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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Legal news
    06 October 2020
    Brexit: the impact on trade between the UK and the EU for franchise businesses
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/brexit-the-impact-on-trade-between-the-uk-and-the-eu-for-franchise-businesses

    If your franchise relies on products being imported into the UK or involves the supply of products to franchisees in the EU then, if at the end of the transition period no free trade agreement is negotiated, you could ...

  5. Legal news
    20 February 2020
    Dutch Franchise Act bill submitted to the House of Representatives
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/netherlands/dutch-franchise-act-bill-submitted-to-the-house-of-representatives

    The Dutch Franchise Act bill was submitted to the House of Representatives in the Netherlands on 10 February 2020. This filing follows an internet consultation at the beginning of 2019 and the opinion of the Council ...

  6. Legal news
    13 October 2020
    The outlook for franchises
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/the-outlook-for-franchises

    In the last few years, franchising has become an increasingly popular distribution structure across the EU. A franchise is a vertical agreement, and therefore should not contain any of the hard-core restrictions set out ...

  7. Legal news
    29 April 2020
    Social media helps consumers understand the brands they use every day, but what does it all mean for franchisors?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/social-media-helps-consumers-understand-the-brands-they-use-every-day-but-what-does-it-all-mean

    It’s 2020 and everyone is on social media. Even your grandma has a social media account and regularly comments on your vacation pictures. It is safe to say that social media is going to be here for some time. Whether ...

  8. Legal news
    01 April 2020
    Increased leeway for horizontal and vertical co-operation in the EU
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/increased-leeway-for-horizontal-and-vertical-cooperation

    Existing competition rules are broad enough to also cater for extraordinary times such as the COVID-19 crisis. The EU as well as the network of European competition authorities are now explicitly acknowledging that ...

  9. 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.

  10. Legal news
    12 October 2020
    The future of the VBER
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/the-future-of-the-vber

    The current VBER has been in force since 2010. Since then, the commercial landscape has changed dramatically. The Commission published its evaluation of the VBER on 8 September 2020. This article looks at the changes to ...