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Major amendments to franchising code foreshadowed
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Australia
  • April 2 2014

Stakeholders are invited to comment on the draft bill and Regulations by 30 April 2014 with the changes expected to take effect from 1 January 2015

Small business commissioners and the Franchising Code of Conduct (Cth): what next?
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • October 25 2012

The Franchising Code of Conduct (Code) has been in existence now since 1998, after it was passed to address perceived deficiencies in the industry which were not being addressed by the then voluntary code of conduct

Are you going to feel heartache or experience success, this is the franchise riddle
  • Quinn & Scattini Lawyers
  • Australia
  • October 7 2013

A topic that has received interest before, during and after the GFC has been what options are available if a franchise does not perform well. In

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

Enforcement priorities in action - ACCC sues over ACL consumer guarantees representations
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • December 6 2012

The ACCC is taking action against what it sees as false and misleading representations about the ACL's consumer guarantees

Recent changes to the franchising code
  • Johnson Winter & Slattery
  • Australia
  • February 9 2015

On 1 January 2015, a new Franchising Code of Conduct (Code) came into effect. The Code is binding on all franchising participants and applies to

Review of the Franchising Code of Conduct
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia
  • June 3 2013

The 2013 Review of the Franchising Code of Conduct (Review) has been recently released. The Review contains 18 recommendations for amendments to the

Prepare to be audited: ACCC puts the spotlight on franchisors
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • October 24 2013

The ACCC has turned its attention to the Franchising Code as part of its focus on protecting consumers and small businesses. Franchisors can expect

General Counsel update - legal guide edition 32
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Myanmar, Singapore, United Kingdom
  • November 29 2012

A summary of major developments in key areas

Good faith in franchising: soon to be mandated by the code
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia
  • July 29 2013

The Government has adopted most of the recommendations for amendments to the Franchising Code of Conduct put forward by Mr Alan Wein's independent