The company Gones & Sports and its subsidiary SPSM for unfair competition practices
By judgment dated February 2, 2011, the Commercial Court of Lyon entered a judgment against the company Gones & Sports and its subsidiary SPSM for unfair competition practices to the detriment of Canal+ Events. It is the first decision issued in the framework of the disputes between the group owned by Gilles Moretton and Groupe Canal+ following the sale of Occade Sport, a company specialized in sports event marketing and management services, to Groupe Canal+ in February 2008.
The Commercial Court of Lyon held that Gones & Sports, the holding company of the group owned by Mr. Moretton, and its subsidiary disloyally took over the 15,000-seat multisport arena project developed by Occade Sport, renamed Canal+ Events following its sale to Groupe Canal+. Canal+ Events was represented by Jean-Luc Soulier.