CASE COMMENTS: RESTRICTIVE PRACTICES - SUDDEN TERMINATION OF COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS – SELECTIVE DISTRIBUTION – COMPLIANCE WITH THE CONTRACTUAL NOTICE PERIOD

Distribution: The Paris Court of Appeal considers that the supplier, head of a selective distribution network, is entitled to put an end to the contractual relationship with his agreed resellers provided that the termination is in compliance with the notice period as stated in the agreement (Cartier)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. CA Paris, 29 January 2014, RG n° 12/08976, Cartier c/ Hanna Under what conditions may the supplier, as the head of a selective distribution network, terminate without brutality its commercial relations established with its authorised distributors? Such is the question submitted to the Paris Court of Appeal in the case opposing the reputed company Cartier to three of its former approved distributors: the companies Julia, Hanna and Le Palais. Each of these three companies had entered into a selective distribution agreement with Cartier on May 30, 2007, January 21, 2008 and September 30, 2008, respectively. The contract took effect on the date of its

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Mary-Claude Mitchell, Distribution: The Paris Court of Appeal considers that the supplier, head of a selective distribution network, is entitled to put an end to the contractual relationship with his agreed resellers provided that the termination is in compliance with the notice period as stated in the agreement (Cartier) , 29 January 2014, Concurrences N° 2-2014, Art. N° 65787, pp. 123-124

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