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Franchising and the Block Exemption Regulation

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ISBN13: 9780851217482
ISBN: 0851217486
Published: April 1991
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



The block exemption regulation for franchise agreements removes much of the anxiety and reduces the risk of infringement of competition law when establishing franchise networks within the EU. This is a lucid and practical guide to EC Regulation 4087/88 which concerns categories of franchise agreements. Looking at the scope of the regulation and how it can be used to save time and expense, the authors conisider the objectives of EC law as it applies to franchising.

In addition, the book examines generally acceptable and unacceptable clauses in franchise agreements, and gives useful advice. In addition, the work:-

  • examines franchising in the context of the European and UK competition law policy and looks at the origins of the Block Exemption Regulation
  • considers the procedure for gaining exemption and the conditions under which exemption may be withheld or withdrawn
  • includes helpful checklists and relates the regulation to common franchise practices and techniques
  • It examines franchising in the context of the European and UK competition law policy and looks at the origins of the Block Exemption Regulation
  • Four key chapters give advice on drafting clauses, with practical examples provided
  • The book considers the procedure for gaining exemption and the conditions under which exemption may be withheld or withdrawn
  • Includes helpful checklists and relates the regulation to common franchise practices and techniqu

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Contents:
Franchising in the European Community
The Meaning of Franchising Rules on Competition applied to Franchising
The Origins of the Block Exemption Regulation
The Rational of Regulation
The Scope of the Regulation
Generally Acceptable Clauses in Franchising Agreements
Condition on which Clauses in Franchising Agreements are Acceptable
Unacceptable Clauses in Franchising Agreements
The Treatment of Clauses not covered by the Regulation
Confidentiality of Information
Withdrawal of the Benefit of the Regulation Procedure for obtaining Exemption
Review of the Block Exemption Regulation
Appendix