Arbitration: the support judge is not the guardian of the arbitration rules

The support judge does not have general jurisdiction to decide all disputes arising during the arbitration process. It is only competent to provide, on a suppletive basis, the constitution of an arbitral tribunal in case of risk of denial of justice. The support judge does not have jurisdiction to rule on a dispute relating to the wrongful performance by an arbitration institution of the contract of organization of the arbitration. This debate is within the jurisdiction of the common law jurisdiction.

Arbitrage : le juge d’appui étatique n’est pas le gardien de l’application du règlement d’arbitrage

En matière d’arbitrage international, le juge d’appui de la procédure arbitrale est le président du tribunal de grande instance de Paris lorsque l’une des parties est exposée à un risque de déni de justice. Le juge d’appui n’est pas investi d’une compétence générale pour trancher tous les litiges survenant au cours de la procédure d’arbitrage. …

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Sudden termination of a supplier / distributor relationship : tort or contractual ?

The Court of cassation applying the CJEU case law ruled that "an action for damages founded on an abrupt termination of a long-standing business relationship is not a matter relating to tort, delict or quasi-delict within the meaning regulation 44/2001 if a tacit contractual relationship existed between parties." (Cour de cassation, Commercial chamber, September 20, 2017 …

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Sudden termination of commercial relations: A pragmatic approach from French Courts

A distributor who was able to continue working normally during a reasonable notice delay with its remaining stock cannot claim indemnities for a wrongful or brutal termination. A decision of March 1, 2017 from the French Civil and commercial supreme Court highlights the pragmatic approach of French judges when ruling on a claim for indemnities …

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Challenging the constitution of an arbitral tribunal in an application for annulment

The application for annulment of an arbitral award must not constitute a second way to challenge the constitution of the Arbitral Tribunal by a party who has belatedly challenged an arbitrator (Cour de cassation, 1st Civil chamber, 15 June 2017, no. 16-17108).   A telecommunications company and an African state were joint shareholders of a …

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La contestation de la constitution d’un tribunal arbitral lors du recours en annulation.

La procédure en annulation d’une sentence arbitrale ne doit pas constituer une nouvelle façon de contester la constitution du Tribunal arbitral pour une partie qui aurait tardivement demandé la récusation d’un arbitre (C. cass. 1ère Civ. 15 juin 2017 pourvoi n°16-17108).   Lire l'article complet publié sur village de la Justice  

Loi applicable au cautionnement

La Cour de cassation détermine la loi applicable à un cautionnement donné sur un prêt conclu en Italie par une personne située en France et sur la nécessité d’appliquer les règles françaises relatives aux mentions manuscrites (Cour de cassation 1ère Chambre civile, 1- septembre 2015, n°14-10373). Une banque dont le siège est en Italie consent …

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The sudden termination of established commercial relations can be used by a third party to claim damages

The Court of cassation ruled in a decision rendered on the 6th of September 2011 that a third party could use the sudden termination of a commercial relation to claim indemnities if this termination also caused a prejudice to this third party. Cour de cassation, 6 septembre 2011, Chambre commerciale, pourvoi n°10-11975 An import-export company …

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