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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

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

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

In touch: Competition law update
  • Allens
  • Australia
  • October 30 2014

In March 2014, the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Agriculture and Industry was directed to inquire into, and report on, country of

Bill to introduce penalty provisions to franchising code
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • September 22 2014

On 4 September 2014, the Federal Parliament passed the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Industry Code Penalties) Bill 2014 (Cth) (the Bill). The