The law of 4 April 2019 “amending the Code of Economic Law as regards abuses of economic dependence, unfair terms and unfair market practices between companies” subjects B2B contracts to stricter rules, in a way similar to what is already the case for B2C contracts.
There are 3 main new important rules for B2B contracts:
- The prohibition of the “abuse of economic dependence”,
- The prohibition of unfair terms, causing a “manifest imbalance” between parties and the introduction of black lists and grey lists for such clauses,
- The extension to B2B of the B2C prohibitions existing for some unfair, misleading or aggressive practices.
More information on the new rules for B2B contracts here