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  1. Legal news
    29 June 2020
    Saudi Arabia franchise law update
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/saudi-arabia-franchise-law-update

    Saudi Arabia has now issued its Ministerial Decision No. 00594/1441 on the approval of the Implementing Regulation for the Commercial Franchise Law (‘Implementing Regulations’), which gives guidance and clarity ...

  2. Legal news
    31 March 2021
    UAE: Franchising in a Pandemic
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uae/franchising-in-a-pandemic

    As we enter Q2 of 2021, the global economy is still very much feeling the effects of the COVID-19 virus. We’ve crossed the one-year anniversary of when we started to see lockdowns and closures of businesses all over the ...

  3. Legal news
    01 April 2020
    Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on retail franchising in the UAE
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uae/coronavirus-and-its-impact-on-retail-franchising-in-the-uae

    COVID-19 and the subsequent government responses to the pandemic are having a significant impact on retail franchising globally. The UAE has also been impacted with (as the date of this article) mandatory closures of ...

  4. Legal news
    20 February 2020
    Saudi Arabia Franchise Law and the Implications on Existing Franchise Agreements
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uae/saudi-franchise-law-and-the-implications-on-existing-franchise-agreements

    Saudi Arabia has recently approved the Commercial Franchise Law 122/1441 (the New Franchise Law) which is due to come into force in April 2020. The New Franchise Law creates a regulatory framework for the relationship ...

  5. Legal news
    31 March 2020
    Saudi Arabia Franchise Law – Disclosure And Registration Requirements During The Franchise Relationship
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/saudi-arabia-franchise-law

    The Saudi Arabia Commercial Franchise Law 122/1441 (the Law) is due to take effect in April 2020. The Implementing Regulations are currently in draft but the final form is expected soon. The below provisions are ...

  6. Legal news
    30 August 2018
    Distributorship or Franchise?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/distributorship-or-franchise

    We often see confusion about the differences between distribution and franchise agreements, and the situations in which each should be used. There are key differences between the two types of agreement and the ...

  7. Legal news
    29 April 2020
    Social media helps consumers understand the brands they use every day, but what does it all mean for franchisors?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/social-media-helps-consumers-understand-the-brands-they-use-every-day-but-what-does-it-all-mean

    It’s 2020 and everyone is on social media. Even your grandma has a social media account and regularly comments on your vacation pictures. It is safe to say that social media is going to be here for some time. Whether ...

  8. Legal news
    27 November 2018
    Key implications on the use of registered trade marks of Licensors in local trade names of Licensees in the Middle East.
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uae/implications-on-use-of-trade-marks-of-licensors-in-local-trade-names-of-licensees

    Melissa Murray and Ayah Abdin summarise the implications of a licensee using the registered trade marks of a Licensor in local trade names in the Middle East.

  9. Legal news
    26 January 2021
    Media, Middle East and Qatari Reconciliation
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uae/media-middle-east-and-qatari-reconciliation

    At a summit in January 2021, a number of GCC countries including the UAE who had stopped trade and travel links with Qatar agreed to restore diplomatic ties with Qatar.

  10. Legal news
    25 April 2018
    New EU Geo-Blocking Regulation: what businesses selling into the EU and across Member State borders need to do to comply
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/new-eu-geoblocking-regulation-what-businesses-selling-into-the-eu-need-to-do-to-comply

    A new EU Geo-blocking Regulation will apply from 3 December 2018 and will affect many businesses that sell their goods and services into EU countries and across the borders of the Member States. We highlight the main ...