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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Legal news
    27 November 2018
    Amendment Proposal vs Proposal for Annulment of the Act that Prohibits Sales on Public Holidays in the Czech Republic
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/czech-republic/changes-to-czech-republic-act-on-opening-hours

    Martin Spicka and Martina Kopcova summarise what the Czech Republic's Act on Opening Hours means for retail and consumer businesses.

  8. Legal news
    29 August 2018
    Australia: Your franchising inquiry cheat sheet
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/australia/your-franchising-inquiry-cheat-sheet

    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 ...

  9. Legal news
    27 November 2018
    Possible amendment of the Dutch Trading Hours Act
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/netherlands/possible-amendment-of-the-dutch-trading-hours-act

    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.

  10. 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 ...