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Important Changes to the English law rule on penalty clauses - what does it mean for franchising?
  • Fieldfisher LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 25 2016

In a recent landmark decision, the highest court in England and Wales, the Supreme Court, considered the long established principles underlying the

NFL to touchdown in London
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • February 4 2016

The NFL season is reaching its climax with the Denver Broncos preparing to take on the Carolina Panthers on 7 February in the Super Bowl. Super Bowl

£15bn franchise sector hits record levels
  • Paris Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 5 2016

The just published 2015 edition of the NatwestBfa Franchise Survey reports the following: Franchising contributes £15.1bn to the UK economy

Good news for franchisors: proposed reform of energy tax and reporting schemes
  • Fieldfisher LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 1 2015

On September 28 2015 the government published a consultation regarding the reform of the energy tax and reporting schemes in the United Kingdom. A

Merger control for rail franchises
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • October 7 2015

In March 2013, the Department for Transport announced its new procurement programme for rail franchises. Since then, seven franchises have been

When will the Pensions Regulator intervene in a funding dispute? Rare case study indicates Regulator’s approach
  • Addleshaw Goddard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 6 2015

The Pensions Regulator has taken the rare step of publishing a case study illustrating how and when it will intervene if a scheme's employer and

Employment law commentary, September 2015
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • October 2 2015

The short answer to the question is, “Not yet.” Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc. expanded the definition of joint employer under the

A note of caution for franchise businesses: 'commercial common sense' under the spotlight
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • September 29 2015

A recent Supreme Court decision has sounded a note of caution for franchise businesses regarding the role of 'commercial common sense' in

Defined benefit - Pensions Regulator practice update
  • Macfarlanes LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 24 2015

The approach of the Pensions Regulator has always been to guide and coax and to treat its formal powers as a last resort. Its report in relation to

Franchisors beware: standard-form limitations of liability under Unfair Contract Terms Act
  • Fieldfisher LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 22 2015

English law franchise agreements commonly contain exemption clauses seeking to limit or exclude the franchisor's liability to a franchisee. The