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Major changes to the Franchising Code of Conduct

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
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  • April 3 2014

On Wednesday 2 April 2014, the Federal Government released an Exposure Draft of a revised Franchising Code of Conduct (Code) and changes to relevant

Franchising in Australia

  • Wiley Rein LLP
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  • Australia, USA
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  • February 25 2014

Franchising in Australia is primarily regulated by the Franchising Code of Conduct (the Code), which forms a schedule to the Trade Practices

Unhappy franchisees are not always successful when bringing claims

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • March 17 2014

The recent case of Traderight (NSW) Pty Ltd & Ors v Bank of Queensland Limited 2014 NSWSC 55 demonstrates the variety of disputes that can arise

Franchising code review: where does the ACCC stand?

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
  • -
  • May 17 2013

In our February edition of Franchising Update we discussed the history of the Franchising Code of Conduct (Code) review process, as well as the

Amendments to the Franchising Code of Conduct

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • April 17 2014

The Government has released for public consultation an exposure draft of amendments to the Franchising Code of Conduct. On 2 April 2014, the

Hold on to your steering wheels introducing the unfair contract and unjust conduct regime to motor vehicle dealer agreements

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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  • Australia
  • -
  • December 4 2013

Australia's automotive industry looks set to face more challenges following the introduction of the Motor Dealers and Repairers Act 2013 (Act) in New

ACCC investigations

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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  • Australia
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  • July 14 2009

A recent case in the Federal Court underlines the importance of properly responding to investigations which are undertaken by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC

Unfair contracts: the jurisdictional struggle continues

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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  • Australia
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  • July 14 2009

The longstanding Court battle between Caterpillar and its Australian distributor Gough & Gilmour had its latest instalment in the Court of Appeal last month with the Court of Appeal finding that the distribution agreement was not a contract for the performance of work in an industry

Franchise Code options paper

  • Gilbert + Tobin
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  • Australia
  • -
  • June 23 2009

As noted in our earlier update of 15 December 2008, the government has been considering its response to the report by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services (the Committee) of 1 December 2008 entitled 'Opportunity not opportunism: improving conduct in Australian franchising'

Government code review response imminent

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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  • Australia
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  • August 25 2009

If Departmental activity, debate in Parliament and media articles are an indication, the Federal Government’s much-awaited response to the Ripoll Report is imminent