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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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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