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The importance of franchise disclosure documents - lessons from ACCC v SensaSlim
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • May 19 2016

On 11 May 2016, Justice Yates of the Federal Court ordered SensaSlim Australia Pty Ltd (in liquidation) (SensaSlim) to pay a penalty of $3.55 million

Top tips for franchisors entering Australia
  • Dentons
  • Australia
  • May 18 2016

The franchising industry is projected to post annualised growth of 2.8 per cent over the next five years according to a recent report by IBIS World1

Petroleum Contract Series: Striking a balance in branding agreements
  • Moulis Legal
  • Australia
  • May 5 2016

Australia has approximately 6,500 retail service stations, with the majority branded as one of the major oil companies, such as BP, Caltex, Mobil or

Global trends in franchise regulation - recent developments
  • Sotos LLP
  • Australia, Canada, USA
  • May 2 2016

We have recently witnessed some major changes to franchise legislation in both California and Australia. Developments in these jurisdictions are of

Franchisor’s obligations when setting marketing strategies
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • April 29 2016

Representative proceedings were commenced by a Pizza Hut franchisee, Diab Pty Ltd, (Franchisee) on behalf of all (apart from 11) Australian

Pizza Hut franchisees fail in their legal challenge to Pizza Hut’s new product and pricing policy
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • April 18 2016

The franchisees claimed that the franchisor had breached its obligations under the franchise agreement, was negligent and had engaged in

Cheap delivery pizza allowed Pizza Hut’s franchisees fail in class action
  • MARQUE Lawyers
  • Australia
  • April 8 2016

Cheap delivery pizza; loved for generations by hung over students and lazy corporate workers. But it appears 190 (out of a possible 200) Pizza Hut

Franchisees fail in their class action against Pizza Hut
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • April 4 2016

On 5 February 2016, the Federal Court of Australia in Diab Pty Ltd v YUM! Restaurants Australia Pty Ltd 2016 FCA 43 dismissed the claims made

Is a Franchisee's Outlet Licence a Retail Premises Lease?
  • K&L Gates
  • Australia
  • March 17 2016

In an interesting recent decision from the Supreme Court of Victoria, Croft J held that an arbitration clause in a retail leases does not oust the

Achieving better public transport outcomes through contestable franchising
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • March 17 2016

Recent reports on the franchising of bus and ferry services have reinforced the case for using contestable franchising to improve how we provide