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Distribution & Agency in Canada

April 11 2019 A structured guide to distribution & agency in Canada

Joint employer liability in franchise relationships

February 16 2016 Most franchise agreements set out various forms of control that franchisors may exercise over franchisees in connection with IP issues, operations…

To the end of the term and beyond: perpetual renewal clauses considered legal

July 12 2016 Automatic renewal provisions are common in franchise agreements. The Quebec Court of Appeal recently addressed the previously unanswered question of…

Franchising in Canada

August 27 2019 A wide-ranging guide to franchise law and practice in Canada, including business structures, legal frameworks, taxes, IP issues and dispute resolution, among other things.

Dealing with local distributors and commercial agents in Canada

March 12 2019 A quick guide to dealing with local distributors and commercial agents in Canada, including available distribution structures, contract termination and transfer of rights.

Q&A: offer and sale of franchises in Canada

July 12 2021 A look at some of the most pressing legal and practical issues surrounding the offer and sale of franchises in Canada, including key restrictions, due diligence considerations and disclosure requirements.

Q&A: the franchisor-franchisee relationship in Canada

July 12 2021 A guide to the legal and practical considerations surrounding the franchisor-franchisee relationship in Canada, including operational terms and the renewal and termination of the agreement.

When it's not 'better late than never' with franchisee claims

April 27 2021 The Quebec Superior Court recently revisited certain franchising principles and reaffirmed the leading principles of Dunkin' Brands Canada Ltd v…

Good Faith and International Franchising

April 8 2021 In recent years, the notion of good faith has been gaining traction in the context of both national and international...

Franchise: Good Faith and International Franchising

April 7 2021 <p>"In recent years, the notion of good faith has been gaining traction in the context of both national and international..."</p>