While recent Alberta and British Columbia jurisprudence is decidedly pro-franchisor, it highlights that care must be taken to ensure (i) clear and
Many equate franchising with the well-known and recognized quick-service restaurants and coffee bars prevalent around the world. But you would be
The Alberta case of Seto v Wendy’s reminds franchisors that the courts may scrutinize the purpose of significant decisions affecting franchisees’
In some cases, a franchise relationship ends after many years of business. At the point of termination, the parties must wrestle with a number of
Alberta courts have recently upheld the strict disclosure requirements confirmed by the Alberta Court of Appeal in Hi Hotel Limited Partnership v
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The Alberta Court of Appeal recently released the first Canadian appellate court decision interpreting a bankruptcy trustee's rights to assign a franchise agreement of a bankrupt franchisee over the franchisor's objections.
The Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench recently issued a reminder to franchisors of the consequences of inaccurate disclosure.
Section 84.1 was recently added to the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and negatively affects franchisors when their franchisees file for bankruptcy.
A recent Alberta appellate decision establishes that a trustee in bankruptcy may sell a franchise agreement to a third party, in spite of objections by the franchisor, under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (BIA).