CASE COMMENTS : RESTRICTIVES PRACTICES– SUDDEN TERMINATION OF COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS – LANGUAGE TRAINING CONTRACTOR– INVITATION TO TENDER – DAMAGES – COMMERCIAL COOPERATION – NULLITY

Sudden termination of commercial relationships: The Paris Court of Appeal condemns a distributor for sudden termination of established relationships and pronounces the nullity of commercial cooperation agreements (Accorequip and Accor Paris/Minister of the Economy and Transfer)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. CA Paris, 23.03.11, G.I.E. Accorequip and Accor Paris v. Minister of the Economy and Transfer, 07/07337 The Paris Court of Appeal considers that the use of a call for tenders may constitute a sham of competition and reveal a discriminatory practice intended to conceal a sudden break in commercial relations. When examining the breach, the court annulled a listing contract whose rate was considered disproportionate because it was double that charged to another partner. Even if the law on restrictive practices is often thought of in consideration of the relationship between the mass retail sector and its suppliers, its application is not limited to this,

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Jean-Louis Fourgoux, Sudden termination of commercial relationships: The Paris Court of Appeal condemns a distributor for sudden termination of established relationships and pronounces the nullity of commercial cooperation agreements (Accorequip and Accor Paris/Minister of the Economy and Transfer), 23 March 2011, Concurrences N° 3-2011, Art. N° 38016, pp. 135-137

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