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French Commercial Law

French Commercial Law

French commercial law is a branch of French law that governs commercial transactions (supply of goods or services) carried out by merchants between themselves or with third parties.

French commercial law contains rules that define the regimes of distribution, franchising and free competition.

It applies to relations between companies relating to trade and sale. It contains numerous rules of public order that companies must respect, and whose non-observance is very often subject to criminal or administrative sanctions (prohibition of resale at a loss, rules on competition, consumer protection). .

Our French business lawyers can advise you on all aspects of French commercial law, including in relation with:

  • Distribution in France
  • Commercial Agency in France
  • Franchising in France
  • Payment terms in France
  • Consumer Protection in France
  • Prohibition of resale at a loss
  • Single contracts (“Convention unique“)
  • IP licensing
  • Sale of business or going concern and creditor’s rights
  • Prohibition of resale at a loss
  • Anti-competitive practices

Our English-speaking French lawyers also assist in litigation relating to commercial matters in France.

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