We have a broad range of experience in franchise systems, including franchises in retail, fast food, education, music and IT industries. We act for franchisors to assist them in establishing their franchise systems properly. We have also acted for many franchisees in negotiating the purchase (and sale) of the franchises.
- For franchisors – we advise on how to structure your franchise system and prepare all necessary franchising documents for you, in order to ensure that you comply with the Franchising Code and provide appropriate protections for your intellectual property.
- We prepare the franchise agreement, the disclosure document, representations certificates, and any leases and license agreements which may be required to operate your franchise system effectively
- For franchisees – our service includes reviewing the franchise agreement and associated documents including leases and licences; and advising you on them. We can assist you in negotiating amendments with the Franchisor to the terms of your franchise, in order to assist you in achieving a practical outcome before you proceed with your substantial investment.
- We clearly explain your rights and obligations under the franchise agreement. We also provide cost-effective and practical commercial advice before and during the term of your franchise.