Franchising is a hot topic and for good reason. Here at Sanicki Lawyers, we work to maximise our client’s opportunities, ensuring their venture into the world of franchising is a successful one.
Your partners in business.
Setting up or buying into a franchise is an exciting opportunity that could be greatly profitable. However, without the right guidance and advice, it’s a venture that can also be fraught with danger. Our experience has proven that franchisors are not always right. As a franchisee, you have rights just as much as you have obligations.
Whether you’re a first-time franchisee or an experienced business owner looking to expand their portfolio, as the most trusted franchising lawyer Melbourne has to offer, we’re here to help you navigate the turbulent world of franchising. We’re skilled negotiators who can help you confidently work through problems with a franchisor or franchisee.
An experienced franchise lawyer in Melbourne.
The legal framework for franchising is challenging and a successful franchise requires extensive planning and knowledge of the relevant laws and regulations governing this complex area. We have experience assisting first-time franchisees in getting their foot in the door, as well as those businesses wanting to set-up and maintain a new master franchise. We advise clients on all aspects of the Franchising Code and the Australian Consumer Law and possess a deep understanding of what is and is not ‘standard’ or ‘acceptable’ within the confines of a franchise agreement. We also assist those looking to buy a franchise with their pre-purchase due diligence, as well as helping those at the end of their journey wanting to sell an existing franchise.
With a wealth of expertise as a leading franchise lawyer in Melbourne, we can advise on:
- Pre-contractual Review: Thorough examination and evaluation of pre-contractual franchise documentation, meticulously reviewing disclosure documents and franchise agreements on behalf of franchisees, ensuring their interests and rights are protected.
- Franchise Business Transactions: Expert counsel and support in the sale or acquisition of a franchise business, guiding clients through the intricate processes involved.
- Franchisor Guidance: Strategic advice for prospective franchisors, including setting up new franchise systems, comprehensive understanding and compliance advice on the Franchising Code of Conduct and insights into Competition and Consumer Laws, ensuring a legally sound foundation for their ventures.
- Franchise Agreement Drafting: Meticulous drafting of franchise agreements and disclosure documents on behalf of franchisors, ensuring legal compliance and protection for both parties.
- Lease and License Expertise: Full-scale support in all aspects of commercial leases and license arrangements, ensuring clarity and fairness for franchisees and franchisors.
- Intellectual Property Documents: Preparation and review of essential documents like license agreements for intellectual property, safeguarding the IP rights of franchisees and franchisors.
- Business Structure Optimisation: Expert guidance on the most suitable business structures for franchisees and franchisors, aligning with their goals and ensuring legal compliance.
- Partnership and Shareholder Agreements: Preparation and advice regarding shareholders or partnership agreements, ensuring clarity and fair terms between involved parties.
- Dispute Resolution: Skilful negotiation, mediation and resolution of disputes between franchisors and franchisees, seeking amicable solutions and mitigating conflicts efficiently.
Our commitment is to ensure comprehensive legal support and guidance across all facets of franchise law, facilitating smooth and legally sound franchise operations.