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  1. 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.

  2. Legal news
    20 February 2020
    Saudi Arabia Franchise Law and the Implications on Existing Franchise Agreements
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uae/saudi-franchise-law-and-the-implications-on-existing-franchise-agreements

    Saudi Arabia has recently approved the Commercial Franchise Law 122/1441 (the New Franchise Law) which is due to come into force in April 2020. The New Franchise Law creates a regulatory framework for the relationship ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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. ...

  5. Legal news
    06 October 2020
    Dutch Franchise Act update: getting ready for 1 January 2021
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/netherlands/dutch-franchise-act-update-getting-ready-for-1-january-2021

    In all likelihood, the new Dutch Franchise Act will apply as of 1 January 2021. National and international franchising businesses have been busy getting ready for the implementation of the relevant requirements into ...

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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 ...