Helping you navigate the complexities of franchise law

A franchise is very different from an ordinary business. So whether you’re setting up, buying or selling a franchise, you need specialist legal advice.

If you’re building a network from the ground up, our franchise practice can help you with drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, including supplier agreements, procurement, transport, and logistics contracts, commercial partnerships and services arrangements. We’ll advise you on business models and distribution systems, including licensing, reseller and agency arrangements—as well as help you protect your IP and trade secrets.

We also keep you up to date with changing franchise regulations, keeping your documentation compliant with the Franchising Code, the Competition and Consumer Act 2010, and other regulation and standards. If needed, we can represent you in regulatory investigations and proceedings to handle large and complex matters effectively and efficiently.

We also offer dispute resolution within and outside the franchisor-franchisee relationship.

If you’re buying a franchise, we can assist with due diligence. As you get up and running, we can sort out property and leasing, help you decide on the right insurances, and make sure you comply with employment law and regulations, employment contracts and disputes, industrial relations and workplace safety.

If you’re selling, we’ll support you through the process used by your franchise network.

Wherever you are in the franchise process, you can rely on our experience and expertise to help you manage risk and protect your interests.

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