CASE COMMENTS: DISTRIBUTION - EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTION - NON-RENEWAL OF CONTRACT - NOTICE PERIOD

Exclusive distribution: The Paris Court of Appeal holds that the continuation of a commercial relationship, after the non-renewal of an exclusive distribution contract, is not governed by the terms of the non-renewed contract, which include the distributor’s exclusive supply obligation (CMS Dental / Septodont)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In the area of exclusive distribution, this quarter saw an interesting decision handed down by the Paris Court of Appeals, reminding us of the importance of carefully anticipating the end of the contract and the end of the resulting exclusivity commitment. Since 1 June 1995, one supplier had entrusted a distributor with the exclusive distribution of its products in Denmark, with a prohibition on the distributor selling competing products. On 2 October 2000, the parties entered into an exclusive distribution agreement which contained an exclusive supply commitment on the part of the distributor. The agreement was concluded for a period of two years,

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Philippe Vanni, Exclusive distribution: The Paris Court of Appeal holds that the continuation of a commercial relationship, after the non-renewal of an exclusive distribution contract, is not governed by the terms of the non-renewed contract, which include the distributor’s exclusive supply obligation (CMS Dental / Septodont), 24 June 2020, Concurrences N° 4-2020, Art. N° 97624, pp. 145-146

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