Retailers require advisers who understand not only the specialised areas of franchising and retail, but broader commercial issues across the board.
The Keypoint team has significant experience across these areas.
Our experts ensure our clients’ franchising systems comply with the Franchising Code of Conduct, Competition and Consumer Act 2010, employment and property laws and food and advertising standards. We help protect our clients’ brands and systems and assist our clients to enforce brand standards – including trademark and intellectual property protection.
We assist both franchisors and franchisees with advice in managing their other franchising business relationships, including transactions with landlords, suppliers, creditors and banks and in dealing with non-franchise arrangements – such as licensing and distribution networks.
We act on the purchase and sale of franchised and retail businesses, both large and small, and can assist in managing relationships with franchisees. Our team offers commercial advice, mediation and dispute resolution, and when required, deals with franchisee defaults and terminations.
We advise tenants in lease negotiations and prepare and review leases for major commercial buildings, shopping centres and other locations.
We also actively participate in policy, legal and industry forums across the retail and franchise sectors. And we are renowned for our personal and friendly service, responsiveness and value for money.