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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
    10 October 2019
    Franchising in the Netherlands; legislation up ahead
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/netherlands/franchising-in-the-netherlands

    At present, no franchising-specific laws exist in the Netherlands. However, draft legislation is upcoming and expected to be presented to Parliament this quarter. We outline the current draft proposal and points to be ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...