Contract between a football club and an equipment manufacturer: How to compare two bids from two jersey suppliers?

In the context of a dispute between a football club and its jersey partner, the matter was referred to the Court of Cassation. The question raised before it was how to compare two competing offers from two sports suppliers. The Court of Cassation ruled that the comparison of two equipment suppliers' offers cannot be made …

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Contrat entre un Club de football et un équipementier : comment juger si une offre est plus intéressante qu’une autre ?

La comparaison de deux offres d'équipementiers ne peut pas se faire sur les seuls éléments financiers. La comparaison doit se faire au regard des différents critères. Les juges ne peuvent donc pas se fonder que sur les éléments financiers d’un contrat pour dire si une offre est mieux-disante, identique ou moins-disante qu’une autre offre.

Article L442-6 of the French Commercial Code does not apply to the termination of a service agreement between lawyers

The termination of established commercial relations is mainly intended, as its name suggests, for commercial relations. However, some previous decisions had agreed to apply the notion of a sudden termination of established commercial relations to civil activities (e. g. architect). By a decision of 20 February 2019, the Court of Cassation returned to a classic …

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Calculating indemnities for the sudden termination of established commercial relations.

Disputes concerning the sudden termination of commercial relations firstly raise the question of the reasonable notice period. This first question is already complex and can lead to long debates. If the sudden or brutal termination is established, the damage resulting from this termination must also be assessed. The assessment of indemnities is also a source of …

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L’évaluation de l’indemnité pour rupture brutale des relations commerciales établies.

Les litiges en matière de rupture brutale des relations commerciales soulèvent, en premier lieu, la question du délai de préavis mais, si brutalité de la rupture est établie, il faut aussi évaluer le préjudice né de cette rupture. L’évaluation du préjudice est une source de débats même si cette question est désormais bien définie par …

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On-demand guarantee or personal guarantee? Pay attention to the wording

By a decision rendered on 30 January 2019 (Commercial Chamber, 30 January 2019 No. 17-21279), the Court of Cassation qualified a guarantee. The Court of Cassation had to define whether the engagement of a company's manager was a guarantee or  a on-demand guarantee. The facts were as follows, Company A owed an amount of €86,165 …

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Garantie à première demande ou cautionnement? Attention à la rédaction

Par un arrêt du 30 janvier 2019 (Cour de cassation, chambre commerciale, 30 janvier 2019 n°17-21279), la Cour de cassation s’est prononcée sur la qualification d’une sûreté personnelle. La Cour de cassation devait définir si l’engagement du gérant d’une société était un cautionnement ou s’il s’agissait d’une garantie à première demande. Les faits étaient les …

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Is the sports agent’s mandate concluded by e-mail exchanges null and void?

By a decision of 11 July 2018 No. 17-10458, the Court of Cassation (french civil superior court) ruled on a dispute on the validity of a contract concluded between a football club and a sports agent which was concluded by exchanging e-mails.   A sports agent company initiated proceedings against a professional football club to …

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