The Dutch Court of Appeal of Leeuwarden rules that the termination of distribution contracts by a supplier under pressure from competing distributors is a concerted practice (Batavus / Vriend)

I. Introduction This judgment of the Court of Appeal of Leeuwarden (“the Court”) is the latest in a series of judgments in a long running dispute relating to the termination in 2001 by Batavus B.V. (“Batavus”), a bicycle manufacturer, of its long term business relations with a retailer, Vriend's Tweewielercentrum Blokker (“Vriend”) and the subsequent refusal by Batavus to admit Vriend to the selective distribution system which it set up in 2004. Vriend sold bicycles in a specialized shop and via the internet. The sale of Batavus bicycles accounted for approximately half of Vriend's annual turnover. Under pressure from Euretco, a joint purchasing organization of bicycle retailers, Batavus gave Vriend notice of termination of its business relationship. Vriend challenged the termination in

L'accès à cet article est réservé aux abonnés

Déjà abonné ? Identifiez-vous

L’accès à cet article est réservé aux abonnés.

Lire gratuitement un article

Vous pouvez lire cet article gratuitement en vous inscrivant.

 

Version PDF

Auteur

  • Van Doorne (Amsterdam)

Citation

Sarah Beeston, The Dutch Court of Appeal of Leeuwarden rules that the termination of distribution contracts by a supplier under pressure from competing distributors is a concerted practice (Batavus / Vriend), 6 octobre 2009, e-Competitions October 2009, Art. N° 32023

Visites 1266

Tous les numéros

  • Latest News issue 
  • Tous les News issues
  • Latest Special issue 
  • Tous les Special issues