Key Practice Areas
Leaving the Fine Print to the Lawyers
The Situation: Our client was considering making a substantial investment into a franchise with an international fast food chain outlet. We carefully reviewed the franchise agreement, clause by clause, and raised problematic clauses with our client, clearly setting out their legal rights and obligations. The agreement contained strict provisions regarding business operations and the use of the marketing fund which required extensive review to ensure from an operational point-of-view the business was viable. We then prepared extensive recommendations, based on our review of the franchise agreement, for our client regarding the best course of action to take, clauses that required changes and our own suggestions to further strengthen the franchise agreement.
The Result: Armed with quality legal advice and tailored recommendations, our client was able to confidently make a decision about proceeding into a franchise agreement with the franchisor and safeguard his significant investment.
As every case is different, the cases reported here cannot be taken as an indication of a similar outcome being likely in your case, and these reports are not to be taken as legal advice about your particular situation.