Commercial agency: The Court of justice of the European Union consecrates the broad meaning of "negotiation" (Trendsetteuse / DCA)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Facts and procedure. It took eighteen months before the Court of Justice delivered its interpretation of the power of negotiation, with which the commercial agent must be endowed on pain of disqualification of his relationship with the principal and denial of the status of Articles L. 134-1 et seq. of the Commercial Code. Indeed, according to Article 1 of Directive n° 86/653/EEC of 18 December 1986, "the commercial agent is the person who, as an independent intermediary, is permanently charged either with negotiating the sale or purchase of goods for another person, hereinafter referred to as the 'principal', or with negotiating and concluding such

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