ALERTS: DISTRIBUTION - CARTEL - FREEDOM IN THE ORGANISATION OF DISTRIBUTION

Cartel: The Paris Court of Appeals considers that for a supplier, the fact not to recontract with a distributor is not a cartel in itself (Christian F)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The commented judgment is in line with case law precedents from which it is possible to draw a conclusion that the Paris Court of Justice wishes to restore to network promoters, in particular selective ones, their freedom of organisation in the distribution of their product (Rappr. T. Com. Paris, 21 Feb. 2018, n° 2017006510, Lettre distr. mars 2018, N. Eréséo). In the present case, a Hyundai distributor operated two sales outlets, one in Pau and the other in Tarbes. Each outlet gave rise to three contracts (distribution of new vehicles, approved repair, resale of accessories) between the distributor and its supplier Huyndai. In 2009, on the occasion of the

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  • Jean-Michel Vertut - Avocat (Montpellier)

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Jean-Michel Vertut, Cartel: The Paris Court of Appeals considers that for a supplier, the fact not to recontract with a distributor is not a cartel in itself (Christian F), 7 February 2018, Concurrences N° 2-2018, Art. N° 86806, www.concurrences.com

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