ALERTS: UNFAIR COMMERCIAL PRACTICES – SUDDEN BREAK OF ESTABLISHED BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS - LIABILITY

Sudden termination: The French Supreme Civil Court reaffirms that a third party may invoke a sudden break of relationships on the basis of Article 1240 Civil code (Back-Holding, Ibis Backwarenvertriebs / Atlantique productions, Biscuiterie pâtisserie carrée, Régals de Bretagne)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The facts. Two German companies and a French company have been working together for more than twelve years to distribute in Germany industrial bakery products manufactured by two sister companies of the French company. At the end of the last contract and in the absence of agreements between the partners on the price of the products, the relationship ran out of steam, continued somewhat and then came to an end for good. The French company then seeks compensation for the partial and then abrupt termination of the relationship on the basis of Article L. 442-6, I, 5° of the French Commercial Code, a claim that will also be made by the two

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Clémence Mouly-Guillemaud, Sudden termination: The French Supreme Civil Court reaffirms that a third party may invoke a sudden break of relationships on the basis of Article 1240 Civil code (Back-Holding, Ibis Backwarenvertriebs / Atlantique productions, Biscuiterie pâtisserie carrée, Régals de Bretagne), 18 March 2020, Concurrences N° 2-2020, Art. N° 95546, www.concurrences.com

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