Commercial agency: The Caen Court of appeal decides the one year deadline laid down in the article L. 134-12 of the commercial code is a time of foreclosure to an agent’s right to dommages (Carpentry of the Manche and Calvados)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The commercial agent is protected by the recognition of a right to an indemnity at the end of the contract under the conditions provided for in Articles L. 134-12 and L. 134-13 of the French Commercial Code. The first of these texts lays down the principle of the right to compensation in the event of termination of relations with the principal, while specifying that "the commercial agent loses the right to compensation if he has not notified the principal, within one year of the termination of the contract, that he intends to assert his rights" (C. com., art. L. 134-12, para. 2). The second sets out a list of cases in which reparation is not due: the second

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