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

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

Distribution & Agency in Canada

Canada - May 2 2019 A structured guide to distribution & agency in Canada

Will a franchisee's rescission claim stay or will it go? Mandatory mediation may result in stay of proceedings

Canada - December 18 2018 It has become common practice to include alternative dispute resolution (ADR) provisions in franchise agreements. A recent decision by the Ontario

Surprise! Franchisors may be unable to rely on enforceable non-compete covenants

Canada - May 17 2016 Most franchise agreements contain a non-compete clause that prevents a franchisee from competing with the franchised business for a certain period

Dunkin' brands: Quebec court finds franchisor has duty to support its brand

Canada - August 11 2015 Franchising communities in the province of Quebec and elsewhere were anxiously awaiting the outcome of the Quebec Court of Appeal's decision in the

Franchisee or employee in disguise?

Canada - June 18 2019 Franchising communities in Quebec and elsewhere in Canada have been eagerly awaiting a Supreme Court of Canada decision on whether an unincorporated

Distribution & Agency in Canada

Canada - May 2 2019 A structured guide to distribution & agency in Canada

Distribution & Agency in Canada

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

Limits of good faith and relational nature of franchise agreements in Quebec

Canada - March 26 2019 The Supreme Court of Canada recently reiterated the fact that franchise agreements are relational contracts and are therefore subject to a heightened

Will a franchisee's rescission claim stay or will it go? Mandatory mediation may result in stay of proceedings

Canada - December 18 2018 It has become common practice to include alternative dispute resolution (ADR) provisions in franchise agreements. A recent decision by the Ontario