Franchises may be built on a number of different business models. Companies with solid business models, or established services or products may wish to set up a franchise, as part of their business expansion. Similarly, small business owners may choose to purchase a franchise from an established business operator instead of starting a new business, given that an established business would have had the opportunity to build sufficient brand presence and customer base.
At CNPLaw, we work very closely with our associate firms and network of partners from around the region when advising our clients on the terms of their franchise agreements, including advising on the regulations governing franchises in some foreign jurisdictions.
We have recently advised a franchisor on the terms for the development and operation of a data centre franchise, in collaboration with a firm of franchise consultants engaged by the client.
CNPLaw advised a locally grown regional beauty, perfumes and skincare retail company with operations in South East Asia on their franchise and distribution agreement with a luxury soap and beauty products company.