Raynia Theodore


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About Raynia

Raynia is a Principal in the Corporate Advisory and Franchising Team at MST Lawyers.  Raynia has extensive experience in commercial law, franchising law and leasing law.  She acts for a number of well-known national retail chains and franchise brands in a variety of industries.

Raynia dedicates her practice to:

  • Advising franchisors in all aspects of franchising, including drafting key franchise documents – franchise agreements, disclosure documents and ancillary documents, advising on Franchising Code of Conduct Compliance and franchise dispute resolution
  • Advising in relation to structuring, restructuring and joint ventures, in particular advising on structuring and asset protection for franchise networks
  • Acquisition and disposal of businesses, in particular franchise networks
  • Advising franchisees, in particular master franchisees in relation to the acquisition or sale of franchise businesses, review of franchise documentation and dispute resolution
  • Competition & Consumer Act Compliance, specifically in relation to pricing and supply issues, misleading or deceptive conduct and unconscionable conduct claims and dealing with the ACCC

Raynia also has extensive experience in retail and commercial leasing, including an intimate knowledge of retail legislation in all states of Australia, conducting lease reviews, negotiation of lease terms for retailers, handling lease disputes, as well as preparation of standard leases and ancillary disclosure documentation for landlords and national chain tenants.

Raynia graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws.  She joined MST Lawyers in 1998 and was appointed as a Principal in 2006.

Raynia is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria.

Raynia is fluent in the Greek language and in her spare time loves to travel.