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Franchising Law

Advice and representation to franchisees and franchisors on all aspects of franchising or buying a business including:

  • What to do when you want to expand your business;
  • What type of business entity to use;
  • What risks are involved in operating or setting up a franchise;
  • What obligations arise for both franchisees and franchisors under the legislation;
  • How to identify and protect your intellectual property rights.

Our experience includes:

  • Establishing a franchise from start to completion;
  • Acting on the sale and purchase of franchise operations;
  • Acting on the sale and purchase of businesses and shares;
  • Setting up various ways of protecting an individual’s or company’s intellectual property;
  • Interpreting and advising on complex legislation including the Trade Practices Act, The Franchising Code of Conduct and the Corporations Law;
  • Running dispute resolution including litigation, arbitration and mediation with successful outcomes.