ALERTS: DISTRIBUTION – COMMERCIAL AGENCY - TERMINATION INDEMNITY

Commercial agency: The Orléans Court of Appeal confirms that if the trial period does not affect the existence of the commercial agency contract, such trial period is not in itself unlawful and should not deprive the agent of the contract termination indemnity (CTVL / A… Habitat)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Facts. A client specialising in the marketing and construction of single-family houses concludes a first commercial agent contract with an EURL. Two and a half years later, the agency terminates the contract; its legal representative is quickly hired by the principal as salaried agency manager, for an indefinite period of time. This employment relationship ceases after a few months and is succeeded by a new agency contract for an indefinite period, with a trial period of eight months. During this trial period, the client terminates the contract. Problem number one. Considering that the commercial agent contract had not taken effect, the principal argued

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Aymeric Louvet, Commercial agency: The Orléans Court of Appeal confirms that if the trial period does not affect the existence of the commercial agency contract, such trial period is not in itself unlawful and should not deprive the agent of the contract termination indemnity (CTVL / A… Habitat), 30 April 2020, Concurrences N° 3-2020, Art. N° 96570, www.concurrences.com

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