The Paris Court of Appeal judgment of February 5, 2014 recalled that a party whose established business relations have been terminated abruptly can apply to the summary proceedings judge to have their continuation ordered.

Whereas the companies in question had enjoyed uninterrupted business relations for six years on the basis of one-year fixed term contracts non-renewable by tacit agreement, one of the parties notified the other of its intention not to renew the contract, giving slightly more than one month’s notice. According to the Court of Appeal, the notice period did not give the victim of the termination sufficient time to make other arrangements, which justified ordering the continuation of the business relations for another six months.