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Providing complete franchising legal support to grow and develop businesses

Our franchising team can advise whether you are looking to take on a franchise, considering franchising your business or restructuring your network, we can take you through the steps you need to consider to grow and develop your business to its full potential.

We are well versed in the use of franchising models and their regulatory requirements. We can advise you at every stage to maximise your commercial opportunities.

In the UK we are affiliate members of the British Franchise Association – where membership is limited to advisers who have demonstrated that they are experts in franchising. In the Middle East, we have a market leading practice with particular strength in supporting foreign franchisors in the development and utilisation of franchise operations on a multi-jurisdictional basis.

Our Franchising Work

  • Amériques
  • Asie Pacifique
  • Moyen-Orient
  • Franchise arrangements in the GCC for a US retailer

    Advising a leading US retailer in relation to its franchise arrangements in the GCC, incorporating a development target of almost 100 stores

    United States
  • Fashion franchising arrangements in China

    Acting for an international fashion retailer with respect to franchising arrangements in China

    China

    Termination and purchase of fashion franchising arrangements

    Advising a leading European fashion brand on the termination of existing franchising arrangements in the region and the associated purchase of the franchisees businesses in both Hong Kong and Macau, including regulatory issues

    Hong Kong
  • Restaurant rollout and international expansion strategy

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

    United Arab Emirates

    Hotel brand expansion into new Middle Eastern markets

    Acting for a listed international hotel brand on a range of franchise issues in 7 core Middle Eastern markets, including localisation of the suite of franchise documents and providing related advice on enforceability, negotiation and support on local operational issues such as regulatory...

    United Arab Emirates

Our Franchising team

Farah AlNabulsi
Farah AlNabulsi

Senior Associate

Ross Barfoot
Ross Barfoot

Partner

Roshanak Bassiri Gharb
Roshanak Bassiri Gharb

Senior Associate

Conte Cicala
Conte Cicala

Partner

Michael Cripps
Michael Cripps

Consultant

Jo-Anne Demers
Jo-Anne Demers

Associé

Ben Gibson
Ben Gibson

Senior Associate

Michael Grasty
Michael Grasty

Founding Partner

Georgia Harris
Georgia Harris

Associate

Emma Higham
Emma Higham

Partner

Stephen Jurgenson
Stephen Jurgenson

Partner

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