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Getting down to business: Coalition's review of the franchise sector means potential penalties for franchisors but may also deliver national consistency
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Australia
  • January 9 2014

Consistent with its pre-election campaign promise, the Coalition Government has announced that this year it will review and amend the Franchising

Get ready for good faith franchising
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia
  • November 10 2014

The Government has now introduced the revised Franchising Code of Conduct. The revised Code applies to the conduct of franchisors, franchisees and

One step closer to new franchising laws
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • August 14 2014

Some of these recommendations are one step closer to becoming a reality, with the introduction of the Consumer Amendment (Industry Code Penalties

The strange case of the bank that told the truth
  • MARQUE Lawyers
  • Australia
  • April 21 2015

A bunch of angry franchisees has lost its fight against the Bank of Queensland (BOQ) over claims they were deceived into buying their BOQ franchises

The ACCC imposes penalty for a breach of the Franchising Code - lessons from a recent case
  • K&L Gates
  • Australia
  • November 22 2016

In late September 2016 the ACCC instituted its first proceedings seeking penalties under the amended Franchising Code of Conduct (which came into

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

The new Franchising Code of Conduct why you shouldn’t wait to update
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Australia
  • December 5 2014

On Monday, 3 November 2014 the Federal Government released the final version of the new Franchising Code of Conduct, which will replace the old

Court to feuding franchisor: take down that blog post!
  • Allens
  • Australia
  • April 21 2015

The recent Madden v Seafolly appeal sent a very clear warning to business owners about spruiking their own businesses or taking down the competition

Complying with the new Franchising Code of Conduct
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
  • Australia
  • November 7 2014

The Federal Government has just released the final version of the new Franchising Code of Conduct, which will replace the old Franchising Code with

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