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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

2016 means big business for the ACCC
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • February 24 2016

In his first public address for the year, ACCC Chairman Rod Sims has unveiled the ACCC's 2016 Enforcement and Compliance Policy. The Policy sets out

ACCC steam cleans Electrodry
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • December 23 2015

The ACCC has been successful in another action over the publishing of false testimonials online. On 18 December 2015, the franchisor of the

Misleading & deceptive conduct: still the no. 1 problem for franchises
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • October 20 2015

The ACCC's recent Small Business in Focus report reveals the latest small business and franchising enquiries and complaints data. Of significance

What has the ACCC been up to lately in the consumer markets space?
  • Maddocks
  • Australia
  • September 25 2015

Each year, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) publically confirms its enforcement priorities for the upcoming year. The ACCC

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

Focus: cleaning company franchisor cleaned up by ACCC
  • Allens
  • Australia
  • March 30 2015

The Federal Court has awarded a substantial penalty of $500,000 against a franchisor that had contravened both the Australian Consumer Law and the

Civil penalties under the new Franchising Code of Conduct
  • Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
  • Australia
  • March 24 2015

On 1 January 2015 a new Franchising Code of Conduct (the Code) was introduced. It applies to all conduct on or after 1 January 2015. If a franchise

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