*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In three rulings handed down on the same day, concerning refusals to approve former approved distributors by suppliers of selective automotive distribution networks, the French Supreme Court confirmed that the supplier of a selective distribution network is not obliged to approve all applicants who meet the selection criteria. In this respect, it specifies the reservations necessary to ensure that such a refusal is lawful from both a contractual and a competitive standpoint. The solutions are not surprising, given the jurisprudential movement in which they are part of (see in particular. CA Paris Oct. 19, 2016, no. 14/07956; CA Paris March 27, 2019, no.
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