Advantages without counterpart or disproportionate: The Paris Tribunal of Commerce dismisses a supplier’s request for repayment to a Referencing Center due to its interference in a pre-existing commercial relationship (SAS Guy Guérin / SNC Transgourmet Service)

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This article was first published in the Lettre de la distribution published by the Centre du Droit de l’Entreprise of the University of Montpellier.

Facts. A supplier, Guy Guérin (the Supplier), based in Charente Maritime, is a wholesaler of fresh fruit and vegetables. Transgourmet Operations is a major distributor (the Distributor) in the world of "RHD", within the eponymous distribution group, in particular of food products for commercial or collective catering professionals as well as bakeries and pastry shops. While the Supplier had been doing business since 2014 with one of the Distributor's establishments located in Saint-Loubès, without the Distributor's referencing Central, Transgourmet Services, having intervened for that purpose, and while the business flow had been developing progressively between the Supplier and this establishment, the Supplier and the Central concluded for the year 2018 a " Global Supplier Brands

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  • Jean-Michel Vertut - Avocat (Montpellier)

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Jean-Michel Vertut, Advantages without counterpart or disproportionate: The Paris Tribunal of Commerce dismisses a supplier’s request for repayment to a Referencing Center due to its interference in a pre-existing commercial relationship (SAS Guy Guérin / SNC Transgourmet Service), 13 April 2022, Concurrences N° 3-2022, Art. N° 107842

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