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Franchising

Helping you understand the uniqueness of franchise law


Establishing, buying or selling a franchise? Let’s work on it together.

If you’re building a network from the ground up, we’ll ensure your foundation is rock solid, starting with drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, including supplier agreements, procurement, transport, and logistics contracts, commercial partnerships and services arrangements. We’ll help you dot the I’s and cross the T’s on business models and distribution systems—including licensing, reseller and agency arrangements—and help keep your IP and trade secrets under lock and key.

We keep an eye on changing franchise regulations so you can focus on running your business. We’ll support your compliance with the Franchising Code, the Competition and Consumer Act 2010, plus other regulation and standards by providing you with the information you need to know, separating it from what you don’t.

We can represent you in regulatory investigations and proceedings to handle large and complex matters effectively and efficiently, if that’s what you need us to do. We also offer dispute resolution within and outside the franchisor-franchisee relationship.

Attention to detail is a non-negotiable to us—if you’re buying a franchise, we’ll start by assisting with due diligence. As you get up and running, we’ll be with you through property and leasing, deciding on the right insurances and complying with employment law and regulations, employment contracts and disputes, industrial relations and workplace safety.

If you’re selling up or packing down, we’ll be right by your side and support you through the process used by your franchise network, tying up all the loose ends so you can move on to your next chapter.

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Roland Hassall
Roland Hassall
Partner
t: +61 2 9260 2449+61 2 9260 2449
m: +61 404 828 222+61 404 828 222
o: Sydney
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Wayne Kaplan
Wayne Kaplan
Partner
t: +61 2 9260 2673+61 2 9260 2673
m: +61 413 757 494+61 413 757 494
o: Sydney
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