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New Franchising Code of Conduct to commence on 1 January 2015

  • Thomson Geer
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • October 27 2014

Federal Small Business Minister, Bruce Billson MP, has confirmed that the highly anticipated new Franchising Code of Conduct will commence on 1

Federal Government strengthens ACCC’s enforcement powers when dealing with franchises

  • Cooper Grace Ward
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  • Australia
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  • October 24 2014

In brief, the proposed amendments sought to: Introduce a general duty on franchisors and franchisees to act in good faith in their dealings with each

Focus: comply or say bye to your franchise!

  • Allens
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  • Australia
  • -
  • October 23 2014

With the new Franchising Code of Conduct and civil pecuniary penalties set to commence on 1 January 2015, a recent Full Federal Court decision is a

Changing product sales strategies: the constraints on franchisors

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
  • -
  • October 16 2014

In A & A (Sydney) Pty Ltd v YUM! Restaurants Australia Pty Ltd 2014 FCA 678, the Federal Court of Australia was asked to determine whether or not

ACCC takes action against Coverall Melbourne for alleged unconscionable conduct

  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
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  • Australia
  • -
  • September 22 2014

The ACCC has brought Federal Court proceedings against Coverall Cleaning Concepts South East Melbourne Pty Ltd (Coverall Melbourne), a master

Bill to introduce penalty provisions to franchising code

  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
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  • Australia
  • -
  • September 22 2014

On 4 September 2014, the Federal Parliament passed the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Industry Code Penalties) Bill 2014 (Cth) (the Bill). The

Run, fat boy, run!

  • King & Wood Mallesons
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  • Australia
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  • September 22 2014

In the heavy-hitting world of weight loss products, the ACCC is in the race for the long-run, with civil proceedings relating to the SensaSlim

Unfair contracts legislation another concern for franchisors?

  • Holman Webb
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  • Australia
  • -
  • September 15 2014

Standard form contracts are often used by businesses as a convenient way of allowing parties to enter into arrangements quickly, and to provide the

Pizza price wars and a franchisee rebellion

  • Holman Webb
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  • Australia
  • -
  • September 15 2014

In June 2014 eighty Pizza Hut franchisees applied for an injunction to stop their franchisor YUM! Restaurants Australia Pty Ltd (Yum) from

Spar match-round 2 do you have to update your disclosure document on 1 July?

  • Holman Webb
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  • Australia
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  • September 15 2014

There has been some recent speculation amongst franchise lawyers about the potential impact of the recent Federal Court of Appeal decision in the