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International franchising

Having supported clients franchising in over 40 countries, we understand the complex issues of international trading. We deliver results for our clients both through our expertise and by mobilising our global network of partner law firms.

Our team carries out international franchising work for household retail names throughout Europe, South East Asia, India and the Middle East.

We advise businesses on the right legal structure when expanding internationally. This includes unit and master franchises, development agreements, joint ventures, manchises and subordinated equity arrangements.
Our team of specialists advise on the suitability of individual territories and on the legal and commercial risks of establishing a trading presence in a new country.

We also have experience in managing substantial global trade mark portfolios, handling registration, challenges and enforcement.

We understand the opportunities international franchising offers. Our team has the experience to successfully navigate businesses through the different legalities and practices, so that there are no unwelcome surprises later down the line.

From the outset, we help businesses determine the best framework for expansion. Our expertise supports clients in negotiation with prospective franchisees and obtaining local legal advice via trusted partners where appropriate.

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