CASE COMMENTS: DISTRIBUTION – QUANTITATIVE CRITERIA – FREEDOM OF CHOICE – CONTROL OF THE SELECTION EFFECTS

Selective distribution: The French Supreme Court recognizes to the manufacturer the freedom to choose the number of its distributors but seems to admit a control of the selection consequences of a new distributor as regards to the activity of a distributor previously selected (Part Dieu Automobile et JP Reverdy / Hyundai Motor France)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The Commercial Chamber of the Court of Cassation reaffirms the principle of the free choice by the car manufacturer of the number of members of its dealer network, while considering the consequences of the selection thus made. In the present case, three dealers had been selected by a manufacturer in 2003 in an area defined as 'the Lyon conurbation'. Following the closure of two of them, the third had, in 2005, opened two

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Didier Ferrier, Selective distribution: The French Supreme Court recognizes to the manufacturer the freedom to choose the number of its distributors but seems to admit a control of the selection consequences of a new distributor as regards to the activity of a distributor previously selected (Part Dieu Automobile et JP Reverdy / Hyundai Motor France) , 7 June 2016, Concurrences Nº 3-2016, Art. N° 80827, pp. 92-93

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