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Non-competition clause: The Commercial Chamber of the French Supreme Court criticises the Court of Appeal for not declaring null and void the non-competition clause prohibiting two major distributors from selling single-brand gift cards (Edenred / Fnac, Conforama)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On June 1, 2021, a ruling was published on Légifrance https://lactu-concurrence.us14.list... by the Commercial Chamber of the French Supreme Court in the case between Edenred and Fnac and Conforama concerning the implementation of a non-competition clause by which the latter, which at the time belonged to PPR (now Kering), undertook not to market single-brand gift cards for a period of five years, on the occasion of the sale, on March 30, 2007, by Kering of Kadéos, the leader on the French market for multi-brand "B-to-C" gift cards, to Accor Services, which was already active in the gift voucher sector, through its subsidiary Accentiv'House. Just over three

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Alain Ronzano, Non-competition clause: The Commercial Chamber of the French Supreme Court criticises the Court of Appeal for not declaring null and void the non-competition clause prohibiting two major distributors from selling single-brand gift cards (Edenred / Fnac, Conforama), 12 May 2021, Concurrences N° 2-2021, Art. N° 101013, www.concurrences.com

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