180. Entitlement of commercial agent to damages on termination of agency.

A commercial agent1 is entitled to compensation for the damage he suffers as a result of the termination of his relations with his principal2. For this purpose such damage is deemed to occur particularly when the termination takes place in either or both of the following circumstances3, namely circumstances which:

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    (1)     deprive the commercial agent of the commission which proper performance of the agency contract would have procured for him whilst providing his principal with substantial benefits linked to the activities of the commercial agent4; or

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    (2)     have not enabled the commercial agent to amortise the costs and expenses