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Lapointe Rosenstein Marchand Melançon LLP | Canada | 24 Nov 2020

Cutting the red tape: recent amendments to Ontario's franchise disclosure act

In 2017 the Ontario government enacted the Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act with the objective of alleviating unnecessary regulatory burdens for…
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Lapointe Rosenstein Marchand Melançon LLP | Canada | 22 Sep 2020

Surprise! Rescission notice can be served in a pleading

Ontario's Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure) requires franchisors to provide adequate pre-contractual disclosure to potential franchisees…
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Lapointe Rosenstein Marchand Melançon LLP | Canada | 30 Jul 2020

Franchise in Canada

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Lapointe Rosenstein Marchand Melançon LLP | Canada | 14 Jul 2020

'Special relationship' between franchisors and franchisees: could it give rise to a pre-contractual duty of good faith?

Common law jurisdictions recognise that certain circumstances could arise that would lead contracting parties to have some type of pre-contractual…
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Lapointe Rosenstein Marchand Melançon LLP | 19 May 2020

Franchise: Good Faith and International Franchising

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

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Lapointe Rosenstein Marchand Melançon LLP | Canada | 12 May 2020

Can good faith require parties to help each other properly exercise their rights?

It is well known that franchisors have been facing increasing pressure to conduct themselves in accordance with the principles of good faith. A recent…
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Lapointe Rosenstein Marchand Melançon LLP | Canada | 28 Apr 2020

COVID-19 and the franchise landscape

While some franchised businesses have transitioned to working remotely and have ramped up their e-commerce business models in light of the COVID-19…
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Lapointe Rosenstein Marchand Melançon LLP | Canada | 29 Mar 2020

Distribution & Agency in Canada

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Lapointe Rosenstein Marchand Melançon LLP | Canada | 25 Feb 2020

Franchisee defaults: when is it 'material' enough?

Few areas of contract law have created as much confusion as the nebulous distinction between material breaches, substantial breaches and breaches…
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Lapointe Rosenstein Marchand Melançon LLP | Canada | 29 Oct 2019

Franchisees can't have their cake and eat it too: statutory disclosure exemptions have consequences

In recent years, many Canadian provinces have adopted franchise-specific disclosure laws with a view to remedying the inequality of bargaining power…
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