Franchising and Distribution
For companies that wish to expand, franchising is a great form of collaboration and can also be seen as a supplement for companies that already have a solid distribution system. A well-balanced franchise agreement enables the parties to safeguard the interests of both the franchisor and the franchisee and may thus serve as a guide to the duration of a franchise relationship.
Most European countries have legislations which particularly aim at franchising and regulate the type of information that a franchising company is obliged to submit to a franchisee before an agreement can be concluded.
We are one of a small number of law firms that has worked with franchising for the longest period of time, and we have great experience in establishing, adapting, and improving franchise systems.
We assist and give advice on:
- Legal issues that may arise in conjunction with a franchising process
- The creative process of designing a business model
- The development of operation manuals
We work regularly with national and international franchise systems and with systems of different sizes and different approaches, e.g. master franchising. Our clients are primarily to be found in the retail trade and the service sector in a number of different business areas.