Long-Term Business Relationships and Implicit Contracts in European Private Law
(2016) 12(4) European Review of Contract Law 395-408
16 Pages Posted: 26 Oct 2016 Last revised: 15 Dec 2016
Date Written: October 24, 2016
In Granarolo SpA v Ambrosi Emmi France SA, the European Court of Justice held that a dispute between a distributor and its supplier concerning an action for damages for the abrupt termination of a long-term business relationship, which was not expressed in a framework, umbrella contract, was a matter relating to a contract for the purposes of European private international law. This note explores the wider significance of Granarolo for the meaning of ‘contract’ in European contract law.
Keywords: Private International Law, Conflict of Laws, Contract Law, Private Law, EU Law, European Court of Justice
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