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Our franchising team helps clients to maximise commercial opportunities

Franchising has become one of the fastest growing business models and our team of franchising lawyers is well versed in these models and their regulatory requirements. We support clients to achieve their franchising goals without the need for significant capital investment.

Hospitality is a core sector at Clyde & Co and our market leading knowledge and experience enable us to offer a comprehensive range of legal services to franchisors.  

We are committed to helping our clients succeed in the markets in which they operate. We help clients to adapt their businesses to changing market developments and guide them through new territories as they plan future growth, drawing on our global network to provide advice on local law.

Faced with diverse commercial, legal and regulatory challenges, franchisors require commercially astute and pragmatic advice from lawyers who not only understand franchising, but who understand the nuances of how franchising models operate across different jurisdictions.

Our Franchising Work

  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • UK & Europe
  • Franchise agreement

    Advising one of the world's largest international serviced residence operators in connection with a franchise agreement for its flagship property in Laos

  • Breach of franchisee licence

    Advising a UAE hospitality chain in relation to a disputed breach of a franchisee’s licence agreement in Jordan.


    Termination of franchise agreement

    Acting for an international hotel brand, advising on the termination of its regional master franchise agreement, involving third party licensing arrangements. This has resulted in litigation matter against a former franchisee for breach of contact

    United Arab Emirates

    Strategic franchise advice

    Advising a UAE developed and owned restaurant brand on its expansion strategy and rollout internationally, including advising on its franchise agreements and protection of its IP assets

    United Arab Emirates

    Localisation of franchise documents

    Acting for a listed international hotel brand on a range of franchise issues in seven core Middle East markets, including localisation of the suite of franchise documents

    United Arab Emirates
  • Termination of UK franchise agreements

    Acting for the franchisor of a leading worldwide hotel brand in a dispute arising from the insolvency of its major franchisee in the UK.  Advised on the orderly termination of franchise agreements, assertion of claims in the insolvency and also infringement of intellectual property rights

    United Kingdom