Franchise & Distribution Law

Canadian Franchise Disclosure Compliance Guide

Canada Franchising word cloudThere is a growing number of Canadian provinces enacting franchise disclosure legislation and a growing number of decided cases providing guidance as to the obligations of franchisors under these statutes. Currently, the provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick have such legislation, with British Columbia to come online early in 2017. Continue reading

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Franchise & Distribution Law

Practical Law – Q&A Guide to Franchising in Canada

practicallawThis Q&A chapter provides an overview of the main practical issues concerning local and international franchising, including: current market activity; franchising regulatory framework; contractual issues relating to franchising agreements (analyzing pre-contract disclosure requirements, formalities, parties’ rights and obligations, fees and payments, term of agreement and renewal, termination and choice of law and jurisdiction); Operations Manual; liability issues; intellectual property; real estate; competition law; employment issues; dispute resolution; exchange control and withholding; and proposals for reform. Continue reading

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