeal No. 07-21.586, Sté Sofoc v. Delamare Facts A sales agent, whose contract had been terminated, had summoned his principal to pay commissions for all sales made through a central purchasing office. The principal criticised the Court of Appeal for allowing this request, whereas, in his opinion, in the event that a central purchasing office is located in the geographical area of an agent, the basis of the commissions should not take into account transactions concerning "points of sale outside the sector". He claimed that "the identification of the client belonging to the commercial agent sector,

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Didier Ferrier, Sales agent : The Court of Cassation holds that a sales agent who sells to a purchasing group located in his geographic sector is entitled to a commission for all transactions entered into with the group (Sofoc), 3 March 2009, Concurrences N° 2-2009, Art. N° 29613, www.concurrences.com

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