CASE COMMENT : DISTRIBUTION - COMMISSION AGREEMENT - AFFILIATED COMMISSIONNAIRE - SALES AGENT - QUALIFYING

Sales agent status : The French Supreme Court censures the Paris Court of Appeal for applying the sales agent status to an “affiliated commissionaire” (Chattawak/Chantal Pieri)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Cass. com, June 29, 2010, Chattawak v. Chantal Pieri, No. 09-66773 A new step in a case that was thought to be over, the decision of the Commercial Chamber of the Court of Cassation of 29 June 2010 shows how difficult it can be for the courts to grasp the affiliation commission formula. These difficulties undoubtedly stem from the confusion at the origin of this formula - which is, moreover, very widespread - between the independent commercial commission agent who markets the products of a principal to his customers and the affiliated commission agent who markets the products of the "principal" to the customers of the "principal" [D. Ferrier,

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Dominique Ferré, Sales agent status : The French Supreme Court censures the Paris Court of Appeal for applying the sales agent status to an “affiliated commissionaire” (Chattawak/Chantal Pieri), 29 June 2010, Concurrences N° 4-2010, Art. N° 33049, pp. 136-138

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