CONFERENCE: FRANCE - COMPETITION ENFORCEMENT - COMMERCIAL CODE - REFORM

Expectations of economic operators (The reform of the French Commercial Code’s Title IV Book IV - Nanterre, April 4th, 2019)

A round table, moderated by Professor Anne-Sophie Choné-Grimaldi, allowed the representatives of the various links in the sectors to express themselves and discuss the content of the new texts. From upstream to downstream, this roundtable brought together:

  • For the production: Patrick Bénézit, Deputy Secretary General (FNSEA), and Antoine Suau, Director of the Economics and Sustainable Development Department (FNSEA);
  • For the agri-food industry: Valérie Weil-Lancry, legal director in charge of commercial relations (ANIA);
  • For the distribution: Jacques Davy, Legal Director of Legal and Fiscal Affairs (FCD), and Hugues Beyler, Director of Agriculture (FCD). It has been divided into two sub-parts: the first devoted to commercial negotiation and the conclusion of written contracts; the second devoted to price control. On each of these sub-themes, have been expressed successively and in this order: the FNSEA, the ANIA and the FCD.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. I. Commercial negotiation A.-S. C.-G. (Moderator) : 1. The ordinances, which were adopted with the authorization of the legislature, were intended, first and foremost, to "reorganize" Title IV and "clarify" its provisions (article 17 of Act No. 2018-938 of 30 October 2018, known as the "Equalization" Act). A reorganization has indeed taken place. It is not clear, however, whether it provides the hoped-for [1]clarification. The main issues that were debated under the old texts will continue to be debated. 2. With regard to the texts on trade negotiations, the enabling legislation had given the government a mandate to : "3° To specify the provisions

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Anne-Sophie Choné-Grimaldi, Patrick Bénézit, Hugues Beyler, Jacques Davy, Antoine Suau, Valérie Weil-Lancry, Expectations of economic operators (The reform of the French Commercial Code’s Title IV Book IV - Nanterre, April 4th, 2019), September 2019, Concurrences N° 3-2019, Art. N° 91033, www.concurrences.com

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