MST 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 a multitude of business entrepreneurs who have invested in franchise businesses. 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 dedicated team of lawyers has significant experience in relation to:
Franchising Code Compliance
Franchise Agreements, Disclosure Documents and ancillary documentation
Sales and purchases of franchised businesses
Sales, purchases and restructuring of franchise systems
Importing and exporting franchise systems to and from Australia
Information technology agreements for franchisors
Trade Practices Compliance (including dealing with ACCC)
Strategic planning and advice (including asset protection)
MST is the author of the Australian chapter in Getting the Deal Through - Franchise. Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research. This article was first published in Getting the Deal Through - Franchise 2011 (published August 2010; consulting editor Philip Zeidman).
MST is a member of the Franchising Council of Australia and our lawyers regularly attend the International Franchise Association conferences in the United States of America.