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In touch: Competition law update
  • Allens
  • Australia
  • October 30 2014

In March 2014, the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Agriculture and Industry was directed to inquire into, and report on, country of

What applies and when? Unraveling the application of the amendments to the Franchising Code
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • 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

Unfair contract terms expansion to small businesses - what is the potential impact for franchises?
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • June 30 2015

The Commonwealth Government is in the process of consulting and finalising legislation to extend the unfair contract terms provisions contained in the

The Franchising Code of Conduct one of the ACCC’s strategic compliance and enforcement priorities in 2015
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia
  • May 29 2015

On 1 January 2015, the new Franchising Code of Conduct (Franchising Code) (see commenced operation in

Civil penalties under the new Franchising Code of Conduct
  • Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
  • Australia
  • 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

Good faith in franchise relationships
  • Maddocks
  • Australia
  • March 29 2015

The debate surrounding the inclusion of a duty of good faith in franchise arrangements has been clarified by the introduction of a new good faith

A timely reminder franchisors ‘intentional recklessness’ leads to pecuniary penalties of $500,000
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • March 26 2015

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

ACCC cleaning up dodgy franchisors
  • MARQUE Lawyers
  • Australia
  • April 15 2015

Although not quite ready for its own Underbelly series, Melbourne has hit us with another riveting tale of deceit, a lying business owner, cleaning

ACCC takes action against Electrodry over fake online testimonials
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • July 31 2014

On 1 July 2014, the ACCC commenced proceedings against A Whistle (1979) Pty Ltd (A Whistle), the franchisor of the Electrodry Carpet Cleaning

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Electrodry
  • William Roberts Lawyers
  • Australia
  • August 1 2014

On 1 July 2014, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission ("ACCC") filed an Application and Statement of Claim against A Whistle & Co (1970