Competition - Sales and distribution – Commercial contracts

Cornet Vincent Ségurel has developed a recognised practice in all areas of commercial law. We represent a large number of French and foreign companies in retail distribution, specialised retailing, franchising, and also suppliers and manufacturing companies.

Our team has 24 lawyers of whom 8 are partners. They all have a solid background and recognised experience as a result of years of practice, including, for several members of the team, in the legal departments of large retailing groups. The team works both in French and English and may also call on lawyers fluent in Spanish or German.

The expertise developed by Cornet Vincent Ségurel has led it to be classified as a “leading” firm in retailing law for several years.

All the lawyers on the team act both as advisors and in the area of dispute resolution through negotiation or litigation.

The team handles ongoing needs of companies or their legal departments, under retainer agreements, budget-based services, or services based on time spent with very competitive rates and total transparency on billing.

We have extensive experience in dealing with complex organisations (distribution schemes, drafting and amending contractual documentation in a very volatile legislative environment) and with litigation requiring imaginative and creative solutions. As a result, we have obtained several precedent-setting decisions from the Cour de Cassation (relating to mediation and termination of established business relationships, guidance with respect to the relative bargaining power of the parties), and the Constitutional Court (for example, annulment of a certain tax applicable in particular to retail and distribution companies in terms of their advertising).

We often work with accountants, financial experts, university professors, former civil judges and former commercial magistrates.

We are accredited to provide training courses in companies in all our practice areas, i.e.