CASE COMMENTS: DISTRIBUTION – FRANCHISE – FRANCE – FREEDOM – REORGANIZATION OF THE NETWORK

Franchise: The French Supreme Court confirms that franchisors are free to reorganize their distribution network and not to renew the contracts concluded with franchisees (CMB Méditerranée / Foncia...)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In eight judgments rendered on the same day (on which, see also N. Ereseo, Lettre distr. oct. 2018), the Court of Cassation largely confirmed the solution rendered by the Court of Appeal of Versailles in a dispute between the promoter of a real estate agency network structured around a franchise and a branch, and several of its franchisees who invoked, in vain, an abuse of the right not to renew their contracts (CA Versailles, Jan. 24, 2008). 2017, n° RG n° 15/00708, n° 15/00795, n° 15/00955, n° 15/00071, n° 15/00954, n° 15/00957, obs. D.L.F, Concurrences n° 2-2017). Two sets of grievances were addressed to the judges on the merits, the first rejected, the second

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Nicolas Ferrier, Franchise: The French Supreme Court confirms that franchisors are free to reorganize their distribution network and not to renew the contracts concluded with franchisees (CMB Méditerranée / Foncia...), 4 September 2018, Concurrences N° 4-2018, Art. N° 88258, pp. 126-128

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