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Established business relationships

Published at 29 October 2015
Author : Flore Foyatier
Category : Business Law
E-newsletter: October 2015
To assess the length of an established business relationship and determine the notice period that ought to be applied prior to the effective termination thereof, the length of the business relationship that preceded the sale of a business going concern must not be taken into account wherever it is not demonstrated that the purchaser of such going concern “had the intent to pursue the business relationships initially developed” between the seller and the terminated party. This is the finding of the Cour de Cassation (French Supreme Court) in a decision rendered on September 15, 2015.
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