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Being part of the crowd: mini-bonds and crowdfunding for franchise growth
  • Fieldfisher
  • United Kingdom
  • July 14 2015

The development and growth of franchise networks rely on the availability of accessible funding. When a business is ready to expand whether

Tribunal tackles contingent discounts and finds HMRC wanting
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • May 27 2015

The FTT has concluded, in Kumon Educational UK Company Ltd v HMRC, that a reward payment made by a company to its franchiseeinstructor should be

Marvel at the movies: how not to license your IP
  • BrookStreet des Roches LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 21 2015

With the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, the "Marvel Cinematic Universe" has become the highest grossing movie franchise of all-time. However

Construction of clause defining term of franchise agreement
  • Fieldfisher
  • United Kingdom
  • May 12 2015

A recent Court of Appeal case regarding the termination of a franchise agreement highlights the importance of ensuring that franchise agreements, as

Rail franchise for sale one previous owner
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 22 2015

Purchasing a business can be done in two ways. The first is for the purchaser to buy the shares in the company which runs the business and acquire

Trouble on the line for the Welsh Government?
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 2 2015

The Welsh Government recently announced the establishment of a not for dividend wholly owned subsidiary company. This company will initially provide

Office's security breach: lessons to be learnt by franchisors
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • March 12 2015

In January of this year, shoe retailer Office was required by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), the UK data protection regulator, to sign

English High Court confirms enforceability of post termination restrictions against former franchisee
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • January 28 2015

On Friday 23 January 2015 in the case of Oven Clean Domestic Limited v Read the High Court in London confirmed that a fairly standard post termination

International franchising in the fashion industry - top five tips for growing overseas
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • January 13 2015

In the evolution of any fashion brand, growing the business through online and retail stores is a key strategic issue. Following initial launch and

Be global: employment law newsletter - November 2014
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Australia, Belgium, Brazil, China, France, USA, Hong Kong, Italy, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom
  • November 21 2014

The UK Employment Appeal Tribunal recently handed down judgment in the closely watched appeals in a number of cases concerning the calculation of