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Federal Government strengthens ACCC’s enforcement powers when dealing with franchises
  • Cooper Grace Ward
  • Australia
  • October 24 2014

In brief, the proposed amendments sought to: Introduce a general duty on franchisors and franchisees to act in good faith in their dealings with each


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


A new year, a new Franchising Code of Conduct
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • January 23 2015

On 1 January 2015, the new Franchising Code of Conduct (Code) commenced as a schedule to the Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes- Franchising


Representations as to future profit a fine balancing act
  • Allens
  • Australia
  • April 24 2015

Franchisors making representations regarding profitability has been flavour of the month in the courts. Recently, a cleaning company franchisor, South


Extension of unfair contract terms protection to small businesses - many franchise agreements likely to be caught
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • May 5 2015

The Federal Government has released an exposure draft of proposed legislation that would extend consumer protections against unfair contract terms to


Unfair contract terms regime expected to extend to franchise agreements from 1 July
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • March 23 2015

On Friday 20 March 2015, Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Small Business Minister Bruce Billson announced that the unfair contract terms regime


New year, new code: are you ready to comply with the new Franchising Code of Conduct?
  • Cooper Grace Ward
  • Australia
  • December 11 2014

Franchise agreements and disclosure documents will need to be reviewed and substantially updated as a result of the finalised amendments to the


New franchising code got questions? We’ll answer them
  • Addisons
  • Australia
  • November 14 2014

On 1 January 2015, the existing Franchising Code of Conduct set out in the Trade Practices (Industry Codes Franchising) Regulations 1998 (Old Code


SPAR, groceries and the importance of ‘current’ disclosure under the Franchising Code
  • Cooper Grace Ward
  • Australia
  • November 17 2014

Is it enough for franchisors to simply update their disclosure document at the end of each financial year? A recent decision of the Full Court of the


Franchisors in the fray as ACCC announces objectives for the year ahead
  • Cooper Grace Ward
  • Australia
  • March 5 2015

In a recent speech, ACCC Chairman Rod Sims announced the ACCC's enforcement and compliance priorities for 2015. Of particular importance for