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For Franchisors

We provide a broad range of legal advice and services specifically for franchisors, including:

  • Assessment of the suitability of the business concept for franchising
  • Review of existing franchise and contractual documentation
  • Preparation of franchise documentation including: unit franchise agreements; trademarks licences; software licences; and trademark licences
  • One stop shop for international expansion including: preparing and helping to negotiate heads of terms with international partners; preparing area developer agreements; preparing master franchise agreements; and obtaining local legal advice to ensure compliance with local laws
  • Advice on operations manuals
  • Preparation of standard terms and conditions of trading for use in the business and adoption for use by franchisees
  • Advice on the corporate set up for the franchise
  • Assisting in franchise network sales, acquisitions and flotations
  • Advice on protection of brand and Intellectual Property
  • Dispute management through to termination and litigation including, for example, injunctions for breach of post-termination restrictions and damages claims.
  • Advice on the property aspects of retail based franchises including preparing leases, sub-leases and advising on property acquisitions
  • Advice on employment issues
  • Advice on insolvency issues and the steps to be taken
  • Advice on competition law issues

 

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