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Harvey Norman feels the sting of more penalties
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • May 26 2014

Earlier this month, the ACCC added another $50,000 to its penalties piggy bank as a result of two further proceedings against Harvey Norman

Ontario Court summarily rules that franchisor not exempt from disclosure in resale of existing franchise
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • October 8 2014

In the recent case of 2147191 Ontario Inc. v. Springdale Pizza Depot Ltd., the Ontario Superior Court of Justice allowed the purchaser of an existing

Drawing on Australian businesses for inspiration may be too close for comfort
  • Bell Gully
  • New Zealand
  • July 29 2013

A successful Australian drive-through coffee franchise trading as Muzz Buzz has obtained permanent injunctions against a New Zealand company which

Government's response to Wein Report
  • Hunt & Hunt
  • Australia
  • August 1 2013

In preparing its response, the Government released a consultation paper and sought input on options that could be implemented in response to the Wein

International brand expansion Q&A on Middle East franchising
  • Bird & Bird
  • Middle East, United Arab Emirates
  • May 5 2014

The UAE is often looked at as being the first market to open in when businesses are looking to expand to the Middle East as the UAE is seen as a hub

Texas enacts taxpayer-friendly revisions to franchise tax
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • USA
  • July 10 2013

Governor Rick Perry has signed into law Texas HB 500, which provides for certain changes to the Texas franchise tax provisions. Among other things

Employment fissuring in franchising: NLRB pursues McDonald's
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • USA
  • August 1 2014

On July 29, the General Counsel (GC) of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced that, absent settlement, he has directed the issuance of

Private equity was active in franchising in 2014
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • December 10 2014

In the last year, private equity continued to play an important role in franchising. Private equity offers a franchisor with a growing franchise

SBA requests comments on franchise loan program
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • December 19 2014

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is requesting comments from the public on all aspects of its franchise lending program. The SBA issued

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