CASE COMMENTS: RESTRICTIVE PRACTICES - SUDDEN TERMINATION OF COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS

Partial termination of the commercial relationship: The Paris Court of Appeal finds that a decrease in the volumes of the orders passed immediately after announcing the impending termination and the start of the notice period constitutes a partial termination of the commercial relationship (Textile Assistance/Galec)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The company Textile Assistance had been producing for 14 years clothing marketed under the private label of the Leclerc group, its only customer. In a letter dated 23 December 2003, Galec (Coopérative Groupements d'achats des centres Leclerc) informed Textile Assistance that it intended to terminate the commercial relationship on 31 December 2005 and invited it, in the same letter, to remedy the situation of economic dependence on it. From the first half of 2004, Galec's orders decreased by 36% compared to 2003, with an overall reduction for the year 2004 of 47%. In 2005, orders

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Mireille Dany, Partial termination of the commercial relationship: The Paris Court of Appeal finds that a decrease in the volumes of the orders passed immediately after announcing the impending termination and the start of the notice period constitutes a partial termination of the commercial relationship (Textile Assistance/Galec), 3 December 2009, Concurrences N° 2-2010, Art. N° 31251, pp. 98-99

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