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Harvey Norman feels the sting of more penalties
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • May 26 2014

Earlier this month, the ACCC added another $50,000 to its penalties piggy bank as a result of two further proceedings against Harvey Norman

Government's response to Wein Report
  • Hunt & Hunt
  • Australia
  • August 1 2013

In preparing its response, the Government released a consultation paper and sought input on options that could be implemented in response to the Wein

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

2013 review of the Franchising Code of Conduct
  • Madgwicks
  • Australia
  • February 12 2013

The Franchising Code of Conduct (Code) was introduced in 1998. Since that time, the Code has been reviewed and amended several times. The most recent

Notifications and applications for authorisation to the ACCC : examples
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • November 14 2013

In the October 2013 edition of the Franchising Update we examined the circumstances in which a franchisor may fall foul of the exclusive dealing

The wheels come off for former Europcar franchisee, BAJV
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • July 22 2013

A former Tasmanian Europcar franchisee, BAJV Pty Ltd (BAJV), has been ordered by the Federal Court to pay a $200,000 civil pecuniary penalty after

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

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

Failure to launch: difficulties in establishing misleading or deceptive conduct
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • September 13 2013

The recent decision of St Leger Investments Pty Ltd v True Blue James Pty Ltd & Ors 2013 FCCA 601 identifies the difficulties franchisees can face

Taxing times for misleading franchisor
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • May 19 2014

Last Friday, the Federal Court made orders by consent declaring that the defendant accounting firm, Taxsmart, made false and misleading