Fair trial: The French Supreme Court rules that the Minister of the Economy cannot base an action aimed at convicting a company of a significant imbalance on anonymised reports (GEEPF)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. This case is emblematic because it concerns a case in which the Minister had initiated an action to censor two contractual clauses imposed on suppliers, against an industrial company that markets electric turbines: GE Energy Product France. The Court of Appeal of Paris, in a decision dated June 12, 2019, granted the request and severely sanctioned GE. The Court of Appeal, reversing the first instance judgment, considered that certain provisions of the GGA and the GEEPF standard contract create a significant imbalance in the rights and obligations of the parties. In particular, clause 1 "Acceptance of the order", present in the General Purchase Conditions

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Jean-Louis Fourgoux, Fair trial: The French Supreme Court rules that the Minister of the Economy cannot base an action aimed at convicting a company of a significant imbalance on anonymised reports (GEEPF), 11 May 2022, Concurrences N° 3-2022, Art. N° 108136, pp. 119-120

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