Aramis Law Firm | France | 17 Oct 2023
France has a sophisticated and constantly evolving regulatory framework on restrictive trade practices that was initially intended to target some of the trade practices imposed by the mass retailers on their suppliers. Today, the provisions of the Commercial Code on restrictive trade practices apply to most trading relationships, including franchise agreements.
Aramis Law Firm | France | 27 Jun 2023
A recent decision of the Supreme Court sheds light on the liabilities incurred by the franchisor as head of the network. The Court concluded that the independence and the distinct legal personality of franchisees did not exonerate a franchisor from any liability in respect of a termination of a supply relationship that it had de facto imposed on its franchisees.
Aramis Law Firm | France | 18 Apr 2023
The provisions of the French Commercial Code on restrictive trade practices apply to most trading relationships, including franchise agreements. In assessing whether a significant imbalance exists between the obligations of the franchisor and those of the franchisee, an overall review of the franchise agreement (and the benefits of being part of a reputable network) should be conducted.