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The Importance of Due Diligence on International Franchises

Franchising continues to be an important route to market for many businesses, especially in the retail & consumer goods and leisure, food & drink industries and when a business is looking to expand overseas. 

At a time when franchising can hold the key to growth, Pauline Cowie, partner at TLT, has written an opening chapter on the importance of due diligence and how to minimise risk for the International Comparative Legal Guide to Franchise 2019 (fifth edition) – the essential guide for corporates around the world. 

Pauline's opening chapter is a useful guide to conducting due diligence – helping businesses to plan for success, covering:

  • factors to consider deciding to franchise internationally
  • scoping a due diligence exercise
  • ongoing due diligence
  • identifying possible risk
  • business planning
  • termination

The guide also contains opening chapters from the IFA, BFA and other law firms and practitioners and summaries of the law in different countries. 

Pauline has over 30 years' experience in advising franchising clients. She has advised on innovative franchise structures and has a wide range of expertise, spanning the retail, leisure, financial services, IT/telecoms and not-for-profit sectors.

Download Pauline's chapter for free below and do get in touch if you have any questions on the issues covered.

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