Practice Guide: Franchise

Practice Guide: Franchise

Pages: 254

ISBN: 978-1-83862-190-2

  • £300.00

Written from diverse jurisdictional viewpoints by leading industry practitioners, this Practice Guide – published by Lexology Getting the Deal Through – examines key themes topical to cross border franchising. Featuring detailed analysis and guidance on navigating critical issues facing international franchising worldwide, this Guide provides essential reading for private practice lawyers and in-house counsel, business owners, senior management and consultants.

Published in April 2019, this edition contains the following chapters:

Editorial chapters:

  • Preface, Philip F Zeidman


Part 1: Regulation of Franchising around the World:
  • Global Overview of Specific Franchise Statutes and Regulations
  • Common Law and Civil Law on Franchising Issues
  • Good Faith and International Franchising
Part 2: International Expansion by Franchising:
  • Sub-franchising, Master Franchising and Development Agents
  • Selecting the Appropriate Vehicle for International Expansion
  • Joint Ventures in International Franchising
Part 3: Franchise Agreements:
  • Confidential and Proprietary Information, and Trade Secrets
  • Covenants against Competition
  • Approaches to Resolving Cross-Border Disputes between Franchisee and Franchisor
Part 4: M&A in International Franchising:
  • M&A in International Franchising
Part 5: Other Legal Considerations:
  • Commercial Agency Distributorship Law
  • Data Protection and Privacy
  • Consumer Protection
  • Competition Laws
  • Joint Employer and General Labour and Employment Issues
  • Franchising and Insolvency
  • Electronic Commerce, Social Media and Franchising
Part 6: Some Regional Perspectives:
  • Franchise Registration Requirements in ASEAN Countries
  • Franchising in the European Union
  • Franchise Disclosure Documents under Statutes in South America

Philip F Zeidman, DLA Piper

Philip Zeidman devotes his practice to domestic and international distribution, licensing and franchising law. He has served as general counsel to the International Franchise Association throughout his career, is counsel to a number of US and foreign companies and trade associations and has also served as special counsel to the Japan Franchise Association. He has engaged in an international transactional practice, testified on franchising before governmental bodies and appeared before business and professional groups in numerous countries. He was the first chairman of the American Bar Association Antitrust Law Section’s Distribution and Franchising Committee, was the chair of the International Franchising Committee of the International Bar Association and is the editor of Legal Aspects of Selling and Buying (Thomson/Reuters).

Who’s Who Legal named him Global Franchise Lawyer of the year for nine consecutive years, every year the award had been given, and in 2017 presented him with its Lifetime Achievement Award. Quoting from those interviewed, the publication referred to him as ‘without doubt, the number one franchise practitioner in the world’. He has repeatedly been recognised by both Chambers Global and Chambers USA, which concluded: ‘You’d have to be blind, deaf and dumb to not know Philip Zeidman.’

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