Effective expansion & wherever you want to be & sharing your passion & a commercial approach & opening opportunities & entrepreneurial advice & that's Franchising, Licensing & Multi-Channel Opportunities with Bird & Bird
Our Global Franchising, Distribution and Multi-Channel Strategies Group comprises some of the world's leading experts in the field. We share your passion, entrepreneurial spirit and commercial approach to help deliver innovative expansion strategies and dispute resolution solutions.
As a truly international law firm we can provide you with legal advice wherever you need us. We will work alongside you to determine the most effective expansion strategies both within your domestic markets and internationally, advising on franchising, licensing, distribution, agency, eCommerce, multi-channel & hybrid structures.
Whilst we act for some of the world's best known brands, we are also committed to helping small and medium sized businesses achieve their growth objectives. As leading franchise and commercial agreements experts, we share our experience to help you avoid and minimise the risk of disputes. Where disputes do arise, our dedicated litigation specialists advise on all stages of the dispute resolution process including domestic and international arbitration and litigation.
Our global experience spans many sectors with particular expertise in:
We can also provide you with complementary legal services including:
If you'd like to know more about how we can help your business, please get in touch with either Mark Abell or Graeme Payne.
At present, no franchising-specific laws exist in the Netherlands. However, draft legislation is upcoming and expected to be presented to Parliament this quarter. We outline the current draft proposal and points to be ...
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 ...
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 ...
Our international Education team has advised Gordonstoun school, famous for its connection with the British royal family, on a deal that see it establish a string of schools across China.
Last night Bird & Bird was awarded 'Patent Firm of the Year' and 'Sports Firm of the Year' at the 5th annual Who's Who Legal Awards in London
Partner Melissa Murray was recently selected to appear in Global Franchise magazine's 'Franchising's Wonder Women' – a list of 20 powerful women making their mark on the franchising industry.
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Chambers Global 2018
Chambers UK 2018
Legal 500 2017
Who's Who Legal Franchise 2017
Our UK disputes team is delighted to send you the latest edition of our Dispute Resolution Update featuring a selec… https://t.co/PSbWyiDdNK
Will we see the first prosecutions for failure to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion in 2020? Nicola O'Connor… https://t.co/SXRbvEy9fR