Franchising

Contacts: Will Marryat, Ben Wilson, Adam Rosser

We regularly advise on the formation of, or entry into, franchise arrangements.  We act for a number of franchisors granting franchises throughout Australia and assist them with structuring, preparation of agreements and resolving disputes.

We can assist with compliance issues arising under the national Franchising Code, including assisting with the disclosure requirements. 

We can also assist with disputes. As an example of our experience, we successfully brought proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia considering the application of the Franchising Code of Conduct to a scheme which sought to avoid the disclosure requirements of the Code.  The Federal Court upheld our clients' contention that the scheme was a franchise and made orders unwinding the franchise agreements and for repayment of all monies.