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  1. Legal news
    07 October 2020
    FranChat: October 2020
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/franchat-october-2020

    Welcome to the second edition of our international franchising newsletter We're delighted to share the second edition of our international franchising update. The newsletter focuses on legal developments impacting on ...

  2. Legal news
    14 July 2020
    FranChat: July 2020
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/international-franchising-updates-july-2020

    We're delighted to share the first edition of our international Franchising update. The newsletter focuses on legal developments impacting on franchise businesses across the globe. As well as market and industry ...

  3. Legal news
    17 June 2021
    The drowning of ‘JUMP! Swim Schools’: over $23 million in penalties ordered by the Federal Court
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/the-drowning-of-jump-swim-schools

    On 19 May 2021, the Federal Court imposed a penalty of $23 million on Jump Loops Pty Ltd (in liquidation) (Jump Loops), the franchisor promoting and selling swim school franchises under the “JUMP! Swim Schools” brand ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Legal news
    29 January 2020
    Brexit: How the decision to leave the EU impacts upon UK Franchisors
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2016/uk/brexit-franchising-implications

    The UK exits the EU on 31st January 2020. By virtue of the transition period in the Withdrawal Agreement, EU law will continue to apply in and in relation to the UK only until the 31st December 2020.

  6. Legal news
    31 March 2020
    Saudi Arabia Franchise Law – Disclosure And Registration Requirements During The Franchise Relationship
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/saudi-arabia-franchise-law

    The Saudi Arabia Commercial Franchise Law 122/1441 (the Law) is due to take effect in April 2020. The Implementing Regulations are currently in draft but the final form is expected soon. The below provisions are ...

  7. Legal news
    09 July 2018
    Franchising your wellness business
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/franchising-your-wellness-business

    For small and medium-sized companies looking to expand their business both within the UK and internationally, franchising presents a growth strategy which is less capital-intensive than corporate expansion and allows ...

  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
    17 June 2021
    Important alert for franchisors: Substantial amendments to the Australian Franchising Code strengthen protection for franchisees
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/australia/important-alert-for-franchisors-substantial-amendments-to-the-australian-franchising-code

    On 1 June 2021, the Australian Government introduced the much-anticipated Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes – Franchising) Amendment (Fairness in Franchising) Regulations 2021 (Regulations). These Regulations ...

  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 ...