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Competition authorities gear up for scrutinising franchise networks

Competition authorities gear up for scrutinising franchise networks

By and | 16 Oct 2014

A franchising agreement is at risk of infringing EU competition law if it has the object or effect of restricting competition and is capable of affecting trade within the EEA.

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Restrictive Covenants in Franchising

By and | 29 Sep 2014

Restrictive covenants ("RCs") are very common in franchise, agency and distribution agreements.

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Franchising in South Korea – Changes in Franchise Law Result in Broader Protection for Franchisees

Franchising in South Korea – Changes in Franchise Law Result in Broader Protection for Franchisees

By and | 03 Sep 2014

The opportunity for international brands which are looking to bring their goods and services to this market is clear - South Korea is the world's 12th largest economy.

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Good news for international brands - Indonesia to clarify scope of its restrictive franchise laws

Good news for international brands - Indonesia to clarify scope of its restrictive franchise laws

By | 26 Aug 2014

Changes to the franchise regulations in 2012 contained some controversial and protectionist rules which created uncertainty for foreign brands wishing to do business in this important market.

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McDonald's "joint employer" ruling in the US – a threat to the unique franchisor/franchisee relationship?

McDonald's "joint employer" ruling in the US – a threat to the unique franchisor/franchisee relationship?

By and | 31 Jul 2014

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in the United States ruled on Tuesday that McDonald’s could be held jointly liable for labour and wage violations by its franchise operators.

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The Legalities of Franchising in the UK: What International Franchisors Need to Know

The Legalities of Franchising in the UK: What International Franchisors Need to Know

By | 08 Jul 2014

For any successful international business, expansion into the United Kingdom ("UK") offers exciting new business opportunities and growth potential.

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New consumer protection rights – Are you compliant?

New consumer protection rights – Are you compliant?

By | 13 Jun 2014

New regulations will come into force in the UK as of 13 June 2014 implementing certain elements of the EU Directive on Consumer Rights (adopted in October 2011).

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Franchising in India - is the Indian Tiger set to roar again?

Franchising in India - is the Indian Tiger set to roar again?

06 Jun 2014

There is good news for foreign franchisors and brand owners with the newly elected Government of India's plans to open up e-commerce to foreign retailers.

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EU Businesses faced with costly holiday pay bill -  retailers,  restaurants and others take note!

EU Businesses faced with costly holiday pay bill - retailers, restaurants and others take note!

By | 05 Jun 2014

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has confirmed that commission should be included as a component in the calculation of a worker’s holiday pay.