We always try to test whether a concept will work as a franchise, and how best to structure it to meet the franchisor’s commercial objectives – always taking into account international variations.

When acting for the franchisee, we understand that a degree of uniformity is necessary. However, we also know that a one-sided relationship can endanger the franchisee’s investment, so we ensure that adequate safeguards are built into the documents.

Our distribution agreements are also based on a keen grasp of commercial realities and contain adequate invoicing and sales reporting arrangements tailored to local conditions and the specific circumstances of the relationship – we don’t believe that “one size fits all”.

We always try to test whether a concept will work as a franchise, and how best to structure it to meet the franchisor’s commercial objectives – always taking into account international variations.

When acting for the franchisee, we understand that a degree of uniformity is necessary. However, we also know that a one-sided relationship can endanger the franchisee’s investment, so we ensure that adequate safeguards are built into the documents.

Our distribution agreements are also based on a keen grasp of commercial realities and contain adequate invoicing and sales reporting arrangements tailored to local conditions and the specific circumstances of the relationship – we don’t believe that “one size fits all”.

Case Study

EasyProperty – franchising and commercial

Hamlins acted for Fine & Country on the extensive re-negotiation of licenses that formed a merger offer from the Easy Group. Hamlins successfully renegotiated with the Easy Group, and particularly Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, a global long term branding licence to …

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