CASE COMMENTS : DISTRIBUTION - COMMERCIAL AGENCY – EXPIRY OF THE PERIOD OF A FIXED-TERM CONTRACT – AGENT’S REFUSAL OF RENEWAL – TERMINATION INDEMNITY (NO)

Commercial agency: The Rennes Court of Appeal decides that when a fixed-term contract stipulates a renewal clause, the agent loses his right to termination indemnity if he refuses the renewal while new conditions proposed by the principal are not contrary to his interests (Kronimus/SCPE)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. As an agent of common interest, the agent is protected throughout and until the termination of its relationship with the principal. In this respect, the status of commercial agents is specifically regulated by the commercial agent statute : the cause of the termination of the relationship: if the contract is for a fixed term, it naturally terminates at the end of the term, unless the agent and the principal continue to perform it, thus transforming it into a contract for an indefinite period (Art. L. 134-11, para. 1, Com. C.); if the contract is for an indefinite period, it may be terminated at any time subject to observance of a minimum notice period

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Dominique Ferré, Commercial agency: The Rennes Court of Appeal decides that when a fixed-term contract stipulates a renewal clause, the agent loses his right to termination indemnity if he refuses the renewal while new conditions proposed by the principal are not contrary to his interests (Kronimus/SCPE), 9 April 2013, Concurrences N° 3-2013, Art. N° 54067, p. 89

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