CASE COMMENT : DISTRIBUTION – EMPLOYEE OF A COMPANY OF A DISTRIBUTION NETWORK – NON-COMPETITION CLAUSE – VIOLATION OF THE NON-COMPETITION OBLIGATION

Non-competition clause: The Court of Cassation overturns an appellate court decision holding that the integration into a single distribution network is sufficient to preclude a situation of competition between companies belonging to the network (Leclerc)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Cass. soc., May 16, 2012, M. X... c/ Leclerc, n° 11-10712 If the assessment of the non-reaffiliation clause (cf. supraAgence commerciale : La Cour de cassation approuve une cour d’appel d’avoir annulé une clause de non-concurrence post-contractuelle stipulée dans un contrat d’agence commerciale à défaut d’être corrélée à la clientèle confiée à l’agent et nécessaire à la protection des intérêts du mandant (Kriss Laure)) or post-contractual non-competition clauses by the Commercial Chamber of the Court of Cassation is now a classic in the dedicated lines of this column, the assessment by the Social Chamber of the Court of Cassation of post-contractual non-competition clauses

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Anne-Cécile Martin, Non-competition clause: The Court of Cassation overturns an appellate court decision holding that the integration into a single distribution network is sufficient to preclude a situation of competition between companies belonging to the network (Leclerc), September 2012, Concurrences N° 3-2012, Art. N° 48382, pp. 129-130

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