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Private equity and franchise networks: the next growth phase?
  • Maddocks
  • Australia
  • June 15 2017

Australia is a franchise nation. For several years, Australia has held one of the highest levels of franchisors per capita in the world and since the


ACCC takes on Ultra Tune for breaches of the Franchising Code of Conduct
  • Maddocks
  • Australia
  • June 8 2017

On 19 May 2017 the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) announced it commenced legal action against Ultra Tune Australia Pty Ltd


Franchising - Recent Actions by the ACCC
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • May 25 2017

Recent action by the ACCC against Domino's and Ultra Tune signals a clear warning to franchisors that the ACCC is intent on enforcing compliance with


Franchising Update - May 2017
  • K&L Gates
  • Australia
  • May 8 2017

Many franchisors and other participants in the franchising sector are anticipating with concern the outcome of The Fair Work Amendment (Protecting


Australian competition and consumer law update for food & beverage sector
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Australia
  • March 8 2017

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) recently released its Compliance and Enforcement Policy for 2017. The compliance and


ACCC seeks penalties under the revised Franchising Code
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • October 10 2016

The ACCC on 22 September 2016 instituted proceedings against Morild Pty Ltd (the franchisor of the Pastacup system which originates in Perth) and its


Are you Ready for the Extension of the Unfair Contract Terms Regime to Franchise Agreements?
  • K&L Gates
  • Australia
  • July 27 2016

Since 2010, the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) and the ASIC Act have prohibited and made void terms in standard form contracts with consumers that were


False Testimonials and Reviews - Learning From One Franchisors Mistake
  • K&L Gates
  • Australia
  • July 14 2016

A Whistle & Co (1979) Pty Ltd, is a franchisor of an Electrodry Carpet Cleaning business with over 100 franchisees throughout Australia (except in


The importance of franchise disclosure documents - lessons from ACCC v SensaSlim
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • May 19 2016

On 11 May 2016, Justice Yates of the Federal Court ordered SensaSlim Australia Pty Ltd (in liquidation) (SensaSlim) to pay a penalty of $3.55 million


ACCC Publishes Guidelines on Its Use of Infringement Notices
  • K&L Gates
  • Australia
  • March 17 2016

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) have published much needed guidance on its use of infringement notices issued under