Franchising is an opportunity for businesses to grow and expand. But if not set up correctly and developed in a sound and sustainable franchise framework, trouble can arise in franchising relationships, from regulators and in the court of public opinion.

For our clients, we’re trusted business advisors as much as lawyers, with expertise in all areas of franchising. We have helped businesses expand their operations locally, nationally and internationally, as well as international franchisors looking to launch in Australia.

Our experienced team provides clients with strategic and insightful advice and make recommendations they can act on with confidence. Our lawyers work on the full spectrum of franchising matters from establishing franchise systems and how they will work, drafting up and reviewing agreements, acting on mergers and acquisitions, brand and intellectual property development through to management and enforcement, dispute resolution and litigation and other general commercial issues.

Our clients know we are with them every step of the way.


we advise franchising clients across all areas of expertise, in particular:
advertising, marketing and asset review
consumer protection legislation
dispute resolution and litigation
drafting franchise, dealer and licence agreements
employment, safety and migration
enforcement of contracts and restraints
establishing business models and distribution networks
intellectual property, including trade marks and brands
lease and property advice
licensing, reseller, agency and other distribution options
mergers and acquisitions
negotiating asset and share sales, joint ventures and partnerships
privacy, data collection, compliance and cross-border data deals
product warranties