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  1. Legal news
    24 September 2019
    Marketing fund disclosure: landmark judgment confirms that franchisors must take ultimate responsibility for compliance with the Australian Franchising Code of Conduct
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/australia/marketing-fund-disclosure-landmark-judgment-confirms-that

    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 ...

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Legal news
    11 October 2021
    7-Eleven to pay $98 million to settle class actions brought by franchisees
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/australia/7eleven-to-pay-98-million-to-settle-class-actions-brought-by-franchisees

    In August, 7-Eleven Stores Pty Ltd (7-Eleven) agreed to pay $98 million to settle two class actions filed against it in the Federal Court of Australia by franchisees. The applicants in the class actions alleged that ...

  5. Legal news
    22 May 2020
    Australia: The ACCC pivots in light of COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/the-accc-pivots-in-light-of-covid-19

    Due to the rapidly changing global landscape, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission announced on 27 March 2020 a "re-focus" of its 2020 Compliance and Enforcement Priorities in response to the COVID-19 ...

  6. Legal news
    24 September 2019
    Food franchisors not disclosing critical information
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/australia/food-franchisors-not-disclosing-critical-information

    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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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.

  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
    06 September 2018
    Talking Shop Summer 2018
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/talking-shop-summer-2018

    Welcome to your Retail & Consumer monthly news round-up. This newsletter focuses on key news and updates for retail and consumer-facing businesses around the world.