For every successful franchising story told there is arguably a counterpart story of failure. Whether you are a franchisor or franchisee or a licensor or licensee, there are major property issues at stake and you need properly informed contractual protection.
Whether you are a business owner intending to franchise your business, or prospective franchisee looking to buy a franchise business, it is important to ensure that the franchise is a legally compliant franchise.
At Ramsden Lawyers, we provide expert advice on all areas of franchising law.
For the Franchisor
We can assist a business owner with developing an appropriate franchise model that can be rolled out in a manner that best suits the business intended to be franchised.
We have extensive experience in drafting appropriate franchise agreements with disclosure documents that complies with the Franchising Code of Conduct as well as the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.
When developing the relevant franchising documents, we provide comprehensive assistance to the franchisor to ensure that the documentation tailored for the franchised business.
We also provide the franchisor with appropriate advice on how best to structure the business model; with regard to asset protection principles; tax consequences; intellectual property rights; and continuing corporate and franchising compliance.
As a commercial and business law practice, Ramsden Lawyers ability to advise franchisors extends far beyond the requirements of franchising law and can assist on all facets of commercial and business law.
For the Franchisee
As with franchisors, we can assist franchisees with advising on the franchise documentation that is proposed to ensure that it complies with the Franchising Code of Conduct and the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 as well as negotiating a fair and equitable franchise agreement.
We have extensive experience in the advising of both franchisors and franchisees. In addition to advising on the franchise documents and transaction, we can assist the franchisee with advice on the best structure for the franchise business; employment law advice; and such other advice and assistant normally expected from a specialist commercial and business law practice.
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