Franchising

Franchising in Australia is big business. Across the country, there are some 1120 franchising outfits and more than 79,000 franchisees.

High profile cases at some of the biggest franchises mean that enquiries into the franchise sector are ongoing and the laws, including the Franchising Code of Conduct, are regularly reviewed and updated.

At MV Law, our team of franchising lawyers are experts in the field. We have acted for numerous franchisors and franchisees over the years giving us a strong understanding of the realities of owning, buying, selling and setting up franchises.

We can review all legal matters associated with a franchise, including business structuring, lease and property issues and dealing with employees. We also collaborate expertise across our legal teams so that our commercial, property and employment lawyers work together to resolve your matter. Specialisation across these practice areas means that we can manage all aspects of your franchise business, across all jurisdictions in Australia.

The MV difference

At MV Law, we can assist with all franchising requirements including:

  • compliance with the Franchising Code of Conduct and consumer protection legislation
  • drafting and reviewing franchise agreements, disclosure documents, information statements and other related documents
  • advising on entry into a franchise, including review of franchise agreements and negotiating with the franchisor
  • advising on the sale or purchase of an existing franchise
  • advising on business structures for purchasing a franchise
  • managing the expansion and sign-up of new franchisees
  • advising on the lease, sublease or licence of the franchised premises
  • advising on Fair Work legislative requirements and employment issues
  • ACCC compliance (both competition and consumer protection)
  • IP strategy, trade mark registrations, licensing
  • advising on restraints of trade and enforceability
  • mediations under the Franchising Code of Conduct
  • all types of disputes.

Be empowered with expert guidance and advice from our award-winning business law team.

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