Agency agreement: The Paris Court of Appeal decides that an international contract submitted by the parties to the “international law” is a contract for which the applicable law has not been chosen (Isoplus GMBH)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The need to qualify a contract, allegedly as a commercial agency, may arise in an international context, a situation which raises not only the question of the application of the criteria for qualification but also, perhaps more thorny, that of their identification. A contract, entitled the 'Commercial Representation Agreement for Italy', was concluded in 1991 between the Austrian company Isoplus and Mr X, the latter being responsible, in Italy, for the marketing of products. Concluded for a period of five years, renewable by tacit agreement for the same period, the agreement contained a clause to the effect that 'in the event of a dispute, the competent

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