RESTRICTIVE PRACTICES – SUDDEN TERMINATION – RELATIONSHIP ESTABLISHED – AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR

Sudden termination: The Limoges and Versailles Courts of Appeal adopt a strict interpretation of the form under / which the termination of a commercial relationship should be notified (BMW France/Taurisson, BMW France/Paris Ouest Service)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Litigation concerning the abrupt termination of established commercial relations, initially thought to concern mainly relations between suppliers and large retailers, has in fact had a much wider scope, since it has to date been illustrated in many other fields of activity, such as audiovisual production, road transport and certain liberal professions. Two recent rulings, one from the Limoges Court of Appeal (February 9, 2012), the other from the Versailles Court of Appeal (September 14, 2012) revisit the conditions under which a manufacturer, in this case BMW France, can terminate a car dealership contract without brutality. It is well known that

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Mary-Claude Mitchell, Sudden termination: The Limoges and Versailles Courts of Appeal adopt a strict interpretation of the form under / which the termination of a commercial relationship should be notified (BMW France/Taurisson, BMW France/Paris Ouest Service), 9 February 2012, Concurrences N° 4-2012, Art. N° 49441, pp. 100-101

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