Westpac Directory of Franchising

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Franchise Law

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Franchising law is a specialised field - it’s vitally important to take advice from a firm with the right expertise. The team at Franchise Law have 25+ years’ experience, helping major brand franchisors sell businesses, and new franchisees buy their own businesses with full confidence.

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Who are we?

The multi-award winning team at Franchise Law is a division of Conveyancing Shop Lawyers Limited founded in Auckland in 2005. We have 2 Auckland branches and service customers New Zealand wide. We work with national franchisors, franchisees and lenders. Our expert franchise lawyers have particular expertise in advising clients operating in the food & beverage, retail and professional services sectors.

Our Senior Franchise Lawyer Thada Chapman is qualified to practice in New Zealand, USA (California) and South Africa. Franchising is her specialist area of law and she brings extensive experience to supporting franchisees and franchisors with all their special legal requirements.

Support for Franchisees

Buying or selling your first franchise business can be a complex process - and if you want to be a multi-unit operator that complexity increases with every new purchase. With over 25 years experience in the NZ market  across a wide range of industries we can assist with:

  • Franchise Agreement Reviews.
  • Advice on buying and selling existing franchise businesses.
  • Advice on the acquisition and sale of multi-unit franchises.
  • Advising on termination of franchise agreements

Support for Franchisors

Setting up and managing a franchise system requires careful attention to the laws and codes that govern legal transactions. We act for established franchisors and assist in setting up new franchise systems so that you can have confidence in your dealings with prospective buyers and suppliers.

  • Advising on the establishment of  new franchises including drafting master franchise and licencing agreements.
  • Amending and updating franchise and licencing agreements and other documentation.
  • Overseeing and managing purchases and resales between outgoing franchisees and incoming franchisees on behalf of the franchisor.

Supporting legal work

Our team of experienced lawyers can assist you with all property related transactions.

  • Advising on premises acquisition and lease negotiations
  • Acting in property sales, purchases and refinances
  • Drafting shareholders agreements
  • Successions plans including Buy Sell Agreements, wills and trusts.

Who do we work with?

With over 25 years experience in the NZ market we have acted for a wide range of franchised businesses and have acted in transactions for most of the major franchise brands across a wide range of industries including hospitality, trades, professional services and retail.

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