Franchise Law Review book cover

The Franchise Law Review

Editor: Mark Abell

Law Business Research, 1st edition - March 2014.

From the editor's preface:

"The apparently inexorable march towards the globalisation of commerce has continued unabated despite, or perhaps even because of, the uncertain economic times that we have endured over the past few years. Businesses from what was once called the ‘developed’ world are often presented with little choice but to look to more vibrant markets in Asia and the Middle East for their future growth. However, the unstable geopolitical landscape in some regions of the world and changes in both national and the global economies present businesses with only one near certainty: there will be continued deleveraging of businesses in the coming years and therefore growing barriers to international growth for many of them. All but the most substantial and well-structured of such businesses can find themselves facing not only significant difficulties due to their reduced access to funding to invest in their foreign ventures, but also challenges arising from their lack of managerial experience and bandwidth.

Franchising, in its various forms, presents businesses with one way of achieving profitable and successful international growth without the need for either substantial capital investment or a broad managerial infrastructure. It is therefore likely to continue to be a popular catalyst for international commerce and make a strong and effective contribution to world trade.

Given the positive role that franchising can make in the world economy it is important that legal practitioners have an appropriate understanding of how it is regulated around the globe. This book provides an introduction to the basic elements of international franchising and an overview of the way that it is regulated in 33 jurisdictions."

Table of contents:

  • Editor's Preface
  • What is franchising?
  • Franchising as part of an international multichannel strategy
  • The regulation of franchising around the world
  • Commercial planning
  • Sustaining relationships
  • Intellectual property
  • Tax consideration
  • Data protection
  • Resolving international franchise disputes
  • The competition law of the EU
  • Editor's global overview
  • Franchising in Africa
  • GCC overview
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Case Study - The Dwyer Group
  • Dispute Resolution appendix
  • About the Authors
  • Contributing law firms' contact details

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