CASE COMMENTS: DISTRIBUTION - PENALTY CLAUSE – RESTRAINING POWER OF THE JUDGE – REVISION

Exclusive supply : The Montpellier Court of Appeals does not consider as clearly excessive a clause applying in case of a unilateral breach of agreement due to total or partial disrespect of obligations by the distributor and according to which the latter has to reimburse 20% of purchases yet to be made before the end of the agreement (Brasseries Milles, G.R. Noel)

CA Montpellier, 3 fév. 2015, Brasseries Milles c/ G.R. Noel, RG n° 13/07364 Les contrats d’approvisionnement exclusifs conclus entre fournisseurs de boissons et cafetiers, hôteliers ou restaurateurs comportent généralement une clause fixant des quantités minimales à acheter durant l’exécution du contrat ainsi qu’une clause pénale jouant en cas de non-respect de ses obligations par

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Nicolas Ereseo, Exclusive supply : The Montpellier Court of Appeals does not consider as clearly excessive a clause applying in case of a unilateral breach of agreement due to total or partial disrespect of obligations by the distributor and according to which the latter has to reimburse 20% of purchases yet to be made before the end of the agreement (Brasseries Milles, G.R. Noel), 3 February 2015, Concurrences Review N° 2-2015, Art. N° 72946, p. 110

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