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Civil penalties under the new Franchising Code of Conduct

  • Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
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  • Australia
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  • March 24 2015

On 1 January 2015 a new Franchising Code of Conduct (the Code) was introduced. It applies to all conduct on or after 1 January 2015. If a franchise

Unfair contract terms regime expected to extend to franchise agreements from 1 July

  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
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  • Australia
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  • March 23 2015

On Friday 20 March 2015, Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Small Business Minister Bruce Billson announced that the unfair contract terms regime

A timely reminder franchisors ‘intentional recklessness’ leads to pecuniary penalties

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • March 18 2015

With the recent amendment of the Franchising Code, the case of Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v South East Melbourne Cleaning Pty Ltd

Not holding leases for franchised stores? Think again!

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • March 10 2015

Commercial Partner, Andrea Pane looks at how careful consideration of whether to hold leases for franchised stores can then have benefits for

Franchisors in the fray as ACCC announces objectives for the year ahead

  • Cooper Grace Ward
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  • Australia
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  • March 5 2015

In a recent speech, ACCC Chairman Rod Sims announced the ACCC's enforcement and compliance priorities for 2015. Of particular importance for

What applies and when? Unraveling the application of the amendments to the Franchising Code

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • February 27 2015

After much anticipation the new Franchising Code of Conduct (Code) came into effect from 1 January 2015. However, the application of the Code is not

Australia - ACCC powers expanded under new Franchising Code of Conduct

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Australia
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  • February 19 2015

On 1 January 2015, a new mandatory Franchising Code of Conduct (Code) was introduced in Australia. The new Code contained a breadth of changes to the

Federal court finds franchisor’s conduct not so squeaky clean

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • February 18 2015

In late January, Justice Murphy handed down a scathing judgement against South East Melbourne Cleaning (in Liquidation), formerly known as Coverall

Franchises beware! There’s a new code in town!

  • Kliger Partners
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  • Australia
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  • February 17 2015

Franchisors and franchisees need to be aware of their changed rights and obligations under the new Franchising Code of Conduct ("New Code"). The New

Dirty deeds and dirty dealings: ACCC cleans up Coverall after franchisor’s misleading and unconscionable conduct

  • Cooper Grace Ward
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  • Australia
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  • February 10 2015

The 2014 decision of the Federal Court in Australian Competition & Consumer Commission v South East Melbourne Pty Ltd (In Liquidation) warns that