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The big 6: impending amendments to the Franchising Code following the Wein Review
  • Addisons
  • Australia
  • August 6 2013

On 24 July 2013, the Government released its response to Mr Alan Wein’s Review of the Franchising Code of Conduct.1 We outlined some of the Review’s


Review proposes changes to Australian franchising laws
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Australia
  • June 5 2013

Two reforms proposed in a recent report to the Commonwealth Government are directly concerned with financial distress of franchisors, and one of


Franchisors beware: the Hose Doctor fined $110,000 for health and safety breaches
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • March 30 2011

A recent decision of the Industrial Court of New South Wales in Inspector Estreich v Parker Hannifin (Australia) Pty Ltd highlights the fact that franchisors have ongoing health and safety obligations for their franchisees


Franchise agreement or not?
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • March 30 2011

A number of recent Federal Court cases have highlighted the need for businesses to consider whether arrangements entered into, such as distributorship agreements and licenses governing intellectual property, are really franchise agreements for the purposes of the Franchising Code of Conduct


What does the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act have to do with hotel management and franchise agreements?
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Australia
  • July 23 2013

Under Australian Commonwealth Law (the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 (Cth) (FATA)) a "Foreign Person" (explained below) is required to


Franchises and safety: who is in control?
  • Lander & Rogers
  • Australia
  • July 30 2014

Employing around half a million people and representing between $130 and $150 billion to the Australian economy per annum, franchises are an


Australia introduces new duty of good faith
  • Dentons
  • Australia
  • July 1 2014

Australia is set to amend the mandatory Franchising Code of Conduct (the Code) and the Competition and Consumer Act (the CCA). The changes are likely


Government aims to increase protection for franchisees
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • June 19 2013

The Australian Government has released a report containing 18 recommendations following a review of the Franchising Code of Conduct. The key


Franchisors’ on-line business may infringe on rights of franchisees
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • August 5 2014

Many franchisors engage in internet selling, which directly or indirectly competes with franchisees. A recent Court decision holds that such conduct


Franchising alert- April 2014
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Australia
  • April 30 2014

On 2 April 2014, the Australian Government announced the most significant changes to the regulation of franchising in Australia since the Franchising