CASE COMMENTS: RESTRICTIVE PRACTICES - SUDDEN TERMINATION OF COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS

Termination of commercial relationships: The Toulouse Court of Appeal fines again an airplane manufacturer for sudden termination of commercial relationships which took place without justification and in an unforeseeable manner, as the undertaking let its commercial partner believe that their relationship would be pursued (Airbus/Icarelink)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In the late 1990s, Airbus launched a project to develop a telephony system on board its aircraft, a project which it then put on hold for financial reasons. In 2003, following discussions between Airbus France and various engineers, the company Icarelink was created by the latter to carry out this project. Within this framework, Airbus and Icarelink concluded a non-disclosure agreement and an agreement entitled "Key Business Terms" (KBT "Principes Commerciaux Clés"), which established in advance the basis of the future relationship

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Mireille Dany, Termination of commercial relationships: The Toulouse Court of Appeal fines again an airplane manufacturer for sudden termination of commercial relationships which took place without justification and in an unforeseeable manner, as the undertaking let its commercial partner believe that their relationship would be pursued (Airbus/Icarelink), 16 September 2009, Concurrences N° 4-2009, Art. N° 29286, p. 129

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