CASE COMMENTS: DISTRIBUTION – BIEER CONTRACTS – DOUBIN ACT

ExclusIve supply: The Reims Court of Appeals rules that the supplier does not have to provide pre-contractual information (C. com., art. L. 330-3) in the beer sector (Ardenne Boisson)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Two operators of a catering business, who had signed an exclusive supply contract with a drinks supplier, argued that this was in fact a franchise agreement and that the provisions of Article L. 330-3 of the Commercial Code relating to pre-contractual information due from certain suppliers (the so-called "Doubin Law") should have been complied with. Confirming the decision of the first judges, the Court of Appeal of Reims noted that, contrary to the provisions of the text, the contract concluded in this case did not have as its object the provision by the supplier of a trade name, brand or sign for the exercise of the distributor's activity. Indeed, even

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Nicolas Éréséo, ExclusIve supply: The Reims Court of Appeals rules that the supplier does not have to provide pre-contractual information (C. com., art. L. 330-3) in the beer sector (Ardenne Boisson), 7 June 2016, Concurrences Nº 4-2016, Art. N° 82054, pp. 110-111

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