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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 ...
The ACCC and its Franchising Taskforce continue to pursue adherence to the Competition and Consumer Act in the Australian franchise sector.
On 14 February 2020, the Australian government published a draft version of proposed amendments to the Franchising Code specifically for new car sales franchises.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
Martin Spicka and Martina Kopcova summarise what the Czech Republic's Act on Opening Hours means for retail and consumer businesses.
There has been much in the press recently in relation to the Australian Senate inquiry into the franchising industry. With the public hearings and submissions now closed, a report is expected by 6 December 2018. We ...
Roelien van Neck and Tessa van den Ende look at what a possible amendment to the Dutch Trading Hours Act would mean for retail and consumer businesses.
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 ...