Franchise agreement : The Paris Court of Appeal decides to censure three clauses of a franchise agreement in the fast food sector on the grounds of significant imbalance and orders the franchisor to pay a civil fine of €500.000 (Minister of Economy / Dominos Pizza, Pizza Sprint)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. This decision is part of a movement to apply the significant imbalance provided for by the French Commercial Code more broadly than it had been up to now, by moving away from the usual framework of large-scale food distribution, which was decided by the specialized courts. An unfavorable context for the sanctioning of clauses in franchise agreements Until now, attempts by franchisees to challenge this or that clause of their franchise agreement have almost never been successful (CA Paris, May 15, 2019, No. 17/20051, CA Paris, May 15, 2019, No. 17/23105, CA Paris, March 20, 2019, No. 17/09164 , CA Paris, Feb. 26, 2019, No. 18/17840). The strict

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Jean-Louis Fourgoux, Franchise agreement : The Paris Court of Appeal decides to censure three clauses of a franchise agreement in the fast food sector on the grounds of significant imbalance and orders the franchisor to pay a civil fine of €500.000 (Minister of Economy / Dominos Pizza, Pizza Sprint), 5 February 2022, Concurrences N° 2-2022, Art. N° 106554, pp. 129-133

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