Franchise Law

MST Lawyers is widely recognised as one of Australia’s leading franchising law firms. We advise franchisors, franchisees and suppliers to the franchising sector on all aspects of franchising.

We act for many new and emerging franchise systems and national and international franchisors who are household names in Australia or around the world.

We have solid relationships with reputable and professional franchise consulting and accounting firms which allows us to confidently refer our clients to specialists for advice and services that are traditionally outside what law firms can offer.

Our relationships with other professionals in the franchise sector and our international affiliations allow us to stay in touch with global franchising trends and developments.

Areas of Expertise

  • Franchising Code Compliance
  • Drafting Franchise Agreements, Disclosure Documents and ancillary documentation
  • Sales, purchases and restructuring of franchise systems
  • Sales and purchases of franchised businesses
  • Strategic planning and advice (including asset protection)
  • Multi-tiered franchising options (including master franchising)
  • Capital fundraising Importing and exporting franchise systems to and from Australia
  • Information technology agreements for franchisors
  • Competition and Consumer Act Compliance (including dealing with ACCC)
  • Drafting breach, termination and dispute notices
  • Dispute resolution
  • IP Strategy, Trademark registrations and portfolio management in Australia and overseas

What sets MST Lawyers apart is that we have a dedicated team of lawyers and law clerks specialising exclusively in franchise law.

MST Lawyers is a member of the Franchise Council of Australia.

For further information, please contact our Franchising team on +61 3  8540 0200 or by email to franchise@mst.com.au.