Distribution and Commercial Contracts
Preparing your company representatives for investigations and procedures by administrative authorities (competition authority, government body or data protection authority) and helping them develop the right instincts is essential in such situations for any company. With our firm’s resources, we quickly send you experienced lawyers to assist your company and your employees during investigations. We can also assist your company with litigation related or based on competition or administrative French and EU authorities’ procedures.
We can help you frame and legally secure your website, both in France and abroad, taking into account the ever-increasing legal and regulatory obligations of e-commerce players (consumer and regulatory affairs, personal data protection, etc.). We can also manage litigation before both EU or domestic courts, and government bodies such as the DGCCRF, DDPP, DIRECCTE, ARPP, ANSES, etc.
We work with your representative and teams to conduct a compliance assessment (competition practices, consumer affairs, regulated sectors, Sapin II Law, etc.) and make concrete suggestions.
Xavier ClédatDr. Steffen Paulmann PartnerFrankfurt
Dr. Steffen PaulmannStephan Lesage-Mathieu CounselParis
Our ambition: to support you at all stages of the commercial negotiation and contract drafting
Our team works in the fields of distribution, consumer law and commercial contracts, offering both advisory and litigation support.
The team assists companies in developing their contractual and commercial strategy and controlling the risks related to their activities, ensuring their security and compliance.
It works in synergy, with the firm’s other departments in Paris and abroad, on all aspects of regulations pertaining to its clients’ investments or activities.
We assist in the development and implementation of your distribution networks.
We can help you to develop and to implement your distribution networks by assisting you at all stages of your business creation and development.
We handle all aspects of B2B and B2C relationships (advisory and litigation).
Large groups trust us with the management of their physical and Internet networks and implementation of their commercial strategies.Xavier Clédat | Catherine Gaillarde | Prudence Cadio |
Whether at the drafting, negotiation or renegotiation stage, our team assists and supports you throughout the process of your contracts and commercial relations.
We are particularly active in the media, hotel, general or specialised mass distribution, retail and industry sectors…
In addition, our litigation team assists you in any dispute relating to all your activities and commercial relations.
We assist our clients in the annual commercial negotiations and the drafting of their framework agreements and general terms and conditions of sale/purchase.
Our team benefits also from a recognized expertise in litigation related to restrictive practices law, particularly in connection with termination of established commercial relationships, contractual imbalances or any abusive or discriminatory practices.Xavier Clédat |
We have recognised experience in consumer, advertising and merchandising law, particularly for industries subject to specific regulations (consumer credit, health products, regulated businesses).
In the area of e-commerce, we assist established groups and new or developing operators on creating and maintaining their websites in France, and handling all aspects of their commercial communication.
On the litigation front, we also work in the areas of product liability and deceptive / aggressive business practices.Xavier Clédat |