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Reference Revue des contrats, January 1, 2009, No. 1, page 128
Country France Legal Literature date 2009
Author D. FENOUILLET Author initial
Title EN Law on modernisation of the economy of 4 August 2008 and reform of unfair commercial practices law URL EN N/A
Title FR Loi de modernisation de l''économie du 4 août 2008 et réforme du droit des pratiques commerciales déloyales URL FR N/A
Keywords aggressive commercial practicesgeneral discussion on the national implementationmisleading commercial practicespenalties

Head note

This article describes the amendments to article L. 120-1 of the French Consumer Code introduced by the French law of 4 August 2008 on the modernisation of the economy. In particular, the author notes the characterisation of both misleading and aggressive practices as unfair practices.

The article also describes the amendments to article L. 121-1 (on misleading practices) and article L. 122-11 (on aggressive practices) of the French Consumer Code. The author criticizes the amendments to article L. 122-11, considering that such article allows an enlargement of the courts' interpretative power.

The author comments on the list of misleading and aggressive commercial practices provided by the new articles L. 121-1-1 and L. 122-11-1. The author criticizes the generality and the vagueness of the propositions listed.

This article also describes the sanctions applicable to unfair commercial practices.

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