The Franchising Code of Conduct contains a checklist for what will constitute a ‘franchise agreement’. Many distribution and licensing arrangements can unintentionally be caught by the criteria, meaning they will be a franchise for legal purposes.
It is therefore important to correctly structure your business arrangements for distribution or licensing. If franchising isn’t right for you, then Stone Group Lawyers can give you the advice you need to achieve your intended goal.
There are a variety of ways that a franchisee may occupy a site-based premises, each carrying different considerations for franchisors.
Many franchisors will also choose to have a level of involvement in the process of dealing with a landlord of a site or shopping centre.
We can assist franchisors in all aspects of site occupancy including: