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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Legal news
    27 November 2018
    Amendment Proposal vs Proposal for Annulment of the Act that Prohibits Sales on Public Holidays in the Czech Republic
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/czech-republic/changes-to-czech-republic-act-on-opening-hours

    Martin Spicka and Martina Kopcova summarise what the Czech Republic's Act on Opening Hours means for retail and consumer businesses.

  7. Legal news
    27 November 2018
    Possible amendment of the Dutch Trading Hours Act
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/netherlands/possible-amendment-of-the-dutch-trading-hours-act

    Roelien van Neck and Tessa van den Ende look at what a possible amendment to the Dutch Trading Hours Act would mean for retail and consumer businesses.

  8. 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 ...

  9. Legal news
    30 August 2018
    Distributorship or Franchise?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/distributorship-or-franchise

    We often see confusion about the differences between distribution and franchise agreements, and the situations in which each should be used. There are key differences between the two types of agreement and the ...

  10. 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 ...