Conflicts and issues arising from franchises require specialist knowledge and a sound understanding of business structures and franchise law and contracts. Our franchise dispute lawyers act on act on behalf of both franchisees and franchisors to resolve complex matters with a focus on practicality and efficiency.
We have significant experience in relation to franchises and have assisted franchisees with numerous disputes including:
- Breach of good faith.
- Use of marketing funds.
- Lease issues.
- Territory issues.
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New cartel laws
An amendment to the Commerce Act 1986, the Commerce (Cartels and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2017 (the “Act”) came into force on 15 August 2017, after six years before Parliament. The Act is likely to affect suppliers and resellers as well as franchisors or franchisees as these traders typically rely on arrangements that include territorial allocation clauses and restraints of trade.
Franchise update: Restraints of trade in the age of LinkedIn
This article considers a recent case concerning a franchisee’s restraint of trade in the context of using business networking social media.
Franchise disputes: What does that dispute resolution clause mean?
Chances are your Franchise Agreement has a dispute resolution clause. What does it mean and what do you need to look out for?
Dispute Resolution at McCaw Lewis
We can also assist with:
- Trust and Estate Disputes
- Relationship Property and Family Disputes
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Construction Disputes
- Debt Recovery and Creditors' Remedies
- Civil and Commercial Disputes
- Franchise Disputes
- Insolvency Issues
- Insurance Disputes
- Property and Lease Disputes
- Tort Claims (including Negligence)
- Rural Disputes
- Claims in Equity
- Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Iwi Disputes
- Māori Land Dispute Resolution