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We are here to help domestic and international clients to develop tailor-made legal frameworks to build their own franchise systems and to establish and grow their franchise networks in an efficient, cost-effective and compliant manner. Often that means setting up franchising as an alternative route to market, or restructuring existing international franchise systems, too. We advise domestic and international clients on the issues around centralised internet retailing operations, draft, revise and localise franchise agreements and retail concessions, and help them dealing with trademark, employment, exports, imports and parallel trade issues.

We have advised on the practical application of the vertical agreements block exemption regulation to franchise agreements, helped establish pan-European master franchise agreements, and advised on the implications of terminating multiple franchise relationships. Much of our work in this field is international. We routinely work alongside colleagues in different jurisdictions to devise and implement client-specific cross-border routes to market. Getting products to market in an effective and compliant manner is crucial, especially in light of local franchise regulations. We can help you pick the right approach to seize new market opportunities, navigating the rules and the risks to maximise business growth.