Publication of an article written by our law firm in the legal journal Dalloz Actualité Juridique Contrat of March 2020 “Automotive distribution: review of significant case law for the year 2019 ” (Dalloz AJ Contrat, March 2020 n° 3, p. 139).
The 2019 case law year for automotive distribution was particularly interesting. Indeed, with regard to the refusal to contract with authorized repairers, vertical anti-competitive practices has been thoroughly reviewed (agreement, restrictions, market). Moreover, the use of good faith to challenge a refusal to contract has been limited. The Paris Court of Appeal has also handed down an interesting decision concerning the submission of a distributor to a significant imbalance. Automotive distribution has thus made an interesting contribution to the legal discussion (the solutions of which also apply to other distribution sectors).