The aim of this guide is to provide its readers with a pragmatic overview of franchise and licensing laws and regulations across a variety of jurisdictions.

Each chapter of this guide provides information about pre-offer, registration and other requirements; ongoing relationships; renewals and terminations; and general considerations.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by David Bond of Fieldfisher.

2nd Edition | Published: October 2020

Hot Topic: The Franchise: Evolving to the Age of the New Normal

The unusual situation that the world is experiencing has impacted all sectors, including the Franchise system. According to the Mexican Franchise Association (“AMF”), Mexico ranks fifth worldwide in number of franchises, and the franchise sector represents 4.2% of the National GDP. However, according to the information provided by the AMF, given the current situation in …

Hot Topic: Financial Performance Representations in the Time of COVID-19

The one piece of information that every prospective franchisee wants to know is “how much money can I expect to earn from this franchise?” and the answer to that question almost always determines whether a franchisor will be able to close a franchise sale. The franchisor’s ability to answer that question, however, hinges on whether …

Canada

Sotos LLP

Germany

Taylor Wessing

Greece

Law Offices Papaconstantinou

India

G&W Legal

Italy

Frignani Virano e Associati

Morocco

Dentons Sayarh & Menjra

Peru

Aguirre Abogados & Asesores

Russia

Gorodissky & Partners

Sweden

Sagell & Co

Switzerland

Birgelen Wehrli Rechtsanwälte

United States

Kaufmann Gildin & Robbins LLP