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.

3rd Edition | Published:October 2021

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