ALERTS: DISTRIBUTION – COMMERCIAL AGENCY - BREACH OF CONTRACT

Commercial agency: The Poitiers Court of Appeals upholds that termination of a commercial agency contract results from the sole fault of the principal which unilaterally altered the geographical exclusivity, and draws the consequences in terms of commissions and indemnities claimed by the commercial agent (Ter’nat / Altius Development)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. A commercial agent, acting in the interests of a company specialising in the marketing of organic food products, acknowledges the breach of his contract to the detriment of his principal, considering that the geographical exclusivity which he enjoyed had been unilaterally modified. The agent had in fact unsuccessfully opposed the principal's decision to entrust part of its sector to another agent. Before the court and then on appeal, he sought an order that the principal should pay commissions before and after the termination of the contract, an indemnity for the termination of the contract and compensation for the damage to his image. In response, the

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Aymeric Louvet, Commercial agency: The Poitiers Court of Appeals upholds that termination of a commercial agency contract results from the sole fault of the principal which unilaterally altered the geographical exclusivity, and draws the consequences in terms of commissions and indemnities claimed by the commercial agent (Ter’nat / Altius Development), 30 April 2019, Concurrences N° 3-2019, Art. N° 91663, www.concurrences.com

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