CASE COMMENTS: DISTRIBUTION – SIGN – PRE-CONTRACTUAL INFORMATION

Franchise : The French Supreme Court and courts adjudicating on the substance specify the scope of pre-contractual obligation of information of some suppliers (CP Création ; France Editeurs ; Cash Converters Europe ; France Boissons Nord ; Sodecob ; Distribution Casino France)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Introduced nearly 30 years ago by the so-called "Doubin" law of 31 December 1989, the obligation of pre-contractual information provided for today by Article L. 330-3 of the French Commercial Code has given rise to recurrent disputes which case law is struggling to contain. In the franchise sector in particular, the grievance of a violation of the "Doubin" law is systematically invoked when the franchisee is put into receivership or simply disappointed with the benefits derived from belonging to the network. It is true that the text has many attractions in that it is likely to lead to the cancellation of the contract or at least to an order for the

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Nicolas Éréséo, Franchise : The French Supreme Court and courts adjudicating on the substance specify the scope of pre-contractual obligation of information of some suppliers (CP Création ; France Editeurs ; Cash Converters Europe ; France Boissons Nord ; Sodecob ; Distribution Casino France), 25 January 2017, Concurrences N° 2-2017, Art. N° 83934, pp. 108-110

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