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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Goode on Commercial Law

Edited by: Ewan McKendrick
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International Franchising: A Practitioner's Guide

ISBN13: 9781905783403
Published: May 2010
Publisher: Globe Law and Business
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £134.00

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Franchising has become a global phenomenon. Many brands have grown beyond their national markets and proved that this business expansion model can work around the world.

Meanwhile, in comparison to growth on a national scale, it is clear that cross-border franchising involves additional divergent business models and requires solutions to different issues in order to succeed,

This major new title, produced in conjunction with the International Bar Association, is a concise, practical guide for all those involved in planning and operating an international franchise programme, from in-house counsel to managing directors to those in private practice. It focuses exclusively on issues that typically arise in international franchise transactions. The book applies general know-how and industry experience to specific franchise industries such as hospitality, internet and technology, services and retail.

The lack of a harmonised franchise regime or dispute resolution system across the major jurisdictions means that this is not a simple exercise from a legal perspective. Many jurisdictions also require specific pre-contractual disclosure and/or registration. In addition to classic legal questions, efficient tax planning is required to secure success. In parallel, the book also reviews questions on data protection and intercultural communication during a franchise partnership, as well as financing possibilities from various national perspectives.

Uniquely, this title applies and reflects general practical and technical franchising know-how to specific franchised industries and highlights typical sector-by-sector questions and solutions in an international franchise context.

Commercial Law
Part I: General international topics
The definition of ‘franchising’
Selecting a format for international franchising
Franchising legislation – a global overview
International dispute resolution
Franchising and the Internet
Data protection – the European perspective
Data protection – the North American perspective
Tax issues – the European perspective
Tax issues – the US perspective
The importance of cultural differences in international franchising

Part II: Franchising industry reports
Elder and child care
Grocery retail
Health, beauty and fitness
Internet and technology
Cleaning and maintenance
The pet industry

Part III: Financing in international franchising
Financing – the UK perspective
Financing – the German perspective
Financing – the US perspective

Part IV: Appendices
Appendix 1: Franchise associations
Appendix 2: Disclosure laws
Appendix 3: Relationship laws