CASE COMMENTS: DISTRIBUTION – FIXED TERM CONTRACT – UNILATERAL TERMINATION CLAUSE – ABUSIVE CLAUSE

Exclusive distribution: The French Supreme Court allows a manufacturer to stipulate an unilateral termination clause of a fixed-term contract (SPBI / LGM Yachting)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On the sidelines of a case dealing mainly with the abrupt termination of an established commercial relationship, a ruling handed down on 12 April by the Court of Cassation raises an interesting question concerning the unilateral termination option that may be provided for in exclusive concession contracts. In the present case, two exclusive dealership agreements had been concluded between a manufacturer of recreational craft and a distributor for a fixed period of five years. Without waiting

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Nicolas Éréséo, Exclusive distribution: The French Supreme Court allows a manufacturer to stipulate an unilateral termination clause of a fixed-term contract (SPBI / LGM Yachting) , 12 April 2016, Concurrences Nº 3-2016, Art. N° 80829, p. 95

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