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Franchise: The Paris Court of Appeal rules that the obligation of the franchisee to transmit the file of his customers to the franchisor is not an unfair practice (Déco Club / Carré blanc)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The obligation on the distributor to communicate its customer file to the supplier is multiplied in distribution contracts, particularly in franchise agreements, as shown in the judgment under comment. In the present case, a company specialising in the retail trade in furniture and household equipment concludes four franchise agreements in order to operate various shops in the cities of Nantes and Rennes. After a deterioration in its financial situation, the franchised company is subject to recovery proceedings in which three of the four contracts are terminated at the director's initiative. The franchisee considered that it was the victim of

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Nicolas Éréséo, Franchise: The Paris Court of Appeal rules that the obligation of the franchisee to transmit the file of his customers to the franchisor is not an unfair practice (Déco Club / Carré blanc), 22 May 2019, Concurrences N° 3-2019, Art. N° 91862, www.concurrences.com

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