Corporate / M&A Law, Franchise & Distribution Law

Getting the Deal Through – Mergers & Acquisitions 2017 – Franchise M&A

GTDT Mergers & AcquisitionsFranchise systems present a valuable investment proposition for both strategic and financial investors. The franchise business model as an expansion strategy has been on the rise across the globe for many years, and its growth together with its contributions to national gross domestic product (GDP) and job creation have outperformed other sectors and business models. Moreover, franchise systems have progressed well beyond traditional quick service restaurants to many other industries and sectors. Unsurprisingly, franchise businesses have increasingly become a focus for M&A deals, some of them large and complex. Take, for example, the recent Burger King C$14.6 billion acquisition and tax inversion involving Tim Hortons. Continue reading

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Franchise & Distribution Law

The Revenue Recognition Roller Coaster: Get Ready for the Ride

Lots of unexpected twists and turns await franchisors in this new ruling that is far from straightforward.

RollercoasterYou might think that you know all about the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s new Revenue Recognition Standard that will take effect in 2018 for public companies, and 2019 for private companies. Continue reading

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Franchise & Distribution Law

Watch Your Step in Crossing the US Border

us and canada flagsAccording to the Government of Canada, “Canada and the United States enjoy the longest, deepest, most peaceful, and mutually beneficial relationship between any two countries in the world. No two nations depend more on each other for their mutual prosperity and security than the US and Canada.”[1] In 2016, bi-lateral trade between Canada and the U.S. exceeded CAD$841 billion. Continue reading

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Franchise & Distribution Law

Andrae Marrocco named a 2017 Franchise Times Legal Eagle

Legal-Eagles-800px-11e8037c[1]Andrae Marrocco, Partner in the Toronto office of cross border law firm Dickinson Wright, has been selected as a 2017 Legal Eagle by Franchise Times. The annual list of Franchise Times Legal Eagles recognizes the best attorneys in franchising (across the US and Canada) as nominated by their clients and peers, and selected by the editorial board after additional research by Franchise TimesContinue reading

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