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Commercial Agency Distributorship Law

Beata Krakus
Greensfelder Hemker & Gale PC (Chicago)

"The first thought when seeing this chapter in a book dealing with international franchising may be that it doesn’t belong..."

Common Law and Civil Law on Franchising Issues

John H Pratt
Hamilton Pratt

"The civil law approach to franchising was, for a considerable period of time, largely ignored within franchising because franchising was developed in the United States..."

Competition Laws

Martine de Koning

"A key element of a franchise agreement is the licensing of certain intellectual property rights such as trademarks, designs and know-how for the use and distribution of goods or services..."

Data Protection and Privacy

Mercia Shannon Fynn
DM Kisch Inc and Kisch Africa Inc

"The right to privacy is a fundamental human right that has been recognised in most jurisdictions for ages, but only in the past two decades or so has data protection and privacy become a major focus globally, resulting in legislation being enacted in most countries, which places the obligation on businesses to protect the privacy of personal data that they deal with.."

Franchising and Insolvency

Jason B Binford
Foley & Lardner

"Franchising is a critically important element of the United States economy and has proven to be a successful and profitable business model for countless franchisors and franchisees..."

Joint Ventures in International Franchising

Mercedes Clavell
ARCO Abogados y Asesores Tributarios (Barcelona)

"A joint venture company (JVC) is a company participated in by the franchisor and a foreign partner, and this company could operate as a franchisee, a developer or a master franchisee; for practical purposes this party will be referred to as ‘the franchisee’ in this chapter, unless otherwise explicitly said..."