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  1. Legal news
    24 September 2019
    Marketing fund disclosure: landmark judgment confirms that franchisors must take ultimate responsibility for compliance with the Australian Franchising Code of Conduct
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/australia/marketing-fund-disclosure-landmark-judgment-confirms-that

    In a judgment that bolsters recent announcements by the ACCC pressing franchisors to comply with their obligations, the Full Federal Court has confirmed a January 2019 Federal Court finding that a franchisor contravened ...

  2. Legal news
    24 September 2019
    Food franchisors not disclosing critical information
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/australia/food-franchisors-not-disclosing-critical-information

    Following a review of a sample of Australian food franchisors, the ACCC has clamped down on failures by franchisors to disclose certain information to potential franchisees. While this particular review was limited to ...

  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
    26 May 2020
    The ACCC Franchising Taskforce cracks down on Franchise Code non-compliance
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/the-accc-franchising-taskforce-cracks-down-on-franchise-code-non-compliance

    The ACCC and its Franchising Taskforce continue to pursue adherence to the Competition and Consumer Act in the Australian franchise sector.

  6. Legal news
    28 February 2020
    Submissions open for comment on Draft Regulations for Motor Vehicle Franchises
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/submissions-open-for-comment-on-draft-regulations-for-motor-vehicle-franchises

    On 14 February 2020, the Australian government published a draft version of proposed amendments to the Franchising Code specifically for new car sales franchises.

  7. Legal news
    07 July 2020
    Changes to the Franchising Code for new vehicle dealership franchises in Australia
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/changes-to-the-franchising-code-for-new-vehicle-dealership-franchises-in-australia

    Further to our earlier article here on the draft proposed regulations, on 1 June 2020, amendments to the Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes – Franchising) Regulation 2014 (Franchising Code) came into effect.

  8. Legal news
    18 June 2020
    Update Dutch Franchise Act: Franchise Act passed by the Lower House of Parliament
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/netherlands/update-dutch-franchise-act-franchise-act-passed-by-the-lower-house-of-parliament

    On June 16, 2020, the Franchise Act was passed by the Lower House of Parliament, including amendments and motions tabled. A specific amendment has a potentially significant impact on international franchise businesses. ...

  9. Legal news
    30 March 2020
    COVID-19: Information for F&B Franchisors in the UK
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/covid-19-information-for-f-and-b-franchisors-in-the-uk

    This is a summary of the measures introduced by the Government to combat COVID-19 that will impact on fast food outlets, cafes, coffee shops and restaurants and the financial assistance from the Government available for ...

  10. Legal news
    12 March 2020
    How Franchisors Should Deal with the Impact of COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/how-franchisors-should-deal-with-the-impact-of-covid-19

    The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is fundamentally a human crisis, but its impact upon business in general, and franchising in particular, cannot be ignored. Since 24 February, when for the first time there were more ...